Fish Oil Research Update

June 23, 2004

Doctors at the University of Dresden found that supplementing their patients with fish oil after surgery sped up the rate of recovery and shortened their hospital stay versus placebo. Fish oil users also spent less time in intensive care. The pancreas and liver of the fish oil users also worked better.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Other studies have shown that fish oils reduce complications and improve healing after surgery. Other helpful nutrients for post surgical healing include L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, Beta-Carotene, Zinc, and Collagen Repair Formula. If the patient has trouble regaining their strength and stamina consider trying InVite Peak Performance and Jerry's Greens.

Food Allergies and Ear Infections

A new study shows that 45% of the kids with otitis media with effusion, a common type of ear infection where the infection is accompanied with fluid build up behind the eardrum also have food allergies. The study appears in the June issue of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Years ago I read a study from Europe involving children with frequent ear infections. When all dairy was removed from their diet, the number of ear infections dropped dramatically, clearing up completely in some of then children. There is plenty of evidence that ear infections are connected to food allergies in some children. Ear infection is the greatest reason for trips to the pediatrician in young children.

Walking Reverses Impotence in Obese Men

Italian researchers report that sedentary men may be able to reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction by performing regular physical activity that burns 200 calories a day, or walking 2 miles at a brisk pace. Men placed on a good diet where calories were restricted to 1,950 a day, and also exercised lost about 15 % of their weight in two years, and a third of them regained sexual function. The study appears in this weeks Journal of the American Medical Association.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

This integrative approach of diet and exercise worked for many men. If you are dieting and exercising consider adding these nutrients:

For weight loss and a better lean body mass:

For decreasing the risk of exercise injury and speeding up recovery: