Fish oils contain the essential fatty acids called Omega-3’s. They provide us with many health benefits, and just like the word essential implies, the body has to have them in order to sustain life. Make certain that the Fish oils that you use are the highest quality or you miss out on all the benefits. There are also vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements available, such as Red Algae. Most people in our society have an abundance of Omega-6 Fatty Acids in their diet. We do need Omega-6's at a 2:1 ratio to Omega-3’s, but we are completely out-of-whack in terms of proportion. Most Americans consume Omega-6’s at a ratio of 6:1.
We offer the highest-quality fish oil supplements on the market at Prana Chiropractic and Wellness Center, so join our family and swing by and order yours today. We also provide specific nutritional testing to find which oil is best suited for you, in addition to other Essential Fatty acids your body might be in need of. We strive to ensure that we provide you with gentle, safe, effective and top-notch holistic care! Feel free to contact us to learn more about the services we offer, and WHY we are different.
In Wellness and Love,
This probably comes as no real surprise, but now there is definitive research linking autism spectrum disorder to exposure to several banned chemicals. This information comes from the conclusion of a research study conducted by Drexel University. The group of chemicals that were tested is called organochlorines, and the ill effects appear to occur with prenatal exposure. The study examined over 1,100 kids born in Southern California between 2000 and 2003. Their parents had enrolled in a state-sponsored prenatal screening program.
This group of harmful chemicals includes PCB and DDT, which were common pesticides used for growing non-organic fruits and vegetables. Although these chemicals were banned in the United States in the late 1970’s, they are still found in our environment. Blood tests were conducted during the second trimester in order to measure the embryos exposure to these chemicals.
The study found a 50 to 82% increase in the risk of autism in children that tested with the highest exposure to these chemicals. While further research is always warranted, this study certainly confirms some group’s suspicions as to why there is such a drastic increase in the occurrence of autism in the United States.
This is even more justification to live a Wellness Based Lifestyle which promotes organic foods when available, and learning to avoid toxins in the environment. Not only is this an important step for expecting mothers, but for each and every one of us. I am often asked if whether or not eating organic fruits and vegetables really matter, and my answer is a definite YES. I do understand that availability is limited at times depending on where you live, as well as in some cases price. My general rule of thumb to keep in mind is if a vegetable or fruit has a skin that you are going to eat, then by all means opt for the organic variety if possible.
For more information on healthy foods, implementing a Wellness Based Lifestyle routine, and anything health related, please contact us and schedule a FREE consultation.
In Wellness and Love,
Dr. Christopher Weaver DC, PAK is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Professional Applied Kinesiologist. He's published two books on health and Wellness.