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- Why Omega-3 fatty acids are important [PDF]
This gives a brief overview of why research in several areas of health and wellness is touting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Omega- 3 research [website]
This is the most comprehensive collection of omega research that I have come upon.
- Nordic Naturals [website]
Nordic Naturals is our recommended brand for omega-3 supplements. On their website you will learn not only why their products are exceptional, but also more about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
Vitamins and Minerals
- Why a Multivitamin & Mineral Matters [PDF]
This is a brief overview of research supporting the use of a multivitamin & mineral supplement and includes a recommendation of a high quality and cost effective brand.
- Zinc to reduce cold symptoms [PDF]
This explains how and when zinc supplementation may help reduce cold symptoms
- The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan [book & website]
This is my top recommendation for self-help diet books. Though when followed closely you are bound to lose weight, it is more about eating for better health, for everyone. Though it is titled Inflammation-Free, in addition to factoring in the important but under-recognized inflammatory value of different foods, Monica Reinagel considers what we believe are the other two keys to healthy eating: nutritional value and sugar content (glycemic index).
For your body
For your brain
- NeuroNation [website]
Personalized brain training exercises (paid subscription)
- Lumosity [website]
Exercise your brain with cognative games (paid subscription)
- Healthy Living Tips for Various Conditions and Activities [website]
- Medical Dictionary [website]
- Merck Manual (description of medical conditions) [website]
- National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine [website]
Product Name: X-FLM
- Maker: Apex Energetics Nutritional Complexes
- Use: Provides nutritional support during inflammatory responses such as arthritis, tissue injuries, asthma, allergies, colds, etc.
- How: The ingredients used provide a rich source of antioxidants and support the TH-2 (inflammatory) immune response.
- Ingredients: Pine bark extract, grape seed extract, green tea extract, resveratrol, and pycnogenol.
Endorsement: This product came highly recommended by other doctors and is produced by one of the leaders in nutritional supplementation. Rather than treating only symptoms (like antihistamine products), X-FLM contains nutritional ingredients that support your immune system to fight the foreign invaders.
Feedback from the first few patients was positive, but I was anxious for personal experience before fully endorsing X-FLM. I began getting a cold one afternoon, started a regimen of 2 capsules 3x/day, and within 3 days felt 100%, cutting the typical course of my colds by 50%!
Though I realize there is a higher cost associated with higher quality products (more costly raw materials and processing), I had reservations about the cost of the product ($55 for 90 capsules). Saving 2.5 days of productivity and feeling good has made this a non-issue.