Study finds link between high EPA and DHA omega-3 blood levels and decreased risk of death

Remember that you can also increase the percentage of omega-3 by reducing the percentage of omega-6. The Oi Change Diet will help you learn how.


Public Release: 21-Feb-2017

Research found that women ages 65 to 80 with omega-3 blood levels in the highest quartile were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause than those in the lowest quartile


A study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that higher levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in red blood cells were associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. The study specifically examined associations with the omega-3 index, a measure of EPA and DHA levels in red blood cells. Over a 15-year period, the research found that women ages 65 to 80 with omega-3 blood levels in the highest quartile were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause than those in the lowest quartile.

The study analyzed data from more than 6,500 women aged 65-80 who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative…

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Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Reduce omega-6 and increase omega-3 and it can cure many of today’s medical problems


Public Release: 29-Dec-2016

University of Waterloo


IMAGE: Professor Ken Stark taking a sample of blood in Waterloo’s Laboratory of Nutritional and Nutraceutical Research to determine the levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Credit: Light Imaging

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of long-chain omega-3 supplements during the third trimester of pregnancy reduced their children’s risk of asthma by 31 per cent. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are found in cold water fish, and key to regulating human immune response.

“We’ve long suspected there was a link between the anti-inflammatory properties of…

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Paleo and the Oil Change Diet

The Oil Change Diet has been very good for me and I have heard good news from many other people who have balanced their omega 6/3 ratio. However, it was my wife’s diabetes that actually got me to read the chapter in “Protein Power” that led me to discover the importance of balancing my omega 6/3 ratio. While the Oil Change Diet has helped her maintain a A1C below 6, she was still not loosing weight and her blood glucose was still slightly above normal.

The Paleo Diet is another diet that will result in a balanced omega 6/3 ratio, and after I attended a seminar on the Paleo Diet by Robb Wolf, I told my wife about it. The big difference between the Paleo Diet and the Oil Change Diet is that the Paleo Diet requires total avoidance of grains and grain based products. The Paleo diet focuses on fruits, veggies, meats and seafood. The meats need to be wild game or grass fed meats which can be hard to find, but after a month of following the Paleo Diet, my wife has lost 12 pounds and her blood glucose has been completely normal for the last few days.

While it can be difficult to completely avoid grain and grain products, it is not as hard as you might think. Fruits, veggies, meat, eggs and seafood have been a big part of my Oil Change diet. Stir fried veggies (sauteed in coconut oil), grilled or roasted veggies and meats and seafood,  and salads have become our mainstay. I use coconut and almond flour in place of wheat flour and arrowrood powder in place of cornstarch. The benefits go beyond diabetes, the Paleo Diet also helps with intestinal disorders and many auto-immune diseases.

I am still following my Oil Change Diet and I use the information of the amount of omega-6 and omega-3 in various foods to make sure we both maintain a balanced 6/3 ratio. I have significantly reduced my intake of any grain products like bread, pasta, and rice.


Omega-3 changes gut microbes.

Gut microbes are an important factor  in maintaining your health. Scientist are learning more and more just how important our gut microbes are and their relationship to a number if diseases, especially auto-immune diseases. Arthritis for example is believed to be linked to a few specific gut microbes. The fact that I have been able to stop taking anti-inflammatory medication for my arthritis after balancing my omega-6/3 ratio may have as much to do with changing my gut microbes as it does with reducing the inflammatory hormones created by omega-6.

Gut microbes also control our metabolism and are responsible for making brain chemicals like serotonin. The old saying we are what we eat has never been more true and what we eat controls the microbes in our gut!

This article and webpage explain how:

Caesar et al. Crosstalk between Gut Microbiota and Dietary Lipids Aggravates WAT Inflammation through TLR Signaling. Cell Metabolism, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.07.026

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Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help lower blood pressure in young, healthy adults

You don’t have to have problems to get benefits from omega-3–fix your ratio when you are young and avoid problems in the first palace.


