Study shows omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than serum cholesterol

Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:29pm

Results showed that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% comparing in participants with highest omega-3 blood levels

Study shows omega-3 levels are better predictors of risk for death than serum cholesterol

Monitor and Compare Our Omega-3 Indexes - Here are my results!

Submitted by dave on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:16pm
I just had my Omega-3 Index tested by OmegaQuant, a leader in fatty acid analysis. It is a simple, inexpensive, home-based test. In this post I share my results and provide some discussion of what they mean in the context of glaucoma. I also share my thoughts on the supplements needed to achieve even better test results!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Vision In Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. All available treatment is focused on lowering IOP to slow the progression of the disease, with no current therapy to reverse visual field loss or improve visual acuity available. Therefore, in this article, the authors describe the use of high dose omega‐3 fatty acids to combat the neuro‐inflammation in glaucoma patients, thereby improving visual acuity and visual field in glaucoma patients. Full Text paper attached.

Novel Metabolism of Docosahexaenoic Acid in Neural Cells

Submitted by dave on Sun, 04/19/2009 - 1:29pm


Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are highly enriched in the nervous system. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3),in particular, is the most abundant polyunsaturated fatty acid in the brain and is concentrated in aminophospholipids of cell membranes. Numerous studies have indicated that this concentration of DHA in the nervous system is essential for optimal neuronal and retinal functions (1).

Although the underlying mechanisms of its essential function are still not clearly understood, emerging evidence suggests that unique metabolism of DHA in relation to its incorporation into neuronal membrane phospholipids plays an important role. In this review, biochemical mechanisms for enriching and metabolizing DHA in neural cells are discussed in the context of their biological significance in neuronal function.

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Internet Ayurvedic Medicines: Benefits and Hazards

Submitted by nancy wolfe on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 5:30am

A lengthy but very interesting discussion about quality of herbal medicines offered to consumers nowadays, some tips on identifying the best and the worst supplement manufacturers and, of course, pieces of advice about how you can improve your dietary practices to enjoy higher quality of your health and life.

Fish Oils For Vision

Submitted by dave on Tue, 10/30/2007 - 11:58am

Your omega-3 fish oil products may be too low in DHA. Or contain rancid oils and pollutants. Whatever the case is, you want to be sure that you are fully benefiting from your fish oil supplement. Here you can read Dave's advice for selecting a DHA or Omega-3 supplement for the eyes.

New to Glaucoma (and the forum!)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 5:24pm

Hello, everyone.

Thanks to the power of Google I came across this wonderful site.  I'm a 30 year-old in Phoenix, AZ with low/normal pressure Glaucoma.  I was diagnosed in February '07 after switching eye care providers.  For the last handful of years, I had been going to Nationwide Vision Center for my annual eye exams.  They never required me to undergo eye dilation, and not knowing how important that is, I never insisted.  When I switched to my current eye doctor, she dilated my eyes and the rest is history.

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