For over three decades, medical researchers have been extolling the many health benefits of a fatty acid called omega-3. Within omega-3 are three essential fatty acids: EPA, DHA, and ALA. These substances are called “essential” because they are absolutely necessary for the proper function of the body. And the range of tasks they perform is truly staggering: They protect against heart attacks, they lower blood pressure and cholesterol, they reduce arthritis and premenstrual pain, they improve memory and stave off depression, and they fight wrinkles and skin disorders. They are found in plant foods, such as seeds and nuts, and in cold water fish, such as salmon, but new research shows that there is a more potent and absorbable source of omega-3 that may offer greater protection.
Written by best-selling author Dennis Goodman, MD, The Thrill of Krill is the first book to provide a clear understanding of why krill oil is a must for everyone interested in restoring and maintaining optimum health. Krill are tiny shrimp-like creatures found in the ocean. To a great extent, they make up the diet of most sea life, from whales and seals to squids and fish. Krill oil is to marine life what fish oil is to human life—except that krill oil is far superior to fish oil. Studies show that while fish oil is slow to be absorbed by the human body, krill oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.
In The Thrill of Krill, Dr. Goodman explores the latest research on krill, details the individual health benefits krill oil provides, and explains the differences between available krill oils. Also included is a resource section that will enable you to learn more about krill.
With so many nutritional supplements on store shelves, it’s hard to know which one can make a real difference to your health. Backed by scientific research, The Thrill of Krill introduces an exciting and amazingly powerful source of omega-3s that can change your life for the better.
". . . the first book to discuss why krill oil is a superior supplement. More than a discussion of krill oil's benefits, it goes on to discuss how nutritional fats work in general, why krill oil's unique structure allows the human body to more readily use it, and how to improve health and treat a range of common health conditions . . . a powerful survey recommended for any general-interest reader." —Midwest Book Review
Dr. Dennis Goodman, MD, graduated cum laude from the University of Cape Town Medical School in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his internal medicine residency and was Chief Medical Resident at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and his cardiology fellowship was undertaken at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Goodman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, critical care, clinical lipidology, integrative medicine, and cardiac CT imaging. In 1988, Dr. Goodman joined Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, where he served as Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Dr. Goodman is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University, and the Director of Integrative Medicine at New York Medical Associates in Manhattan. His areas of special interest include women's health and the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. An international speaker, Dr. Goodman has been a visiting professor throughout Europe, Asia, and South Africa. His articles have been published widely, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.