Dr James Chestnut from the Wellness Practice is a Chiropractor and Scientist who recommends the Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well system of living which we at Chiropractic Life endorse. Recent studies have emerged that the ratios between omega 3 and omega 6 in the current western diet has increased to approx 1 omega 3 to 20/30 omega 6 when it should be one omega 3 to two omega six! Among other reasons for this increase is the way animals are raised – being grain fed instead of grass fed. It is impossible for us as humans in the way we currently live to get enough omega 3 in our diets to change this imbalance without supplementation of quality omega 3.
There is so much confusion about which omega 3 oil to take. We take and recommend Innate Choice (sourced and recommended by Dr James Chestnut) sourced from the pure Nordic waters. In fact, because we feel it is the worlds premier omega 3 oil (and we want to take and recommend the very best) we actually go through the hassle to import it direct as currently there is no supplier in the UK. When looking for a good quality omega 3 you need to ensure that the combined EPA and DHA levels exceed 1,000mg per serve.
Why You Need Omega 3 – EFAs are required for proper nerve signal transmission (memory, concentration, cognitive ability, muscle coordination and strength) and immune function including defense against cancer. EPA and DHA omega 3 EFAs also play a major role in regulating inflammation. EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. This is very significant because inflammation is at the root of virtually all of the common chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression as well as the autoimmune and atopic diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, fibromyalgia, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Inflammation is also a major factor in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain and/or cramping), headaches, and back and neck pain.
Recently there has been some controversy of omega 3 versus krill oil. Read Dr James Chesnut’s information below:
Exposing the Krill Oil Myth: Science vs Marketing
Author: Dr James L. Chestnut
KRILL OIL – SUPERIOR SCIENCE OR SUPERIOR MARKETING?
A SCIENTIFIC CRITIQUE OF THE MERCOLA.COM KRILL OIL INFOMERCIAL
By Dr. James L. Chestnut B.Ed., M.Sc., D.C., C.C.W.P.
I have had a few questions about the recently released infomercial by mercola.com claiming the superiority of krill as a supplement for EPA and DHA essential fatty acids due to claims that krill has greater bioavailability, is more effective at treating hyperlipidemia and PMS, and the fact that fish oil is dangerous due to toxic levels of contaminants. There are also claims in this infomercial that fish oil is less sustainable and less environmentally friendly than the harvest of krill.
This infomercial follows the formula that all others do. First we are introduced to an “expert” who claims to be an unbiased scientist who, although he manufactures and sells krill oil, is completely unbiased in his opinions. We are led to believe that this “unbiased expert” is being interviewed by an “unbiased” health advocate who is simply conducting an interview on behalf of his followers in order to provide “unbiased” information. The truth is that in this case we are watching a scripted commercial, with all the added images to elicit emotional rather than logical responses, conducted by a retailer of krill oil in a mock interview of a krill oil supplier.
Now let’s examine the claims and hold them up to scientific scrutiny. Let’s start with the claim that krill oil is better absorbed than fish oil because it is in the phospholipid rather than triglyceride form. First let’s start with the realization that humans have NEVER used krill as a food source and have ALWAYS consumed EPA and DHA in triglyceride form from either wild game or fish. In other words humans are genetically designed to consume and absorb EPA and DHA in the triglyceride form. While we are on the topic, this is also why it is important to consume fish oil that is kept in the natural triglyceride form rather than the biochemically altered, unnatural, ethyl ester forms that so many companies sell.
We do stock Innate Choice Omega 3 at Chiropractic Life, however we have limited supply.
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