Dr. Bill Harris, an internationally recognized omega-3 expert and Professor of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota & the President and CEO of OmegaQuant joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Nutrition & Supplement Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Bill Harris discuss the following:
- What are omega-3s and where can you get them?
- Why are omega-3s important for our health?
- How do we know if we are getting enough omega-3s and what is an optimal level?
- Why do you consider the omega-3 index test the ‘new cholesterol’ test?
- Where can our listeners get more information?
SUMMARY: Low omega-3 levels are one of the most common and most easily corrected nutritional deficiencies in the world. Increasing the intake of oily fish and/or using omega-3 supplements will quickly and safely increase the Omega-3 Index into healthier zones. I think that the Omega-3 Index test will play a critical role in helping consumers take control of their own health and wellness. This simple at-home test requires only 1 drop of blood and enables people to identify a low omega-3 level. Armed with that information, they will be able to easily correct and then maintain healthy levels of omega-3s throughout their life.
Dr. Bill Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Nutrition and Lipid Metabolism with Dr. Bill Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University. His interest in omega-3 fatty acids began with his postdoctoral work when he published his first study on the effects of salmon oil on serum lipids in humans (1980). Since that time he has been the recipient of five NIH grants for studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on human health. He has over 190 publications relating to omega-3 fatty acids in medical literature and was an author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids: “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease” (2002), and “Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” (2009) both published in the journal Circulation. Dr. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, and the President and CEO of OmegaQuant.