The Miracle of Omega-3

Dr. Michael Vaughn

Dr. Michael Vaughn

Omega- 3 fatty acids are one of the best anti-aging supplements available. They should be the foundation of any anti-aging program. Cheap, readily available and easy to take with virtually no side effects everyone can benefit from these potent life extenders.

It is an interesting story about how researchers became interested in these compounds. When nutritional experts looked at peoples diets around the world they were looking to see if fat intake (the cholesterol hypothesis) was related to heart attacks. When they looked at the Inuit Eskimo peoples they found a group of people with extremely high levels of fat intake (whale blubber, seal meat and coldwater fish) who had below average heart attack rates. This confused the researchers who expected these people to have higher than average heart attacks rates based on their fatty diets. They also found a lot less arthritis and skin problems in these people. The hunt was on to try and find out the reason for this apparent anomaly.  The reason was that these groups had high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in their diet and this was what protected them. Interestingly now that the Inuit Eskimos have adopted our lousy Western diet their heart attack and cancer rates are going up to match ours. You think that they would look at us and not want to go there.

Omega -3 fatty acids help with so many things that it seems that it is almost too good to be true.

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