Nutritional Nugget: Omega 3 Fatty Acids

by Melissa Vertosick

What do Omega 3 fatty acids do for your body?

  • Supports cardiovascular and nervous systems
  • Reduces inflammation in your body
  • Your brain relies on the DHA Omega 3 for proper functioning

There are three types of Omega3 fatty acid: ALA, EPA, and DHA. ALA is essential, meaning your body cannot make it but must get it from foods. EPA and DHA can be obtained through eating foods containing them and can be made from ALA in your body. Certain vitamins and minerals are needed for this conversion and a deficiency in one affects your body’s ability to do so.

Dietary research groups recommend that you consume an average of 2.2 grams of Omega 3 fatty acids per day. Your Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio should be 4:1 or 2:1. 

Good sources of Omega 3 fatty acids include:

  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Winter Squash
  • Algae
  • Sea Weeds

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

Appointments now open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make appointment at front desk by calling 724.468.3999. Visit the S’eclairer website at www.seclairer.com

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com

Educational Grand Rounds: Nutritious Holiday Snacks

by Michael Sorg

Melissa Vertosick joins the show to talk about more nutritious and easy snack idea for the holidays! 

Find more from Melissa at www.thewholelifeapproach.com

Spiced Pecans Recipe (PDF)

Chick Pea Recipe

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The following is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The content should not be used for self-diagnosis, or treatment of any health-related condition.  As always, seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical or mental health condition.  Opinions expressed are the personal opinions and do not represent S’eclairer Behavioral Therapy.

Nutritional Nugget: Anthocyanins

by Melissa Vertosick

A group of compounds within the larger group known as flavonoids.

What do anthocyanins do for your body?

  • Supports your eyes and vision
  • Acts as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in your body
  • Supports cardiovascular health

There are more than 600 identified. You consume the anthocyanins more than the other flavonoids. Anthocyanins give foods with their red/blue/purple colors. The richer the color, the more anthocyanins present. Like other antioxidants, the fullest effect is provided by raw food.

You can get anthocyanin in your diet by eating:

  • Blueberries 
  • Cranberries
  • Kidney beans
  • Pomegranates
  • Grapes
  • Tart Cherries
  • Red Cabbage

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

Appointments now open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make appointment at front desk by calling 724.468.3999. Visit the S’eclairer website at www.seclairer.com

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com

 

Wellness Store is Now Open!

by Michael Sorg

Our NEW Wellness Store is hosting some exciting healthcare items and botanicals and is ready to open this week!

More supplies will arrive in the next 2 weeks. Enjoy and take tour.

Educational Grand Rounds: Holiday Stress

by Michael Sorg

James Ellermeyer and the students discuss the stresses of the Holiday Season.  How are we being manipulated in our mission to show how much we care with dollars?We look at how many of our issues in the season are caused by and could be cured by time management.

Remember! Make sure to participate in our activity at 6 minutes!  How did it help you out?  

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The following is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The content should not be used for self-diagnosis, or treatment of any health-related condition.  As always, seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical or mental health condition.  Opinions expressed are the personal opinions and do not represent S’eclairer Behavioral Therapy.