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The Importance of DHA!!!! September 24, 2011

Omega 3s are widely being talked about. Finally, the importance of the substance is being addressed. Many people hear mostly about it here and there, being good for the heart and the blood. But Omega 3’s are for so much more, and it is most vital that we have them. Before I get into their importance, I would like to first address the 3 main types of Omega 3’s available, to ensure you know the difference.

a-linolenic acid- (ALA)   is a form of omega 3 found mostly in plant based foods such as Hemp seeds and flax seeds.  These are short chain fatty acids, and in order for the brain to use them they must be converted into long chain. Most people cannot make this conversion.

 

 

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-  is a precursor to DHA. It is found in mostly animal products such as fish. It is a short chain

Docosahexaeonic acid (DHA)-  is a long chain fatty acid that is most needed by the human body (along with EPA) This is what the majority of people are lacking and need. It plays an important role in signal transmission in the brain and nervous system. It is also important for the eyes… they are made of DHA! fatty acid and can be used by the brain.
Soooo what’s the big deal about omega 3’s? Well, first, as most of us hear they are great for the heart. Many studies have been done with EPA and DHA with cardiovascular disease and it has been shown that both play a major role in preventative care.  Most of these studies have shown that supplementation of DHA/EPA have significantly lowered high triglycerides (by 45%) and VLDL (by more than 50%).

Have bad eyesight? YOUR EYES ARE MADE OF DHA!

Brain function!! DHA plays a major role in brain function! Many people who have struggled with ADD/ADHD symptoms most of their life and have added DHA supplementation to their diet claim to have much better concentration and symptoms of the said above completely diminishing .

Your brain needs DHA for proper function.  If you are struggling with poor memory or other cognitive skills I would highly suggest a DHA supplement.

So where do we get out DHA from? Most people will tell you from fish/fish oil/krill oil. Fish oil his highly contaminated. With our polluted waters I would consider it dangerous and not worth it to put any kind of fish product into your body, especially on a daily basis. Fish oil is also not highly absorbable by the human body. You are going to need around 3g of fish oil per day to receive desired effects.

Lower on the food chain fall the krill. There are more krill on the planet than there are ants! Krill are tiny shrimp like organisms that live in algae. Krill are much cleaner and more absorbable by the human body, with an average dose of 1g per day for effective results.

Fish and krill DO NOT ACTUALLY PRODUCE DHA! So where do they get it? Well, the fish feed on the krill, and the krill feed on marine phytoplankton. The phytoplankton is the main source of the DHA. When it comes to DHA you want the cleanest most bioavailable source, the one that is lowest on the food chain.

Marine Phytoplankton is the most bioavailable concentrated source of DHA. The average dose is only 300mg. I found an amazing product that is completely vegan called O-Mega-Zen3. After 3 days of taking this product I noticed my brain function enhance

 immensely! My memory, which I have struggled with due to past issues, has been functioning so much better! I wish I would havefound this product sooner. My father, who has been taking fish oils for years switched to this product when I informed him of my success and he made the switch to try it out. He too noticed a mega difference! I really recommend trying this product, its inexpensive and worth every penny! I know you will feel such a difference in your mental function! Try it for yourself! (click me!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Trashed. April 15, 2011

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So late last night as i started my journey down the desolate road i call home, i noticed something in the middle of the road. I turned my high beams on to make sure it was not an animal friend and to see what it was. It was no animal friend, but a McDonald’s paper bag. As i continued to drive i came to a halt to a hamburger wrapper skipping across the road.  A little further down lay a large fry box. As i continued down the road, the last part of the puzzle was complete. The supersized beverage container. I was incredibly sad that someone could just drive down a beautiful road– or any road in that matter– and just throw trash out the window as they were done consuming what it once was holding. What kind of person has no respect for the earth like this?

And that got me thinking.

What is the typical trash i see when i am driving? Fast food waste, beer cans, and plastic bags.

Then i thought a little deeper.

The people who are polluting the earth with this trash are also polluting their bodies with the contents of what was once inside these shells.

Could there be a correlation here?

Does trash food trash your mind? Does it bring you so far apart from nature that you become selfish and uncaring? Does it cloud your judgement to the point where as your eating in your car you just throw your trash at the window as you house down some factory farmed meat, lard soaked french fries, and HFC filled soda?

My answer is yes. These foods do cloud your mind, and your judgement. Eating something so highly processed DOES take you that much further from nature.

I have always been a fan of nature as a child, but it was not until i began eating how i do that i REALLY  felt that connection. First, when i started eliminating animal proteins from my diet, i noticed a stronger bond i formed with animals. Even to the point where when i am sitting in the park squirrels will come up to me and say hello.

When i then began to eliminate processed foods (those found in packages) i noticed myself becoming more and more aware of the earth. Walking barefoot was not just walking with out shoes, it was connecting with the earth and recharging my body. Feeling things being corrected, and the earth sending its energies through out with every step.

I began to realize– We are not the only living creatures. EVERYTHING around us is living and breathing. The ground we walk on is living and breathing. We just are all too clouded to notice.

My challenge to you:

For one week eliminate all processed foods. This means items you buy in the store packaged. Eating living fresh foods that are vibrant with color, and i promise, you will be too.  Realize how you feel after your meals and through out the day, and then go for a walk in the park. Notice the difference you feel by the end of the week. Your progress? Check your trash. If you have a lot of trash you can see how much trash you actually eat. During this week you should barely have any! The majority of it will be compost.

Push the fog out…

Let the dark clouds be lifted…

If you decide to try it, let us all know how it went!

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