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Omega 3 Daily for a reason

Omega 3 Daily for a reason


Omega 3 is the name of a type of fat that is found in oil-rich fish and some plant oils. They are from the family of ‘good’ fats – polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and there are many different types of fatty acids, some of which can be made by the body, and some which cannot. The essential fatty acids (or EFA’s) are vital substances that the body must have to maintain optimal health, yet they cannot be made by the body, so a dietary supply is essential.

The most effective omega 3’s are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Your best sources of EPA and DHA are fish oil.


You may be under the impression that you can get your omega 3 from plant sources such as flaxseed oil. This is not entirely correct.

Your body can make EPA and DHA out of an omega 3, called alpha linolenic acid (ALA), from plant sources BUT it doesn’t do this conversion very well and therefore the plant sources are less effective than fish oil.


Mackerel, lake trout, herring, fresh tuna (not canned), salmon, canned sardines, Atlantic sturgeon, and anchovies are your best choices.

Even if your diet is rich (more than 3 servings a week) in fish, to get enough EPA and DHA, you really need to take an omega 3 supplement. That is why there is an omega 3 capsule (salmon oil) in each Total Health Pack.


There is a very impressive list of health benefits derived from omega 3 food and supplements and all of them can be verified. With over 10,00 0 clinical trials, Omega-3 fish oil is one of the most researched substances in modern medicine.

With all these studies, anyone can take Omega 3 supplement with confidence.


Cardiovascular Health:
• Lowers blood pressure
• Lowers cholesterol and tri-glycerides
• Reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes
• Stimulates blood circulation, which means if you are constantly cold, you could be lacking in omega 3

Prenatal Care:
• Reduces the incidence of preterm or low weight babies
• Will help make the baby smart and keep the mom out of postpartum depression
• Infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems

Omega 3 Improves:
• Depressi on: the EPA in the omega 3 has a mood enhancing effect; however, omega 3 on its own will not make your depression go away
• Bipolar disorders
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Schizophrenia
• Memory issues
• Anxiety
• Inflammatory Skin Disorders such as psoriasis and eczema
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Rheumatoid Arthritis

Omega 3 Helps Prevent:
• Prostate Cancer
• Breast cancer

Yours in Total Health,
Brenda and Megan

Copyright Brenda Eastwood 2011 –“CTH-46 Omega 3 Daily For a Reason”
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Brenda Eastwood is a holistic health expert who specializes in Women’s Health Issues.  Her expertise stems from over 35 years’ experience as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.  This includes ongoing research, 17 years running a successful private practice, presenting hundreds of seminars and workshops, as well as coaching clients through her unique online Inner Circle program. Today she is reaching out to even more women through her regular article contributions to HANS (Health Action Magazine) and her book “Get off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones”. For more information on Brenda Eastwood please visit or for information on her Total Health Packs visit

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