Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Fish Free Omega 3 DHA EPA

vegetarian omega 3 dha epa from algae


Vegetarian Omega 3 DHA & EPA

To read more about Omega 3 and essential fats see www.vegetarian-dha-epa.co.uk


As the demand for Omega 3 increases, there is are more and more problems with the sustainability and contamination of fish oil.

A brand new process has been developed in Switzerland, which extracts high levels of EPA and DHA from algae into a low cost, readily available supplement called V Pure.


Omega 3 Brain Food

The brain is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. DHA makes up about 25% of the fatty acids in grey matter cell membranes, and ensures that the messages between the brain cells are sent quickly and clearly. A lack of DHA can cause a slower message transmission which can affect brain development in babies and mental agility and memory in adults.

Pregnancy and infancy

Studies have found that DHA requirements of pregnant women and the developing foetus are high, especially during the last three months of pregnancy (Al et al 2000, Hornstra 2000). The baby in the womb depends on the mother for DHA intake, necessary for healthy visual and brain development.

The quantity of EPA and DHA contained in breast milk has declined by up to 50% over the last fifteen years, with UK breast milk now containing less than half that of breast milk in Japan, where the diet is predominantly fish based. There is clinical evidence to show that brain development in the womb, in early and adult life is affected by low levels of Epa and DHA.

Government RDA

The Government recommendation is 0.2g per day of the two long chain Omega-3 essential fatty acids DHA , Docosahexaenoic Acid and EPA , Eicosapentaenoic acid, combined. Average UK intakes are 0.1g per day. COMA report 46. Published in 1994 by HMSO. Source: Food Standards Agency.


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Thursday, March 08, 2007

World Water Day | WaterAid

World Water Day | WaterAid When is World Water Day?? 22nd March 2007!!

london Nutritionist says drink more water!

Contaminated water affects more people than you'd think. London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says that patients often come to her complaining of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it turns out they have picked up a parasite or bug from contaminated water.

Here are some of the most commons nasty things found in water.

Giardia normally produces a mild bowel infection, with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, malaise, and poor appetite, its effects can be much worse in developing countries. Where people have nutrient-poor diets it can become chronic, suppressing adequate calorie intake and leading to weight loss, and in some cases death.

Rotavirus causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting and is estimated to kill around 600,000 children under five every year in developing countries. It is highly infectious and spreads when children are exposed to contaminated water, food or faecal matter.

Bilharzia Around 200 million people worldwide are affected with bilharzia. This parasitic worm penetrates the skin and travels to the blood vessels of the liver, intestine and bladder where they mature. Fever, malaise, nausea and diarrhoea follow with liver failure, neurological problems and even death in the advanced stages if left untreated.

Guinea worm eggs are ingested in polluted water. The worm then grows internally until it eventually ruptures the skin. If the worm is simply pulled out severe skin infections can occur, which can lead to gangrene and even death. Instead the worm has to be gently coaxed out by being wound around a small stick - a process that can take weeks.

More often though in the UK the most common water related illnesses and symptoms are purely from not drinking enough water. Concentration, energy, digestion, skin all relay on correct water balance. Yvonne says "Many of the people suffering from constipation simply need to drink more water and eat more fruit and vegetables rather than expensive drugs"

To help people remember to drink enough water Water Aid have divised this handy desktop programme that reminds you to drink water every few hours. "This is a great idea! Every office computer in London should have it installed immediately!"

Download here - Drink More Water

For more info and laboratory tests please see Optimum Nutritionists London or Water Aid

Monday, March 05, 2007

More Drugs for Cows

Free Internet Press: "The government is on track to approve a new antibiotic to treat a pneumonia-like disease in cattle, despite warnings from health groups and a majority of the agency's own expert advisers that the decision will be dangerous for people.
The drug, called cefquinome, belongs to a class of highly potent antibiotics that are among medicine's last defenses against several serious human infections. No drug from that class has been approved in the United States for use in animals.
The American Medical Association and about a dozen other health groups warned the Food and Drug Administration that giving cefquinome to animals would probably speed the emergence of microbes resistant to that important class of antibiotics, as has happened with other drugs. Those super-microbes could then spread to people."