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Busting Omega-3 Fish Oil Myths

Another nutritionist who has been a lifelong friend of mine has a funny quip about medical myths. She says, “The definition of a medical myth is something that was never true, and always will be.” That comes to mind when I think about fish oil myths. I am often amused by people’s reactions when I offer them a sample of fish oil. I have had adults run away from me, like a kid being offere…

​Activities that Support Brain Health as We Age

Aging gracefully is everyone’s goal. But aging is a natural process we can’t stop, unfortunately. However, we can slow it down by selecting proper foods and living a healthy lifestyle. Not only should we exercise our body regularly, but we also need to exercise our brain – especially as we age.Since our brain is also a muscle, it too can benefit from various activities. Whether we want to inc…

A Recipe to Boost Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase blood flow to the brain. They also help build membranes around each cell in the body. Eating omega-3 rich fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel may boost healthy brain function.  Nuts and seeds are loaded with the antioxidant vitamin E, which can protect our cells from oxidative stress. The longer a person lives, the greater the possibility…

​Quick Tips for Actively Listening

Active listening is more than just paying attention when someone else is speaking. It involves concentrating completely on what is being said and giving that person our full, undivided attention. Here are some tips for showing someone we are actively listening:Making eye contactStaying relaxedUnderstanding the big pictureAvoiding interruptingAvoiding daydreamingAsking questionsAsking for clarif…

​Encouraging Healthy Vision Development for Growing Children

Our eyes truly are the windows to our world. They are so incredibly intricate, and we should not take our eye health for granted. We could lose their ability to work properly in the blink of an eye. For the most part, both children and adults do not think about their health until it begins to fail them. Our eyes, like everything else in our body, should be taken care of the best we can for th…

Nutrients that Support Vision Health as We Age

Over time our eyes are exposed to many harmful substances. Exposure to ultraviolet light rays, blue light from digital screens, free radical stress, pollution, dust and debris, plus the natural aging process can have an impact on our precious and fragile eyes. It’s also not unusual for the eyes to age faster than the rest of the body – party due to the unique structure of the eyes and par…