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Fish Oil is Nature’s Safest AND Most Effective Anti-Inflammatory

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Dr. Joseph MaroonResearch has shown that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are some of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory agents available. With the discovery that vascular inflammation is the underlying cause of coronary artery disease, fish and fish oil supplements are now recommended by the American Heart Association for the prevention of this condition. Countries that have the highest fish consumption also have a lower incidence of neurodegenerative disease and depression. The biological basis for the effectiveness of fish oil in treating arthritis has been well documented with many positive clinical studies, when compared to traditional pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory agents.

Dr. Maroon was the first person to articulate for me, the benefits of omega-3 rich fish oil for inflammation. It was through him that I first learned about what amounts to take and how to achieve a therapeutic effect. It was at that time, that my wife began taking 4000 mg of EPA and DHA from fish oil. That was in 2005. Within 6 months, her chronically elevated level of inflammation came down into the normal range and has stayed there ever since. This was after over 20 years of serious and debilitation chronic pain and inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. The change in her quality of life changed my perspective about what one could do with serious inflammation, no matter the cause.

Fish Oil BookI have interviewed Dr. Maroon numerous times and you will hear more of his interviews going forward. He has written extensively on the benefits of omega-3 and other important anti-inflammatory and naturally occurring compounds. He has written several books including Fish Oil, The Natural Anti-Inflammatory. This is the subject of this interview. I want you to realize the significance of what Dr. Maroon  reveals. If you have a chronic inflammatory health condition, you need to understand this important topic. Fish oil and other marine lipids are critical to normalize inflammation. You need to increase omega-3 and decrease omega-6. If you do this, your health will change in profound ways. If you fail to do this, you will never normalize your inflammatory status. Simple as that, but incredibly profound. If you spend anytime listening to our interviews on omega-3 you will come to the same conclusion. Nothing else will do what omega-3 will do for you.

Here are a few important facts about Dr. Maroon that should impress you.

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    Dr. Maroon is one of the top 10 back neurosurgeons in America.

  • Dr. Maroon is the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, since 1982.
  • In studies, Dr. Maroon found that therapeutic fish oil would eliminate the need for pain medication in 60% of his patients.
  • Dr. Maroon has determined that 3000 to 4000 mg of EPA plus DHA is a therapeutic dose.

This is not to suggest that fish oil is the only natural anti-inflammatory. While it is the most foundational, there are many others that can be very useful. These include curcumin, boswellia, green tea, white willow bark, resveratrol and more. CLICK HERE to read more on Dr. Maroon’s blog.

“In 2005, I conducted my first research study on fish oil supplements. I surveyed 125 of my non-surgical spine pain patients who I had also recommended to take O3 fish oil supplements. The survey showed a surprising number – 60% had obtained significant spine pain relief and almost the same amount – 59% — were able to stop taking NSAID pain medications and rely solely upon O3 supplements for pain relief. I published  these results in Surgical Neurology, which prompted an editorial from the senior editor to encourage more neurosurgeons to learn about alternative treatments. In 2006, I wrote about the benefits of fish oil in my book, Fish Oil: The Natural Ant-Inflammatory (Basic Health Publications, 2006).

I continued to use O3 supplements as the first line of treatment for my patients with non-surgical spine pain. They can have tremendously positive benefit and can be taken for a lifetime. As with any supplement, I urge my patients to take a high quality pharmaceutical grade product. To date, the vast majority of my patients are very happy and highly compliant with these supplements.” Quote from Dr. Maroon. CLICK HERE to read more.

About Dr. Joseph Maroon
Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than 20 years of clinical experience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Maroon is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, specializing in minimally invasive procedures. Consistently listed in America’s Best Doctors for the past 20 years. He has been the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1982. Dr. Maroon is an expert and consultant in the areas of sports nutrition, concussion management, and brain and spinal problems. He is an internationally competing Ironman triathlete.

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Nutritional Support for Nerve Trauma with G-Agmatine.

