Fight Fatty Acid Deficiencies

1002If you’re experiencing mood swings, poor memory or even depression, a lack of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet could be to blame. Science has proven that omega-3 fatty acids are essential elements of a healthy diet. Not only do they enhance your brain health, but they can fight dry skin, poor circulation and fatigue as well.*

Do your best to incorporate at least one healthy omega-3 fatty acid into your diet each day. Some of the tastiest sources can be found naturally in salmon, halibut, tuna, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, kale, spinach and brussels sprouts.

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*http://www.ivlproducts.com/Health-Library/Health-Concerns/Heart-Health/The-Health-Dangers-of-Omega-3-Deficiency
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Stay Healthy with Shiitake Mushrooms

987If you are deficient in copper, then you run the risk of developing heart disease. Because your body can’t create copper internally, it’s your job to supply it through food and nutrients. Not only do Shiitake mushrooms contain 65% of your daily-recommended copper intake, but it’s one of the few metallic elements that also supply your diet with a necessary and healthy dose of fatty and amino acids.*

Seek out Shiitake mushrooms that are firm and plump; avoid wrinkled and slimy picks. At home you can cover and store fresh mushrooms in your fridge for up to a week. To prepare: wipe them clean with a damp cloth and then sauté them with onion and garlic for a tasty and healthy side dish.

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*http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=122&tname=foodspice
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Egg Yolks for Your Brain

964Egg yolks are a fantastic source of nutrients that promote brain health, such as fatty acids and B vitamins. A cousin of the B vitamins, known as choline, is also found in egg yolks. Choline creates acetylcholine, a brain chemical that is vital to our memory and learning abilities.*

You can also take choline supplements; the recommended dosage for men is 550 mcg and for women it’s 425 mcg. If you’re not a fan of egg yolks, keep in mind that bananas contain high amounts of choline, too.

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*http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201302/eat-your-egg-yolks
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Eating Fish During Pregnancy

1509Women who are pregnant should avoid fish that is high in mercury, and should seek out fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Exposing a fetus to mercury can lead to brain damage and hearing and vision problems, while healthy omega-3 fatty acids help fetal eye and brain development. In a study, women who ate 4 servings of fish a week while pregnant had children with IQ scores that were 2.8 points higher than those whose mothers ate less fish.*

Pregnant women should avoid swordfish and king mackerel, as they both have high mercury levels. They should enjoy fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury such as salmon, herring and trout.

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*http://www.babycenter.com/0_eating-fish-during-pregnancy-how-to-avoid-mercury-and-still_10319861.bc
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Your Heart Loves Essential Fatty Acids

salmonIf you want to reduce your risk of heart disease, start including more essential fatty acids in your diet. By improving vascular function, reducing stiffness and promoting proper blood vessel dilation, increased consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids will keep your heart healthy. These fatty acids will also help you maintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels.*

Reach for fish, flaxseeds, salmon, shrimp, cauliflower and brussels sprouts for substantial quantities of omega-3 fatty acids. Good sources of omega-6 fatty acids include raw nuts, seeds and oils.

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*http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3054
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Fight Fatty Acid Deficiencies

If you’re experiencing mood swings, poor memory or even depression, a lack of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet could be to blame.  Science has proven that omega-3 fatty acids are essential elements of a healthy diet.  Not only do they enhance your brain health, but they can fight dry skin, poor circulation and fatigue as well.*

Do your best to incorporate at least one healthy omega-3 fatty acid into your diet each day.  Some of the tastiest sources can be found naturally in salmon, halibut, tuna, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, kale, spinach and brussels sprouts.

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

*http://www.ivlproducts.com/Health-Library/Health-Concerns/Heart-Health/The-Health-Dangers-of-Omega-3-Deficiency
Photo | Tuna Steak + Salad | ©Robin Corps | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license

Stay Healthy with Shiitake Mushrooms

shiitakeIf you are deficient in copper, then you run the risk of developing heart disease. Because your body can’t create copper internally, it’s your job to supply it through food and nutrients. Not only do Shiitake mushrooms contain 65% of your daily-recommended copper intake, but it’s one of the few metallic elements that also supply your diet with a necessary and healthy dose of fatty and amino acids.*

Seek out Shiitake mushrooms that are firm and plump; avoid wrinkled and slimy picks. At home you can cover and store fresh mushrooms in your fridge for up to a week. To prepare: wipe them clean with a damp cloth and then sauté them with onion and garlic for a tasty and healthy side dish.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=122&tname=foodspice
Photo | Shiitake Mushrooms growing on a tree | ©Mike | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

How to Cure Eczema

eczemaEczema and dry flaky skin are signals from your body, telling you that you need more healthy omega-3 fats in your diet. Do your best to incorporate more healthy fats in your diet, and you may notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin. In addition to cutting down on sugars and grains, eat more veggies and probiotic bacteria (found in many yogurts) to help nourish your body and improve the look of your skin.*

You can tend to any current dry skin with a natural exfoliating scrub followed by some soothing moisturizer. Follow up by eating flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon and shrimp, which will boost your omega-3 intake.

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*http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/atopic-dermatitis-eczema
Photo | 24 Mar 08. Black scab in the middle came off w/ soaking, but min Δ. No induration. Vanc & Clinda x 72h. Clinda PO. Trying fluocinolone on knee to eval for eczema. | ©Niels Olson | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/atopic-dermatitis-eczema