Nutrition: Fish Oil

Reduce your inflammation: Make sure you have the optimum ratio of essential oils in your body: Since most people are deficient in omega-3 fattty acids (fish oils), start with two to three grams a day of fish oil (combined EPA and DHA) and then monitor your levels with a finger stick at home: It will show the ratio of your omega-3 fatty acids to the omega-6 fatty  acids.

Researchers recommend different dosages depending on the type of illness you are targeting–psychiatric, cardiovascular, etc.

You can take fish oil in capsules, or get your fish oil in fish: The fish highest in Omega-3 oils (and lowest in mercury!) are Alaskan Salmon, Herring, Anchovies, and Sardines that have approximately 2 grams of fish oil in a 4 ounce serving.

Studies show that the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) is 87% lower in Japan than it is in the U.S, despite much higher rates of smoking and high blood pressure. When researchers examined the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of Japanese subjects, they found n-3 tissue compositions of approximately 60%. Further modeling of available data suggests that a 60% tissue concentration of n-3 fatty acid would protect 98.6% of the worldwide risk of cardiovascular mortality potentially attributable to n-3 deficiency. n the U.S., where n-6 intake is 9% of calories, 3.67g/d of EPA & DHA would be needed to achieve 60% tissue concentration. To put that in perspective, you’d have to eat 11 ounces of salmon or take 1 tablespoon of a high-potency fish oil every day to get that much EPA & DHA. If your intake of Omega 6 oils is less, then you need less of the Omega 3 oils.

If you want a website with a comprehensive overview of how to balance your Omega 3 Fatty Acids with your Omega 6 fatty acids, see

ADDENDUM: A new concept: Use of “Parent Oils”.

One of the leading proponents of “Parent Oils” is Brian Peskin. His website is

Some scientists are beginning to recommend “Parent Fish Oils” to these building block fish oils above. They recommend that we get our oils from plant-based sources. One example of a formulation is from Advanced Bionutritionals: 

Parent Essential Oils, (PEOs) Defined

Omega-6 – LA: Linoleic Acid. Your body makes into the derivatives GLA, DGLA, AA, as needed.

Omega-3 – ALA: Alpha Linolenic Acid. Your body makes into the derivatives: SDA, EPA, DHA as needed.

Proper PEO radio: “Parent” omega-6 to “Parent” omega-3 = 1:1 to 2.5:1

The study making the case for “Parent Oils:” The IOWA STUDY. Researchers studied oils with respect to Arterial Flexibility Significant differences in biological age compared to physical age. Brian Peskin and David Sim, MD.

The study used Photoplethysmography to measure the difference in arterial flexibilty between subjects taking PEO and those taking fish oils. Photoplethysmography (PTG) is a non invasive test that measures the arterial flexibility. It is a superb diagnostic tool of the measurement of arterial hardening. This measurement can then be compared to a known population to provide a the biological age of person based of the degree of hardening.

The first group was 35 patients who NEVER received any type of fish oil. They had base line PTG and then were started on plant based essential oils.

The second group had been receiving various brands of fish oil for 6 months they were asked to stop the fish oil and begin and begin using the plant based oils.

In the first group never receiving fish oils and then beginning plant based oils after 24 months an astounding 73% had an average improvement of 9 biological years in their arterial age.

In the second group only after using the plant based fish oils for 3. 5 months another scan was performed. 87% had an average reduction in the biological arterial age of 11.1 %!!! This study indicates that the fish oil has no affect and may actually be harmful to patients.

ADDENDUM:  The ratio of a omega-6 to omega-3 in the body is actually more than 6 to one. Omega-3 primarily gets burned up in beta oxidation and is part of the process of energy production. Omega six makes up over 20% of the content of cell membranes. It’s particularly important in the one cell layer thick vascular endothelium. But damaged omega six in our modern societies is still getting incorporated. It does not have the ability to maintain membrane fluidity which means that it impairs oxygen transport into cells. This makes the cells relatively hypoxic and this is the initial stage of atherosclerosis. Put healthy Omega 6 in there and watch the process reverse. It has been proven.. The chief research officer is named Brian Peskin and he also has a website where you can also get many of these articles. He additionally has three separate books that you can purchase.

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