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Are You Getting Enough DHA?

Docosahexaenoic acid for brain and eye health Are you familiar with DHA, also known as docosahexaenoic acid (pronounced doh-koh-sah-hex-ah-een-oh-ick acid)? DHA is the longest-chain omega-3 fatty acid, found in fish oil and in the diet in general. Along with its omega-3 companion, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), DHA is essential for health at all ages, which…

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Spring Equinox Detox

Does detoxing really help health? Spring is almost here! The days are gradually getting brighter, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the dawn chorus is sounding more cheerful. The challenging cold, dark days of winter are certainly behind us and longer, warmer days are on the horizon. The Spring Equinox occurs on March…

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The Multivitamin Debate

What does science say about multivitamin and mineral supplementation? Dietary supplement use is common in the United States, with more than half of the population using such products.[1],[2],[3],[4] Similarly, a majority of health professionals, including physicians and dieticians, use dietary supplements themselves and recommend them to patients.[5],[6],[7] Among supplement users, multivitamin and mineral supplements…

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Motivating Change

How many psychotherapists does it take to change a light bulb? None. The light bulb has to want to change itself. This joke makes light of a prevailing truth about human psychology: the most powerful shifts happen when we are ready to lean in and change ourselves. There are all kinds of incentives out…

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