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EFAs & Back to School Brain Power

EFAs (essential fatty acids) are crucial for healthy growing brains and mental function. Here is straight and simple info to help you understand EFAs and how to find the ones that support children’s focus and brain function. Douglas MacKay is a licensed naturopathic doctor who serves as Nordic Naturals Research Advisor. He is Founder of Makai Naturopathic Center in Dover, NH.

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Kim says …

Winnie... you are so right! I think I'm going cross-eyed from reading so much on-line today about the subjectmatter! I realized that as I started reading a little more thoroughly and I was just coming back to correct myself when I saw your posting!:-)

LeeAnn P. says …

Very interesting. I give the kids Nordic Naturals which they love. Always kinda wondered if I really needed to, if they didn't get everything they need from a well balanced diet (I'm very lucky, my kids eat EVERYTHING) but now I'm happy I've been giving it to them, and I'll certainly continue to do so!

Janet F says …

Thank you for the explanation of how EFAs work and why we need them for children's growing brain and function, and behavior and mental health.

Annie G says …

Good information. Wish I'd been more aware when my son was younger.

Kim says …

Great info on this podcast. HOWEVER... just want to let you know that the spelling of the doctor's name is MAKAI, not MacKay. I was very interested in learning more about him and his clinic, etc., and after hitting a deadend with MacKay, I was able to find him by googling other related info. Once, again... great job on giving us extremely useful info.

hazel says …

I thought this podcast was really informative and it's made me decide to get some vitamins for the kids, and myself. First I've got to do a bit of research on who makes the best (most lead free, truthful about what's in them) supplements first though.

Michele says …

I'm going to go check out the supplements at Whole Foods for my daughter this weekend

mylissa schwartz says …

I wish my mom gave me more EFA's when i was a kid, maybe I should start now!!!

nancy says …

great information

Teresa Hoyt says …

This was extremely informative and has opened my eyes to the importance of these vitamins! I will definitely be making some big changes in my familys' diet!

Heather C says …

As a mother of a child with ADHD, I am *very* interested in how Omega-3s can help in that area...and whether or not it will help with perhaps 'curing' it over time. Great information. Thanks.

Tracy says …

Is it possible to put together a list of the best supplements for moms to take while breastfeeding, to ensure things like EFAs etc are passed to the baby?

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