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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…

DHA The Essential Nutrient for Happy, Healthy Babies

When we’re pregnant or have a new little angel in our life, it’s an important time for us to get to know DHA. DHA is one of the most beneficial omega-3s, polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide many important health benefits. Omega-3s are considered “essential” because our body can’t make them, so we must obtain them through our diet. The best sources of omega-3s are oil-rich fish, such as s…

​Omega-3 Benefits for Heart Health

Do you have a plan to protect your heart? We have car insurance and home insurance… I think we need heart insurance. And there’s no better place to start than by boosting our daily intake of omega-3s. If you consider the totality of studies – more than 2,000 – that review omega-3s for heart health, you’ll find there is nothing more well-studied and that these fish-derived fats offer many bene…

Determine your Omega-3 Level

Numerous studies tout the benefits of the omega-3 fats found in fish oil for promoting brain, vision, joint, and immune health. And when it comes to supporting heart health, omega-3s are important. We can also find the beneficial omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in prenatal supplements to support a healthy heart and mood in moms and healthy brain and fetal development in babies. With all of…

​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,…