Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs):
Eating Fish for Omega-3:
The ideal edible fish has fins and scales and swam free in open, unpolluted waters
"Net" amount of omega-3
Fish, particularly oily fish, are our main natural source of omega-3 today. SInce intake of this essential fat is vital to maintaining health, it behooves us to be conscious of whether we are getting enough.
Omega-3 content of a fish depends on what it eats. Wild fish eat little fish and zooplanckton, farmed fish eat mainly plant proteins.
Farm-raised fish eat a man-made diet. In previous years, sardines and anchovies were a major component of fishmeal, but as this source has been tapped out, producers have turned to using more evegetable proteins, such as soybean and corn, which has reduced the formerly high omega-3 fat content and replaced it with omega-6 fat.
Ideally, we should be able to get EPA / DHA directly by eating wild oily, ocean or freshwater fish. But theres a "Catch? ". . .
Are fish too toxic to eat? - "A Fine Kettle of Fish !"
Yes, industrial contaminants in most oceans and lakes have polluted our edible fish sources with such as methylmercury and pcbs. However, there are still seas that are reasonably unpolluted, namely the Antarctic (Southern) ocean (near the south pole), the Norwegian sea (off the west coast of Norway).
We can narrow down the choices to fish that contain less contaminants:
• Don't eat the clean-up "crew". Bottom-dwelling fish / seafood do a great job of cleaning the water. They contain the toxins they absorbed. The biblically "clean" fish are not members of the clean-up crew.
• Lake trout and farm-raised fish in seawater pens tend to have more contaminants from toxic run-off
Eat oily fish
Salmon can be considered a superfood. The best choice for obtaining substantial amounts of omega-3 EPA / DHA. Also, salmon contains every amino acid, vitamins D, A, E, B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin.
The conclusion to this “Fish Tale”
Eat "something fishy" 2-3 times / week
Preferably eat a variety of only the“bible-clean” wild-caught fish from unpolluted water, favoring OILY, high omega-3 content fish.
An adult serving size is about 4 - 8oz depending on bodyweight.
Steam, Bake or Broil. These are the healthiest cooking methods to protect nutrients. Frying fish can lose much of the original EFA benefits, and can introduce trans fats.
Attend to Diet, Lifestyle and Emotional State
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|