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Why Our Naturopathic Doctor Toronto Would Recommend Fish Oil?

February 24, 2010

What is Fish oil?  Who needs it?  How much should I be taking?

Odds are if you haven’t already heard of it, you’ll be hearing much more about fish oil in the near future!  This is something I as a “Naturopathic Doctor”  recommend to all of my patients because it really is a great all-around nourishing and preventative supplement and in terms of preserving your health, it will save you a lot of trouble down the line.  With February being Heart Health Month I feel it’s my personal duty to clue you in to the wonders that fish oil has to offer!

An astounding body of evidence has been emerging over the last few decades supporting that fish oil, high in omega-3 fatty acids, is one of the best things you can be taking to improve your health.

Oils are found in every single cell of our body and exist as components of our cell membranes, backbones to our crucial hormones, moisturizers for our skin, and even lining the nerve cells allowing our brains to think clearly and deliver messages to the rest of our body.  By ensuring the oils composing these structures are of high quality, this improves the overall efficiency and health of the body as a whole.

Here is a short list of what fish oil can be used for:

  • Improving heart function and decreasing LDL cholesterol
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Supporting brain health and mental focus
  • Supporting positive mood & emotional well-being
  • Healthy immune system function
  • Enhances appearance and moisturization of skin and hair
  • Promotes optimal fat metabolism and hormone synthesis

Fish oil can be obtained from adding fish to your diet, but these powerful essential fatty acids are most effective by taking a fish oil supplement.  An effective supplement will specify the levels of EPA (eicosopentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) which are the active omega-3 components of the fish oil, and the combined amount of EPA and DHA should be somewhere between 1000-3000mg per day.

So whether you’re suffering from high cholesterol, hypertension, depression, pain, dry hair and skin, menstrual abnormalities, decreased concentration, or even just looking for health prevention in general, fish oil has a lot to offer and is one of the best investments you can make in your health!

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