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July 2007 Newsletter!
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Thoughts from Dr. Steelman





Good News for Omegas Just Keep on Coming!

As a doctor, I have the good fortune to receive a lot of good medical information and research that is not always immediately available to the general public or published readily by the news media. So when new studies are released that are related to weight management, I certainly pay attention to keep them in mind for my patients.   

A study just recently released indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may play a part in inhibiting the development of fat cells and even possibly lead to the reducing of body fat. This is a study that was done because results from an earlier study in rodents showed that DHA decreases body fat and fat accumulation. The researchers in this study decided to investigate as to whether it would also have the same effect in human fat cells (called adipocytes).

So exactly how does that all work?

One of the fatty acids that comprise omega-3 fatty acids is called docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA). DHA was used in the study and was found to have triggered a process called apoptosis (programmed cell death) that reduces the number of viable fat cells. Researchers also found that DHA significantly decreased the accumulation of fat by stopping the maturing process of pre-adipocyte cells developing into mature fat cells. In mature fat cells, they found that DHA also increased fat breakdown compared to the control set.

That is extraordinary news! The researchers in this particular study have now called for further studies to be done in living human beings as to whether dietary supplementation can have the same benefits. The outlook is promising!

How does this all add up? It means that the benefits of making sure you have enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet just keep adding up! I have only outlined one particular study regarding omega-3 fatty acids; but there are hundreds more out there that continually point to the importance of having enough these in your diet and several important ones are on our website that you can read at any time.  

Make sure that you are taking the highest quality fish oil of a pharmaceutical-grade quality with a GMP and ISO 9001-2000 rating (like our Active Omega) that many supplements do NOT have. This ensures that each batch undergoes stringent testing to ensure purity, quality and removal of any mercury, PCBs, dioxins or peroxides. After all, you should want only the best for yourself! 

And remember, you’re always worth it!

This Month's Question for the Doctor:

Question: Do any of your products help with kidney problems?


Answer from Dr. Steelman: This is a complicated issue without the specific nature of the kidney problem. None of our products are specifically designed to help with kidney problems.


However, depending upon what type of kidney problems one has, Active 8, Active omega, and/or B- Active might help with the underlying cause or with problems that might result.


For example, Active 8 helps keep blood pressure "normalized" and helps reduce blood sugar. Active omega helps lower inflammation ( might help with nephritis). B-active helps lower homocysteine (which can cause problems in the arteries leading to the kidneys).


By helping the immune system work better, they might help lower the incidence of urinary tract infections. People with major kidney problems should take Active 8 only under the supervision of their physician since it contains potassium.


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diet humor





A Touch o' Humor to Brighten Your Day


recipe of the month
Patriotic Trifle Dessert

           A tasty treat even without the holiday!

1-1/2 cups cold fat free milk
1 pkg Jell-O brand Vanilla Fat-free Sugar-Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding and Pie Filling, 4 serving size

1 8-oz tub Cool Whip Lite Whipped Topping, thawed, divided 3:1 cups
1 Pkg angel food cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup blueberries

Prep Time: 30 min
Start to Finish: 1 hr 30 min
Makes: 12 servings

1. Pour milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Gently stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping.

2. Place 1/2 of the cake cubes in large serving bowl; top with 1 cup of the strawberries and 1/2 cup of the blueberries. Spread pudding mixture over fruit; cover with remaining cake cubes and fruit. Top with remaining whipped topping.

3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store leftover dessert (if you have any!) in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 140 ( Calories from Fat 13); Total Fat 1g ( Saturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 210 mg; Total Carbohydrate 28 g ( Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 20g); Protein 4g. 
Courtesy of Kraft foods

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