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Pregnancy

Reducing Preterm Birth – A Promising New Study of DHA Omega-3

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Are you taking a daily prenatal vitamin with DHA omega-3? If not, ask your health care provider what they recommend as a new Cochrane review released this week points to the benefit of omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy to reduce nearly half of early preterm births and significantly reduce preterm birth.

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Pregnancy

New Research – DHA Omega-3 During Pregnancy and a Child’s Weight 5 Years Later

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If you are an expecting mother, can what you eat today improve the health of your child 5 years into the future? New research suggests that it can. A recently-published study suggests that raising omega-3 DHA levels during pregnancy can positively influence the body composition of children at age 5. Improving nutrient status during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on the future health of a child.

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Kids

Do your kids really need calcium and vitamin D?

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One would think that kids would have an adequate consumption of dairy products to prevent deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium, but studies have shown that this is not always the case.

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Babies & Nursing

A Beginners Guide to Breastfeeding: 10 Tips from a Pediatrician and Mother

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Breastfeeding is the most perfect, natural food for a baby. It provides nutrition from proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, while containing antibodies that boost the baby’s immune system. Dr. Lauren Crosby shares her top 10 tips for breastfeeding.

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Babies & Nursing

Fatty Friends Your Baby Needs – DHA and ARA

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Just as peanut butter and jelly go together, there are two fats that should always be found together to help support the growth and development of infants – DHA omega-3 and ARA omega-6.

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Pregnancy

Early life nutrition – setting the stage for a lean future

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The number of overweight and obese children has increased to greater than 42 million globally; these children live in increasingly low and middle income countries and are very likely to grow into obese adults.

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Pregnancy

The Cost of Early Life Nutrition

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Many of us associate omega-3s with our brain and heart health but but have you considered their potential role in early life health?

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Pregnancy

The Keys to Unlocking a Healthy Pregnancy – Part II

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These nutrients are the keys to unlocking a healthy pregnancy and your baby’s future health.

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Pregnancy

The Keys to Unlocking a Healthy Pregnancy – Part I

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The first 1000 days of a child’s development starts from the moment of conception and continues until their second birthday.

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