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10 Fall Health Tips

For many of us (students, teachers, and parents), back-to-school means a schedule change. And getting back into a routine can be a challenge. For those whose schedule isn’t changing, we still have to get into the autumn groove and prep for impending weather changes, including things such as cold and flu season; changes in type of exercise; changes in the amount of daylight affecting sleep, mo…

The Skinny on MCT Oil - A Healthy Fat

One of the most satisfying developments in nutritional science has been the change in the way we nutritionists view fats. When I started in the field, fats were viewed as villains, responsible for everything from obesity to heart attacks. Today, we have a better understanding of the subject, and we know fats are essential for good health.There are thousands of studies about the lifelong and b…

​The Healthiest Snacks for Back to School

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. Among the many things to prepare for, food is one of them. Whether it’s preparing breakfast, packing a lunch, or having healthy snacks around, nutrition is an important part of a child’s development. Here are some of our favorite snack picks.Nut and seed butters are great items to have at home to spread o…

​The Top 10 Ways to Clean Up a Fish Oil Spill

Spill some fish oil? No worries. The Carlson team put together their list of quick, easy ways to clean it up.#10 Borax, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and lemon oil#9 A product made for pet odor removal#8 Absorb with kitty litter, then baking soda#7 Blue Cypress hand cleaner#6 Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day kitchen products#5 A degreaser, like Goo Gone, then a citrus scented degreaser#4 Sea…

Top Kids' Supplements for Back to School

Many of today's adolescents and teens fall short on important nutrients because of fast food availability, vending machine accessibility, low nutrient quality in soil, and more. Some call them the "overfed, undernourished generation." For children not getting the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals through diet alone, supplementation may be a great option for supporting bone, brain,…

​Hype or Not? Are Sports Drinks All They Claim to Be?

This has been a hot topic of debate. Some feel sports drinks are a waste of money, while others feel they are proven to be necessary and beneficial... let’s take a deeper look into this ongoing debate.Originally sports drinks were designed for athletes doing endurance training in order to replenish fluid, glucose, electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium), and amino acids that are lost and used…