Omega-3 fatty acids can limit the inflammation that is the underlying cause of many severe diseases of modern civilization, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Omega-Factor: Promoting Health, Preventing Premature Aging and Reducing the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death presents information on the mechanisms whereby inflammation damages organs and the blood vessels serving them, as well as the hard science on the mechanisms by which the omega-3 fatty acids protect those tissues. It also features peer-reviewed evidence from clinical trials on these topics.
The book gives cutting-edge information from state-of-the-art developments such as the test that can be done to measure the omega-3 status of one’s own tissues, the “Omega-3 Index”, which can give many years of early warning so that one can take preventive steps and decrease the odds of a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. It explains why a Mediterranean diet plan rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is protective, and it features a six-day meal plan with recipes that will improve body levels of omega-3s. This book helps readers understand the differences between various sources of omega-3 fatty acids, namely flaxseed vs fish oil vs algae-derived oils.
• Provides evidence-based information on why blood vessels require omega-3 fatty acids to maintain health
• Details best sources of the various fatty acids, including plant-based sources
• Includes “at-home tests” to assess cardiovascular status
• Presents literature on how to improve chances of avoiding heart attacks, peripheral arterial disease, strokes, kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes
The Omega-Factor: Promoting Health, Preventing Premature Aging and Reducing the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death is an essential resource for healthcare professionals, clinicians and dietitians, as well as for the reader who aims to achieve the goal of a much longer health-span, not just a longer lifespan.