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New Study results from Memorial University advises to switch to seal oil

“An associate professor with the Department of Biochemistry has a tip for anyone taking fish oil supplements – switch to seal oil instead.

Dr. Sukhinder Kaur Cheema has spent seven years researching the benefits of fish oil on a species of hamster that is prone to atherosclerosis, a common arterial disease in which raised areas of degeneration and cholesterol deposits plaques form on the inner surfaces of the arteries obstructing blood flow. The hamster is a good model for such research because its lipid and cholesterol factors and metabolism are very similar to that of humans.”

Read full article here.

Omega 3s and Vitamin D for mental health

More companies, governments, and organizations are recognizing the increase in mental illness and depression despite the current medical treatments available. According to the Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, depression is expected to be the leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020, second to CVD (cardiovascular disease).

Both Omega 3s and Vitamin D are recommended as integrative medicine for the treatment of depression (Oct. 29, 2011 Medical Seminar). Depression affects not only the person, but family, friends, workplace, and more.

We have the means to deal with mental illness naturally!

Positive benefits from using Auum Omega 3s are clear based on results of those who have experienced depression noticing a remarkable difference. A little oil goes a long way!

Omega 3 fatty acids and the Standard American Diet

Omega-3 fatty acids are in the spotlight of today’s natural and holistic approaches to human health. These healthy essential fats have been almost entirely forced out of the Standard American diet by the commercialization of our food supply by the food processing industry. In recent years, extensive research and numerous clinical studies have confirmed that omega-3 fats are involved in many vital physiological processes in our body, and that their deficit may cause or aggravate many serious medical problems and conditions, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, thrombosis, and other cardiovascular problems, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, dermatitis, asthma, ADHD, gastroduodenal diseases and even cancer. Therefore, adding a good source of omega-3 fatty acids to your diet is believed to be a good way of improving or preventing these conditions.

However, most fish and plant oils rich in omega-3s go rancid very easily, especially when its natural antioxidants are removed by refining or distillation (which most are refined, bleached, and deodorized). This process is known as auto-oxidation, and it generates millions and millions of damaging free radicals. Bruce Fife, N.D., talks about these unwanted side effects of taking unstable omega-3 oils in his article entitled “The Facts on Flax”.

Considering the above, one can come to the conclusion that most of the commercially available sources of omega-3 fatty acids are fully satisfactory and completely problem-free. While it is possible to supplement using either fish and fish-derived products, or flax oil, it would be highly desirable to have an omega-3-rich oil that would also be more resistant to oxidation and free of toxic contaminants. The good news is that such an oil does, indeed, exist — Auum Omega 3 Sublingual D and D3A.

The combination of these important advantages makes Auum Omega 3 the most balanced and desirable source of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. While supplying more omega-3s than either fish or flax oil, it is highly stable. As a result, it does not promote the formation of harmful free radicals.

What are the top 4 signs of Omega 3 deficiency?

  1. Soft brittle nails
  2. Dry itchy scalp and skin patches
  3. Joint pain
  4. Fatigue

Since the discovery of seal oil (a mammalian-source omega 3) and its positive effects via studies and testimonials, many healthcare practitioners are questioning fish oils. Mammalian means the omega is like us (think of the omega 3 that is in human breast milk).

Auum’s sublingual omegas provide you a more direct route into the blood stream. That means quicker delivery into our system and greater absorption too!

“As a student of Natural Health Sciences I am aware of the benefits of Omega 3. Shortly after adding Auum Omega 3 to my diet and daily routine, I started to notice an increase in energy and alertness, and a more restful sleep. I did notice a positive change in the softness and manageability of my hair. I used to be a nail biter, but now I’ve noticed that my nails are growing much faster and stronger. Overall I feel better since taking this Omega 3, knowing that I am making a wise choice for my health now and in the future. Thank you Auum!” — Andreanne (Age 21)

Losing weight with Omega 3s? Seriously?

Yes indeed! Omega 3 fatty acids, which increase metabolic rates, can be used for weight loss. The right kind of fat can actually help you to lose weight! Omega 3 serves as building materials for series 3 prostaglandin, some of which help our kidneys get ride of excess water held in tissues. The excess weight of some overweight people is largely retained water (edema). Omega 3 helps to dump this water.

Omega 3 increases your metabolic rate, your oxidation rate, and your energy production. This effect begins to show up when enough of Omega 3 is taken. When your metabolic rate goes up, more fat and glucose are burned. Less fat deposition takes place.

Obesity is one of the top ten diseases related to an Omega 3 deficiency!

Auum Omega 3 Field Study: Pain and Discomfort

Holistic Nutritionist, Christine Ng, share the results of her field study with Auum Omega 3 for helping with discomfort and pain. 20 participants. Filmed at the Auum Omega 3 Spring Convention 2012 hosted by Cheryl Millett, Director of Auum Canada

Pregnancy video series with Cheryl Millett, director of Auum Canada

I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Millett, director of Auum Canada, while I was pregnant so that I could get the full information about why omega 3s and vitamin D3 are so important for women who want to get pregnant, who are pregnant, and even for those who have already had their babies.

This information is so important in my opinion. I am so happy that I was fortunate enough to have been taking Auum for years before I got pregnant again. And now that my baby is here, I’ve also started to give him some Auum especially for the Vitamin D3 content (winter baby and all). I’m happy to report that he is a happy, healthy, and energetic little one (well, actually not so little — 16 lbs at 2 months!!).

UPDATE: Still happy and healthy “baby” at almost 3 years old. And turning into a skilled athlete already… Maybe being an Auum baby from the start has something to do with it. And of course, both mommy and daddy being skilled in various sports as well.