The health benefits of having an optimal omega-3:6 ratio and favorable vitamin D levels have effects resonating throughout every field of medicine. But those aren’t the only reasons why you should consider wild caught salmon…
1. Studies have shown that adults in the United States do not meet dietary requirements of omega-3 fatty acids and fish intake. Optimally, your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio should be close to 2:1, although some sources say that this ratio varies between 1:1 and 4:1 based on the disease of concern. We’ve heard it before, but omega-3s help decrease total body inflammation, support vascular integrity, cardiovascular health, and support brain function, Most people who eat a western diet have a ratio somewhere between 15:1 and 50:1. Wild-caught salmon is high in omega-3s to help improve your ratio! Continue reading “6 Reasons Why You Want Your Salmon Wild”
What’s wrong with what we have?
Some of the biggest complaints I hear about our medical system include the rising cost, insufficient preventative care, and a short duration of time actually spent with the doctor. There is also a rising interest in “alternative” therapies for which patients resort to often questionable internet resources for information. Natural remedies are not always safe and without appropriate knowledge of the disease as well as herb, nutrient, and drug interactions people are unknowingly putting themselves at risk. Furthermore, too often are the root causes of illness masked with symptom management. Patients are often put on pharmaceuticals, which certainly can be life-saving, but are not always necessary and are often addictive and dangerous. The over-prescription of antibiotics leading to resistance and the resulting sabotage of our gut flora are great examples of some of the many problems with our approach to treatment.
What can we realistically do differently?
Let’s turn our focus toward the root cause of the problem and to the prevention of chronic disease by educating patients and empowering them to take an active role in their health. We need doctors who are also experts in natural treatments and are knowledgeable about when it is appropriate to give a lower intervention treatment that is safe, effective, and cost-saving. By offering longer office visits patients will have the opportunity to get problems addressed earlier, to be heard, and to not wait until a crisis to get the care they need. Continue reading “Transforming Our Approach to Healthcare”