Meatless Monday- Quick & Easy

Sometimes it can be challenging to eat healthy, especially when vegetarian.  I know that might sound crazy but reaching for chips & salsa or your favorite vegetarian sweet can be easier than making a healthy meal. This is one of my favorite “fast food” vegetarian meals.  The falafels are made from a mix you buyContinue reading “Meatless Monday- Quick & Easy”

Are You Taking Enough Omega-3 for Heart Health

bstracted by Jessica Patella, ND,  from “Impact of low vs. moderate intakes of long-chain n-3 fatty acids on risk of coronary heart disease” from a 2011 publication of The British Journal of Nutrition. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide (1).  Coronary heart disease accounts for approximatelyContinue reading “Are You Taking Enough Omega-3 for Heart Health”

Omega-3 Oils for Elderly Depression

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Long Chain Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Supplementation in the Treatment of Elderly Depression: Effects on Depressive Symptoms, on Phospholipids Fatty Acids Profile and on Health-Related Quality of Life” fromThe Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.  Depression is a major concern in the elderly, because it is associated withContinue reading “Omega-3 Oils for Elderly Depression”

Omega-3 Oils Reduce Obesity Related Disease Risk

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Associations of obesity with triglycerides and C-reactive protein are attenuated in adults with high red blood cell eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acids,” in the 2011 issue of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Omega-3 oils, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are associated with lower cardiovascular diseaseContinue reading “Omega-3 Oils Reduce Obesity Related Disease Risk”