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​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…

​Simple, Healthy Side Dishes for your Next Cookout

Summer is in full swing. You may be attending picnics, going to concerts in the park, sharing dishes at BBQs with friends and family, and maybe even enjoying work gatherings. Here are some refreshing unique side dishes that will brighten up any food table.SWEET & TANGY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALADIngredients:3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced3 tomatoes, cut into wedges1 sweet onion, sliced into thin ring…

The Most Important Nutrients for Brain Health

No matter what our age is, we all can benefit from some extra brain support. Whether we want to support mental clarity, mood health, or focus, certain foods and brain exercises can help, but it’s still a good idea (especially as we get older) to add supplements that promote healthy brain function. Some of the best options include the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaeno…