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

Cell Press. “Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 August 2015. <>.


























































































































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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