Got a great book review from a doctor.

I got a great book review from a medical doctor that is also a fiction writer. He was impressed with the book and really liked my list of the lipids in various food groups. He is looking forward to using the diet to improve his health. He has downloaded the book to his phone so he can access the information anytime he needs it.

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Diet Rich in Plant Antioxidants Helps Blood Sugar

More evidence that omega-3 can help you lose weight and that polyphenols ( red wine, dark chocolate, green veggies) can help diabetics control blood sugar and help prevent diabetes in the first place.

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By Michael W. Smith, MD  WebMD Health News    Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

June 11, 2014 – A substance found in a variety of plant-based foods may improve blood sugar in people at risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a recent study.

Researchers found that a diet rich in plant antioxidants (called polyphenols) lowered blood sugar. The antioxidants are found in dark chocolate, green tea, coffee, and extra virgin olive oil, among other foods.

Lead researcher Lutgarda Bozzetto, MD, says the people in the study felt the diet was easy to stick with. Bozzetto is with the University of Naples Federico II in Italy and presented the study at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress.

“It’s a diet that is realistic for these high-risk patients,” she tells Medscape.

Study after study has touted the benefits of coffee, green tea, and dark chocolate. The antioxidants found in these foods…

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Sudden Heart Death and Omega-3

This is the medical journal article that links Omega-3 blood levels to sudden Heart Death. However, raising your omega-3 blood level is not as simple as eating more fish or taking fish oil capsules. 

 

N Engl J Med. 2002 Apr 11;346(15):1113-8.

Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death.

Albert CM1Campos HStampfer MJRidker PMManson JEWillett WCMa J.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Experimental data suggest that long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish have antiarrhythmic properties, and a randomized trial suggested that dietary supplements of n-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of sudden death among survivors of myocardial infarction. Whether long-chain n-3 fatty acids are also associated with the risk of sudden death in those without a history of cardiovascular disease is unknown.

METHODS:

We conducted a prospective, nested case-control analysis among apparently healthy men who were followed for up to 17 years in the Physicians’ Health Study. The fatty-acid composition of previously collected blood was analyzed by gas-liquid chromatography for 94 men in whom sudden death occurred as the first manifestation of cardiovascular disease and for 184 controls matched with them for age and smoking status.

RESULTS:

Base-line blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids were inversely related to the risk of sudden death both before adjustment for potential confounders (P for trend = 0.004) and after such adjustment (P for trend = 0.007). As compared with men whose blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids were in the lowest quartile, the relative risk of sudden death was significantly lower among men with levels in the third quartile (adjusted relative risk, 0.28; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.09 to 0.87) and the fourth quartile (adjusted relative risk, 0.19; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.05 to 0.71).

CONCLUSIONS:

The n-3 fatty acids found in fish are strongly associated with a reduced risk of sudden death among men without evidence of prior cardiovascular disease.

 

Omega-6/3 Test Results

I got the results of my omega-6/3 test today. I have a ratio that is just barely above 1:1. My omega-6 is 55% (omega-3 is 45%). Based on the omega-6/3 ratio, I have cut my heart disease risk by more than half.

The test also calculates an Omega-3 Score and mine is 12.4. That sounds low, but a score greater than 9 is considered good! According to the study that value is based on, I have cut my heart disease risk by 90%. 

You can do that too!  Read my book, The Oil-Change Diet and find out how to do it!

This simple finger prick blood test measures the concentration of 36 different lipids. The big surprise to me was the fact that my level of AA (the omega-6 precursor of inflammatory hormones) is still slightly higher than the average in the US.  That must be from the meat and dairy in my diet, so I will try to reduce that a little more.

My Book is now on Amazon

I finally got the format problems solved for my book, The Oil-Change Diet, and it has passed the format check at Smashwords.com.  The price is $4.99.

 www.smashwords.com/books/view/443506

The money this book can save you on medical cost can be many times to cost of the book–each prescription refill I missed for the past year has saved me the cost of the book. I believe that I have made the chemistry and biochemistry behind this diet more understandable and that you will enjoy the recipes.

If you value your health, research the benefits of a balanced omega-6/3 ratio and how to achieve a balanced ratio or buy my book. I promise you it really did help me eliminate 9 prescription pills a day–arthritis medication I had been taking for almost 40 years, blood pressure medication, heart rhythm medication and pain medication. In addition, I have lost over 45 pounds in the past year.