Jane McGarry: Good fats, bad fats, essential fatty acids, we know that omegas come primarily from fish but do you find it a fishing expedition to get the skinny on their health benefits?
Terri DeNeui, nurse practitioner and founder of Hormonal Health and Wellness Centers joins us today to kind of straighten some of this out hopefully.
There is so much information in the media these days about omegas. You hear about it all over the place, they’re good for us, they’re bad for us. It is very confusing. Help.
Terri DeNeui: Yeah. Well, there is a lot of confusing information and that’s of course my passion is educating and get all the right information out there, but the omegas are very important and the way they work is primarily anti-inflammatory. Most all disease processes are inflammatory in nature and we’ve all heard of omega 3s and that’s the EPA and DHAs which I’ll talk about in a minute. But omega 7 is the new kid on the block and it is phenomenal. In fact, its effects are
so profound that Harvard has applied for a patent on omega 7s, which is called palmitoleic acid and it has incredible reversal effects on metabolic syndrome. It acts like a hormone in the body, which of course, I’m all about hormones. But it exerts its effects on the fat cells and energy and metabolism so it’s really fascinating.
Jane McGarry: OK. You mentioned that there a number of diseases that omegas have something to do with.
Terri DeNeui: Sure.
Jane McGarry: I know that’s not very scientific what I just said. But can you explain that?
Terri DeNeui: Yes, absolutely. So omega 3s, which is EPA and DHA, we primarily know about them for heart disease and cholesterol lowering effects. But it really doesn’t have that effect. It has its effects anti-inflammatory wise. But to break that down a little bit, also, brain disorders, mood disorders also, the omega 3s play a role in. But the omega 7s have a role in decreasing insulin resistance, decreasing glucose levels, decreasing cholesterol levels and decreasing essential obesity. It’s a phenomenal new kid on the block like I said.
Jane McGarry: Wow! It really is. It’s interesting information.
Terri DeNeui: It is unbelievable.
Jane McGarry: OK. You mentioned EPA and DHA omegas. What is that? What’s the difference?
Terri DeNeui: They’re just two different types of essential fatty acids that make up the omega 3s. And EPA is profoundly anti-inflammatory and it has its affects in inflammation. DHA is for brain health, in cognition. But one thing we’re finding with EPA is it has a huge effect on mood lifting and in high doses, it can actually lift mood better than some of the medications. The omega 7s, the difference between that is it is like I said before, it acts like
a hormone in the body and it specifically acts on the fat cells to increase energy and metabolism.
Jane McGarry: So, these are some of the things we’re talking about when we say omegas. I’m just going to hold this up. When you talk about omegas, you’re talking about it looks like vitamins that you might buy. So what are the must-knows. I mean you’ve had a lot of information but what are the simple must knows?
Terri DeNeui: The simple must-knows are number one, you want to make sure you get your omegas from a company that is third party test their omegas for not only potency and purity but for contamination, make sure there’s no plastics, bacteria, estrogens in them. The other thing is you want to know that there’s a difference in the different ratios of EPA and DHA. And of course, omega 10 is my favorite. It has all three, omega 7s and it has EPA, DHA and palmitoleic acids, so a combination of omega 3 and omega 7. And the results we’ve been seeing on not only mood lifting but inflammation, we have orthopedic doctors that use this for inflammation, sports injuries. I took it in high doses when I hurt my foot. It works better than Advil.
Jane McGarry: Wow! That is really interesting.
Terri DeNeui: Unbelievable. Yup. I can talk all day about the omegas.
Jane McGarry: All right. Well, Terri, thank. Thank you so much.
Terri DeNeui: Thanks. No problem.
Jane McGarry: And there is a lot of information out there. It is kind of hard to figure it all out. If you want to know more or find out more obviously, you can call Terri. You can get in contact with her. You can find high quality essential omegas. It’s online at EvexisMedical.com. Click on nutrient supplementation.
You can also call
EVEXIAS Medical Centers in Southlake at 817-328-8376.
And In Rockwall, at 469-402-1877.