This week, the National Academy of Sciences released a statement, saying that Omega 3 fatty acids (which are EPA and DHA, found in fish oil) may help treat or even prevent cancer. Those are their words, not mine and given the possibility of me winding up prosecuted for even thinking such things, I want you to be clear on who is saying what!
I will tell you this is not new information. There are reams of data, much of which I have covered for my readers, since I started broadcasting my newsletter on the internet in 2002, which have said the very same thing.
But, many doctors still do not believe. At some point in the future, we can expect a prescription Omega 3-derived, highly modified cancer drug from Big Pharma, with an unpronounceable name, and then it will be OK for doctors to use it. It will also have to cost your insurance company thousands of dollars, or it won’t be put into use!
In the next two months, I will be talking a lot about the biologic time clocks called telomeres, the supplement that has human data to show positive effects on them, TA-65, and the beneficial combination of fish oil.
But, today I want to focus on some things that will help you understand just how important fish oil is for your health, including the whole issue of cancer.
Normally, I would not focus on a single isolated nutrient and tell you it will help your health that much. But, in the case of fish oil and telomerase activators, the areas where these work are so broadly related to health and longevity that they actually do make that big an impact, even in the absence of other things you could and should do.
Fish oil is everywhere and does a ton of different things. It’s in your cell membranes and determines how well they work. It’s in all the other membranes inside the cell, like the mitochondria (powerhouses) and nucleus (where your genetic material is) and it determines how well they work. It releases anti-inflammatory mediators inside the cell and outside to other cells. It controls free radical generation in far more potent fashion than many antioxidants. It is part of the signaling mechanism that removes sick, dead and dying cells and cells that have gone rogue, like cancer cells. It helps determine neurotransmitter levels in your brain and electrical signals in your heart and blood vessels. And there are four decades of unbiased scientific information surrounding these topics.
There are case reports of cancers disappearing using high dose (15 grams a day) of Fish oil. There are similar reports and scientific studies showing similar results in breast and prostate cancer. You should not expect these results and I am not saying you will get them. I am simply pointing out why there is sudden interest in fish oil and cancer (yet again!).
We know that fish oil up-regulates anti-cancer genes. We know that it changes methylation and other epigenetic markers to favor lower inflammation and tumor growth. We now know from this round of studies that increasing Omega 3 (EPA, DHA) and decreasing its opposite Omega 6 (vegetable oils, grains and nuts), reduces cancer cell growth differentiation and blood supply.
We also know that consumption of said fatty acids may add years to your life, as another round of recent studies and articles has shown.
We know that these effects seem to depend on the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids in our blood and tissues. We know that pursuing healthy levels will help us avoid heart diseases, tumors, auto immune diseases, arthritis, depression, including postpartum depression and many other maladies. But we do not test these levels when such a test is easily available.
And we do not, as a nation, get nearly enough Omega 3’s.
You too can access the best EPA/DHA fish oil: ultra-strong, weapons grade. The best way to determine which one you need is to do the little finger stick test finger stick test and see how good or bad you are and pick dosage from there. Six capsules a day (2 with meals is easy!) is my recommendation to start with.
I am now in my 11th year of crusading for the health benefits of fish oil publicly. I used it in my practice and personal life for years before that. I am in my 5th year crusading for TA-65 and telomerase activation.
You cannot imagine what the appropriate use of this information has done for me and thousands of others…unless you are doing it yourself!