Thursday, March 16, 2006

Toxic Seven Seas EFA - Cod liver oil 'contaminated'

Toxic Seven Seas - Cod liver oil EFA brand 'contaminated'

A Seven Seas spokesman said: “The Seven Seas products have slightly exceeded legal limits for dioxins in food.”

Seven Seas has contacted the relevant retailers asking them to withdraw the affected batches from sale.

Imagine the sort of fishy rubbish going into milk, yoghurt and butter Omega 3 Essential Fat (EFA) products.

More reasons to seek out new vegetarian EFA omega 3 DHA EPA algae products from the bottom of the food chain.

See www.water4.net - Vegetarian DHA EPA

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Vegetarian EPA / DHA- Algae Omega 3 World First.

Vegetarian EPA / DHA - Sound Ethical Investment for Diet, Health & Nutrition

World's First Vegetarian DHA / EPA Product

Hot on the heels of her helping to develop what’s probably the world’s healthiest dairy free, sugar free chocolate (with shelled hemp for added essential fats and amino acids) Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is now helping to launch another world exclusive, a Vegetarian and Vegan docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) product.

Following many years of research and development, scientists in Europe have succeeded in developing a state of the art natural extraction process to extract DHA and EPA from a secret strain of pure algae.

Yvonne says “ There are very real concerns about toxicity in fish oils and even the ultra conservative British Nutrition Foundation admit that the idea of obtaining enough DHA and EPA from threatened fish stocks is unsustainable.”

“Studies show that, probably due to modern diets and lifestyles, many people’s body’s conversion of omega 3 LNA (alpha linolenic acid) to EPA and DHA is very hit and miss especially for DHA and especially in men.”

Algal DHA has been shown to match fish’s ability to increase DHA in the body , meanwhile fish based DHA and EPA has been shown to out perform LNA rich foods such as flax.

Although nutritionists struggle to agree the exact ratios of essential fats most of them agree that the levels of DHA / EPA should be balanced.

The discovery of a vegetarian EPA DHA product that offers a credible alternative is a huge leap forward in ethical health and nutrition.

Vegetarians, Vegans, and those with strong ethical, environmental and religious beliefs should be particularly delighted with this innovative product but it also offers beneficial long-term ramifications for the natural health industry at large.

Editors Notes

http://www.vegetarian-dha-epa.co.uk
http://www.foodsforlife.org.uk
http://www.news.foodsforlife.org
http://www.water4.net/press-release.htm

Vitamin and Supplements > Vitamin D - More May Be Better

Vitamin and Supplements > Vitamin D - More May Be Better

Several recent studies have considered the effects of low vitamin D on health aside from bones. In a controlled study of elderly women, those taking vitamin D and calcium had much better leg strength and fewer falls than the women taking only calcium. Another study, of patients ages 10 to 65 with musculoskeletal pain, found 93 percent were deficient in vitamin D.

Researchers are looking at the role vitamin D may play in other diseases. Part of that interest is driven by the lower incidence of prostate, colon and breast cancers; multiple sclerosis; and Type I diabetes in regions that receive higher amounts of direct sunlight throughout the year. Skin exposed to sunlight can generate the equivalent of thousands of international units (IUs) of vitamin D.

Now the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends that adults through age 50 take 200 IU of vitamin D daily. The recommendations go up for older adults: 400 IU for ages 51 to 70, and 600 IU for those over age 70.

These recommendations were set to prevent severe bone disease. Researchers are increasingly concerned that these standards are too low. The studies suggest that the best levels for overall health may be higher than those recommendations, perhaps in the range of 800 to 1,000 IU a day.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says " Vitamin D comes from sunshine - over doing the sunscreen and too much time in front of the telly or computer was always going to be more risky than just stupifying your brain. Forget virtual reality get some actual reality in the park - heart beating in real air, real oxygen in your lungs, real wind on your face, birdsong in your ears, and sunshine in your eyes."

www.london-nutritionist.co.uk

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Nutrition& Health Message hits home in USA

Aramark Research Indicates Health Consciousness Ranks Higher Among Consumers, Promotes Healthy Items For National Nutrition Month @ Vending Market Watch News at AMonline.com: "Consumers are now more concerned than ever with the health and nutrition of the foods they eat, according to research on the away-from-home dining habits and nutritional preferences of more than 5,000 Americans.
According to Aramark's Nutritional DiningStyles(tm) Research, first presented in October 2005 to scientists at the NAASO Obesity Summit, 'Health Consciousness' now ranks as the fourth most influential dining out motivation, up from number five in 2004. In addition, 41 percent of respondents would like to see nutritional information printed on menus."

Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "The Catering and Foodservice Industry needs to pull it's socks up as diners become more aware about good health nutrition and diet"

We need more initiatives such as the one by 3663 and Caterer Magazine