Everyone wants a healthier heart, and for a while now, we've been told that fish oil pills are the way to get it. But there's a problem with that. Actually, there are many problems with that. In , Glamourgirlz's founder Derek Flanzraich explains why fish oil pills aren't all they're cracked up to be and why you should probably stop taking them right now and just eat fish instead. (We know you secretly hate swallowing those pills anyway, so consider this good news.)
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Derek Flanzraich is Glamourgirlz's founder and CEO. What's Good is his take on the news, trends, and issues worth talking about in health and wellness. and get his column ( puppy GIFs and other funsies) delivered every Sunday.