2000, a 78-year-old man was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told
by his doctor he had only a few months to live.
Tumors Down to 10 Percent
Today, the cancerous tumors in his lungs have shrunk to 10 percent of
what they were in 2000, according to last year's computed tomography
scans. What caused this was not a common medical treatment such as
chemotherapy or surgical excision.
An Omega-3 Diet
How is this possible? His neighbor, Ron Pardini, a professor of
biochemistry and associate director of the Nevada Agricultural
Experiment Station, told him to drastically increase his intake of
omega-3 fatty acids, which are often found in fish oil or golden algae
He began to take a high dose of fish oil and golden algae oil
capsules daily, while at the same time reducing corn-based foods. Corn
contains omega-6 fatty acids, which have been found to increase cancer
Fights Cancer in Mice
Pardini's research showed that omega-3 fatty acids significantly
depress the growth of human mammary, ovarian, colon, prostate and
pancreatic cancer cells that were injected into mice. His studies also
demonstrated that fish oil consumption can improve a mouse's
responsiveness to chemotherapy.
Fish oil research began when it was observed that Inuit Eskimo
populations suffer from fewer breast and prostate cancer deaths. So far,
though, most studies have been limited to animal models.