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Mar 7, 2009 05:47 AM

fish oil and kefir

Is anyone else out there adding fish oil(oil-soluble Omega-3) and cultured dairy products(sulfur rich proteins) together ? and what other daily food practices are you doing to stay healthy ?

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  1. Daily Omega-3 and -6 are not necessary; I keep up on mine by having 3-5oz seafood about twice or more a week. I love kefir; it is one of the most complete foods out there, so much so that some cultures use it as a substitute for breastmilk and an early infant food.

    One thing people often overlook that's very important is the ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber in their diet. It is needed to process other nutrients properly. Legumes are a great source of protien too and if you have a balanced system, should not throw your intestines into a loop.

    One basic tip is that you can eat pretty much as many fruits and vegetables as you want every day, as long as it isn't, say, iceberg lettuce (98% water) or watermelon (sorry! You'll gain weight from all the sugar!). Don't drink too much water (ie, liquids) either because it can flush out too many vitamins and minerals before they can do any good. The 8 cup a day rule is really almost too much.

    Let's see.....Ten-fifteen minutes out in the sun a day should get you the Vit D you need to go with the other vitamins you ingest....Ginger is great for everyone- has been shown to prevent Alzhiemers, among other things, if a regular part of the menu. We all know by now that pomagranite is great...

    If you're a man you'll benefit from these regularly in your diet:
    Low bread intake
    Oysters, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts (zinc)
    Ginger (light)
    Cayenne (carminative)
    Banana (potassium)

    For a woman, consider:

    1 oz daily soya
    Pomegranate (oesterone) OR Fennel (oestrogen-like oestragole)
    Magnesium Glycenate (I'm not sure I spelled that right, just don't get stearate)
    Avocado (Vitamin E and good fats)
    Banana (potassium)

    Don't overlook your beverages either. Plant-based and herbal teas can be a very good source of antioxidants (white or red tea are even better than black or green), vitamins, and other chemical compounds that reduce free radicals (read: causes aging). A good nutrient mix is called Ultra Meal. It is bit expensive, but if you get really sick or are too busy to eat well sometimes, it is well worth it. The only other thing I can think of is make sure your juice drinks are 100% juice, not some "cocktail" and get lite and unfiltered when possible. A green plant food or cyanobacteria powder ir great mixed with apple or orange juice (or water).

    Sorry for the essay, but you asked!

    1. I wouldn't put fish oil into kefir... but my husband has a glass every morning to help his digestion and we've started adding a teaspoon of fiber powder to it to boost his intake. He tried Danactive and that supposedly 'special' yoghurt' but kefir works much better.

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      1. re: Kajikit

        "Essential fatty acids combined with sulfur-rich proteins(such as those found in cottage cheese and yogurt) increases oxygenation of the body... Cancer-step outside the box,Ty M. Bollinger 2006 p.161
        Combining healthy, oxygenated fatty acids with cultured dairy products transforms the oil-soluble fatty acids to water soluble fatty acids.
        A couple tablespoons of fish oil(omega-3, which we need more of. Flax or nut oils have more omega-6, which we need less of) mixed with cottage cheese or yogurt and allowed to rest for a few minutes changes the oil so the body can use it.
        My father-in-law loves to give me all kinds of readings
        and for SilverShardS don't apologize for giving useful information...