The 411 on Omegas

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: From Omega-3 to Omega-7, fatty acids are so essential for your health and wellness.
Air Date: 4/15/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Jacob Teitelbaum head shotJacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board certified internist and Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and Chronicity. He is author of the popular free iPhone application "Cures A-Z," and author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery/Penguin Group), Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw-Hill), Three Steps to Happiness: Healing Through Joy (Deva Press 2003), Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fairwinds Press, 2010), and his newest book Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale Press, July 15, 2011). Dr. Teitelbaum knows CFS/fibromyalgia as an insider; he contracted CFS when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. In the ensuing 25 years, he has dedicated his career to finding effective treatment. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.
  • Book Title: Real Cause, Real Cure
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrJTeitelbaum
The 411 on Omegas
Fats get a bad rap, but omega fatty acids are so important for your health and wellness.

Omega-3s, in particular, are essential for your brain, heart, and skin health, and prevent or mitigate things like memory loss, arthritis, depression, cancer, and hot flashes. 

Many of the typical omega-3 supplements don't contain sufficient amounts of DHA and EPA. For the best sources, try to eat three or four servings a week of fatty fish like salmon, herring, and sardines ("oily" fish in general).

Omega-6, Omega-7 and Omega-9 are also very important for optimal health. 

Listen in as Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about omegas, as well as how you can best get them into your diet.
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