Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and […]

Are Organic Foods Safer?

“Are Organic Foods Safer?” The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern for their own health or their family’s. People may spend more for organic more for selfish, rather than altruistic motives. Although organic foods may not […]

Heavy Metal Urine Testing and Chelation for Autism

“Heavy Metal Urine Testing and Chelation for Autism” Environmental risk factors, meaning non-genetic risk factors, may play a significant role in autism, given the fact that even identical twins that share the same DNA may not share the disease more than half the time. A variety of risk factors have been proposed: lead, mercury, persistent […]

Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?

“Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?” The concept of vitamins was first described by none other than Dr. Funk in his landmark paper in 1912, the concept that there were complex compounds that our body couldn’t make from scratch and so had to get from our diet. By the mid-20th century all […]

Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?

“Should Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?” One of the reasons breastfed infants may have better cognitive and visual development is because human milk contains long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids like the omega 3 DHA, while most available infant formulas did not, based on data like this where infants given control formula without DHA didn’t […]

Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration. […]

Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh

“Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh” When farm animals are fed antibiotics, they can develop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts, and then the gut bacteria can become manure on meat, which can spread to humans. Even vegetarian humans, since drug resistant bacteria in animal feces can also spread to people through crops or the environment. The […]

Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?

“Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?” According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least a half a percent of our calories from the essential short chain omega 3 ALA, which is easy, just like […]

Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?

“Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?” We are all fatheads. About a half of the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega 3 fat, DHA, in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that maybe DHA was protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain […]

Fish Consumption and Suicide

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