Lots of cutting-edge research is emerging in the field of cancer prevention, much of it from Scandinavian researchers, and it is emerging rapidly. Every month, the results of more and more studies are released which show the benefits of fish oil (DHA and EPA) supplementation in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Several very important studies, done in Sweden, showed that the polyunsaturated fatty acids DHA and EPA, found in fish oil, are especially effective in combating hormone-related cancers such as prostate and breast cancer.

Breast cancer and prostate cancer are also known as hormone-dependent cancers, because the growth of the cancer cells depends on the amounts of certain hormones in the blood. Here are 2 ways in which molecularly distilled omega 3 can help:

1. Decreasing estradiol levels. In the case of breast cancer, one of the most common cancers out there, and one that has changed the lives of so many women, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been found by the Swedish scientists to suppress estradiol levels. Estradiol is the female hormone that feeds breast cancer cells. Obviously, by taking a supplement that lowers your estradiol levels, you are giving your body a fighting chance against the cancer, naturally!

2. Decreasing arachidonic acid. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, maintain that a diet high in omega 3 fats or supplemental fish oil can also help men with prostate cancer. Studies have repeatedly shown that a high level of arachidonic acid, an omega 6 fatty acid, is cancer-promoting and that polyunsaturated fatty acids such as DHA and EPA can dramatically decrease the levels of arachidonic acid in the blood. This can decrease our chances of avoiding and surviving cancer significantly.

After having researched natural health for about 8 years now, I've come to the conclusion that giving our bodies what nature intended them to have, a healthy diet high in fatty fish, vegetables and legumes, can help up fight off most of today's modern ailments, including cancer.

I believe that when we can boost our immune defenses and help our bodies fight off disease for under $20 USD a month, there really is no excuse not to take a fish oil supplement every day, two or three times a day. Both for ourselves and for our families.

Personally, I've chosen to live a healthy lifestyle all-around, I feel a lot better, my health has improved dramatically, and I intend to keep it that way, both for myself and for my loved ones.

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