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Vitamin D – Your level is low, now what?

This is the last of a 4-part series on vitamin D.

Todd Whitthorne (former executive at Cooper Aerobics Enterprises) and I had a chat about vitamin D a while ago. In part 1 we talked about why vitamin D was (and is!) such a hot topic. Todd also told me how we know animals need it too! In part 2 Todd answered the question Do you need to supplement? and how do you know if you’re low?

In part 3 our discussion revolved around the many health implications of vitamin D and in this final video we talked about knowing if you’re low and what to do.Todd Whitthorne pic

 

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Vitamin D – What are the health implications?

Todd Whitthorne (former executive at Cooper Aerobics Enterprises) and I had a chat about vitamin D a few years ago. We made a series of 4 videos. In part 1 we talked about why vitamin D was (and is!) such a hot topic. Todd also told me how we know animals need it too! In part 2 Todd answered the question Do you need to supplement? and how do you know if you’re low?

In part 3 we’re talking about the health implications of low vitamin D and in part 4 we discussed what to do if you’re low. Continue reading

Krill oil for omega 3s? Is it worth the money?

English: A Northern krill (Meganyctiphanes nor...

English: A Northern krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Confused about krill oil? Is it worth the money?

Dietetic intern Charlotte Collins and I spent time talking about omega-3s in a series of three videos.

The first video was what to look for in a supplement, the second video speaks to the vegans and vegetarians on what options to pursue. This last video is a discussion of krill oil. Is it worth it? To view the video or click here.

(Something to think about: WHERE are you getting nutrition information? I have absolutely no vested interest in any omega 3 supplement—personally I’d rather you eat fatty fish. But many that tout the benefits of certain supplements—like krill oil—often are suppliers or have a financial tie. So always, consider the source.) Continue reading

BEST source of omega 3 for a vegetarian/vegan

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Omega 3s and vegetarians: What plant source is as good as fish?

Dietetic intern Charlotte Collins and I spent time talking about omega 3s in a series of three videos.

This first video was about what to look for in a supplement, this video speaks to the vegans and vegetarians on what options to pursue. And lastly we’ll discuss krill oil. Is it worth it? To view the video or click here. Continue reading

Are you taking the right amount of fish oil?

Salmon is a rich source of EPA.

Salmon is a rich source of EPA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How to choose the right omega-3 fish oil supplement

Many of the clients I see are taking omega-3 supplements yet often they don’t know exactly how much to take—or what to look for in a supplement. Dietetic intern Charlotte Collins and I spent time talking about omega-3s in a series of three videos.

This first video is about what to look for in a supplement, secondly we’ll look at what options there are for vegetarians and lastly we’ll discuss krill oil. Is it worth it? To watch the video click here Continue reading

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