Dr. Weeks’ Comment: We want to start by appreciating three facts:
1) Science is not a matter of consensus or committee work, but rather science derives from careful and unbiased observation and the testing of hypotheses.
“In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
—Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642
2) Fish oil (and krill) is the world’s most popular nutritional supplement and those with economic vested interest in selling fish oil capsules will strive to obfuscate scientific results which demonstrate health problems consequent to taking fish/krill oil capsules.
3) Revolutions are seldom effortlessly accomplished but are won with education of hearts and minds. Brian Peskin’s revolutionary article Why Fish Oil Fails: A Comprehensive 21st Century Lipids-Based Physiologic Analysis was later retracted not on scientific grounds but on political economic grounds. The evidence that fish oil is bad for you was not contested.
“Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them. If you make a theory, for example, and advertise it, or put it out, then you must also put down all the facts that disagree with it.” — Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
Prof. Angel Catalá, PhD., specializing in biological chemistry and membrane oxidation reviewed this article prior to publication for the publisher. He was a fellow at N.I.H., also having served as full Professor of Biochemistry—publishing over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in books and has edited four books on membrane lipids. Upon the article’s acceptance, he stated, “The author presents in his manuscript a severe warning to consume fish oils. This warning is important and therefore the manuscript deserves publication.” Based on this professor’s recommendation my article was published in Journal of Lipids, but was later retracted. The retraction had nothing to do with the accuracy and importance of the article. I am posting the article so YOU can judge its validity. -Brian S. Peskin
So, if you are a doctor currently recommending that your trusting patients take fish/krill oil capsules, or if you are a business person profiting from the sale of fish/krill oil capsules or if you are a parent urging your children to take fish/krill oil capsules, I want to declare, for your consideration, that in my medical opinion, after carefully reviewing the scientific arguments for and against fish oil, I changed my mind and now tell people that not only are whole cold pressed extracted seed oil more beneficial than fish/krill oil, but that fish/krill oil is BAD for human health.
For further understanding I refer you to this website which I too at first found easier to dismiss out of hand than to study with an open mind and heart. http://brianpeskin.com
And note that your respected colleagues, while continuing as I do to recommend eating wild (not farmed) fish as changing their mind and recommending that doctors no longer prescribed fish /krill oil capsules to trusting patients.
So what are the healthiest oils? Seed oils. Organic, non-GMO cold pressed and ground up seeds – husk and all – are the best source of essential fatty acids. Avoid extracted seed oils – buy whole crushed organic, non-GMO seeds HERE