We hope you are doing well and staying safe during these times.
This month we are focusing on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune diseases, strokes, and most heart diseases, and more). The modern western type diet is characterized by foods high on the glycemic index and unhealthy fats (saturated and trans fats) not containing omega 3’s (Chaves, Singh, Khan, Wilczynska, Takahashi, 2018). The intake of this style of diet is associated with a higher risk of chronic diseases and non-communicable diseases. The omega 6/3 ratio associated with this type of diet ranges any where from 20-50 omega 6’s to 1 omega 3. The results of this ratio have devastating impacts on the human body. However, “It is possible that proinflammatory diets and inflammation in the tissue are the main issues for development of NCDs. New approaches including Mediterranean- type diets rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, canola oil, olive oil characterized with low ω-6/ω-3 ratio in the diet, may modulate inflammation and may be protective for body tissues” (Chaves, Singh, Khan, Wilczynska, Takahashi, 2018).
Therefore, we recommend you choose diet rich in Omega 3’s and continue your supplementation with ALP High-3 to reduce your risk of noncommunicable diseases.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
Robert A. Barker, MD