Sunday, May 13, 2007
Fish oil makes children brighter
South African researchers found that daily doses of fish oil, rich in omega-3’s improved learning and memory of primary schoolchildren. Another study in Thailand showed that primary school children given omega-3’s had reduced severity and duration of common illnesses. Weekend Edition, Sydney Morning Herald, July 29-30, 2006. Very interesting confirmation, yet again, that we must have comprehensive nutrition for good health. Children today need extra nutrition to develop their brains and immune systems. Fast foods are loaded with saturated or junk fats and little Johnny wines to Mom that he doesn’t like taking gel caps or a tablespoon of cod-liver oil so Mom gives in and Johnny gets ADHD and leaning disabilities. Of course then we can put him on Ritalin or whatever the latest legal speed might be. The good oils are needed to support the immune system, make new cells and especially to grow brain cells. Be sure you use a good fish oil certified free of mercury and dioxin. I use Carlson’s, Nordic Naturals and Metagenics. There are others as well, but, I don’t recommend using the cut rate products at discount stores unless it is certified mercury and dioxin free. Get my DVD Real Medicine, Real Health for more on ADHD and children's health.