Why Doesn't Your Doctor Recommend Fish Oil?

Although it's common knowledge how well fish oilprotects your heart and health, most American cardiologists practicingwithin the rigid rules of conventional medicine don't prescribe it fortheir patients who have survived a heart attack. If you lived in Italy,however, leaving fish oil out of a patient's treatment regimen isconsidered such a huge oversight a doctor could be sued for malpractice.

Of course, American cardiologists won't allow patients to leave thehospital without enduring more than their fair share of treatments,among them implantable defibrillators that can eventually stop working and drugs that may do more than good.

In fact, one recent study found just 17 percent of the doctors practicing in Washington state prescribed fish oil for their cardiovascular patients, although more than half were well aware of its benefits.

And, even though the American College of Cardiology now recommendsthat heart patients increase their intake of omega-3 fats to 1 gram aday, it doesn't spell out how to get them. That's a hugeproblem folks, because the conventional approach parroted far and wide-- eating fish -- would be your best option if not for the presence of mercury.

Your best option for getting your omega-3s fats safely: Taking a high quality krill oil daily.

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