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Three Devastating Problems Proving Fish Oil is the Wrong Choice, Part 4

Claim: Fish oil helps diabetics and helps prevent diabetes and its complications.

Truth: Resting blood sugars are consistently higher for fish oil users.8,9,10 Insulin amounts had to be consistently increased in diabetics who were using fish oil. Glucose tolerance decreased significantly, and the insulin response was significantly blunted (a bad outcome).

To be continued…

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Three Devastating Problems Proving Fish Oil is the Wrong Choice, Part 3

We will look at three of the most egregious claims by fish oil advocates. There are many more, but let’s focus on these three claims, and then the true data:

Claim:

Fish oil helps give you the long-chain fats in which you are deficient.

Truth:

EFA derivatives (like DHA/EPA) are normally made in extremely small percentages by a human being.1,2,3 Scientists at the USDA used very precise analysis to measure and discovered only 0.05% of ALA was converted to DHA and only 0.2% of ALA was converted to EPA. However, fish oil gives you 20x–500x the amounts of DHA/ EPA—its active components—that your body would naturally produce on its own.

These are supra-physiologic amounts and reason for great concern. Contrary to popular belief, highly accurate current analysis shows the average person (even babies) is able to convert ALA (parent omega-3) into EFA derivatives without problem.4,5,6,7

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To be continued…

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Three Devastating Problems Proving Fish Oil is the Wrong Choice, Part 2

This is written for that strong, hardcore scientist that lives among us—the person who is not swayed by hype or marketing. This is the person who asks the hard questions, and doesn’t stop digging and prodding until the truth is uncovered. This is the person who asks the simple question, “How could this work be based on the science that we already know?” Are you that rare person that wants the science, and nothing but the science? If so, please read on.

Fish oil manufacturers and their advocates have claimed many things that fish oil accomplishes when included in your daily regimen. Our purpose is not to address each claim made by fish oil advocates since that will be a never-ending exercise in futility. Each time one outlandish claim is exposed, another will appear in its place. Instead, the approach we will employ is to enumerate the obvious problems in fish oil consumption by humans based solely on the biochemistry and physiology of the human being. Have you ever wondered why a human would suffer from a fish oil deficiency?

To be continued…

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Three Devastating Problems Proving Fish Oil is the Wrong Choice, Part 1

Fish oil use has many advocates and a ridiculous number of studies that apparently support the use of fish oil prophylactically, as well as to treat a laundry list of ailments.

Are over 15,000 studies showing the miraculous benefits of fish oil enough? It doesn’t look like it since countless more fish oil studies are continuously being conducted. Do you get the impression they are “trying a little too hard”? The eminent physician/statistician John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, heading Stanford University’s Preventive Research Center, has voiced his concern on more than one occasion.

Simply put, high numbers of “studies” alone can never be substituted for the incontrovertible proof and consistency that is required and exists in the hard sciences. Science is not swayed by the latest fad or poorly conceived study. However, medical scientists are human, and as such suffer from normal human weaknesses. They want to find a solution to the myriad of medical problems facing all of us today, and for the most part, want to help those around them.

Unfortunately, in their zeal to advance science, they all too often inadvertently compromise the scientific standards that have stood for centuries.

Always remember to distinguish the often inflated, well-intentioned latest findings from the unwavering rock-solid science that is at the core of the uncompromising scientist.

To be continued…

Parent to Derivative EFA Ratios – The conversion is MUCH LESS than Everyone States

The major metabolic route of ALA (parent omega-3) in the body is beta-oxidation. This means that parent omega-3 is mainly burned for energy – not incorporated into cellular structure or used for derivatives – your body requires very little and will attempt to remove an excess if it can. ONLY VERY LITTLE PARENT OMEGA-3 IS REQUIRED FOR PROPER CELL MEMBRANE STRUCTURE. However, if you are “overdosing” from supplements, based on incorrect advice [which is MOST of the current advice on the market], the excess will be forced into the cell structure as the “Lipids 2000” medical journal states:

“Linoleic acid (LA parent omega-6 FA) accumulates throughout the body of most mammals, whereas alpha-linolenic acid [ALA parent omega-3] is rarely found in those tissues to the same extent as LA”, “Increased alpha-linolenic acid [parent omega-3] intake increases tissue alpha-linolenic content [parent omega-3]” (Lipids 2000 Apr; 35(4):395-400.

This will NEGATIVELY IMPACT your cancer defense.

ALA accumultes in specific sites in the body of mammals, and only a small portion of dietary ALA is converted to DHA (Sinclair, A.J., et al., “What is the role of alpha-linolenic acid for mammals,” Lipids 2002 Dec;37(12):113-23).

The next piece of shocking information is from the “PUFA Newsletter”. “Alpha-Linolenic Acid Conversion Revisted” by Norman Salem et al., states,

“A recent article in the PUFA [Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid] Newsletter indicated that in adult men and women the ‘average estimated conversion of … alpha-linolenic acid to n-3-LC-PUFA metabolites and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] was 17.3 +/- 12.8 and 3.6 +/- 3.8 percent, respectively (mean + SD)’. This is likely to be an OVERESTIMATE of the actual overall conversion rates for several reasons. We see even with this excessive estimate of the parent omega-3 derivative conersion that theoretically no more than 37% of them are converted to derivatives.”

