About Swamiodo

Cottonwood Garden, Nelson BC

Cottonwood Garden, Nelson BC (Photo credit: jsrothwell)

My mission is to provide blessings
and helpful Omega-3 information. Also, since January 2015 I have been teaching tai chi at the Moving Centre, Nelson. The classes re-start on Sunday September 13 2015, and will run until December 20, 2015. The classes are by donation, 10 am to 11 am. For further information about my experience and training, see https://selfdiscoverynelsonbc.wordpress.com/tai-chi-classes/

The link to information about the tai chi classes (Facebook event) is: https://www.facebook.com/events/156879344651156/

In 2005 I was thinking about a spiritual calling,
and some friends suggested that providing blessings
would be a positive contribution to the world.
I began to offer blessings in person in Nelson, BC, Canada by request.

In 2010 I read the Omega Plan, and became convinced
that spreading information about the benefits of
increasing Omega-3 intake was the most postive action
I could take to help others improve their health and creativity.

Thanks to those people who have provided positive feedback and encouragement. The link to my Blessings Blog is



Video – How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet

Salmon fry hatching.

Salmon fry hatching. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a good short video about how to increase your Omega-3 Intake.

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase good cholesterol and lower the bad, as well as reduce inflammation and your risk for everything from stroke and asthma to certain cancers.
To complete this How-To you will need:
A fish oil supplement
Ground flax
Flax seed oil
And some walnuts


Fish, oil pastels

Fish, oil pastels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Researchers say diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help people with heart disease live longer, but why these oils are so beneficial remains unclear. A new study looks at how higher fish oil levels in the blood may protect the caps on chromosomes, which help measure biological aging. Catherine Dolf provides a JAMA Report.

Fabulous Fats & Omega-3 Song Video

Absolutely Fabulous (song)

Absolutely Fabulous (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This video is an excerpt from a “Fabulous Fats” presentation by Mary Toscano. The video has a short introduction to Omega-3s (particularly DHA), vital to the functioning of the brain and eyes, and speeding up of body processes. The video also has a cheerful Omega-3 song written and performed by Dan Barnett.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Essential for Heart, Brain Health

Madonna and the Fish, oil painting by Raphael

Madonna and the Fish, oil painting by Raphael (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This popular video (13,000 views) suggests that Omega-3s are essential for heart and brain health. The suggested reason for the importance of Omega-3s is that it improves electrical signaling in the heart and brain. The presenter, Bruce Yaffe, MD, suggests that people over the age of 40, people no longer have the enzyme that allows conversion of ALA (the parent Omega-3) to EPA and DHA. As a result, he says that fish and fish oil are the best sources of Omega-3s for those over the age of 40. His recommendation is a gram of fish oil per day.

Omega-3s Help You Burn Fat


Flax at Knight's lookout

Flax at Knight's lookout (Photo credit: ajft)

This video (with Isabel, from Diet Solution.com) is an overview of ways to add more Omega-3s to your diet. Eating too many grains lowers the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6. Freshly ground flax seed in the morning is one recommendation. The video also suggests that increasing Omega-3 intake has the benefit of helping burn off body fat.

Oxford University Study of Omega-3 Supplements for School Children


Tom Quad at Christ Church, Oxford on a beautif...
Tom Quad at Christ Church, Oxford on a beautiful snowy day. Français : Le “Great Quadrangle” de Christ Church, à Oxford par une belle journée enneigée. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This video presents the results of an Oxford University study of school children selected as a result of concentration and memory problems, and the improvements resulting from Omega-3 supplements. The video focuses mainly on the positive results for one young school child (Elliot), with noticeable improvements in memory and concentration.