Fish oil might not be the cure-all it’s often advertised to be, and in some cases, it may even cause problems.
DHA is a crucial nutrient for developing babies, children, and adults, yet there are no sources of DHA in vegetarian or vegan diets. Some advocates of vegetarian diets have claimed that vegans can get enough DHA by consuming plant-based forms of omega-3 like flaxseeds and walnuts. But is that really true? Read on to find out.
Blast from the Past A new study has found that both calcium supplements and dairy products are not helpful for keeping bones healthy and strong. Ultimately, the researchers concluded that “dietary calcium intake is not associated with risk of fracture, and there is no clinical trial evidence that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources prevents fractures.” And taking calcium supplements could actually be harmful: the extra calcium doesn’t go to strengthen bones but instead can… Read More
Here is The Roundup, Edition 52, bringing you the best health news, research and paleo recipes from around the web from the past two weeks!
We could spend many episodes on this, but today we’ll consider basic and therapeutic nutrients to optimize brain health. I’ll also talk a little bit about some other things you can think about with regard to your diet and lifestyle if you’re trying to optimize your brain health and I’ll direct you to some resources where you can learn more about those things. In this episode: 5:36 What Chris ate for lunch 12:50 Micronutrients that… Read More
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. Click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. One of the most common concerns of those starting a Paleo diet is that the diet is low in calcium. In fact, this is one of the biggest complaints from conventional medical professionals and dietitians: that by excluding dairy and grains, that we won’t be able to get… Read More