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  • n. a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning


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  • The confounding push-pull of eating during pregnancy was well illustrated by what happened next: a new round of research emphasizing the importance of nutrients found in seafood, called omega-3 fatty acids, to fetal brain development, and the consequent hazards of eating too little fish during pregnancy.


  • We have become deeply familiar with words like antioxidants, polyphenols, saturated fats, omega-3 and calories, but in all this science, we lost our way to the food and our inherent wisdom about what eating means.

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  • It adds to a body of mixed research on some potential benefits of the popular omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid.

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  • The fat of fish contains unsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids, which not only combat the increase in cholesterol in the blood, but even reduce the cholesterol level.

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  • I would like to note that oil taken from Chinese water snakes is rich in Eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that leading scientists believe can relieve chronic joint pain.

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  • Eating fish seems impossible if you are interested in staying healthy by getting enough omega-3 fats while avoiding mercury poisoning and destroying the oceans.

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  • How will we get the omega-3 fats our bodies need to function and which over 90 percent of us are deficient in if we don't eat wild fish or farmed fish fed wild fish pellets?

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  • For example, while the body can produce the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from the alpha-linolenic acid found in flax seed and other oils, the body is so inefficient in doing so that it behooves all of us to obtain EPA and DHA ready-made in fish oil.

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  • Baltzer often recommends glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, and says some of her patients have also benefitted from omega-3 fatty acids and an extract used in traditional Chinese medicine called elk velvet antler.

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  • The Glasers are now conducting studies testing whether regular supplements of fish oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can mitigate some of the physical symptoms of stress on the immune system.

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