Entries by Emma

Omega-3 Fish Oil, Female Fertility, and Healthy Pregnancy

Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oil are an important strategy in enhancing female fertility and carrying a pregnancy to term. Chronic inflammation and infection are involved in female infertility in cases related to endometriosis and pelvic infections. Reducing inflammation and enhancing the immune system is a vital aspect of treating these conditions and in […]

Epigenetics, Dietary Fat, and Omega-3s

The ability of dietary fatty acids to improve the outcomes of many conditions has been well established. In addition to the well-known interactions on the metabolism of eicosanoids, one of the most interesting areas of research on the mechanisms of action of fatty acids is epigenetics-a term that refers to the ability of diet, lifestyle, […]

Oxidative Stress and the Effects of Ageing

Recent research suggests that both omega-3 essential fatty acids and the antioxidants, resveratrol and green tea extract, promote healthy cellular ageing. These nutrients can protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals associated with ageing. The age-related decline in physical performance affects multiple parameters in life, and appears to be a progressively worsening and […]

Clinical Nutrition in Oncology

Providing oncology patients with optimal nutrition is a key aspect of integrated cancer care.   Conventional oncology treatments often result in significant weight loss which is some cases, necessitates discontinuing therapy, but supplementation with fish oil provides nutritional support that can improve body weight in cancer patients. Maintaining body weight is an important therapeutic goal […]

Concentrated Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and Inflammation

In the past studies have revealed that supplementation of human diets with gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) reduced the generation of lipid mediators and clinical symptoms of chronic inflammatory disorders.  However it has also been shown that supplementation with GLA alone may cause a marked increase in serum arachidonic levels (AA), as a potentially harmful side effect. […]