Recent science makes it clear that our cardiovascular and immune systems are closely linked. From foam cells (lipid-laden macrophages) to T-cell subsets, immunity plays a role in many conditions.
This connection becomes all the more interesting when we see how lifestyle, including nutrition, can influence immunity. We’ve heard for years about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, but now we see that they may work through production of pro-resolving mediators, or PRMs. These omega-3 metabolites, which can be found in fish oils, seem to help alter the balance of immune signals within the cell to promote health.
For decades we’ve focused on conditions like depression as the result of neurotransmitter imbalance