Wellness is more than the absence of disease. It's a vital combination of vibrancy, vitality, abundant energy and extraordinary health. Even though many health-conscious people strive for good health by eating healthy foods, taking vitamins, exercising and leading a stress-free lifestyle, total wellness may still elude them. That's because, say authors Jorn Dyerberg and Richard Passwater, they are missing two essential wellness factors - omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA - that affect every cell, every tissue and every organ in the body. This deficiency, not yet officially recognised by the scientific and medical communities, is responsible for many modern-day illnesses, including heart disease, dementia, cancer and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Replenishing the body with these missing factors has been shown to produce full performance, high energy and optimal health. While it's been known since Dr. Dyerberg's 1971 landmark study of the Inuit population in Greenland that EPA and DHA are needed to prevent heart attacks and promote healthy hearts, it's taken until the 21st century to learn that, by building healthier cell membranes, these fatty acids promote robust health throughout all systems in the body. They, also, help the brain by promoting life-long learning and positive mental functioning and by reducing inflammation, these omega-3s are, also, beneficial in treating all kinds of rheumatic and autoimmune disorders. More than 9,000 human studies after Dr. Dyerberg's groundbreaking research are showing the many critical contributions of omega-3 fatty acids to total health. To reduce the chance of dying a sudden death by 45 percent or a sudden cardiac death by 90 percent, heed the advice of Drs. Dyerberg and Passwater and begin taking the two missing wellness factors-EPA and DHA-now.