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1.Fish Oil
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. ( /tnp/pg000358 21587 doc Omega-6 fatty acids are the other main type.) Essential fatty acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health. Interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids began when studies of the Inuit (Esk...
Score: 99%
 
2.Krill Oil
Krill are tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that flourish in the Antarctic Ocean and provide food for numerous aquatic animals. Oil made from krill has come on the market as an alternative to /tnp/pg000504 doc 21684 fish oil . Like fish oil, krill oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Krill ...
Score: 93%
 
3.High Triglycerides
Triglycerides belong to a group of fat-related substances called lipids. An increase in levels of certain lipids a condition called hyperlipidemia contributes to heart disease. To test for hyperlipidemia, physicians rely on blood tests called lipid profiles that measure triglycerides as well as two types of the lipid cholesterol: low-density lipo...
Score: 90%
 
4.Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from the hard, tiny seeds of the flax plant. It has been proposed as a less smelly alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat your body needs as much as it needs vitamins. However, it's important to realize that the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil aren't identical to ...
Score: 86%
 
5.Functional Foods Index
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6.Dysmenorrhea
Medicine does not know why menstruation is uncomfortable, or why it is much more uncomfortable for some women than for others, or from month to month. Occasionally, severe menstrual pain indicates the presence of /tnp/condition/endometriosis doc 35547 endometriosis (a condition in which uterine tissue is growing in places other than the uterus) or ...
Score: 83%
 
7.Pregnancy Support
Pregnancy is a time of dramatic transitions. Body systems that once sustained a single human now support two. Organs, blood vessels, body chemistry, and even the solid supporting structures of a woman's body all go through changes; in the meantime, the fetus's body grows from a tiny bundle of cells to a full-sized baby. It's no wonder that women fe...
Score: 82%
 
8.Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon is a little understood condition in which the fingers and toes show an exaggerated sensitivity to cold. Classic cases show a characteristic white, blue, and red color sequence as the digits lose blood supply and then rewarm. Some people develop only one or two of these signs. The cause of Raynaud's pheno...
Score: 82%
 
9.SSRIs
Since the development of Prozac, the first of the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), this family of drugs has been expanding. The SSRIs are used for both severe and /tnp/pg000332 21566 doc mild to moderate depression as well as for a variety of other conditions. These drugs work primarily by altering the action of the neurotransmitter...
Score: 80%
 
10.Depression (Mild to Moderate)
Depression is a common emotional illness that varies widely in its intensity. Many of the natural treatments described in this section have been evaluated in people with major depression of mild to moderate intensity. This apparently contradictory language indicates a level of clinical depression that is significantly more intense than simply feel...
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