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Vitamin D & Fish Oil Affect Disease Risk

From eNewsletter 2/7/2022

DID YOU KNOW that animal protein continues to get bashed by the media for its adverse effects on overall health and mortality? Of course, it is not true. Animal protein should never be painted with a broad brush and must be nuanced. For example, there is a big difference between processed meat and poultry versus unprocessed. Processed meats and poultry are considered conventional deli meats, hot dogs, sausages, and fast food hamburgers, to name a few. These ARE related to adverse cardiac outcomes and increased mortality risk. Unprocessed meats ARE NOT associated with adverse cardiac outcomes and increased mortality risk. We consider unprocessed meats organic deli meats and poultry, as well as raw meat and poultry cuts. A recent worldwide study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms this. Researchers examined over 134,000 individuals over 10 years and concluded that unprocessed red meat and poultry had no adverse effect on cardiac outcomes or higher risk of mortality, while processed red meat and poultry did adversely effect cardiac outcomes and increase mortality risk. A good rule of thumb is to choose organic meats and poultry whenever possible. If not possible, always try to cook your own animal protein because purchasing it raw assures minimal to no processing, and you have control over preparation.


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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Reduce Disease Risk

Another gargantuan study from a major medical journal linking multiple nutrients and reduced risk of disease was published without a mention from the media, again. According to results from the long-standing VITAL trial, published in The BMJ, the combination of vitamin D3 and omega-3 fish oil supplements significantly reduced the risk of developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid disease, and polymyalgia rheumatica (pain and stiffness in the muscles around the shoulders, neck, and hips), among others. All it took over the five year trial were for subjects to take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 and 1000 mg of omega-3 fish oil daily. The vitamin D group had 39% fewer confirmed cases than placebo, while the omega-3 fatty acid group had 10% fewer confirmed cases than placebo. Both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplements decreased autoimmune disease by about 30% versus placebo alone! If these results were produced from a new drug, instead of supplements, the media would be all over it as a "miracle cure". Nothing new, but we will never stop pointing out the hypocrisy. Please know that we are thrilled by the results of this study!


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