I have blogged about this subject elsewhere and it is such needed information I decided to blog about it on my own site. About a year and a half ago I attended a conference at UCLA on omega-3 fatty acids. Up to that point in time I had studied the effects of omega 3’s in the body but considered them more for those with heart disease, arthritis and other inflammatory problems. After hearing the speakers tout the enormous results of omega-3 fats in multiple research studies, I decided to add them to my own diet.
Although I eat very healthy and what I call “clean” with no processed foods, I experienced some incredible results within 3 weeks. I’ve had hormonal migraine headaches for about 20 years with not much relief. Although I had no adolescent acne, I had quite a bit of adult cystic acne for many years with no change from my diet, exercise, or even acupuncture.
After taking the combination of the ground flax seed and liquid fish oil for three weeks, my acne almost completely cleared up, and usual 4-5 migraines per month disappeared. I was not expecting a change in either my acne or headaches so these changes came as a surprise. I feel like a crusader now with my patients in terms of touting the benefits of the ground flax seed/liquid fish oil combo and am happy to pass along this information to anyone who has had similar challenging issues.
Since this initial blog came out I’ve been emailed multiple times by women who had challenging hormonal issues combined with infertility. After adding the omega-3 fats women who had tried to become pregnant for 2-3 years were able to successfully conceive. Many times infertility is caused by multiple issues. Omega 3 fats are just one possible way to restore hormone balance.