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Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as fish oil, are the only fats that are considered “essential” to our body. Basically, these fats can be subdivided into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are the beneficial parts of the fish oil. It’s almost impossible to obtain enough of the essential EPA […]

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Too Much Vitamin E?

Many of you may have heard of a recent study suggesting that Vitamin E supplementation may be harmful for your health. Miller’s-et-al article, “High-Dosage Vitamin E Supplementation May Increase All-Cause Mortality” reported that supplemental intake of Vitamin E at doses greater than 150 IU/day progressively increase your mortality. After a segment was aired on the […]

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Should You Take Vitamins?

Many doctors tell their patients that nutrition supplementation is not needed. Well, I beg to differ. First of all, it is virtually impossible to meet the recommended daily values for vitamins and minerals with proper diet alone. Health authorities recommend that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily and 2-3 servings of ocean […]

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