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Factors Challenging Effectiveness of Fish Oil

Factors Challenging Effectiveness of Fish Oil

Based on contradictory results in the latest study and several previous studies conducted to understand if fish oil is effective, the scientific community is divided in its opinion and accepts that in almost all disease conditions, the effectiveness of fish oil is far from being conclusive.

Coupled with observations on traditional diets and certain fundamental questions on essentiality of omega-3s, few experts challenge the belief of benefits obtained from fish oil and provide an altogether contrary but relevant perspective.

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) such as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are generally obtained by eating fish or consuming fish oil supplements.

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Is Fish Oil Really Effective?

Is Fish Oil Really Effective?

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) such as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are commonly known to benefit health and can be obtained by eating fish or consuming fish oil supplements.

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Fish Oil – Resolving Concerns

Fish Oil – Resolving Concerns

We have been hearing about the benefits of fish oil since some years now. And all the while, we have been worried about the safety concerns of eating fish oil, either as supplements or through fish. The most important aspect of fish oil that disturbs us is the nature and amount of contaminants that may be present in them. Storing fish oil and when one should not consume fish and fish oil are also important concerns.

Fish oil is derived from tissues of fatty fish. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (Omega-3s) such as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are believed to be effective in providing health benefits in various disease conditions. Fish oil can be obtained by either eating fish or consuming fish oil supplements. In either case, the contamination may be present. Let us look into this in detail.

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Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There is lot of buzz and some hype too around fish oil, primarily due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in it. There is also great deal of confusion about the necessity of fish oil in our diet and whether we should consume fish oil supplements or simply eat fish. Let us get into some details to know what fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA are and how we should consume them.

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Honey Bee Infestation

Honey Bee Infestation

The term "Infestation" is generally used in the context of pests or parasites on crops, livestock and humans and honey bees are far from being pests of any kind. Still, Honey Bee Infestation is a genuine problem experienced by many countries, particularly the warm ones. Some of you might not be happy with the use of this word "Infestation" for honey bees since they do neither feed on our crops or on our livestock or on us. Then why treat them as pests and what do we mean by Honey Bee Infestation? The answer follows;

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Organic Dairy Farming

Organic Dairy Farming

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, British Columbia, the financial returns from the organic dairy farming greatly depend on the demand of organic cow milk by consumers. This is even more important given the fact that the demand for organic milk has witnessed great deal of fluctuations in the past few years. The supply from other producers also influences the price, and hence the profitability.

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Health Benefits of Organic Milk

Health Benefits of Organic Milk

The health benefits of organic milk include more Omega 3, more CLA, more antioxidants and more vitamins than conventional milk. Milk is one of the most important components of our diet as its consumption ensures healthy growth and development. The modern dairies, however, use different types of chemicals for milk production.

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Organic Meat

Organic Meat

Organic meat constitutes only a small part of the entire meat industry globally; however, its increasing demand has attracted the attention of all. The demand for organic meat increased by 51% in 2005 in North America.

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Organic Honey Standards

Organic Honey Standards

The standards for organic honey production are much different than those for producing other organic livestock products. Managing honey bees is very difficult and hence the general rules applicable for other livestock cannot be implemented in case of organic honey production.

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Health Benefits of Honey and Ginger

Health Benefits of Honey and Ginger

The health benefits of honey and ginger in treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Further, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body.

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