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HEALING AND GOOD HEALTH
Part 6: Fish
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe,
Ruler of the earth
There is now also
considerable evidence that fish oil consumption can delay or reduce tumor
development in breast cancer. Studies have also shown that a high blood level
of omega-3 fatty acids combined with a low level of omega-6 acids reduces the
risk of developing breast cancer. Daily supplementation with as little as 2.5
grams of fish oils has been found effective in preventing the progression from
benign polyps to colon cancer and Korean researchers recently reported that
prostate cancer patients have low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Greek
researchers report that fish oil supplementation improves survival and quality
of life in terminally ill cancer patients.
Vegetarian diets, for
example, tend to be very high in omega-6.
Fish diet helps patients
with Crohn's disease
OTSU, JAPAN. Crohn's
disease is an inflammatory disease involving intestinal pain, diarrhea, and
mal-absorption of nutrients. The disease is characterized by periods of active
disease interspersed with periods of remission. Elemental diet (ED) therapy is
the preferred treatment in Japan. The ED therapy involves tube feeding (enteral
nutrition) a mixture of free amino acids, short-chain maltodextrins, and low
levels of fat in the form of soybean oil.
Medical researchers at the
Shiga University of Medical Science now report that one of the three daily
enteral meals can be replaced by a special meal eaten normally. This new CD
(Crohn's disease) diet consists of rice, cooked fish, and soup. It is rich in
polyunsaturated fatty acids and has an omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of only 0.5.
The results were very
encouraging. Prior to the introduction of the CD diet 9 out of 10 patientsí
experiences a relapse within one year; on the new regimen only 4 out of the 10
had a flare-up within one year. The researchers conclude that the combination
ED and CD diet along with nutritional education is effective in extending the
remission periods in Crohn's disease.
Tsujikawa, Tomoyuki, et
al. clinical importance of n-3 fatty acid-rich diet and nutritional education
for the maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease. Journal of
Gastroenterology, Vol. 35, 2000, pp. 99- 104.
Fish oils give hope to patients with Crohn's disease
See: The New England
Journal of Medicine, Vol. 334, No. 24, June 13, 1996, pp. 1557-60).
Essential fatty acid
deficiency and gastrointestinal disorders
Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center report that patients with
chronic gastrointestinal disorders have abnormal essential fatty acid profiles.
They suggest that this deficiency needs to be corrected by adding omega-3
and/or omega-6 oils to the diet in the ratio required to eliminate the
Siguel, Edward N. and
Lerman, Robert H. Prevalence of essential fatty acid deficiency in-patients
with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Metabolism, Vol. 45, January 1996, pp.
Fish oils ameliorate
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Ulcerative colitis, a common form of inflammatory bowel disease, is accompanied
by an increased level of leukotriene B4 in the lining of the colon. Fish oils
are known to inhibit the synthesis of leukotrienes and it has therefore been
postulated that they might be beneficial in the treatment of ulcerative
Aslan, Alex and
Triadafilopoulos, George. Fish oil fatty acid supplementation in active
ulcerative colitis: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study.
American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 87, April 1992, pp. 432-37
Fish oils help prevent
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Medical researchers in New Zealand provide convincing evidence that an
increased consumption of fish oils helps reduce the risk of developing prostate
cancer. Their study involved 317 men who had been diagnosed with prostate
cancer during 1996-97 and 480 age-matched controls. Blood samples were obtained
from all participants and the erythrocyte (red blood cell) phosphatidylcholine
fraction of the plasma was analyzed for EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid), the two main components of fish oils.
Evaluation of the
collected data showed a clear correlation between blood level of EPA and DHA
and the presence of prostate cancer. Study participants with levels in the
highest quartile were found to have a 40 per cent lower incidence than
participants with levels in the lowest quartile. This relationship held true
even when adjusted for age, height, and use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs), socio- economic status, and estimated intake of
lycopene and polyunsaturated fats.
The researchers also found
that men with low socio-economic status, a low intake of lycopene, and non-
regular use of NSAIDs were more likely to develop prostate cancer. They did
not, however, find any correlation between self-reported intake of EPA and DHA
indicating that food frequency questionnaires are not an accurate method for
estimating fish oil intake. The researchers speculate that fish oils may
prevent the progression of prostate cancer by inhibiting the biosynthesis of
eicosanoids from arachidonic acid.
Norrish, A.E., et al.
Prostate cancer risk and consumption of fish oils: a dietary biomarker-based
case- control study. British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 81, No. 7, December 1999,
Cont. Part 7: Herbs