DHA and chemotherapy drugs

DHA, a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oil, was found to significantly decrease the nephrotoxicity (kidney toxicity) of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. Also, when used alone in rat models, DHA significantly reduced the size of solid tumors, reduced levels of CRP (c-Reactive Protein), LC (Leukocyte count) and MDA (malondialdehyde), a marker of lipid peroxides and oxidation.

Mega Omega is a high potency omega oils containing EPA and DHA in a 4:3 ratio. Mega Omega is recommended for cardiovascular and neurological support.

Source: Chemopreventive and renal protective effects for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA): implications of CRP and lipid peroxides

Another reason for kids to say no to tobacco.

Teen girls who smoke are more likely to experience obesity at some point in their lives compared to girls who don’t, says a new study. For whatever reason, the same correlation did not exist for men.

Make sure to talk to your children about the dangers of smoking. If you are addicted to nicotine, acupuncture and supplements may help you quit. Call 949-600-5100 to schedule an appointment today!

Source: Association of Smoking in Adolescence With Abdominal Obesity in Adulthood: A Follow-Up Study of 5 Birth Cohorts of Finnish Twins

Can calcium control the calamity of colitis?

Calcium supplementation decreased some of the typical symptoms associated with colitis including diarrhea and intestinal permeability, according to a recent study. Past studies have shown supplemental calcium improves intestinal resistance and strengthens the mucosal barrier.

Natural Calm + Calcium, a high quality, highly absorbable powdered calcium and magnesium formula, is now available through the Institute for Progressive Medicine

Calcium and Magnesium are also excellent for relieving stress and inducing sleep:

“The Natural Calm Plus Calcium product is amazing.  I was intrigued after reading the flyer downstairs and tried some samples.  The product helped my body relax after a long hard day and helped me have a restful night’s sleep.  I now use this every night before bed and it really has helped me get a good night’s sleep.” – G.H.

Source: Supplemental Calcium Attenuates the Colitis-Related Increase in Diarrhea, Intestinal Permeability, and Extracellular Matrix Breakdown in HLA-B27 Transgenic Rats

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