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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…

A Quick, Simple, Heart-Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Show some love to your heart by using Olive Your Heart® single-serving packets daily. They're delicious, convenient, and heart healthy. Olive Your Heart® is a supplement that combines the cardiovascular benefits of extra virgin olive oil and omega-3s from Norwegian fish oil. The Health Benefits of Omega-3s and Olive OilOlives and extra-virgin olive oil contain phytonutrients, called poly…

​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…

Are your fish oils sustainable?

With Earth Day right around the corner, you may be thinking a bit more about the environment. Are the products you're using environmentally friendly? Are the products sourced in a way that's sustainable? With fish oils we have to wonder if the oil we are taking is polluted. Are we going to run out of fish?The fish oil market has boomed the last few years as more and more consumers become aware of…

The Best Time to Take Supplements

As a dietitian, when I used to counsel individuals, there were several occasions when my clients brought in shopping baskets filled with supplements. They couldn’t remember exactly all of the reasons why they bought them nor how much or how often to take them. If this sounds like you, you are NOT alone! I think we’d all like to get the most out of our supplements through proper timing, combining,…