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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

h2>Omegas and Your Health

We hear about staying away from fatty foods from doctors and the news. However, there’s one type of fat you don’t want to cut back on: omega fatty acids (EFAs). There are 3 kinds of omega fatty acids –ALA, EPA and DHA. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they have big health benefits. Omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids because the body isn’t capable of producing them on its own. Therefore, we must rely on omega-3 foods in our diet or supplementing to supply these extremely beneficial compounds. 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Your heart is built to contract multiple times a minute to push blood throughout the body. If the ability of the heart muscle to contract starts to deteriorate, it is the beginning of a condition known as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can further deteriorate until complete heart failure occurs. The first major link between cardiomyopathy and selenium deficiency came when researchers started looking at Keshan disease in China.