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Fish oil supplements are in the top three most widely used dietary supplements. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the United States alone. According to the National Institute of Health, people stated that their reasons for taking fish oil supplements were to help with heart disease, stroke, depression, high blood pressure, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, osteoporosis, dyslexia, Alzheimer’s disease, dry eyes, glaucoma, and even movement disorders. Basically, it is commonly believed that fish oil, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids, is the cure all miracle pill.
Omega-3 is a fatty acid that our bodies cannot produce; it must be consumed. It is an important fatty acid though, especially for brain function, heart health, and its anti-inflammatory properties, among other benefits. It is time that we reevaluate where we are getting our omega-3 fatty acids from though. There is definitely an environmental issue that goes along with the fish oil industry, as well as some potential health risks.
The same way that your protein doesn’t necessarily need to come from animals, neither does your omega-3 fatty acids. The most commonly caught fish for fish oil pills is the menhaden. This filter feeder is rich in omega-3 because it consumes copious amounts of algae. Just like us, fish don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, they have to get it from other sources.
Half a billion menhaden are caught every year in North America to keep up with the demand for fish oil pills. A major issue with removing this amount of menhaden from the Atlantic and Gulf Coast is that without them necessary water filtration doesn’t take place. Menhaden filter four to six gallons of water every minute. In doing so, they prevent oxygen-depleting algae blooms from happening. Consistent algae blooms can cause an area in the ocean to become a dead zone. As you can see, the menhaden play a vital role in keeping the ocean clean and alive.
You must also keep in the mind that our oceans are far more contaminated now with chemicals released from plastics and heavy metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic, which end up in the fatty tissues of the fish that the oil is made from.
Instead on relying entirely on eating fish and taking fish oil supplements to get your daily source of omega-3 fatty acids, what if you could cut out “the middleman” and just consume the source? Flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and sesame seeds (you can find these in seed form or oil form) are some of the easiest to find and buy plant-based alternatives. Algae (also can be found in oil form) is literally the direct source of the omega-3’s the we are getting from the menhaden, salmon, tuna, mackerels, and sardines we consume for this valuable fatty acid.
Juice Plus+ recently released a fourth blend to compliment the Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard blends. The Omega Blend is one of the most sustainable and safe omega supplements on the market. Not only does the Omega Blend contain omega-3, but it also includes omega 5, 6, 7, and 9. This completely plant-based blend contains pomegranate seed oil, raspberry seed oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, tomato seed oil, safflower seed oil, and algal oil. You can also say goodbye to fishy burps when you give up fish oil for a plant-based alternative!
We live in an era of information and choices. If there is a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, safe, and superior option, why wouldn’t you take it? You are better off enjoying sustainably caught salmon and tuna in its filet form and supplementing your diet with plant-based omega-3 sources than taking fish oil pills that are detrimental to the ocean and potentially to your health.
The choice is always yours!
While our intentions might be good, sometimes life gets in the way of us eating enough fruits and vegetables every single day. Our diet might not always be exactly what our bodies need and that’s okay, no one is perfect. Some days we might eat enough fruit, but not enough vegetables, or vice versa. But what if there was a way to get eleven essential vegetables (including two grains and one fruit) in your body in a matter of seconds and with next to no effort other than putting two capsules in your hand, moving your hand to your mouth, and swallowing?
Juice Plus’s Garden Blend is just that. The Garden Blend contains broccoli, parsley, tomato, carrot, garlic, beet, spinach, cabbage, oat bran, rice bran, and kale. Are you eating all of that daily? These powerhouse vegetables, fruits, and grains have extraordinary benefits to your body. While taking Juice Plus+ doesn’t mean that you can skip eating fruits and vegetables all together, it does help supplement your diet and help make sure that your body is getting all of the vitamins and nutrients that it needs.
Your diet is one of the most important factors that plays into your overall health and wellness. It is something that we have complete control over yet many of us have a diet that is lacking in some of the essentials. What you put into your body affects every part of your body, and same goes for what you don’t put into your body. In combination with the Orchid Blend, you can add the vitamins and nutrients from 30 fruits, vegetables, and grains to your daily diet with no more thought than just remembering to take it.
Here are some of the health benefits a few of the key vegetables in the Garden Blend reward your body when ingested.
Broccoli: (A Parker family favorite) is an excellent source of vitamin C and K, folic acid, and potassium. The nutrients in broccoli are key for supporting collagen production, bone health, and your immune system. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals, which damage the body and contribute to early signs of aging.
Spinach: (A true superfood) is loaded with zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and manganese. Spinach is especially good for your skin and teeth!
Kale: (A hearty dark green) is high in iron, vitamins A, C, K, antioxidants, and calcium. Kale also promotes cardiovascular health and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Remember, inflammation is the root of most chronic diseases.
Garlic: (Safe guards you from vampires) has been linked to reducing blood pressure, risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, certain cancers, and even the common cold.
Beets: (You definitely want this in your daily diet) are full of essential minerals that are important for healthy nerve and muscle function, as well as promoting healthy bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Beets are also very high in antioxidants and beneficial to your immune system.
If you’d like to learn more about Juice Plus’s Garden Blend, talk to Dr. Blake or Honi. Remember, you are what you eat!
At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we make your holiday shopping easy! We offer products and services that will help that special someone (or yourself) start the year off right. What’s better than the gift of health, a bright white smile, a radiant face, the perfect red lips, or a set of handmade and unique bracelets? There are so many great options for pretty much anyone on your nice list this year. Earlier this week, we provided a guide to our facial rejuvenation and wellness section of the practice. Now, take a look at what else we have in stock this holiday season.
Philips Zoom Professional Whitening: At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness we offer three different options for teeth whitening. Giving the gift of a fresh, pearly white and sparkling smile is priceless!
•Zoom WhiteSpeed is an in-office whitening procedure that uses advanced blue LED technology to whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter in just 45 minutes. In just one office visit, you will experience dramatic results.
•Zoom DayWhite is an at-home whitening treatment. The user will wear the trays for fifteen minutes a day for two weeks. There is also a formula for sensitive teeth. You won’t be disappointed with your new healthy white smile
•Zoom Whitening Pen: This is an excellent product for touch-ups. Simply twist the end of the pen and paint on the whitening formula directly onto teeth.
Sonicare Toothbrush: The Sonicare electric toothbrush is a highly recommended and researched backed product that is one of the best ways to keep stains off of your teeth and from yellowing your smile. This is a toothbrush that the Parker Dentistry team completely endorses and believes should be a part of everyone’s oral hygiene routine. This toothbrush removes 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, improves gum health in only two weeks, and helps keep your smile bright.
JuicePlus+: “Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. It is not a multivitamin. Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.” Juice Plus+ is a company that Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness fully stands behind and represents. Honi has been a Juice Plus+ representative for twenty-one years, and now Dr. Blake is also a representative. They are always willing to share their wealth of information regarding the product and how to get started. Check out the website www.parker.juieplus.com for more information.
Marbella Creations Jewelry: Marbella Creations is a Costa Rican based gypsy/bohemian/yogi/beachy style sea glass and natural stone jewelry company. The focus this year has been on mixed bracelet sets and long mala-inspired necklaces. Each piece of jewelry is completely unique and made with love. All of the sea glass is hand collected from places like Costa Rica, France, Spain, and Morocco. The beads that are used in each design are typically made of beautiful agates or other high quality natural stones. Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness receives small shipments throughout the year. They are on display and for sale at the front desk. Just ask Honi.
We offer gift certificates for all services, including teeth whitening and facial rejuvenation services and products.
We hope that these two guides will help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier. Don’t forget to treat yourself too. You deserve it!