Dr. Gad Gilad

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Nerve trauma is one of the most challenging of health conditions. Damage to nerve cells can occur in many different ways. Physical accidents is one way nerve trauma comes from without. Nerve trauma can also occur from within. Strokes, pinched nerves and related neuropathies are examples. Whatever the cause, what is common is that nerve cells are damaged. G-Agmatine has been shown to support nerve cell resiliency. A healthier nerve cell will function better. G-Agmatine is a breakthrough nutrient for this very challenging health issue. People who suffer with sciatica and/or other neuropathies could benefit from improved nerve cell resiliency. Even with damaged nerve cells, one can still improve structure and function.

In this interview I speak with Dr. Gad Gilad about the benefits of agmatine for nerve trauma. His research has lead to the development of G-Agmatine which is patented for it’s benefits for nerve health and resiliency.

Following excerpt from ForNerveHealth.com. CLICK HERE to read more.
The nervous system is composed of three major divisions: the brain and spinal cord, together called the central nervous system (CNS), and the peripheral nervous system of which peripheral nerves constitute a major part. The nervous system is the ultimate coordinator of all bodily functions and its proper function is of cardinal importance for healthy daily living.

spineThe nerve cells, called neurons are the main players in charge of performing nervous system functions. Neurons are interconnected by their axons, long fiber extensions responsible for transmitting information in the form of electrical signals. Neurons receive signals from organs of the body and sense the environment. After processing that information they coordinate the proper response of the various body organs.

Neurons, both in the CNS and the peripheral nervous system, are vulnerable to alterations in health-related conditions. Neurons may succumb and die as a result of lethal genetic changes or harsh environmental insults resulting in permanent functional alterations or complete loss of functions. In other words, functional recovery ultimately depends on nerve cell resilience and capability to sustain and recover.

Neuroprotection
In ground-breaking laboratory experiments, Dr. Gad Gilad and Varda Gilad discovered in 1994 that the unique molecule agmatine is endowed with neuroprotective properties for nerve cell survival. Maintaining nerve cell resilience is mandatory for healthy nervous system function. One way this may be achieved is by providing fortifying nutrients directed at activating the cell’s own molecular mechanisms that underlie the self-healing power and survival capabilities of neurons. As important as this is, one still needs to correct or improve the underlying conditions causing the nerve trauma.

About G-Agmatine

  • AgmaSetG-Agmatine is Gilad&Gilad’s proprietary brand name for the multifunctional ingredient agmatine. A natural amino acid metabolite of arginine and present in low amounts in plant, fish and meat foodstuff.
  • G-Agmatine is a safe nutraceutical dietary ingredient as proven by clinical trials.
  • G-Agmatine is effective for nerve resilience and healthier nerve functions and for a better quality of life at the required fortified dose range of 1.335 to 2.760 gram per day as evidenced by clinical trials.
  • G-Agmatine Additional benefits extend to healthier glucose metabolism and to kidney and cardiovascular health as amply indicated by experimental scientific studies.
  • G-Agmatine is a high quality product, manufactured under cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions in accordance with the highest quality standards and regulations governing supplement manufacturers..
  • G-Agmatine is patented. This is the clinically studied form of agmatine.
  • G-Agmatine is the ingredient found in the supplement AgmaSet.

About Dr. Gad Gilad
Gad M. Gilad received his Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University IN 1977. His research focus is the response of the nervous system to stress, neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases (molecular mechanisms of nerve cell survival and death, and neuroplasticity), and the development of new therapeutics. His collaboration with Varda H. Gilad while working at several academic centers, including the National Institutes of Health, Weizmann Institute of Science and Harvard University, resulted in over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and several patents. One of their main discoveries is the neuroprotective properties of agmatine. He is the cofounder and CEO of Gilad&Gilad LLC, a health science company based in Reseda (Los Angeles), California. The Company manufactures and markets nutraceutical supplements of the For-Nerve-HealthTM product line. AgmaSet and AgmaVet are their leading G-Agmatine containing products.

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