A Lifetime Embracing Health, Wellness and Vitality

As a working mother with a career, a busy household to manage and all the trials and tribulations that that entails, I have always prioritized health and wellbeing for my family. More than 30 years ago I took this passion and established my own company Activhealth which is now supported by the Wellbeing site. This […]

Omega-3 intake prevents age-related macular degeneration

The latest review of the science linking omega-3 intake to lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has concluded that the potential therapeutic benefit of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is supported by the role of these fatty acids in normal retinal physiology, their anti-inflammatory properties, and the putative role of inflammation in AMD1. However, since […]

DHA Supplementation During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Infant

  The largest clinical study ever providing DHA to pregnant women has reported a reduction in postnatal depression relative to in the general population and substantial health benefits to their infants. The study, supported by a grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and completed with capsules donated by Efamol Ltd., UK, […]

Fish oil fatty acids and anti-oxidant nutrients reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration in people with a genetic susceptibility

A new study found that among people with a genetic susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), those who ate more zinc, beta-carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin and the omega-3 eicospaentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) cut their risk of developing the condition by up to a third compared with those who ate less of these nutrients. AMD […]

High dietary intake of EPA/DHA, zinc, beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin reduces the risk of early AMD in people with high genetic risk of developing the condition

Topics:  Omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), zinc, anti-oxidants, Vitamins A, C & E, beta-carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin. Objective:   To investigate whether omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, Vitamins A, C & E, beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin can reduce the genetic risk of early AMD conferred by […]

New study shows Omega-3s reduce admission to hospital and deaths from heart failure

The first large scale clinical trial assessing the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on risk reduction in cardiac patients has measured significant benefits. The study, dubbed the GISSI-HF Trial (Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Soprevvivenza nell’Infarto miocardico) included 6975 patients from 326 cardiology and 31 internal medicine centres in Italy.  All had chronic heart […]

How the ingredients in Efalex Vision can help combat AMD & cataracts

The first comprehensive population study looking at the impact of omega-3 LC-PUFAs on cataracts included 71,083 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.  They were followed for up to 16 years to examine the association between dietary fat intake and cataract extraction in adult women 1. Dietary fat was assessed by repeated food frequency questionnaires and the […]

Questions on Fish Oil, Sustainability and the Environment

Q. What is your position on global overfishing? A. Global overfishing is a major concern that is currently being taken very seriously by countries around the world.  Boris Worm from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, brought the issue to a head in Nov 2006 when he and 13 other scientists from Canada, the United States, Britain, […]

EPO, Hexane Extraction and the Environment

Q. Why would a company use hexane in their processing, a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can be an environmental pollutant if incorrectly handled? A. Hexane is not classified as a ‘greenhouse gas’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (see http://www.answers.com/topic/ipcc-list-of-greenhouse-gases-1 ) and is therefore not considered to be a major climate changing pollutant.  To date, hexane […]