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“Omega-3 Oils: A Practical Guide” by Donald Rudin and Clara Felix

Published: 1996

Length: 216 pages

Summary: “Omega-3 Oils” identifies the lack of particular nutrients in the American diet as a cause of many modern chronic diseases. The nutrients Rudin identifies include omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and specific vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. According to the author, a shortage of these nutritional basics in processed foods leads to skin problems, fatigue, heart and kidney disease, infertility, obesity, aging and poor mental health. Rudin explores how the deficiency of each nutrient could lead to various ailments in a study of 44 patients. He then recommends The Omega Program, which he designed to combat these modern illnesses using flaxseed oil, supplements, and exercise.

This book is a useful resource for HD patients and families already using omega-3 oils to combat some of the side effects of Huntington’s disease. “Omega-3 Oils” does not directly address Huntington’s disease or similar genetic neurodegenerative diseases, but it does give readers supplementary information about how omega-3 oils might work in the body.

CMB 05/21/2013