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How to Read a Fish Oil Label

1. Start Here: Serving size is the amount of fish oil necessary to receive the EPA and DHA dose listed. Higher potency fish oils contain more EPA and DHA in fewer capsules or spoonfuls.2. Check for Antioxidants: Antioxidants help preserve fish oil purity and freshness, and protect our cells from free-radical damage.3. Look at the Omega-3 Totals: Omega-3s should be the most prevalent form of fatty…

The 5 Most Important Supplements For Men

In our modern times of high stress, insufficient sleep, and unbalanced diets, it can be very difficult to maintain balance and achieve optimal wellness. Men are no different than women as far as having hectic schedules, which can put quite a burden on our bodies. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top four leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer,…

Tips for Helping Kids Eat Healthier

As a parent, we want our children to be healthy and happy. However, many of the foods targeted to children lead to obesity and mood swings. When your child is transitioning from milk to learning to eat whole food, it’s important to train their taste buds to enjoy healthier options such as fresh soft fruits and vegetables and clean protein sources. As they begin to grow, they may be introduced to j…

Vitamin D: Why We Need It & How to Get It

Vitamin D3 has been a “hot” topic of discussion for the past few years, and the scientific research continues increasing regarding the crucial role it plays in our health and wellbeing. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) are the two vitamin Ds referred to in research and are found in both food and supplements. Vitamin D3 is known as nature’s sunshine vitamin, and is a vit…

Which is Best: Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil?

I visit dozens of natural food stores and pharmacies every year and attend a number of conferences and trade shows. I’m always asked, which is best: cod liver oil or fish oil. It’s a great question. Here are my thoughts…Cod liver oil and fish oil are both great sources of omega-3s. Here’s the difference – cod liver oil also provides vitamins A and D3. This is the main distinction between the two.…

How to Maintain Strong, Healthy Bones

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month – and there’s no better time to talk about preserving our bone health.First, let’s start with the offenders. The Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of highly acidic foods and beverages. These include lunch meat, beef, pork, sausage, hot dogs, potato chips, crackers, white pasta, hard cheese, and sugary foods (like cookies, ice cream, sodas, and candy), plus b…