The Importance of Seafood During Pregnancy

If you are a pregnant woman in todays world you have undoubtedly been warned against consuming too much seafood during pregnancy.  Concerns of contamination with toxic substances such as PCBs, dioxins and mercury are not to be taken lightly.  However, are the risks of NOT consuming seafood greater than the potential harms? ...more

What are the Best Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

By now you most likely have heard that you need more Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.  It seems to be all the rage these days – providing a panacea of health benefits ranging from improved skin and mood, to easier pregnancies and healthier babies.  But just where do we go about finding these oh-so-important fats? ...more

Chia Seeds: They’re Not Just for Pottery Pets Anymore

You can just hear the commercial: "Ch-ch-ch-chia!" The terracotta animal figures who grow green sprout "hair" were first produced in 1977. The original chia pet was in the shape of a ram, but now there are over 30 different varieties, including one of President Obama (right)....more
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Teen boys who eat fish 1x/week have higher intelligence scores   I've blogged about this before and written more than one article on the subject. The "good" fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) can do amazing things for the brain!    My mother is a Registered Dietician and vegetarian, though she eats fish because she knows how vital it is to our health. I feel sorry for people who don't like seafood!  ...more

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids - fish isn't the only solution

New research from the Child & Family Research Institute has shown that the typical North American diet (think meat and potatoes) is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. This information is especially important to pregnant and nursing women since the deficiency may pose a risk to infant neurological development. ...more

Hemp milk is a fab dairy alternative. I love it!

Unfortunately I'm allergic to flax and ...more