Scary Foods to Make Yourself Eat: Sardines

We all have food preferences. Things we like, things we don’t like. Things we’ll eat but don’t care for and things that completely gross us out. Much of the time it is okay to let our palates drive our choices. But we must realize that our tastes will not always lead us in the healthiest direction. Sometimes they’ll leave out entire food groups that are essential to optimizing health and longevity. At times it may be beneficial to shun our personal tastes and eat things we don’t particularly care for. Make our taste buds “take one for the team,” so to speak. Better yet, perhaps we could teach ourselves to like the foods that we know are good for us!

Sardines are one of those foods. The ones worth eating even if we don’t really like them.  Continue reading “Scary Foods to Make Yourself Eat: Sardines”

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Sunday Radio Show: Essential Fatty Acids

Join us this Sunday for our radio show with host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Karlene Karst, RD, who will be discussing essential fatty acids (EFA’s) – building blocks for better health.

Karlene Karst, RD, is a leading health specialist in nutrition and natural medicine and is dedicated to improving the health of society by sharing her knowledge. As co-author of the national best seller, Healthy Fats for Life, and author ofThe Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More, Karlene is working to educate and encourage people to get “back to the basics” of nutrition in order to live a long, healthy life.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Click to listen.

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Sunday Radio Show: Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Kristin Jorgenson will be discussing the importance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFA’s).

Kristin Jorgenson, MA, CHHC, has spent the last 5 years pioneering the supplement line, Minami Nutrition. Kristin has educated thousands of people on nutrition as it relates to mental and emotional health, child development, women’s health and more. As Minami Nutrition’s National Brand Manager and Educator, Kristin studies new and evolving aspects of omega-3 science.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on allergies and hay fever relief. Click to listen.

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What Are EFA’s?

There are two families of essential fatty acids or EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6, and proper cell function is dependent on a balanced intake of both. The over-consumption of Omega-6 fats from refined vegetable oils, processed foods and meat in our diet has upset this balance however, in a very big way.

EFAs are vital structural components of the cell membrane that surrounds and protects all 100 trillion cells in the body, and research has determined that in order to prevent deficiency and encourage optimal health, EFAs must be consumed daily. Since our levels of Omega-3s are far below those necessary for optimal health and prevention of chronic disease, the recommendation is to consume more Omega-3s than Omega-6s.

The best sources of the Omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA, are cold water fish such as sardines, anchovies, salmon, and herring. These are EFAs because the human body requires them but is unable to make sufficient quantities, therefore, they must be obtained from the diet or supplementation.
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