Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Like you, for years, I was convinced that I was helping my patients when I recommend that they take high quality, distilled, purified fish oil from pristine waters – or better still, take high quality cod liver oil. I was convinced. I was confident. I was stubborn. I was wrong.
I tell my patients that I stand firmly on the shifting sands of science. Science does not stand still, it is never settled and we all owe it to our patients to try and keep up with scientific developments. One such development was the unmasking of fish oil and krill oil which actually nets out HURTING you more than helping you (see www.weeksmd.com and search terms “peskin” or “omega 6” – despite the juggernaut of poor quality science endorsing this most popular of nutritional supplements. When I finally read Prof. Brian Peskin’s revolutionary book The PEO Solution (parent essential oils) available at his powerful factual website, I was humbled. Here are more references HERE & HERE and HERE. And also avoid fermented cod liver oil. But indeed, eating wild caught fish is GOOD for you. Farmed fish is toxic.
Did you know that omega 3 oils suffocate cell membranes whereas omega 6 oils actively transport oxygen into the cells and mitochondria? I didn’t. Now I no longer give fish oil but I also no longer give toxic rancid hydrogenated omega 6 vegetable oils …. I give unadulterated omega 6 seed oils. And since all living organisms concentrate toxins in the fatty tissue (think belly, eyes and brian of tuna – not the meat) and since the fatty part of the plant is the seed, we only recommend organic seed. And we recommend the organic non-GMO seeds themselves being finely ground packaged in 2 oz individual packets rather than extracted seed oils which go rancid. Still believe in fish oil being beneficial? read on!
This article below is from the Guardian:
Omega-3 is one of our favourite supplements – but a huge new study has found it has little or no benefit for heart health or strokes. How did it become a $30bn business?
by Paul Greenberg Wed 25 Jul 2018 — SOURCE https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/25/fish-oil-hype-health-planet-supplements-study-no-benefit
The omega-3 industry is in a twist. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and evaluates medical research for the general public, released a meta-analysis – a study of studies – to determine whether or not omega-3 pills, one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements, reduced the risk of coronary heart disease. After comparing 79 trials involving 112,059 people, the researchers could find “little or no difference to risk of cardiovascular events, coronary heart deaths, coronary heart disease events, stroke or heart irregularities”.
READ THE REST OF THE ARTILE HERE