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Back to School Series / Part 2

By Mara Fleishman, August 15, 2007  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
On this podcast we continue with our focus on Back to School and what you can do to help keep your kids at their top of their game. Today we will be talking with a Naturopathic doctor about the importance of EFA’s. Douglas MacKay is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who is committed to the advancement of natural and preventive medicine. He currently serves as Nordic Naturals Research Advisor, facilitating the numerous ongoing human clinical trials using Nordic Natural products. Dr. MacKay also maintains a part-time practice and was the Founder of MacKay Naturopathic Center in Dover, NH, Dr. In addition, he has written a book on natural treatments for Hepatitis, and is featured weekly on the “Natural Health Hour,” a nationally syndicated radio broadcast.

 

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Claudi_MM says ...
Nice podcasts!
08/16/2007 12:35:26 PM CDT
Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says ...
This is my first time visiting your site as well as listening to one of your podcasts. I had to laugh at the fish oil comment about not tasting all that great.... boy is that a fact!! It's nasty. What I'd like to know, is how you can rid yourself of the after-taste that fish oil sometimes causes? While pregnant, I took fish oil capsules and about an hour or two later, I would burp up fish taste. Sorry no other way to say without being graphic. I found your site and podcasts via http://modmom.blogspot.com/
08/16/2007 2:50:10 PM CDT
Brooke says ...
I LOVE the taste of Nordic Naturals fish oil. My daughter and I chew it! I also found your site via: http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/16/2007 5:02:42 PM CDT
Brooke says ...
Great podcast by the way.
08/16/2007 5:04:19 PM CDT
Ashley says ...
Thanks for the great information! We are big fans of the benefits of fish oils here. I got here via http://modmom.blogspot.com/
08/16/2007 7:33:30 PM CDT
Karmyn R says ...
Eating healthy is so important for everyone. Thanks for a great reminder and more reasons to eat better!
08/16/2007 11:28:38 PM CDT
Jan Gabriel says ...
Great information about EFA's for children. I wish my 4 yr old daughter would eat salmon. She tried a Nordic fish oil supplement sample this week, coincidentally. She grimaced + said, "ew, tastes like toothpaste" + spit out the gelatin capsule. I tried one to see what she meant and I agreed it tastes like her strawberry toothpaste, then the gelatin capsule is tasteless and thick and I spit it out too. I think it would be a better product if the gelatin part + the fish oil tasted more like gummy bear vitamins. I found this podcast via http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 12:47:17 AM CDT
NIcole says ...
Wow... it took a while for the definition of "EFA" to be provided. I have fish oil tablets that I find difficult to remember to take. If I take a parsley oil tablet at the same time I take the fish oil then there is no bad after taste.
08/17/2007 5:45:37 AM CDT
Christina E says ...
I liked the explanations of the reasons the body needs EFA. Mr. MacKay talked a lot about the EFA supplement but only briefly mentioned the foods you can buy and consume to get those nutrients. Wouldn't it be better to incorporate some of those foods into your diet instead of relying on a supplement?
08/17/2007 6:46:25 AM CDT
Emma says ...
This is my first time listening to these podcasts. The sound quality is good and they're a manageable length. I'm a vegetarian, so fish oil is not useful to me (nor are gelatin capsules), but luckily there are other options. :)
08/17/2007 7:02:32 AM CDT
heide says ...
Good info, thanks! Found you through http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 7:02:41 AM CDT
Juli Simon Thomas says ...
This was really interesting to me, though I am hesitant to jump on the supplements bandwagon. Especially for kids, I want to make sure I'm not getting them used to having their vitamins and nutrients in supplements rather than gaining them from their food. Then again, being pregnant makes me crave fruit even while taking those huge prenatal vitamins, so maybe I'm just being too hesitant. Either way, it was good to learn about the use of these nutrients - the fact that I will be passing them all to my baby in the third trimester is amazing!
08/17/2007 7:05:42 AM CDT
kendra says ...
Interesting pregnancy info about omega 3's
08/17/2007 7:47:12 AM CDT
kendra says ...
Great information about strawberry flavored o3's for kids. We'll have to try those
08/17/2007 7:49:46 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
Very Cool! LOVE whole foods :)
08/17/2007 8:00:43 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
oops, forgot the website. I STILL love whole foods! :)
08/17/2007 8:01:30 AM CDT
Amanda says ...
I was going to ask the same thing as Laura(above poster) I too wanted to know about the fish oil, it's a pretty bad after taste. I saw your podcast from http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 8:16:54 AM CDT
Beth Bowman says ...
interesting podcasts, thanks!
08/17/2007 8:34:51 AM CDT
Emily says ...
Interesting! My family loves the fish oil, but I haven't tried it yet- thanks for the information!
08/17/2007 8:51:32 AM CDT
sherry says ...
really enjoyed your podcast. thank you for the great info. found you on: http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 8:55:00 AM CDT
krislyn roth says ...
This was a great pod cast it gave me lots of new info on what I should be including in my sons diet.
08/17/2007 9:16:03 AM CDT
Erinn says ...
Thank you for all the information on DHAs and developing children!
08/17/2007 10:09:19 AM CDT
Ponch says ...
The supplements seen to be a good option for parents who have concerns about mercury levels in fish. Thanks to http://modmom.blogspot.com for cluing me in to this podcast.
08/17/2007 10:12:56 AM CDT
Ponch says ...
Oops! "seem," I mean.
08/17/2007 10:13:27 AM CDT
lace says ...
I don't eat enough fish at all. This would be a great product for me. Thanks, http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 10:19:14 AM CDT

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