Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart
Here’s another National Heart Health Month challenge. Join me in pledging to eat more fish for a healthy heart!
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The study was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, and it compared 94 men who died suddenly from heart disease with 184 healthy men.
They discovered that men without heart disease were 81 percent less likely to experience sudden death if they had high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood, regardless of other risk factors such as age or smoking habits.
Found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and trout, omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm and to reduce blood cholesterol and clotting. More and more studies are finding there is a reverse association between fish intake and heart disease in women and men.
You also need to weigh the value of purchasing wild caught over farmed fish.
Farmed fish are typically raised in tight, dark quarters, hence the need to feed farmed salmon food coloring to give them the red color we expect. Read any farmed salmon package and you will see food coloring on the label. As if that isn’t bad enough, farmed fish are most often fed GMO-laden gruel that includes antibiotics to keep them from getting sick in these unnatural conditions.
Wild caught fish are natural and contain all the nutrients nature intended.
Fish oil supplements can be an effective option, but be sure to choose a reputable brand that promises fish oil from pristine waters that is tested for purity and strength.
For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).
For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).
Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.
Until next time…
Yours in health,