The Truth about Salt

The never-ending advice to cut back on salt fails to give the whole story on this misunderstood substance. In fact, if you don’t get enough of the right kind of salt, you may be sowing the seeds of your own health destruction. Continue reading

Repairing Our Inner Clock with a Two-Inch Fish

Humans and zebra fish share mechanisms that regulate our circadian system, says TAU researcher

Circadian rhythms — the natural cycle that dictates our biological processes over a 24-hour day — does more than tell us when to sleep or wake. Disruptions in the cycle are also associated with depression, problems with weight control, jet lag and more. Now Prof. Yoav Gothilf of Tel Aviv University‘s Department of Neurobiology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences is looking to the common zebrafish to learn more about how the human circadian system functions.

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Why You Should Consider Stopping Fish Oil Now

In a study on rats that directly compared krill oil and fish oil supplementation, krill oil reduced liver triglyceride levels significantly more.

Scientists looked at three groups of rats — one group that consumed a control diet, one group that had its diet supplemented with 2.5 percent krill oil, and a final group that was given 2.5 percent fish oil in its diet. Both krill oil and fish oil significantly inhibited the activity of enzymes that metabolize fat in the liver, but the krill oil had a more pronounced effect.

Emax Health reports:

“According to the study’s authors, ‘these data suggest  Continue reading