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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC October 15, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I am always trying to make my life simpler and easier. That is why I use cod liver oil and not regular fish oil.
Regular fish oil is processed from the flesh of tuna, herring, sardines or cod. The oil is called fish oil or Omega 3 oil. It is high in EPA and DHA which are nutrients used in every cell of our bodies.
Trust me, you need EPA and DHA. If you want to research the tens of thousands of studies on Omega 3 fish oil, visit http://www.omega-research.com/. Caution: it isn’t very exciting unless you are a research nerd like I am. I once went to a conference that was 24 hours of lectures about Omega 3!
Cod Liver oil is exactly what the name sounds like: the oil extracted from the livers of cod. In cod liver oil, you are getting fish oil, plus the Vitamins A and D that are found in the liver.
So there is your 2 for 1 that we're all looking for: Fish oil and fat soluble vitamins D and A in one easy dose.
Many people, including me, consider cod liver oil to be one of the best traditional healing foods you can get your hands on. It all started in around the year 700 with those strong and hearty Vikings. They were fishermen who lived near coastlines in Norway. During the winter months with less sunlight and Vitamin D available, they needed to keep their immune systems strong. So they developed a way to extract the oil out of their catch, the cod fish. They were known to drink the oil to preserve their strength and health until Spring arrived.
So how much cod liver oil does your body need? A good maintenance dose is 2000mg or 2 grams per day. But those who have diabetes, high triglycerides, depression, or joint issues will benefit from higher doses.
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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC May 05, 2021
The weather is getting warmer, and our skin is suffering as a result. If you’re like me, you carry around hand lotion wherever you go to keep dry skin at bay. What if this isn’t enough? Vital Proteins has the key – pasture raised collagen peptides.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 21, 2021
Flora, flora, flora. Many studies (as well as our own articles) have shown that maintaining a healthy and balanced intestinal flora is one of the key components of overall well-being. Building on this idea, many healthcare practitioners have now begun to examine the correlations between gut and vaginal flora. Basically, a healthy balance of gut flora has the same corresponding benefits as vaginal flora.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 17, 2021
We usually think about histamine related to seasonal allergies. But histamine has many more functions in your body. It is a natural part of your immune system and your digestion. It is a neurotransmitter that sends messages from your brain to your body. When histamine is created and released in your body, it causes an inflammatory response. Histamine is a warning flag that alerts your immune system and cells to be on guard for invaders. Histamine is in your stomach acid and helps to digest the foods you eat. It is the main culprit in the rising cases of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and histamine intolerance.