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Have You Tried Fish Oil?

I live in a city that embraces naturopaths, acupuncture and supplements. Anytime I tell anyone I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, they immediately follow with diet or supplement advice.

Fish oil cures that, right? MSM eliminates symptoms. Add turmeric!

This advice is not only coming from the uneducated. I’ve read books and studies recommending some supplements, including fish oil, from reputable sources.

When I was first diagnosed, I heeded this advice. It got to a point where I was taking a handful of pills morning and night.

Finally, my body had enough, which it communicated with a gag reflex I started getting just by seeing the vitamins in my hand. I’m currently listening to my body and taking just one supplement each day – alternating calcium/vitamin D with a hair, skin and nails formula (does wonders for my methotrexate-induced hair loss and weak nails!).

Last night, I finally got around to watching Frontline’s Supplements and Safety documentary.

It’s an important watch for anyone who adds supplements to their daily regimen.

I won’t pretend to be a doctor and offer medical advice. Some people get great results from supplements. Just please add them to your diet with caution and awareness that the industry is not regulated!

 

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RAD Fish Oil

RAD Fish Oil

Fish Oil!!

So there’s some science to the obscene amounts of fish oil my naturopath has me consuming… yeah!

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Omega 3s

Omega 3s

Fish Oil

I assume many of you already are taking Omega 3s. As far as I’ve figured out so far, you want to look for an omega 3 with a high EPA to DHA ratio (about 3:1). It’s not that DHA is bad, it’s just that it benefits things other than RA, like brain trauma for example.

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