Lots and lots of studies have shown that consuming higher intakes of protein, especially when performing weight training, is associated with having more muscle. Muscle is important for a healthy functioning body, and not to be overlooked just because you’re not a bodybuilder.
The great debate of organic vs conventional, isn’t really a debate anymore. I’m going to summarize it real quick for you. Organic is healthier for you, for your children and family, for the earth, and for society as a whole. Organic can be more expensive, but you can either pay for good food and health now, or pay for your hospital bills later. If you can’t afford it, I get it, I’ve been there. When you can afford it, get as much organic food for you and your family as you can.
Earlier trials of fish and omega-3 supplements showed improved cardiovascular disease outcomes, such as decreased all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death. These trials provided basis for recommendations of supplementation with fish oil. (1) However, since about 2010, results from primary and secondary prevention trials tend to show no benefit, and many studies have shown that fish oil supplements are both highly oxidized and lower in omega-3s than what’s stated on the label. (2)
About 2 million people worldwide suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The development of IBD is still relatively unclear, but we know it involves many factors including genetics, environment, lifestyle, and the microbiota. A Western lifestyle (eating junk and being sedentary) is also thought to play a major role in in the development of IBD. (R)