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A New Non-Fish Omega-3 Source and Weight Loss Advice on Dr. Oz

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Are you following the latest trends in natural holistic medicine? You can, by following Dr. Oz’s special guest Bryce Wylde author of “Wylde on Health: Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health,” who is back on The Dr. Oz Show with the latest, hottest trend in treating yourself naturally with his recommendation of a new non-fish source of Omega-3 fatty acids and advice on how to lose weight naturally.

As a repeat guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Bryce Wylde has earned a reputation as Dr. Oz’s go-to guy for the latest natural health cures and treatments in holistic health. Travelling the world, Bryce Wylde seeks natural remedies that are overlooked by modern medicine and brings to Oz viewers his latest discoveries.

New Non-Fish Omega-3 Source

“What do you think is the hottest trend in alternative medicine right now?” Dr. Oz asks Bryce Wylde.

“Far and away—Omega-3 fatty acids,” replies Bryce Wylde. “I really feel that we need to be taking more of these. Folks really are not taking these Omega-3s these days. And so, looking into plants and plant sources that act like fish oil―the Ahi Flower…that’s an up and comer.”

Research has shown that the Ahi Flower plant (Buglossoides arvensis) is reportedly the richest plant-based source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids―more specifically, its seed contains the Omega fatty acid precursors stearidonic acid (SDA) and gamma-linoleic acid (GLA).

Ahi Flower seed oil trumps flaxseed oil because the stearidonic acid (SDA) is converted more efficiently than the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) from flaxseed oil into the essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DPA (docosapentaenoic acid) that the body needs to maintain good health.

Ahi Flower as a rich source of Omega-3 and 6 is expected to grow in popularity over fish oil due to dwindling non-sustainable fish stocks and the concern that fish oil may be contaminated with heavy metal pollutants such as mercury. Sources of Omega-3’s from plants are also an attractive alternative for vegans.

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Commercial availability of Ahi Flower oil is expected to arrive soon in health food stores and supermarkets.

Weight Loss Advice

“What’s an effective way to shed a few pounds? Eat like the Japanese do until you are 80 percent full,” recommends Bryce Wylde who refers to the Asian practice of “Hara Hachi Bu” that has played a strong part in keeping many Japanese people from experiencing the obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.

So, how do you know when you are 80 percent full? Especially since there is a lag between the time the stomach detects fullness and sends a message to the brain that it has had enough.

According to Bryce Wylde, the trick is to first take up that 20-percent-less with fiber that will not add calories to your count.

“Intake fiber prior to your meal,” says Bryce Wylde. “Here’s how much I want you to use: 5 grams―a heaping teaspoon―mixed in your water like a Metamucil or a fiber that you can find in your local health food store…drink that back, wait 5 minutes, and then have your meal. That guarantees you are already 20 percent full so that when you sit down and eat, you’ll only eat until you are 80 percent full.”

For more from Bryce Wylde on losing weight, see what he has to say about one very popular weight loss supplement.

Image Source: Courtesy of The Dr. Oz Show website

Reference: The Dr. Oz Show