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Autism and ADHD and Omega 3s, Oh my!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to tame the tornado of stressors that comes with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Supplementation of omega-3’s have been thoroughly discussed to help improve behaviors related to these conditions. Since both ASD and ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, it […]
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Fishing for answers: can omega-3 help with depression and anxiety?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
Depression and anxiety are mood disorders that can impact everyday activities like eating, sleeping, and communicating with others. Rates of depression are much higher in the US compared to others countries such as China and many scientists believe there is a link between these disorders and omega-3 intake. Countries who have a higher intake of […]
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Omega 3’s for everyone please!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
You get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! Everybody gets an omega-3! Ahhh, what a heart healthy world it would be if Oprah could give out great sources of omega-3 fatty acids like she gives out cars. Fortunately, there are many ways to get this essential nutrient into your […]
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Brain Food: Dietary Needs for Children with ADHD or Autism

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism are associated with brain growth. Knowing the role of good nutrition in healthy development, many parents turn to dietary changes hoping to see an improvement in symptoms. There are all sorts of books, blogs, and podcasts spewing contradictory advice. So, let’s break it down: The Good: Omega 3’s– Some research […]
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Let’s Get This Bread: The Low-Carb Diet and Pregnancy

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
While some may regard “carb” as a four-letter word, avoiding carbohydrates in your diet while pregnant is not recommended. A study from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill evaluated the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs), brain or spinal cord problems that develop early on in pregnancy, as a result of eating a diet […]
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