Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer has some great tips to eat healthy without breaking the bank on groceries. Her advice recently appeared on MainStreet.com and we’ve shared some highlights below: Blueberries: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C and are readily available frozen, making them an easy addition to a smoothie. Walnuts: Walnuts are chock…

The benefits of omega-3s for infants

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition highlights the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, for infants. Researchers found higher intakes of DHA during pregnancy were associated with longer gestation duration and birth size. DHA omega-3 is considered one of most important nutrients for babies, along with folic acid and…

How To Eat Right for Eye Health

Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer recently presented some thoughts on how to eat right for eye health on the TV program AM NorthWest in the Portland, Oregon area. Check out the full segment here. Elizabeth says: One in every four Americans suffers from one of the two leading causes of blindness: cataracts or age-related macular degeneration….

life’sDHA inducted into the Space Foundation Hall of Fame

In 2009, life’sDHA, an algal-based omega-3 ingredient, was inducted into the Space Foundation Hall of Fame as a certified technology product, which means it is a product that directly resulted from space technology or space program development or advances in space technology. The Space Foundation created its Hall of Fame in 1988 to recognize life-changing…

5 Tips for Baby’s Health

It is essential for expecting mothers to take care of themselves while carrying their little bundles of joy. Here are a few nutrition tips for mothers to follow during pregnancy: Eat Protein Protein is a fundamental building block of your baby’s development. Try eating a protein-rich diet complete with eggs, nuts and fully-cooked meats.  Don’t…

Try a Mediterranean diet this summer

A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests eating a Mediterranean diet may be linked to preserving memory and thinking abilities. A Mediterranean diet is high in omega-3-rich foods like fish and olive oil. It also includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains and is low in saturated fats, meat and dairy. It’s…

6 Foods to Help Tame Your Appetite

As the weather warms and shorts start to rotate back into our wardrobe cycle, many of us would like to look our best and even shed a few extra pounds. Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer says, “You can tame your appetite if you do it right.” She recently appeared on the TODAY Show to discuss six…

Helping Children Get Proper Nutrients

Getting kids to eat properly is difficult, especially with so many tempting, quick options that may not provide them with the proper nutrients we all know they require. A recent study, the DHA Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) study, found nutrition had a positive effect on learning in underperforming children. The children who were supplemented…

Tips to Increase Longevity

As we age, it becomes even more critical to take care of our bodies. We can help prevent disease and injury by incorporating aerobic exercise and healthy nutrition into our everyday routine. So what are some easy-to-implement actions you can do to stay vibrant? Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, fellow of the American College…

Fast Facts on DHA and Education

As your children head back to school after the winter break, it’s great to be armed with facts when it comes to the nutrients they need. The DHA Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) study found underperforming children who were supplemented with 600 mg of DHA from algae per day had improved reading performance and behavior.