Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

 

61 Comments

Comments

curranm says ...
Thank you for all of your feedback! We appreciate all of your comments, and will do our best to address questions as they come. Regarding the after taste of some fish oil capsules, the first thing to ensure is the freshness of the product. Expiration dates are extremely important for oils. My second answer depends on the individual. Some people may love one brand, while others unfortunately experience the after taste. Try different high quality brands to find one that works for you; it may be different from your friends' or family members' favorite. It also helps to take the capsules with other food. Lastly, try the children's chewables - they really do taste good!
08/17/2007 10:19:49 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Enjoyed the podcast, although it was sort of a plug. I would have liked a definition of EFA sooner (was ironically racking my brain for what that stood for!). Makes me want to feed my child more sardines and salmon!
08/17/2007 10:29:55 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Sorry, forgot to mention that I found you via: http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 10:30:21 AM CDT
Ray says ...
Are there chewable fish oil capsules? Are there vegan EFA supplements? Found podcast via http://modmom.blogspot.com/
08/17/2007 11:43:18 AM CDT
Miranda says ...
I found this podcast at http://modmom.blogspot.com I found it very information, but I have a couple of ?s : 1- what age can you give the fish oil supplement to children, he mentioned very young, but I didn't catch a specific age. 2- Also being in my 3rd trimester I found his comments particularly poignant, but I am wondering if there is a recommendation for a supplement during pregnancy. Cheers, Miranda
08/17/2007 12:19:35 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
Great site, and I found the podcasts quite good. I use a big glass of OJ to get rid of a fishy after taste from capsules (for anyone who is interested) I found this site via : http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/17/2007 4:52:30 PM CDT
AshleyR says ...
Great information!! Thanks!
08/17/2007 9:30:51 PM CDT
Casey says ...
i really like your podcast. i found it via: http://modmom.blogspot.com/
08/18/2007 10:10:46 AM CDT
Doreen says ...
I'm a first time visitor here and found your site via: http://modmom.blogspot.com. I liked listening to the Podcasts! Very interesting and informative. I've been taking fish oil to bring down my Cholesterol. It was recommended that I take that to try to help get my Trig's down. As far as age to the previous commenter, I believe he said age 5. :) Love these Podcasts!!
08/18/2007 3:06:33 PM CDT
Caryn says ...
Thanks for the info! I am so glad I took a PNV with DHA supplement duing my pregnancy. I didn't realize how important it was to my baby when he was developing. I found your podcast at http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/19/2007 1:29:44 AM CDT
Linda says ...
I just found this Podcast by accident. I think it is wonderful, and I will definitely be back to hear more. Thanks
08/19/2007 10:40:40 AM CDT
angela says ...
This was a great podcast! Enter me in the giveaway please!
08/19/2007 4:53:19 PM CDT
bebemiqui says ...
I love Omega 3's and am glad to get some info on it for my kids. heard about you through www.modmom.blogspot.com
08/19/2007 5:13:58 PM CDT
Erin says ...
This was a great clip of information - and timely as my doctor had just recommended a daliy dose of fish oils for me. I got here via http://modmom.blogspot.com .
08/19/2007 6:23:25 PM CDT
curranm says ...
We're glad to hear all the feedback for fish oils! Regarding age and chewable EFAs (essential fatty acids) the "Children's DHA" product from Nordic Naturals is for ages 3 and over, and it is chewable. Most of the children's EFA products on the market are chewable or in liquid form. Also, yes, there are specific supplements for pregnancy. Prenatal EFA supplements will contain DHA as well as EPA, the two kinds of omega 3 EFAs.
08/20/2007 10:37:45 AM CDT
curranm says ...
Yes, chewable EFA (essential fatty acid) supplements are available, as well as liquid forms, for children and adults. For vegans wishing to supplement EFAs, flaxseed oil is a good option, as well as hemp seed oil. They can both be taken by the spoonful, or added to salads, oatmeal, smoothies, sauces, veggies, stir-fries (after they are cooked) etc. I even drizzle them on my corn on the cob!
08/20/2007 10:48:10 AM CDT
curranm says ...
Stepping back to comment on foods that are high in EFAs: Yes, it's always smart to get what we need from foods when possible. Walnuts, flaxseeds (ground), pumpkin seeds, and of course fatty fish are all sources of omega 3 EFAs in the diet. Plus, olive oil, olives, avocado, almonds, and other nuts and seeds are all good sources of heart-healthy fats. Still, there are times when we can't get enough nutrients from foods alone. Supplements, especially for EFAs, may still be smart.
08/20/2007 11:02:49 AM CDT
aBookworm says ...
Wonderful information! I got here via http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/20/2007 3:41:09 PM CDT
Jason says ...
This is great info - I take flax oil myself (to help with elevated triglyceride levels) and try to get my EFA's through my diet since I'm a vegetarian. As we have a kid on the way, it's great to start thinking about all of this information as it relates to children.
08/21/2007 10:14:39 AM CDT
Emily says ...
I found this podcast via http://modmom.blogspot.com/, and I'm glad I did! I will be sure to tune in for future podcasts. We in Nashville are really excited to finally have a Whole Foods opening here soon.
08/21/2007 1:05:38 PM CDT
Melinda says ...
We eat salmon weekly, my 2 year old loves it (most of the time). Thanks for the reminders to eat healthy, it can be tough some days. I found out about this podcast via http://modmom.blogspot.com Thanks!
08/21/2007 1:33:17 PM CDT
Audra Greenspan says ...
I read somewhere you can start a baby as young as 6 months old on the oil, is this true? If so can you get too much of a good thing through supplements as it’s in some formula's cereals, etc. I found this podcast via http://modmom.blogspot.com
08/21/2007 3:53:06 PM CDT
kris says ...
I agree about fish oil capsules tasting gross. We are vegetarians as well, so perhaps a children's chewable or alternative would work better. Thanks for the info though!
08/21/2007 6:29:06 PM CDT
Tonya says ...
Thanks! Excellent reminder for me to take my fish oil every day. Both for me and for my son, since I'm still nursing. We use Coromega, which is awesome for those who don't care so much for the oil taste. Also got here via: http://modmom.blogspot.com and am very glad I did!
08/22/2007 9:41:47 AM CDT
taryn says ...
These podcasts are a great idea! I feel like I got excellent advice during my pregnancy, but it seems like it can be difficult sometimes to know where to look for nutritional information afterwards.
08/22/2007 4:02:35 PM CDT

Pages