Source and Reference for all below: "PEO Solution - Conquering Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease with Parent Essential Oils. Authors: Brian Scott Peskin BSEE-MIT, Founder: Life Systems Engineering Science AND Robert Jay Rowen M.D., International Authority Oxidative Medicine. 2015 (Pinnacle Press, Houston, Texas. 77256).
The Ten Inconvenient Truths About Fish Oil:
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge - even to ourselves - that we've been so *credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)" p. 33 - Dr. Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Born 1934 - Death 1996), COSMOS, (American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologists, communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences). *Credulous (defined): adjective - having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
Sidebar (not in book cited): "The use of fish oil continues to bamboozle many, and the majority of fish oil isn't even real. If fish oil had eyes and could see, most of it would have never seen a fish." James Livingston. (End of sidebar).
Inconvenient Truth #1: In regards to primary or secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD), fish oil fails to prevent either. The results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial which included 860 general practitioners and more than 12,000 patients and a medium of 5 years follow-up. Scripps Institute cardiologist Eric Topol, M.D. - editor-in-chief of Medscape had this to say in 2013 - "Fish oil is a definite 'no go' "
"For physicians wishing a peer review article on this subject and wishing to see IOWA in a peer-reviewed journal, both are now available. Why Fish Oil Fails to Prevent or Improve CVD: A 21st Century Analysis," in the special Fatty Acid issue of September's Food and Nutrition Sciencess, Vol. 4, No. 9A, 2013 pp. 76-85 completely explains fish oil's failure. I was invited to submit a journal article for this special edition. I assure all physicians it's a "must read." (page 243-244, PEO Solution)
Inconvenient Truth #2: "Fish oil increases endothelial [lining of the blood vessels] platelet adhesion in heart patients. This is not, however, a protective effect. Just the opposite. In patients with atherosclerosis, however, prostacyclin (PGI2) biosynthesis [produced in endothelial tissue] . . . fell by a mean of 42 percent during the fish-oil period ... Synthesis of the platelet agonist thromboxane A2 (TXA)2 [produced in the platelets] declined by 58 percent. Template bleeding times were significantly prolonged in all the patients . . .
Atherosclerotic patients absolutely require increased PGI2 output is insufficient. The overall effect from the fish oil was increased bleeding times, not endothelial protection." (p. 245)
Inconvenient Truth #3: "DHA and fish oil are shown as completely worthless in treatment for Alzheimer's (2010). The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), dispells the naive notion that DHA and therefore fish/marine oil is beneficial in cognitive disorders. If it won't work in low-DHA (omega-3), patients in this trial, it can't help anyone." (p. 246)
Inconvenient Truth #4: "Fish oil increases the risk of colon cancer (2010). Cancer Research revealed startling information: "The findings support a growing body of literature implicating harmful effects of high doses of fish oil consumption in relation to certain diseases." (p. 246)
Inconvenient Truth #5: "Glycemic (blood sugar) control worsens during fish oil administration. Also, fatty fish which we are told is the best, decreases the insulin response in people with diabetes, another bad outcome (2011)." (p.246)
Inconvenient Truth #6: "Fish oil ruins mitochondria functionality (2006). Fish oil is the ultimate pro-aging agent. Mitochondrial functionality is a prime anti-aging factor, and fish oil negatively impacts mitochondrial functionality - the opposite of what you have been told." (p. 247)
Inconvenient Truth #7: "Fish oil accelerates aging (2011). Fish oil increases oxidative stress and decreases lifespan. Conclusion: These findings suggest that intake of fish oil increases oxidative stress, decreases cellular function, and causes organ dysfunction." (p.247)
Inconvenient Truth #8: "Fish oil does not slow atherosclerosis in patients with existing arterial disease (2002). After two years, the progession of atherosclerosis did not lesson. Harvard Medical School showed similar results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 1995." (p. 247)
Inconvenient Truth #9: "Fish oil continues to fail in preventing cancer (2012). Men taking fish oil showed no improvement. However, ". . . women were more than five times as likely to die of cancer if they had taken the omega-3 pills . . ." (Women had a three-fold increased risk of contracting cancer, too.) (Note: Men were likely not adhering to takin the supplement as requested, thus they at least did not worsen.)" (p. 248)
Inconvenient Truth #10: "Fish oil adversely affects chemotherapy (2011). Researchers at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands issued a major new warning in Cancer Cell to stop taking fish oil because it can make chemotherapy drugs ineffective. By contrast, PEOs (linoleic (LA) omega-6, and alpha-linolenic (ALA) fatty acids, both are the two true parent essential oils, not EFA and DHA in fish oil) chemotherapy effectiveness." (p.248)