Author: Norbert Moskovits

Omega-3 for Stress and Depression

"I recommend Diachieve Omega-3 because it contains optimal amounts of EPA and DHA. It can help prevent heart disease and other complications for those with diabetes and for those without diabetes and is also beneficial in people who already suffer from heart disease." Norbert Moskovits, M.D., FACC, FCCP: Director, Heart Failure Program; Associate Director Of Clinical Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center. He has been consistantly rated "One of the best physicians in NY," by NY Magazine for several years in a row. He has published many articles in several medical journals and has presented his research at national conferences. Diabetes can be a major source for mental stress. Changes in diet and lifestyle, or simply managing your illness can be stressful. If you have mental stress, it can complicate diabetes by distracting you from proper care or affecting blood glucose levels directly. [1] Recent Study links Diabetes and Depression According to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, diabetes and depression could actually be linked behaviorally and biologically. The study looked at 65,381 women aged 50 to 75 in 1996 and studied them over 10 years. Results from the study revealed that depression seemed to increase the risk for diabetes, and diabetes seemed to increase the risk for depression. Women with diabetes were 29% more likely to develop depression after taking into account other depression risk factors,...

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Omega 3s – Healthier Skin, Hair & Nails

Signs that you are omega-3 deficient might be dry rough patches on skin, dry hair, soft or brittle nails, small bumps on the back of upper arms and legs, eczema, dandruff and dry eyes. Omega-3 deficiency symptoms may be overlooked by doctors because they are shared by other illnesses. Scientists have recently given a name to Omega-3 deficiency – it is FADS or Fatty Acid Deficiency Syndrome.[2]

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Omega-3 Can Help with Brain Disorders

According to the American Diabetes Association, people with persistently high blood glucose tend to develop lesions on the brain later in life that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease and may speed dementia once it strikes. Doctors long suspected diabetes damaged blood vessels that supply the brain. It now seems that the damage may start before someone is diagnosed with full-blown diabetes, back when the body is gradually losing its ability to regulate blood sugar. According to the findings, brain functioning subtly slows as Type 2 diabetics’ blood-sugar rises, well before people have any obvious memory problems. [1], [2]

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OMEGA-3s Can be Just as Effective as Drug Therapies for Common Eye Disorder

High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetes eye problems.According to the National Institutes of Health, Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. [1] High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. According to Dr. Lois Smith, professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, more than 50 percent of people who have diabetes for 25 years will develop some degree of retinopathy.

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Omega-3’s Can Help Reduce Joint Pain

When you got out of bed this morning, did your hips and knees ache? Did your hands feel stiff when you poured your morning coffee? These could be signs of inflammation and the subsequent bone and joint pain that comes along with it.

Unfortunately, diabetes and inflammation with bone and joint pain often go hand in hand. Charcot’s joint (primarily affects the feet), diabetic hand (carpel tunnel), osteoarthritis and frozen shoulder are the most common conditions that are associated with diabetes and joint pain. Most of these problems mentioned above involve some kind of chronic inflammation.

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