My Omega 7 Scheduled to Arrive in Two Days
Is this our last life to live? I think not, but others may argue that it is. I will leave religious and spiritual philosophies to others, but all can agree on this mathematical abstract: Length + Quality of Life= A Great Life.
If I am predestined to live well past ninety, then my wish is to cross over the rainbow bridge without excruciating pain, living independently, and most importantly, as some last wills and testaments state: Being of Sound Mind. This phrase usually is paired with sound body but let us be realistic. A cane at age 90 is not so bad; in fact, it can be a fashion statement.
Your genetic code, stamped into your body at conception, is often imperfect but your unique code, plus or minus some lifestyle items, is the boss. Otherwise we would all be geniuses or supermodels. Medical science has lengthened our days, but to what end? As someone once told me, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”
We have all heard of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. As an addict of salmon and sardines, these nutrient rich Omega foods, plus a bit of aerobic exercise, have personally pushed my bad cholesterol, the LDL, down and my good HDL up.
Poor maligned LDL is not sitting in a corner with a dunce cap, but to balance it, we need the artery cleaning HDL. By the way, life as we know it is not possible without water; it is also not possible without cholesterol, though current advertising would have you believe just that.
So, I was a bit surprised a few days ago when the newest Omega, Omega 7, lit up my computer screen. Palmitoleic acid, not to be confused with palmito oil, is the new (relatively,) star on the block. Perhaps I was too busy eating salmon to notice this new wonder drug four decades ago.
A random search of the blogosphere provided this tidbit; palmito oil may be dangerous to a beating heart.
In 2014, Dr. Oz touted Omega 7, aka palmitoleic acid as a remedy for unwanted fat in the midsection. Sound in mind means to look at everything with the eye of skeptic.
Metabolic syndrome is medically speaking, a precursor to diabetes. Coincidentally, type 2 diabetes as well as high blood pressure are what sends scores of baby boomers to the gym and has supplement makers laughing all the way to the bank. Pharmaceutical firms are banking gazillions as their CEO’s are exercising stock options. It is easy to imagine said CEO smiling at this exercise.
Dr. Oz’ 2014 show highlighted that further research is necessary. He does after all, employ a top-notch team of lawyers. Most of us do not have that particular benefit, so buyer beware.
This compound, Omega 7, has two very natural sources: Sea buckthorn berries and macadamia nuts. Sea Buckthorn berries live in cold areas splashed by sea salt and in equally cold and unhospitable deserts in Asia. A hearty plant, it also contains vitamins C and E, plus many other healthy compounds that result in better skin. According to a blog, Fatty Acids Hub, sea buckthorn, a planetary miracle, might be everything a family needs in case of a nuclear war, or an EMP attack. You name it; sea buckthorn has it in multiples. www.fattyacidshub.com.
It also has something you may not need. Those hearty berries mend the mucosal lining of the digestive track, so if you are plagued with diarrhea or a chronic disease like Crohn’s, stay away. If your problem is constipation, then stock up on the sea buckhorn berries.
For many, a kinder and gentler way to supplement your diet is going with Macadamia nut oil. Macadamia hales from friendlier climates, punctuated with warm and moist conditions. A compound made from this oil will not cause diarrhea.
If you cannot stand even the thought of fish, then do look for a supplement of palmitoleic acid. No need to have your attorney read the label—you can do that for yourselves.