The article makes the case that in reality only about 5% of the parent ALA [omega-]) is converted into derivatives. Pawlosky and others calculate that less than a mere 1% goes to derivatives. The article ends with, “The best estimates of alpha-linolenic acid conversion to n-3 LC-PUFA are much smaller than those claimed…”

Omega-6 conversion is also overstated:

“… Linking LA and AA in this way also implies a direct conversion of LA [parent omega-6] to AA [omega-6 derivative] which is not the case. In fact, a very high dietary LA will reduce membrane AA [the opposite effect!].” Note: This is why it was reported in the article by S. Bunting, s. Moncada, and J.R. Vane, titled “Prostacyclin – Thromboxane A2 Balance: Pathophysiological and Terapeutic Implications,” ‘British Medical Journal’, (1983)Vo.39, No.3, pages 271-276, that “AA in the phospholipids of Eskimo [consuming lots of parent omega-6] is approximately ONE-THIRD of that in Danes.”

The above quote was taken from Crawford, M.A., “Commentary on the workshop statement. Essentiality of and recommended dietary intakes for Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids,” in ‘Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty acids 2000 Sep;63(3):131-4.

Here is the takehome to all the science above:

TOO MUCH OMEGA-3, OMEGA DERIVATIVES, OR DEFECTIVE EFAS RUIN THE CELL MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND MINIMIZE YOUR LEVEL OF ANTICANCER PROTECTION.

Remember your goal is to MAXIMIZE the cell membrane structure so that the cells can remain fully oxygenated (cellular oxygenation), thus preventing a drop in cellular oxygenation of 30% which is the threshhold that Dr. Otto Warburg showed over and over again that healthy cells convert to cancer cells and cannot be reconverted.

So… when you are supplementing with Parent Essential Oils, PLEASE be sure you find a blend with the PROPER balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 (2.5:1 to 1:1) or you could inevitably be negatively affecting your health and cancer prevention.

You can read more about this in much more detail in my book, “The Hidden Story of Cancer”, which can be ordered through the following website: http://www.brianpeskin.com.

Brain Health

Did you know that your brain is 60% fat? Much of it is supposed to be EFA-based. With a potential EFA deficiency solved (and I talk about this in my books), your brain will run with maximum speed, better focus, better clarity and improved memory.

It is expected, although we have not proven, that Alzheimer’s occurrences would decrease if EFA deficiencies were eliminated.

ADD and ADHD have become rampant illnesses with no end in sight. A significent number of ADD children (40%) had significant deficiencies of EFAs as measured in their blood in studies*.

Children with attention issues have been seen to improve dramatically when their diets are supplemented with the correct blend of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids (2.5:1 to 1:1)

It makes good sense to have the correct combination of parent essential oils in your body as high as you possibly can for the best health in all respcts.

Read more at http://www.brianpeskin.com today or pick up a copy of “The Hidden Story of Cancer”, or “The 24-Hour Diet” today.

* “Attention Please,”, by Rafael Avila, ‘Energy Times’, December 1996, pages 52-58, published in the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’.

WARNING: Fish Oil Causes Brain Damage in Adults and Infants

April 28, 2010 2 comments

That’s right. Experiments performed between 1988 and 1992 conclusively showed abnormalities in brain tissue resulting from administration of fish oil. f anyone cared to look before issuing fish oil recommendations, here’s what the researchers reported in the article titled, “The Effects of Dietary n-3/n-6 Ratio on Brain Development in the Mouse: A Dose Response Study with Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids,” by P.E. Wainwright, et al., ‘Lipids’, Vol. 27, no 2 (19929, pages 98-103:

“Feeding of fish oil [omega-3 “derivatives”] to ADULT rats resulted in a rapid increase in levels of 22:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 as well as 20:5n-3 [omega 3 series] (which is usually present in brain tissue in only trace amounts) with corresponding decreases in 22:5n-6 as well as 20:4n-6 [omega 6 series], sugesting that THE BRAIN MAY BE VULNERABLE TO AN EXCESS OF long-chain n-3 PUFA [PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids].”

“The developing brain, because of its affinity for long-chain n-3, MAY BE PARTICULARLY SUCCEPTIBLE to such effects.”

“There is particular concern that the decreases in 20:4n-6 [omega 6 series] MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH ADVERSE EFFECTS.”

“Nevertheless, the findings may be of relevance to QUESTION THE CONCERNS regarding the provision of long-chain n-3 FA [from fish oil] IN HUMAN INFANT FEEDING.”

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One must always exercise caution regarding animal studies’ application to humans. However, mice make good animal models in this respect since Lands et al. showed that EFA metabolism in rodents is similar to that in humans. (Lands WEM, Morris A, and Libelt B, “Quantitative effects of dietary polyunsaturated fats on the composition of fatty acids in rat tissues,” ‘Lipids’, Vol. 25, 1990, pages 505-51.)

Therefore overdosing on omega-3 can be hazardous to your brain and your health at any age.

Anyone could have found this information if they cared to look. I talk about all these technical terms in my book, “The Hidden Story of Cancer”, in much more detail so that you can easily understand in “real life terms” what all this scientific jargon really means to YOU.

More shocking information (and I go into detail about this in my book) is that …

Glycemic (blood sugar) control WORSENS during fish oil administration. (see my book for details).

You don’t want a substance to increase blood glucose or insulin levels, negatively impact natural tumor killers, or compromise your immune system.

If you pick up a copy of my book, you can discover why fish is not protective agains theart disease; it is excessive in the wrong type of omega-3 and ives you an overdose of it, too.

Fish oil does the OPPOSITE of what is desired in five areas: brain damage, decreasing natural tumor cell killing ability, increasing harmful infection from bacteria, failing to stop arterial inflammation, and raising havoc with your blood glucose system (insulin resistance).

With five strikes against it – the fish oil myth is out!

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