Omega-3, Cherishing the Good Fats

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:27+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Health Tips|

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for life and have to come from diet since the body has a very limited ability to make them.  These fatty acids are potent anti-inflammatory's and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.  They can lower triglycerides and blood pressure.  They are also [...]

Health Tip: Cottonseed Oil, Is It Good For You?

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Health Tips|

Cottonseed oil is one of the cheapest edible oils in the United States making it a favored ingredient in processed food products like breads, cereals, crackers, cookies,commercial salad dressings, and margarine.  It is said to be low in trans fat, which, according to its supporters, makes it a healthful option.   It is similar to canola, corn, safflower, [...]

Health Tip: Calcium Supplements and Lead

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Health Tips|

Lead is a naturally occurring metal that can make its way through soil and water and into the foods we eat.  For this reason, in the process of extracting calcium carbonate to make calcium supplements from oyster shells, some lead is present.  In order to be compliant with federal standards, however, natural health products must [...]