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Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD: Ideal Brain Food

First feed the brain, and then challenge the brain

I often see patients in my neurofeedback practice who do not have enough brain energy to develop new brain patterns. They quickly burn through their glucose (sugar) and completely lose their productivity during the remainder of the session. This is not only unproductive and costly, but also frustrating for both patient and therapist.

Health Blog: An uphill climb for omega-3 health claims

Government authorities seem tyrannical on health claims

One would think that with the absolute flood of scientific research on omega-3s (as in krill oil, fish oil, chia seed, etc.) confirming their health benefits for dozens of conditions, that it would be fairly obvious that product manufacturers could simply echo these researchers’ findings on their labels. Well, you’d be wrong.

Health Blog: Omega-3s and Pain Management

Why do physicians ignore evidence that omega-3s help manage pain?

As many as 46 million Americans are all too familiar with pain and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia. The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that this number will dramatically increase to 67 million Americans by 2030

Food Blog: Alkaline Foods May Curb Ills of the Western Diet

Eating the right ratio of alkaline to acidic foods?

A favorite pastime of mine on Saturdays is to people watch (and eavesdrop) at the farmer’s market. Boulder, Colorado offers no shortage of interesting conversations to overhear.  Recently, I overheard a comment at the market about alkaline foods, something about low-acid … high-alkaline foods … no more arthritis symptoms.

Brain Blog: What happens to Your Brain Without Fatty Acids?

Brain health is profoundly affected by your fatty-acid intake

In one of my books, Brain Building Nutrition, I cited the remarkable case of a young girl who suffered a bullet wound to the abdomen.  Because of extensive damage, she required extensive surgery that caused her to lose parts of her small and large intestines. This meant many months of intravenous feeding to nurture her back to health.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 1: Brain Fats Matter

Why fats matter for kids with ADHD

Clinical research from Aker BioMarine shows that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) who took krill oil for 13 weeks normalized their electrical brain-activity patterns through QEEG brain mapping.  This was somewhat to be expected, because krill oil contains DHA phospholipids, a major bra

Health Blog: Is the FDA Biased Against Supplements?

Ruling on Ovos’ Vivimind could be the litmus test on FDA bias

In 2002, a company formerly called Neurochem (now called Bellus Health) filed an investigational new drug application (IND) with the FDA to study a substance found in some species of kelp, called homotaurine, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Homotaurine, a substance found in kelp, was given the generic drug designation “tramiprosate.” Bellus then conducted clinical trials through Phase III, providing significant evidence along the way for its safety in humans.

Health Blog: Why Vitamin D? It Could Save Your Life

Sometimes you just can’t get enough vitamin D naturally

Our previous blogs about vitamin D sources explained the advantages of sun, along with some warnings; food options, with a caveat about mercury in fish; and the wrong form of vitamin D in most fortified foods. Now, let’s have a close look at manufactured vitamin D supplements.

Women's Health Blog: Testosterone and Women – Sex, Muscles and Metabolism

Testosterone: ‘hormone of desire’ for women

Hormones play an integral role in the way we look, feel, and perform from day to day. The premiere sex hormone, testosterone, is important for men, but it also plays an important role for a woman—especially a woman’s healthy interest in sex.

Health Blog: What Should I Eat to Get Vitamin D?

What are the best sources of Vitamin D?

In Part 1, we explained why the sun is the best source. But we also revealed problems you might have in getting enough sunshine to enable your body to make vitamin D: You may live the northern half of the United States, you may be over the age of 50 (when your body makes less vitamin D), or your dark skin may require more time in the sun than your busy schedule allows.

Health Blog: Vitamin D: Why The Sun Is Your Best Friend

Part 1: Vitamin D from the Sun

If you took the advice in our last blog, you’ve likely learned you’re VDD (our term for Vitamin D Deficient). The bad news is that’s bad; the good news is you can easily correct your situation. Nature has made sure of it – first by designing your body to make your own vitamin D, and second by providing some food sources. The third option is supplements.

Health Blog: What Are the Best Vitamin D Sources?

Part 1: Vitamin D from the Sun

If you took the advice in our last blog, you’ve likely learned you’re VDD (our term for Vitamin D Deficient). The bad news is that’s bad; the good news is you can easily correct your situation. Nature has made sure of it – first by designing your body to make your own vitamin D, and second by providing some food sources. The third option is supplements.

Health Blog: Dietary Supplements' Risks vs Rewards

Dietary Supplements: Risk vs Reward

Up until about a century ago the practice of medicine was a mixture of tradition, spirituality, hearsay and legend.

Useful substances were discovered via trial and error or by means orthogonal to current drug discovery methods. Items found in the natural environment were prepared and administered in a way that was thought to promote health. Safety was evaluated over time. For a specific condition, an effective remedy may exist, or it may not.

Men – Are You Taking the Best Form of Saw Palmetto?

More Proof That the Krill Fishery is Sustainable

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