Category: Fish Oil

March 15, 2019

Fish Oil Fatty Acids for Hair and Skin Health

Dr. Jessica Moore, ND Cosmetic and therapeutic benefits of fish oil have been studied for over 50 years. Rich in fatty acids, fish oils are specifically known for their high content of long-chain, polyunsaturated (omega-3) fatty acids (PUFAs). Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the two PUFAs responsible for much of the medicinal […]

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February 19, 2019

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: Fact or fishy?

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND One of the concerns of aging is cognitive decline and dementia. Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. plant and fish oils) are readily available and are frequently used for many inflammatory conditions. I am often asked if fish oils can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or even prevent it. In this […]

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October 20, 2017

Can Fatty Acids Improve Autoimmune Conditions?

Dr. Dorian Holmes, ND As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” In the case of autoimmune disfunction, adding fats and oils into the diet can help keep the inflammatory response in check. However, it is essential to consume the correct ratio of fatty acids to promote the body’s natural […]

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September 14, 2017

Fish Oils in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Atopic Dermatitis (AD), more commonly referred to as eczema, is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin condition. Contributing factors include genetics, immunological reactions and environmental triggers. Given that AD is an inflammatory condition, there are several anti-inflammatories, both topical and oral, have been indicated for the treatment of AD. The prevalence of […]

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