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Back to School Series / Part 2

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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Donna Wirth says …

It is nice to find out about a co who make the fish oil and other EFAs in a child friendly capsul. I will remember to try Nordic Natural products . Found this pod cast at http://www.modmom.blogspot.com

Mimipz5wjj says …

Great info, thanks. Found you through http://modmom.blogspot.com

Keri says …

Wow, I have never thought to look for a podcast from a grocery store. This line is very informative, though!

Keely B says …

Very informative podcast!! This information is especially important as our kids go back to school and are often faced with lunches/snacks that are nutritionally below-par. Making sure that our kids get the correct supplements, like those mentioned in the podcast, and ensuring that their meals contain EFA-rich foods (i.e. walnuts, salmon, enriched eggs, squash, etc.) helps kids stay alert & active throughout the day. http://modmom.blogspot.com

Jana Sterling says …

Thanks for the great info. We miss WF now that we are in southwestern Colorado. http://modmom.blogspot.com is an amazing blog!! Sign up!

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EFA supplementation for babies? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) tells us that the adequate intake for omega-3s for infants is 0.5 g/day, which is based on average breast milk levels. (Breast milk or fortified formula should supply adequate omega-3s up to 6 months, so no supplementation should be needed for baby if mom's intake and/or the formula is adequate. After 6 months, a combination of breast milk and complementary foods should supply adequate intake. If complementary foods and breast milk or formula are not supplying the recommended 0.5 g/day, we recommend working with your health care provider to determine the best course of action for supplementation. (Note that if supplementation is recommended, wait until at least a year for fish oil supplements due to allergy concerns. Instead, consider algal-derived DHA supplements or DHA-enriched foods.)

KATHY SWENSON says …

This was the first time that I've ever listened to the Whole Food podcast, and it was so informative. I especially was interested in the concept of the fish oils and all that they can do to help us. My granddaughter just started on hers, and loves them! Great information on the podcast...I intend to be an avid listener. Thanks!

Lisa Moore says …

Does anyone know why nordic naturals strwberry flavored fish oil dha is only for ages 3 and up? I've been giving these to my 2 1/2 yr old and am now really concerned after reading the back of the bottle. It is printed in red bold print. The person at the store I purchased from recommended these and knew my son was 2. Anyone?

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Essential fat supplements for toddlers: In this case, contacting the company will be the best way to find out the rationale regarding product age recommendations. www.NordicNaturals.com or 800-662-2544. They will be able to give more details than here, although we see no cause for alarm.

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