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Omega 3-6-9 vs. Fish oil: What's the answer?

I'm writing a book on the psychology of diet. Part of my research includes the proper perspective on supplements.

One of the mental engagements we need to make is why we ingest each specific supplement. Most of us have read about the advantages of more essential fats in our diets; the Paleo community contends that more of the right fats will increase health and entice the body to drop weight.

A logical step for fat supplementation is Omega 3-6-9 capsules. I have three a day from NOW foods, as their brand is known for clean, non-contaminated processing.

However, I realized that I was deep into a protocol and didn't understand the logic.  What exactly is Omega 3-6-9 and why do I need it?

A bit of research led me to understand that the ratios of consumption may not make sense. Livestrong.com reports that we do need omega 3 and omega 6, but that we consume 14 times more 3 than 6 in most diets. Then, out body competes for enzymes in processing the fats and there can be a counter-pr…

Hero update: The Ironman rises

Some of you may have noted my earlier post, regarding running advocate and all-around good guy Jay Erwin, who was critically injured when a tree fell on him.

Almost two weeks have passed and none of it has been easy for this outstanding man. On August 27, rods were implanted in Jay's back, to gain stability and overcome his injured vertebra.

Then on September 3, the procedure to rebuild his crushed shoulder was finally accomplished. Jay's wife Lisa reported via Facebook:

 "Jay made it through shoulder surgery today. He went in at 11:30 am and came out at 5:30. He was under 6 hrs. He has a new rod on his collar bone with 10 screws and 3 plates and 14 screws on his shoulder. He is now my official 'Iron Man.' It is now 10:30 and he is in his room but the trauma doctors r keeping a close eye on him. He has been thru the ringer."

Compassion is flowing towards Jay, Lisa and their two children. Whatever defined life prior to that tragic day has now been replaced wit…