omega-3s

  • Health News: DHA Supplementation

    DHA, a member of the omega-3 fatty acid family, is one of nature’s most critical nutrients, playing an essential role in every stage of life. DHA makes up 97 percent of the fatty acids found in the brain and 93 percent in the retina.

  • The Great Statin Controversy

    Editor’s note: Recently our sister journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (ATHM), convened a roundtable discussion featuring four leaders in complementary medicine. Stephen Sinatra, MD, is America’s top integrative cardiologist and a best-selling author.

    What does the science say?
    By Adam Swenson
  • Health Tips: Omega-3s Linked to Lower Heart Failure Risk

    Consuming fish at least once a month—and thereby increasing blood levels of alpha-linolenic and docosapentaenoic acids—may reduce the risk of heart failure, says a new study that adds to the heart-health benefits of omega-3.

  • Welcome Back, White Fish

    Oily swimmers like salmon and sardines tend to get all the health credit for their high doses of omega-3 fatty acids, but consuming any type of fish may be better than eating none, at least for diabetics.

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Researchers have long suspected that Inuits in Greenland almost never get rheumatoid arthritis because they eat mostly seafood, which is packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Now a new study from Dundee University in Scotland backs this up.

    By Kristin Bjornsen
  • Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Omega Muffins

    (makes 10 muffins)

    1-1/4 cups unbleached flour
    1/4 cup hemp protein
    1/2 cup light brown sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
    1 large egg
    1/2 cup hemp milk (plain or vanilla)
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    Hulled hemp seeds for sprinkling on tops

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease 10 muffins cups. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, add the hemp milk and vegetable oil and add to the dry ingredients all at once. Stir only until just combined; do not over mix.
    3. Portion batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle additional hemp seeds on top. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack.