Browsing the "Omega-3" Tag

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New Study: Eating Fish for Heart Health? Not So Fast!

A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3’s affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3’s provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury — and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we’re at it. What a bargain!

September 4th

Wild Eats: Purslane, the Delicious Weed

Last week, I was pruning tomato plants at the farm when I noticed a vaguely familiar plant growing amongst the tomatoes. It had fleshy, succulent, paddle-shaped leaves and thick, reddish stems that crept along the ground. After studying it for a moment, it came to me – purslane! I recognized it from one of my […]

June 15th

Monsanto’s Vistive Gold Soybeans Lack Omega-3

[social_buttons] Monsanto’s new Vistive Gold soybeans lack omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the human body. They have been shown to improve cardiovascular function and assist in the development of the brain. Research indicates omega-3s could have anti-cancer properties, improve immune function in infants, and may reduce the chance of low birth […]

June 10th

Another Piece of the Obesity Pie: Seed Oils

[social_buttons] Are seed oils a major driver of the obesity epidemic in the United States? Obesity is one of the hottest topics of the day. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention has a great moving graph of the US obesity epidemic that shows state obesity trends from 1985-2008. If you haven’t seen it, it […]

May 6th

Exploring the Energy of Spirulina

Spirulina is called the Earth’s healthiest Superfood. It is considered to be one of the cleanest foods on the planet and it is also packed with numerous essential nutrients. [social_buttons] This simple, one-celled form of blue-green algae is believed to have appeared on the Earth about 3 billion years ago. “Spirulina has since survived without […]

April 1st

Nutritional Support for ADHD

It is estimated that 3 to 7 percent of American children suffer form Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That adds up to over 2 million kids, one in every class of 25. Traditional treatments involve medications such as Ritlin and Adderall, as well as other prescription drugs.  Side effects linked to ADHD medication include depression, […]

March 1st

What to Consider When Buying Eggs

Beautiful green and brown eggs are dwarfed by the huge goose eggs. Some farms also offer duck eggs for interested buyers. Want some of the most beautifully colored eggs this Easter, but don’t have time to dye them? No problem, you can get eggs in all colors from soft, warm brown to light sage, blue-green […]

March 18th