Dioxins in U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Fish and Diabetes

“Fish and Diabetes” In the past two years, 6 separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis, though, is to compile together the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are […]

Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and […]

Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?

“Should Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?” One of the reasons breastfed infants may have better cognitive and visual development is because human milk contains long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids like the omega 3 DHA, while most available infant formulas did not, based on data like this where infants given control formula without DHA didn’t […]

Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration. […]

Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?

“Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?” According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least a half a percent of our calories from the essential short chain omega 3 ALA, which is easy, just like […]

Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?

“Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?” Why was there so much more lymphoma and leukemia risk among those eating just a small serving of chicken a day? The reasons are unclear. Certainly there are industrial carcinogens, like dioxins, that may increase risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and have been found in meat and dairy. But the study […]

Fish oil in troubled waters

“Fish Oil in Troubled Waters” In one of my videos last year, I noted that the fish oil distillation process was found ineffective at removing all the industrial contaminants from fish oil, so even “PCB-free” fish oil may be anything but. Isn’t there a law in California, though, that makes it illegal to sell toxic […]