Public Release: 13-Nov-2016

Poster: S2066 – Session: LF.APS.P44

American Heart Association

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13, 2016 — Healthy young people may be able to help prevent the onset of high blood pressure by eating diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats, mostly found in fish and some types of plant oils. Researchers studied 2,036 young, healthy adults by measuring the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood and recording their blood pressure measurements. They divided people into four groups, from the quarter with the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood to the quarter with the lowest.

They found adults in the highest quarter had about 4 mm Hg lower systolic and 2 mm Hg lower diastolic blood pressure compared to those with the least omega-3 fatty acids…

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UC researchers affirm diet can impact migraines

Omega-6 increases migraine headaches while increasing your omega-3 can reduce them. Also high carbohydrate diet can increase migraine headaches. A low carbohydrate diet also reduces insulin resistance.


Public Release: 31-Oct-2016

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

CINCINNATI–Eliminating that morning ‘Cup of Joe,’ consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

There are two different approaches to preventing headaches with diet. The first approach would be an elimination diet that avoids foods and beverages known to trigger headaches. The second approach would be follow a comprehensive diet whose very composition may prevent headaches, explains Martin, co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and an expert in the area of migraine. His conclusions and others for migraineurs come after performing an exhaustive literature review of more than 180 research studies on the subject of migraine and diet.


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DHA supplementation improves cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

DHA, the long form of Omega-3, is well known for its effect on brain health. Omega-6 competes with omega-3 for position in cell membranes, so to maximize the effect of omega-3, you need to reduce the intake of omega-6.


Public Release: 11-Oct-2016

Chinese study shows improved IQ with omega-3 supplementation


Results from a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease support the cognitive benefits of DHA, which have been consistently demonstrated with doses of 900 mg/day or greater. The study, which took place in Tianjin, China, was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 240 (219 completed) Chinese individuals aged 65 and older with mild cognitive impairment. The participants received either 2g/day of DHA or a corn oil placebo for 12 months and specific measures of cognitive function were measured at baseline, six months and 12 months.

The study results showed that there was a significant difference in the Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (IQ) in the DHA group versus placebo, with IQ in the DHA group measuring 10% higher than the placebo group. Additionally, there were statistically significant increases in two IQ sub-tests (Information and Digit Span). The…

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Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

I know how much this helped me with my Arthritis (AS)–I am sure it will help with Lupus patients if they can reduce their omega-6/3 ratio. It really is almost like a miracle to me.


September 29, 2016
Michigan State University
Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have discovered.


A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus. Pictured left to right: Doctoral student Melissa Bates, Department of Food and Human Nutrition, University Distinguished Professor Jack Harkema, College of Veterinary Medicine and University Distinguished Professor James Pestka, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Photo:

Credit: G.L Kohuth

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.

DHA can be found in fatty, cold-water fish and is produced by the algae that fish eat and store in their…

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Stroke-like brain damage is reduced in mice injected with omega-3s

Omega-3 helps recovery from strokes.


Public Release: 22-Aug-2016

Emulsion containing omega-3 triglyceride DHA also improved brain function

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY, August 22, 2016–Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke.

Findings from the study were published recently in PLOS ONE.

The researchers treated 10-day-old mice that had incurred hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (caused by a decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain, as occurs during a stroke) with a fat emulsion containing either DHA or EPA–omega-3 fatty acids that are found in certain foods and in supplements. The researchers evaluated the mice’s neurological function 24 hours and 8 to 9 weeks after the brain injury.

EPA and DHA are bioactive omega-3 fatty acids that are found in oils extracted from cold-water fish. The CUMC researchers and other scientists have shown that these fish-oil fatty acids…

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Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

One more reason to increase your omega-3. Just remember, you can increase your omega-3 faster if you decrease your omega-6.


Public Release: 18-Aug-2016

The JAMA Network Journals

In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with 2 weekly servings of oily fish, was associated with a decreased risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, coupled with an increased lifespan, has resulted in a steady rise of disability in older individuals with diabetes. A major concern for this population group is diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading global cause of vision loss. Given the economic and societal burden of DR, developing effective strategies to prevent or at least delay its onset is a major public health issue. The retina is rich in long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCω3PUFAs). Experimental models support dietary LCω3PUFA protection against DR, but clinical data are…

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