Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy

By Nicholas Bakalar March 7, 2018   Probiotics and fish oil supplements during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce the risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood, researchers report. In a review of hundreds of studies, they found 19 randomized controlled trials with strong evidence showing that compared to no supplements, probiotics taken after the 36th…

Why Omega-3s Are Vital for Sperm Health

A fatty acid found in fish is critical to turning dysfunctional round-headed sperm into strong swimmers with cone-shaped heads packed with egg-opening proteins, a new study finds. By Jennifer Welsh | January 12, 2012 09:04am ET   Scientists find how important an omega-3 fatty acid is to sperm formation. Understanding how this nutrition supplement, commonly found in seafood,…

Omega-3 & Other Best Prenatal Vitamins Expecting Moms Need

If you’re trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are in the postnatal lactation phase, you’ll need to make sure your diet is well-rounded and filled with the right kinds of nutrients. Not only does that mean you should be meal-planning to guarantee you’re eating a variety of vitamins and minerals but also that you’re fulfilling your daily requirements,…

This Food May Help You Sleep Better

Forget warm milk. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania says that fish may be the key to a good night’s sleep. The paper, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found an association between regular fish consumption and high sleep quality among Chinese schoolchildren, likely thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. Largely as a result…

Top 10 Reasons Every Athlete Needs Omega-3

If you’ve ever considered popping a pill of omega 3s, it’s probably been for your heart. After all, the American Heart Association says that the good-for-you fatty acids can reduce triglyceride levels, keep your arteries clear, and ward off irregular heartbeats.   And while no athlete is hitting a new PR without a healthy heart,…

Fish & Omega-3 in Japanese Diet

If you compare mental health records from Japan with those from nearly all other developed countries, you’ll come across a glaring distinction – Japan has one of the lowest rates of bipolar disorder in the civilized world; and the lowest among high-income countries. The lifetime incidence of bipolar in Japan is .07%, a fraction of that in the United…