DHA is Needed More Than EPA, WHY?

Mar 27th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off

Best Fish Oil Supplement High in DHA

Best Fish Oil Supplement High in DHA


Eicosopentanoic acid (EPA) and decosahexanoic acid (DHA) are omega 3 fats found in cold water fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines
Humans tend to be severely deficient in DHA, as compared to EPA. This is why I recommend supplementation with more DHA as opposed to EPA. The VitaFish Oil from VitaTree Nutritionals contains a 40:10 ratio of DHA to EPA, yielding 400 mg of DHA per day. This is the important brain omega 3 fat necessary for cognition and brain function. DHA also concentrates at the back of the eye in the retina and is responsible for proper vision. It is important that DHA is supplemented everyday, as our brain uses its stores daily.
DHA is a 22 carbon chain, with 6 double bonds, whereas EPA has 20 carbons and 5 double bonds. The body can easily convert DHA to EPA if required because it can easily lose 2 carbons to become EPA, however the EPA has difficulty converting to DHA by adding 2 carbons. This is why I think we all need to be supplementing with more DHA than EPA daily.
DHA is concentrated in fast twitch muscles, like the heart, eyes and fast twitch skeletal muscles. Athletes, like sprinters who use fast twitch muscles, need to replenish more DHA than a sedentary person. It is interesting to note that hummingbirds have a high amount of DHA in their wings, and rattlesnakes in their rattle, as composed to their bodies. DHA also has been proven to be higher in individuals with faster metabolisms, and is one of the reasons I recommend taking the VitaFish Oil about an hour before exercise, to improve metabolism and feed the muscles with the DHA they require.

VitaFish Oil can be taken in capsule form, 4 capsules a day, with food. VitaFish Oil is so fantastic because it tastes like candy, and doesn’t have any fishy taste or aftertaste. It is in small little orange softgels, that can be either swallowed or chewed. Kids love them and take them willingly because they taste so great!

To order visit www.tryvitatree.com and see VitaFish Oil.

Toxic Heavy Metals in Toys Recalled

Jan 18th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off

High levels of Barium, a toxic heavy metal were found in a number of tricycles, wagons and wheelbarrows for children sold by John Deere and Case. Health Canada has recalled these items, manufactured in China and coated with barium. The toys were sold in Canada between September 2010 and January 2012.

Barium is toxic to humans and can cause symptoms of nausea, vomitting, muscle weakness, changes in nervous system function and heart abnormalities.

If you think your child has been exposed, there are natural ways to detoxify heavy metals from the body. I created the supplement VitaDetox to help with the heavy metal burden that so many North Americans face due to our toxic environment.

For more info on VitaDetox, visit www.tryvitatree.com.
For a full list of toys affected, see the link here http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120118/toy-wagons-wheelbarrow-recall-barium-120118/

Autism and Gut Health- Is There a Link?

Dec 16th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, Whole food vitamins | Comments Off

Yesterday I watched The Nature of Things show on CBC and was fascinated by the content in the show and how mainstream scientists and doctors are learning about the link between gut health and the onset of autism. I was moved by a mother’s story about her son’s developmental regression after too many rounds of anti-biotics and how he became autistic because of it.

These are known facts in naturopathic medicine. The question is how do we help these families and the children who suffer with autistic symptoms. I have had success with using omega 3 fatty acids and human microflora probiotics. The VitaFish Oil, high in DHA is an important fatty acid that seems to be deficient in children with autism, ADD and ADHD. We see marked improvements in behaviors and learning with the addition of this important nutrient. Also, human strain probiotics like VitaTree Probiotics provide the essential good friendly flora for the child’s GI tract and immune system. When you supply enough good probiotics to the gut, it helps stave off the bad bacteria that can cause a release of neurotoxins, worsening the symptoms of autism, as seen in the program on CBC.

Another factor is heavy metal toxicity in the brains of children with autism, also linked to vaccines.

For more info please visit www.tryvitatree.com and watch this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPLdorZApl0

Detoxing Vaccines!

Apr 23rd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Have you and/or your children been vaccinated and need to detoxify the heavy metals and formaldehyde from the vaccine? Now you can with VitaDetox from VitaTree Nutritionals. Formulated by Naturopathic Doctor, Janine Bowring for detoxifying the negative side effects of vaccines. Visit www.vitatree.ca to order VitaDetox today!