Dr. Weeks’ Comment: I tell my patients that I stand firmly on the shifting sands of science and so what I held dearly as belief and which I offered freely as advice yesterday, may not be what I endorse today. So it is with fish oil whose health claims are very convincingly challenged by Brian Peskin – an engineer from MIT – in his compelling book The PEO Solution. In this book Prof. Peskin recommend eating parent essential oils (ALA and LA) and not eating the derivatives like the popular DHA and EPA. As this is a huge paradigm shift, I will not seek to convince you here, dear reader, I just hope you won’t be the last one on your block to understand this… and now, my dear friend Robert Cohen, the notmilk man, just adds another nail in the coffin of this argument in his article shared with you below which clarifies that fish oil increases the risk of type 2 diabetes….
“…Marine but not plant-based omega-3 fatty acids
were positively associated with incident T2D…”
FROM the NOT MILK MAN Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com
Within the abstract of an April, 2014 paper published
in the peer-reviewed scientific ‘Journal of Human
Evolution’ concerning Omega 3 consumption, ignorant
non-vegan college professors caution that vegan
mothers who breastfeed their infants cannot
insure the future cognitive and intellectual
development of their children because they do
not consume fish oil. Two educators wrote:
“Functional measures show that infants consuming preformed
DHA (Omega 3) have improved visual and cognitive function.
Dietary preformed DHA in the breast milk of modern mothers
supports many-fold greater breast milk DHA than is found
in the breast milk of vegans, a phenomenon linked to
consumption of shore-based foods.”
Clearly, some so-called experts need to go back to school.
So too do some peer-reviewers and journal editors.
Omega 3? Eat Walnuts, Not Fish Guts!
One-quarter cup of walnuts = 2.7 grams of Omega 3
4 ounce serving of Chinook salmon = 1.3 grams of Omega 3
Omega 3? eat flax, not sprats.
One-quarter cup of flax seeds = 6.3 grams of omega 3
4 ounce serving of sardines = 1.4 grams of omega 3
Omega 3? Eat chia, not octopia.
Chia contains 5 grams of Omega 3 per ounce. That’s
eight times the amount of Omega 3 as salmon.
For Omega 3, Eat Kale, Not Whale.
Eat sprouts, not trouts.
Eat pods, not cods.
Eat a corncob, not a SpongeBob.
Clueless doctors and equally clueless dieticians
urge their clients to get Omega 3 oils from
creatures that swim in polluted waters having
According to a study published in the October 27,
2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition, the consumption of Omega 3 fish oil
can causes Type-2 diabetes (T2D).
Researchers studied 36,328 women and reported:
“Marine but not plant-based omega-3 fatty acids
were positively associated with incident T2D.”
The scientists concluded:
“Our data suggest an increased risk of T2D with
the intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids,
especially with higher intakes of fish.”
Consider: If you take Omega 3 in food, get it
from soy, not from salmon! Soy contains
Conjugated Linoeic Acid (CLA) which the body
synthesizes to create DHA, also known as Omega 3.
Billions of people world-wide have no opportunity
to consume shore-based foods and yet show zero
evidence of such deficiency.
If it’s omega-3 you seek, get it from tofu, not
from tuna. Your best omega-3 supplement is from
edamame, not eel mommy.
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“Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?
I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize,
Oh my God….I could be eating a slow learner.”
– Lynda Montgomery