Category: Fish Oil
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]