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Category: Heart Health

Bo Martinsen, MD Dec 23,2013

Could Multivitamins be a Threat to Your Health?

Some time ago, I received a letter from an old patient of mine. He asked, “Is it true what research reports from Denmark are saying ? Does taking particular vitamins increase the risk of disease and dying?” The Vitamin B...Read full article

Bo Martinsen, MD Jun 6,2013

What Your Cholesterol & Triglyceride Numbers Say About Your Lifestyle

Many years ago, a senior executive at a petroleum company came to me for his annual health checkup. Slightly overweight, he traveled regularly, didn’t have much time for exercise, and often he ate out. In addition, he smoked a couple...Read full article


Carbo-Confusion Unraveled: The Benefits of Carbohydrates and Fiber

I love it when people read nutrition facts. But when I overhear women say, “Oh I can’t eat that – it has too many carbs,” I get concerned that carbohydrates have gotten an unfair and inaccurate bad reputation. This idea...Read full article


The Heart Health Potential of Valentine’s Day Chocolates

The final countdown is here. With just a few days left, I bet many of you share my quandary about what to do or get your beloved for Valentine’s Day. Yes, I should have been out there a few weeks...Read full article

omega3innovations Nov 3,2012

Omega3 Innovations for Corporate Wellness Programs: Improving Employee Health with Omega-3 Treats

Wellness programs traditionally focus on smoking cessation, exercise, health screenings and nutritional education as a means of improving employee health and morale. However, experts agree that focusing on the dietary habits of employees is critical for treating some of the most...Read full article


Fish Oil, Fiber, and Cocoa: Three Musketeers Fighting for Your Health

My children were probably traumatized because I let them read Alexander Dumas’s The Three Musketeers at a very early age. However, the three main characters - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - had a great motto: “All for one and one for...Read full article


Taking Omega-3 Fish Oil is like Practicing Piano

Recently, I decided to take piano lessons again. In my younger years - before medical school - I nearly made piano playing my career. But after two children, a medical practice, and starting a business, I have since gotten out...Read full article

Bo Martinsen, MD Sep 20,2012

Omega-3 Research on Cardiovascular Events Doesn’t Measure Up

It’s confusing. For years, we’ve been told to take our fish oil, since studies have touted the benefits of omega-3 for everything from protecting against cardiovascular disease to reducing joint pains to improving mental health. And then, just last week,...Read full article


American Heart Association Supports Omega Cookie’s Benefits

The American Heart Association (AHA) just released a breaking news statement about managing high triglyceride levels in the blood. One third of all Americans suffer from elevated triglycerides, making them more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, which is the number one...Read full article


Shots, Swigs and Teaspoons: Get the Right Omega-3 Dose

[caption id="attachment_172" align="alignright" width="120"] How much omega-3 are you actually getting in your teaspoon?[/caption] Teaspoons, tablespoons, milliliter and milligrams: the world of measurements can be confusing to say the least, especially when it comes to swallowing the right dose.  Then...Read full article