While it is true that there are 3 main Omega3s that are in the standard American diet, there are actually over 11 different types. Please! for the science geeks amongst us be a bit more accurate! :)
Also, please not that in addition to SOY being bad for folks with breast or reproductive area cancers, it is also VERY BAD for people with THYROID issues. So many of us have thyroid issues and do not know that soy is poison!! for them.
Thanks for this. I recently was alerted to the fact that I was deficient in DHA and EPA. I am vegetarian for 22 y and while I get some ALA I don't even eat yolks which are enriched -so I miss out. I found a vegetarian source of DHA and hope that it is sufficient. Thanks for the great article.
As a vegan (for philosophical and environmental reasons), it seems I can consume just one of the three types of "essential" omega 3's. I wonder whether I should be concerned about this, despite consuming flaxseed regularly.
I am allergic to salmon and most other flaky fish. I had been suffering from chronic inflammatory disease, IBS, and other related illnesses. My neurologist told me that their was such thing as vegetarian Omega 3. I didn't know that. Six months after taking this supplement, I feel MUCH better. The inflammation is better and IBS is gone. Now, I have to work on getting the weight off.
12/22/2010 5:43:18 PM
Great article,easy to understand. We've been taking omega3 fih oil for years and recently started eating lots more fish. Maybe that's why my artritic knees don't bother me that much and my doctors don't understand why they never get swollen.My wife takes high doses because of her kidneys and they's been fantastic. Highly recommend to everyone.
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