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What Your Omega-3 Index Says About You

What Your Omega-3 Index Says About You

Omega 3 fatty acids. What are they? Where do they come from? And why are they important to my health? All very good questions that most people cannot answer. I'm going to answer all these questions in today's article, because this nutrient is essential to optimum health. Omega 3s are essential fatty acids, meaning the body doesn’t make them on its own, we need to consume them. Omega 3s benefit us even prior to being born with respect to fetal development especially the brain, eyes and heart....

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Allergies: Seasonal or Year Round Plague

Allergies: Seasonal or Year Round Plague

Sunshine finally! Most people are thrilled when winter makes its exit, the days get longer and the flowers begin to bloom, I am one of them. However, there are those that dread springtime with its green grass, trees radiant with blossoms and new leaves and flowers popping up everywhere. Its the wicked pollen! The yellow dust that sits thick on your car if you live in an area where there are lots of trees, or the invisible stuff in the breeze on a windy day coming from nearby orchards. It could...

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Children’s Health Today: Emerging Trends and Solutions

Children’s Health Today: Emerging Trends and Solutions

If you have been around children, grandchildren, students or any other young people for that matter, you may have noticed that many of them are challenged with conditions that used to be reserved for adults. GERD/acid reflux, anxiety, depression, type 2 diabetes, asthma, allergies, and eczema. I have infant patients who have been prescribed antacids for reflux, grade school children on medication for focus issues and anxiety, and high school kids on some serious acne meds and anti-anxiety...

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Are You in a Bad Mood Today? It Could be a Lack of Sleep.

Are You in a Bad Mood Today? It Could be a Lack of Sleep.

Irregular Sleep Schedules Linked to Bad Moods & Depression Data collected on Fitbits and Smartphones worn by 1st year medical interns has shown that an irregular sleep/wake schedule could have an increased risk of altered mood and depression if the behavior is persistent.  Staying up late and getting fewer hours of sleep overall are contributing factors to this new study.  I think we have all had the experience of losing sleep for one reason or another, and I can tell you from my...

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