Posts Categorized: Education


AREDS2 Cognition Study Response

Education, News

A large, nationwide, government-funded clinical trial designed to measure the effect of select nutrients on visual function – specifically age-related macular degeneration – recently reported that 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 a day did not slow loss in cognitive decline. The other nutrients didn’t show benefit, either. I don’t get why they thought […]


EPA and DHA omega-3s may help people with regular headaches

Education, News

Background: Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are integrally involved with brain function and cellular health. They work in cells (e.g., nerve cells, red blood cells) but they are also the source of “ingredients” that make other important compounds. These other compounds have diverse functions in the body, some of which are related to managing headaches. […]


What Are Plant Sterols? Why Are They Important?

Education

Sterols are fat molecules in the cell membranes of animals and plants with several functions, including a role in making hormones. Cholesterol is the major sterol in humans. We consume it in our diets and our bodies make it as well. Phytosterols come from plants and we can only get them from our diet, as […]


Marine Stewardship Council: The Best Environmental Choice in Seafood

Education

Fishing is hard work; selecting fish shouldn’t be.   Founded in 1996, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) was modeled after the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  Both the MSC and FSC evolved from coalitions of businesses and environmental organizations that sought to more effectively harness market demand to reward current sustainable harvest practices while creating an […]


ADHD Awareness Month

Education, News

 October is ADHD Awareness month and this short article is designed to do exactly that – raise awareness by explaining a little about what ADHD is all about from a scientific perspective.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is by far one of the most pervasive neurodevelopmental disorders worldwide. It is characterized by age-inappropriate symptoms of […]


The Case for Omega-3s has Never Been Stronger!

Education, Uncategorized

Recent research findings continue to support the case that EPA and DHA Omega-3s – the omega-3s found in fish and fish oil – are an essential pillar of a properly balanced and healthy diet. FDA Revises seafood intake during pregnancy – a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that a deficiency in […]


Omega-3’s and Joint Health

Education

  EPA and DHA omega-3s are essential nutrients for joint health. Omega-3s help joints stay healthy and flexible in adults of all ages. Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis can benefit from regular consumption of sufficient fish oil. Everybody needs omega-3s, but people who experience joint pain and stiffness or have rheumatoid arthritis have a special need […]