He obtained his M. Hoffman's scientific interests are seaweed ecology and taxonomy.
Clinical trials have been generating terrible results lately both for the fish oil industry, and all those who have been swallowing fish oil supplements. It is all very reminiscent of the ideas people used to have about beta carotene being protective against lung cancer; preliminary findings showed that a diet rich in beta carotene was cancer protective, but when this idea was put into a formal trial it became clear that beta carotene supplements INCREASED the risk of cancer the huge and expensive ATBC and CARET studies both showed negative effects.
When a strong initial association between diet and health is contradicted by the results of a prospective, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial, this generally means only one thing; we tested the wrong dietary ingredient.
So it is with fish oil… When you go back to the start of the story — the Inuit diet — you can see right away that they ate a diet containing many more actives than are found in any fish oil capsule.
The lesson is clear.
The pharmaceutical mind-set of 20th century medics and industrialists has lead us all, once again, down a long blind alley costing too much money and too many lives. Diet is complex, and any attempts to reduce it to a single nutrient are inevitably doomed to failure.
But if you mix it with virgin olive oil containing oil-soluble polyphenols thus combining the best of the Inuit and the Mediterranean dietschronic inflammation is effectively stopped in its traces. I have personally seen this in over cases, and the combination will shortly face the ultimate test of a randomized and prospective clinical trial of its own.
I am reasonably confident of a significantly positive outcome, and perhaps even the dawn of a new and genuinely prophylactic nutritional approach.
Lipid peroxidation during n-3 fatty acid and vitamin E supplementation in humans. Clayton P, Ladi S. From Alga to Omega: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-senescence activities of a phlorotannin-rich natural extract from brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum.
The Mediterranean versus Western Diet. J Agric Food Chem. Jeju seaweeds suppress lipopolysaccharide-stimulated proinflammatory response in RAW Asian Pac J Trop Biomed.Jun 14, · Bromophenol compounds have been frequently encountered in various marine algae including red and brown algae.
Especially, the red algae of family Rhodomaceae are known as a rich source of bromophenols (Oh et al., ). 1.
To recognise key Mediterranean species (see IMAGE section) 2. To collect data on the presence and abundance of Mediterranean key species (see QUESTIONNAIRE section) The organisms represented in the questionnaire (3 plants and 41 animals) will give an accurate picture on the environmental quality of the Mediterranean Sea.
Although the Israeli Mediterranean shore is near the northern end of Suez Canal in Egypt, which is the main source for Indo-Pacific alien species in the Mediterranean, only six alien red seaweed species (% from all 62 alien Rhodophyta species reported from the Mediterranean.
The ecological consequences of ocean acidification are unclear due to varying physiological properties of macroalgae and species-specific responses.
Therefore, in the present study, we used a laboratory culture experiment to analyse the eco-physiological responses of the Mediterranean subtidal red alga Peyssonnelia squamaria to CO2 . The Caulerpa racemosa complex (Caulerpales, Ulvophyceae) in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bot. Mar, - Verlaque M; Durand C; Huisman JM; Boudouresque CF; Parco Y le, On the identity and origin of the Mediterranean invasive Caulerpa racemosa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). Photoinhibition of photosynthesis was investigated in the Mediterranean green alga Caulerpa prolifera by using pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) chlorophyll fluorescence and oxygen evolution.