2014-11-08

fish oil for reducing inflammation #arthritis

11.3: web.med/arthritis/fish oil for reducing inflammation:
fish oil helps autoimmune arthritis 
[Arthritis Rheum. 1995]

Vin Kutty, MS, nutritionist:
Dr. Charles Serhan of Harvard Medical School
reports that the body converts Omega-3 into
joint-protective compounds 10,000 times stronger
than the original Omega-3.
These newly discovered compounds called Resolvins
help stop inflammation.
Minor Diet Changes Make a BIG Difference
. Taking fish oil supplements
is not the only answer to reduce arthritis.
You will need a diet makeover:
Less sugars, less starches and less wheat
(yes, less of even “healthy” whole grain wheat!)
Completely cut out vegetable oils made from
corn, soy, sunflower and safflower.
Use [extra virgin] olive or coconut oils instead.
. looking to avoid capsules?
here is liquid you can put in your smoothie
(3rd-party tested fish oil at iherb.com):
# concentrated epa fishoil and vit d:
EPA 2000 mg
DHA 1000 mg
Other Omega-3s 500 mg
# with gla and omega-7:
EPA 615 mg
DHA 450 mg
Other Omega-3s 245 mg
Omega-6s 500 mg
GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid) 170 mg
Omega-9s 500 mg
OA (Oleic Acid) 400 mg
# normal fishoil
EPA 750 mg
DHA 550 mg
Other Omega-3s 300 mg
# just gla 
but
Eating a bowl of slow-cooked oatmeal a few times per week
supplies all the GLA you need.

lef.org`Doses of 2 to 6 grams:
. fish oil has been shown to reduce
the occurrence and consequences of
metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease,
lung disease, the major neurodegenerative diseases,
and cancer.
Additional benefits are being reported in arthritis,
age-related eye diseases, and oral health.

arthritistoday.org`how much to take:
For depression, 6.6 g daily.
For RumatoidArth and OsteoArthritis,
up to 2.6 g, twice a day.
use fish oil capsules with at least 30 percent EPA/ DHA,
the active ingredients.