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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-01-31

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our bubbie said you'd stay
healthy if you took your cod
liver oil every day. It turns
out, she was right.
Fish oil is for every age and
stage of life. During preg-
nancy, fish oil helps the brain
and nervous system of the
fetus develop. For babies and
children, it helps with consti-
pation, eczema, asthma and
Attention Deficit Disorder.
For adults, fish oil helps
with depression, poor mem-
ory, joint pain and diabetes.
As we age, it helps preven-
tion of heart disease, stroke,
Alzheimer's, vaginal dryness
and breast cancer.
Fish oil can even boost the effec-
tiveness of some medications such as
antidepressants and radiation therapy
for cancer. While no food or supple-
ment is a cure-all, fish oil makes a
wonderful difference in many people's
What makes fish oil so effective? It
contains essential fatty acids, which
are called essential because our body
cannot produce them. We, therefore,
need to eat them in order to stay
healthy. Omega 3 fatty acids are the
most important essential fatty acid
because they are needed for brain
development, they help steer the
immune system away from allergy,
they lower blood pressure, improve fat
composition in our blood and they are
a natural anti-inflammatory.
But while your bubbie's advice is
just as good today as it was decades
ago, two things have changed. On the
one hand, fish oil is more convenient
to take than ever. Anyone who has ever
tried to down a spoonful will probably
appreciate the chewables, capsules,
liquids and assorted flavors available
On the other hand, our supply of
fish oil has become contaminated with
toxins such as mercury and organo-

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Parenting Support Group
Temple Israel's Robert Sosnick Family
Life Center invites parents to the
third session of the "Tough Kid, Tired
Parent" support group, beginning
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the West
Bloomfield temple.
Dr. Daniel A. Klein, a licensed psy-

chologist with a private practice in
West Bloomfield, will lead a four-week
support group. It continues Feb. 21,
March 6 and 20 and is open to the
community, free of charge.
Reservations are required. Contact
Elaine Bertsch, (248) 661-5700 or
Elaine@temple-israel.org .

chlorines. According to a report on cod
liver oil, 21 out of 22 samples had high
levels of organochlorines. Therefore,
always be sure to use a brand that has
been "molecularly dis-
tilled" and is third-party
tested on a regular basis,
such as Carlsons, Nordic
Naturals or Designs for
A typical daily dose of
fish oil is three capsules
daily (3,000-5,000 mg) or
one tablespoon of liquid.
For children, 1,000-3,000
mg is a good dose.
While eating fresh fish
used to be the best way
to get our essential fatty
acids, our fish supply has become so
contaminated that we need to be very
selective about which and how much
fish we eat. Molecularly distilled fish
oil is without a doubt the cleanest
source of omega 3 fatty acids available
today. Low-mercury fish to continue
in your diet include wild salmon,
anchovies, herring, rainbow trout and
The blind dates your bubbie
arranged for you may not have lasted,
but her advice is worth holding onto.
Enjoy the health benefits of this won-
derful supplement as you create joyful
memories with your family for years
to come. [11

Author's note: Anyone with fish or shellfish

allergies should avoid fish oil. If you are
having surgery, stop taking fish oil a few

days before the procedure because it can

theoretically increase bleeding time.

Jen Green is a naturopathic doctor who

integrates nutrition, herbs, homeopathy,
environmental medicine and mind-body

medicine. She is a researcher, par-

ent and clinician in private practice in
West Bloomfield. Her Web site is: www.
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