Is this healthy oil damaging your joints without you knowing it?

The Good Life Letter

27th September 2009

  • Is this healthy oil damaging your joints without you knowing it? 
  • The magic ingredient hidden in the seas of New Zealand
  • The great balancing act...
  • 100 times more potent than fish oil

Can you imagine being back at school, and being told off for eating too many greens...?

"Look at your plate Collins - you've eaten ALL of your cabbage! Go straight to the headmaster's office!"

Or having a healthy dinner snatched away from you at home...?

"Oh no you don't Ray, that the THIRD portion of steamed celery you've had today! Go and eat some chocolate."

Well, if you want to protect your joints and help beat arthritis, I'm going to tell you something similar today.

You see, there's a chance you've been getting TOO MUCH of a good thing in your diet - and it could be slowly gnawing away at your joints.

I'll explain...

Is this healthy oil damaging your joints without you knowing it?
The general consensus these days is that our western diet is far too high in Omega-6 fats. 
These are fats you get from high levels of vegetable oils in modern cooking processes. 
This isn't to say that omega-6s are bad for you - they're actually ESSENTIAL for good health - it's just that they need to be properly balanced out by an intake of omega 3 fatty acids (many experts believe the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 should be 1:1).
Sounds easy doesn't it? After all, you can find Omega 3 fats in fish, seafood, broccoli, cabbage, and walnuts and flaxseeds.

But guess what, it's not as simple as that.

In fact, the average Western diet has a ratio of 20:1.


So why is there such a shortfall of Omega 3 in our diets?

First off, we'd have to eat a lot of the above to get sufficient Omega 3 fats into our diet (and be honest, when was the last time you said 'more flaxseed anyone?' as you dished out Sunday lunch).

Plus, even when we DO eat these foods, there's a good chance the Omega 3 levels will be depleted because of modern 'high yield' farming methods.
Because of this, we're a long way off of hitting the perfect 1:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 oils. And it's this huge imbalance which is being linked to many systemic inflammatory problems.

Luckily, us Good Lifers know something a lot of people don't...

The magic ingredient hidden in the seas of New Zealand

I've mentioned this brilliant natural remedy before, but maybe not in the context of ironing out this Omega 6 vs Omega 3 imbalance...

Way back in the 70s (when The Sweeney was still on, and I had plenty of hair), research scientists noticed something very strange about the Maoris living in the coastal areas of New Zealand...

It seems that not one of them suffered from arthritis or joint pain of any kind.

Further studies showed that it was ONLY the Maoris who lived on the coast who showed this remarkable resistance to arthritis. Maoris who lived inland had the same percentage of arthritis as most of the Western world.

But the coastal Maoris were different.

And after years of studying the soil, the sea, the eating habits, the drinking habits and the culture of these coastal dwellers, the researchers finally cracked it...

Their diet was rich in green lipped mussels, and it was the oil from these mussels that was protecting them from  inflammation and joint paint.

Can you guess what the oil was?

That's right - it was Omega 3. By included Omega 3 oils in their diet, these Maoris had virtually wiped out the existence of arthritis.

So how exactly does Omega 3 fight (and by the looks of it beat) arthritis?

The great balancing act...
Remember that perfect 1:1 ratio of Omega 6 vs Omega 3, and how us in the western world have an average ratio of 20:1...?

Well, by taking a green mussel extract, you can dramatically shift the balance of fats in your body.

The intense boost of omega 3 can help reduce the body's natural inflammatory response to viruses and allergic reactions.

(This can be a great aid in helping to control asthma symptoms as well. Because in asthma, it's the inflammation of the airways that causes the breathing problems). 
Of course, ordinary fish oils are a good source of these omega-3s. But the king of all fish oils is the green lipped mussel.

It lives in sun-baked waters packed with plankton that contain extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants, which means it's one of the most powerful natural remedies in the fight against joint pain and arthritis.

And the best way I've found to get all the benefits of green lipped mussels is to try this...


100 times more potent than fish oil

Lyprinol has been shown to be:
- 100 times more potent than EPA Max (fish oil)
- 125 times more potent than original freeze 
  dried mussel powder
- 175 times more potent than evening primrose oil
- 175 times more potent than Salmon Oil
- 200 times more potent than Flax Oil

And because of the extraction process it can be eaten by anyone suffering from shellfish intolerance. There's no fishy smell or aftertaste. And you only have to take 1-2 capsules a day.
Interested? Everything you need is here:


Right, that's me done for today. Well, done pestering you anyway. I'm taking the family to see in in-laws, so I can pester them instead!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll be back next week.

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