Category Archives: Omega 3 fatty acids

DHA supplementation in pregnancy

A new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition lends support to the claim that supplementing with DHA in pregnancy helps with optimal pregnancy outcomes. Earlier research on the benefits of DHA supplementation in pregnancy has shown that it plays a substantial role in fetal and infant brain development, increasing IQ scores, lengthening attention […]

Low Omega 3 Levels and Increased Risk of Suicide?

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reported on a recent study linking military suicides to low DHA (a type of omega 3 fatty acids) levels in the blood. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for healthy brain function and balanced moods. I routinely recommend increasing omega-3 fatty acids to help decrease depression and anxiety. DHA is […]

Raw Chia Seed and Oat Porridge

I made this (almost) raw porridge this morning- the whole family loved it.  The chia and hemp seeds add fiber and lots of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. ¼ cup chia seeds* 1/2 cup organic rolled oats** 6 dates (remove pits) 4 Tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Pinch […]

The 411 on Milk Alternatives

If you or your children do not drink cow’s milk, there are a lot of non-dairy alternatives to choose from.  Milk can be made from almond, rice, soy, oat, coconut or hemp and come in a variety of flavors such as plain, vanilla, chocolate and carob. My favorite for Sophie (my almost 18-month old who […]

Healthy Estrogen Diet

A healthy liver and clean body are essential for hormonal balance. Estrogen, the hormone responsible for breast development, hips, menstrual cycles, good moods, sharp minds, strong bones and healthy cholesterol levels, is affected adversely by the environmental toxins we are exposed to every day.  Certain chlorinated pesticides, PCBs, and combustion byproducts tax the liver and […]

DHA During Pregnancy

DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega 3 fatty acid essential for pregnant women and their developing fetus.  Because it is an “essential fatty acid” women must get it through their diet or supplementation in order to reap the many benefits for themselves and their baby.