The Science & The Story - Behind Omega 3

The Science & The Story - Behind Omega 3

Omega-3s are popular and among the most researched nutrients on the planet, but do you know what they are or what they do? Most people don’t. We engage experts from around the globe to tell their stories of intrigue and discovery and translate science into news you can use. From how-to’s to health benefits, from personalized testing to public health, our interview style podcast dedicated to understanding omega-3 nutrition from Wiley Companies will leave you informed and – caution – it may even cause improvement to your health.

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January 26, 2022

Dr. Susan Carlson’s story is the discovery of DHA omega-3 in preterm birth. From learning that brains of preterm babies were void of DHA to now helping doctors identify how much DHA their pregnant patients need for a healthy birth. DHA is essential for infants and moms need it too; identifying the healthy equilibrium between mother and child is on the horizon. Building on discovery, asking key questions, trial limitations; her stor...

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Who identified EPA and DHA omega-3? Ever wonder why omega-3 fats are called “omega-3”? How did we learn what fats were essential? In this episode, we take a walk back to hear Dr. Ralph Holman’s story, from poverty to pioneer; how his quest to solve problems built the foundation of omega-3 science. Living legends today sought his wisdom and his mentee, Dr. Doug Bibus, tells the story. Smuggling, brandy, sardines, love, ocean ships, ...

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Speaking to coaches, parents, and athletes, Dr. Oliver and Cody Lust discuss what they learned about head trauma and omega-3 from their research in Division I college football players. Does omega-3 provide protection for the brain? What are the omega-3 levels in athletes today? Huddle in to hear about concussion vs. repetitive sub-concussive impact, function vs. optimal intake of omega-3; should football be banned and what about ...

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"Dr. Jorn Dyerberg tells the story of discovering the role of omega-3s in human health. It’s his story to tell. More than 50 years ago as a young medical student, Dr. Dyerberg and his mentor set out to understand how Greenland Inuits could have such a low rate of heart disease while living on a high fat diet. A sense of adventure, sled dogs, seal blubber, scientific methods, commitment to publish, and collaboration are all part...

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Rachel Gow explains how her quest for answers to help her child’s learning and behavior differences inspired her career in neuroscience and nutrition. Dr. Gow shares her experiences, early failures and learnings, and the moment her son told her he felt ‘happy’. Her new book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health” includes her journey, the science behind brain health, practical tips, resources, and recipes for busy parents.

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Dr. Michael Crawford describes how his career began in Africa, why he studied brain chemistry and his African experience. His discovery of the primary essentiality of DHA to build and maintain the brain. Hear his early learnings, how opportunity, basic science, and 32 species in Uganda answered this question: Why do animals have different size brains? Bonus! You get to hear about his new book, Brain Under Siege, expected fall 2021...

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Daniel Wiley shares how being receptive to business opportunities opened the door to becoming a global supplier of fish oils. The realization that fish oil was not just another product to process, but a healthful ingredient that enriches human lives. Hear the steps involved in getting omega-3s from the ocean to a bottle. Learn what is involved in managing fishing in a healthy, sustainable manner; the commitment to...

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Dr. Brenna shares insights on where interest in omega-3 for the heart and brain began, and what we know about omega-3 and human genes today. Where is DHA found in our bodies? How was that discovered? Hear why research reported in isolation can be confusing and how research design flaws impact results. With fun curiosity about lipid chemistry for 32+ years, Dr. Brenna breaks things down into practical, logical explanations.

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Ms. Vannice discusses the basics of omega-3s, from what they are, where to find them, and why they matter in human health. From a practical perspective, forms and sources are described, key benefits are highlighted, confusion is addressed, and solutions are provided.

Topics Discussed:

5:44 What are omega-3s & why they are essential
8:15 Main forms of omega-3
10:10 What do omega-3s do?
14:50 Confusion around omega-3s
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Dr. Jackson describes how diet and supplements can be used to strategically achieve optimal omega-3 levels in our bodies. Many factors, from daily diet to activity level, influence individual omega-3 levels. Testing removes the guess work and enables personal optimization.

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2:09 Introduction to OmegaQuant
2:47 Omega-3 Index testing
8:19 Omega-3 supplements
12:00 Optimizing Omega-3 Index test results
15:0...

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Dr. Bill Harris discusses the mission and early findings - on COVID-19 and LDL-cholesterol - from the new Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI). Hear how a group of global scientists are poised to examine relationships between fatty acids, primarily EPA and DHA omega-3, and human health, then skillfully communicate their findings to the public.

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3:05 Omega 3 Index
4:48 Fatty Acid Research Institute (FAR...

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Professor Philip Calder describes when inflammation is helpful and when it is not. Omega-3s as pro-resolvins and their role in immune function, as well as matters of background diet, balance, and genes are discussed. After listening to this podcast, you will welcome the omega-3 fire brigade.

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2:17 Difference between immunity and inflammation
3:15 Cardinal signs of inflammation
4:42 Benefits and harmful...

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