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How to Reduce Inflammation the Easy Way – 7 Ways for 7 Days Without a Statin Drug

by Scott Doughman, PhD

1) Think good fats over bad fats-NOW. Omega-3 oil, olive oil, eat in, reduce red meat, and eat more nuts. Satisfaction guaranteed. It works by increasing the amount of foods/supplements you eat that are rich in omega-3 DHA+EPA fats, lowers omega-6 fats, and balances fats to fight inflammation.

2) Get going and get moving, even a little. Don’t drive to the mailbox. Walking more – even at the mall - is a great way to lower inflammation without any of the side effects associated with medications.

3) Gain by loosing 6 pounds in 3 months, size matters. If you're a man or woman with a waist measurement of over 37 inches average, you probably have high inflammation and triglycerides. Whittling an inch off the waist by reducing your portions, good food choices and increasing activity can go a long long way.

4) Get enough sleep and listen to your body. A new study shows that elderly people with high blood pressure who sleep less than 7.5 hours a night have dramatically elevated chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

5) Reduce stress and cut back on watching CNN. High levels of stress hormones can lead to the release of excess inflammatory chemicals in the body.

6) Cut back on smoking. Smoking hardens the arteries and increase inflammation. But research shows you can reverse all the damaging effects to your arteries by quitting.

7) Wine not Whine. Keep positive and strong minded, then loosen up after work to play – just a little. Share the bottle too with friends a couple times per week.  Social contact is important for support.

NEW Vegetarian omega 3 sources allow alternative dieters like Oprah, the same or better omega 3 benefits

By Scott Doughman, PhD

vegetarian DHA benefitsVegetarians and vegans already have a diet that has been shown as beneficial for lowering the risk of heart problems and other diseases prevented by some 'good' fatty acids.  Now algae oil gives you the maximum benefit of omega 3s. 

Like most daily diets, these vegetable-based diets are low in omega 3 fats, often called alpha-linolenic acid, which allows your body to produce some trace levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaeoic acid (EPA). These fats are the ones most people lack regardless of their diet, but DHA and EPA are also the most beneficial.

Omega 3 benefits are generally associated with fish and fish oil, but those are not the only food sources rich in fatty acids. Flax oil and milled flax seeds are the richest vegetarian omega 3 sources. For an additional source of omega 6 and omega 3 sources, consider algae oi.  The benefitical C22 omega-3 called DPA is richest in algae oil, an ideal brain food oil for some people.

Vegetarian Omega 3 Fortified Foods

Eggs are one food that has added omega 3 benefits because they are often naturally fortified by feeding the chickens an abundance of flax seeds. Milk producers and yogurt companies frequently add vegetarian based ALA as well. For strict vegetarian diets, however, these foods are off the list, but it doesn't mean that they can't enjoy the health benefits.

Several brands of margarine and salad dressings use alternative oils such as olive or flax as their base. If you are drinking milk alternatives, consider soy drinks that include flax seed products. Yet another source of ALA for vegetarians is grain breads. The biggest rule of thumb is to read labels since different brands use different sources.


One of the biggest omega 3 sources for everyone is supplements. Supplements are not necessarily from a vegetable base, so vegetarians need to watch labels. Flax, hemp, and perilla oils are a few of the common supplements available.

All of the sources vary significantly in the actual omega 3 benefits your body receives. Fish oil, for example, requires two separate processes in order for your body to use the substance while flax oil requires three. One of the highest vegetarian sources of omega 3 is microalgae oil, which your body can begin to use immediately with no additional processing. 

Algae oil gives you the maximum benefit of omega 3s.  In addition, microalgae oil contains the proper balance of EPA and DHA making it a far superior source to any other including fish oil.  Some vegetarians can now get the same EPA and DHA from a new product from Source-Omega called PURE ONE.


Dear Sirs:

I am ordering more of your product. I am not a scientist and cannot test to see if all you say is true or not, but I trust that it is.  I am a vegetarian and am so happy to find such a product ---and on top of that--- made in the USA!!!  Good for you.  I hope you do well with your product.

Keep up the good work.
Summers, Arkansas