Omega 3 Oils for Prostate Cancer

For all men with enlarged prostate glands, and especially those with early stages of prostate cancer, there may now be a treatment available that is relatively inexpensive and completely painless. In addition this same treatment will protect you against cardio vascular diseases as well. And to make it even more worthwhile, this product can be purchased in bulk sizes and can be found in a number of retail and discount stores, ranging from pharmacies to mega-super markets like Wall Mart or Costco. And if you haven’t guessed the name of this product yet, it’s none other than Omega 3 oil, found in both certain “fatty” fish as well as flax seeds and other plants, including olives.

Omega 3 oils contain some essential fatty acids that appear to be wonderful in not only preventing prostate cancer but even treating existing cases. For those people who dislike fish or are on special vegan vegetarian diets, Omega 3 amounts are even higher amounts of Omega 3 oil than fish. The idea of treating prostate conditions by Omega 3 oils has come partially from research made on men from Asian countries like Japan who eat large quantities of fatty fish ( tuna in particular) and have much lower percentages of both heart disease and prostate cancer than those from western countries. Fish receive the omega 3 fatty acids either directly from easting seaweed or from eating fish that eat the seaweed (i.e. the food chain). Men living in western countries have a disproportionate imbalance between Omega 6 fatty acids, which cause heart disease and cancer, and Omega 3 ones, which actually inhibit these diseases.

Women also benefit greatly from diets high in Omega 3 which not only lower risks of heart disease but breast cancer as well.

Omega 3 fatty acids contain folic acid (vitamin B-9) and lycopene, that bright red pigment found in tomatoes and other red fruit, such as bell peppers. Lycopene has been found to be excellent in the prevention of prostate cancer.

When looking for Omega 3 food supplements, be sure to check to see whether the processing involved in manufacturing is cold processed and not heat processed. Heat processing destroys much of the nutritional value of the oil. If you like fish, however, eating fatty fish like salmon, tuna, or mackerel may be your best source of Omega 3. People preferring more natural and organic food product sources can find excellent amounts of Omega 3 oil in flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados.

For Heart’s Sake

Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiovascular disease is one of the major killers of people living in many countries including the Middle East. People of any age can have a heart attack , otherwise known as cardiac thrombosis or arrest, and occurs when blood vessels carrying blood to the heart become blocked, preventing blood from reaching a section of the heart muscle and causing the blocked section to die. Although people of virtually any age are susceptible to heart attacks, the most likely age group are people over age 40; especially those whose diet consists of large amounts of saturated fats (usually known as SATs) causing their blood cholesterol level to rise to abnormal percentages.
People who eat large amounts of animal fats from meats and dairy products, as well as those who smoke cigarettes frequently, are very likely to suffer from some form of Cardiovascular disease, including severe heart attacks, sometime in their lives.

Symptoms of the beginning of a heart attack include:
• Chest discomfort or pain—uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest that can be mild or strong. This discomfort or pain lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
• Upper body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
• Shortness of breath may occur with or before chest discomfort.
• Other signs include nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting, lightheadedness or fainting, or breaking out in a cold sweat.
If not treated in time, more severe symptoms including acute heart failure, when the weakened heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart muscle goes into a spasm and simply fibrillates or twitches, and coronary embolism in which a heart blood vessel literally explodes from the blockage pressure, causing instantaneous death.

In both Israel and Jordan more than 40% of all annual deaths from “natural causes” come from coronary related diseases. In North America, the rate is even higher, especially due to people eating excessive amounts of fast or “junk” foods. Although diet is a key factor in regards to risks in having heart disease, other factors, including smoking, estrogen birth control medications (especially in women who both smoke and take birth control medications), and stress (in particular those suffering from PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder).

In the event of a heart attack, the first 5 to 10 minutes are crucial to prevent the heart muscle from suffering irreparable damage, and proximity to a hospital emergency room, can mean a mater of life or death. Persons suffering from coronary artery disease should have all needed emergency telephone numbers easily available to immediate reference, especially those of emergency ambulance and treatment centers. Emergency treatment and ambulance services often furnish electronic devices to heart patients that can relay an EKG reading back to the center in order to determine if the personal calling for help is actually having a heart attack.

It is well known that more people can survive a serious heart attack if they get help soon enough. Those who die from heart attacks generally do so by not getting help soon enough; usually with in the first half hour following the onset of symptoms.

Remember, in regards to a heart attack, time is of the essence.