Omega – 3 Essential Fatty Acids – Fish Oils For Kids Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial component of a healthy diet. These essential fats are especially important for children, as they play a key role in growth and development and are associated with numerous health benefits. Since EFAs cannot be made in the body, they must be ingested daily, through diet and supplementation.

However, many parents are unsure whether omega-3 supplements are necessary — or even safe — for their children.

 

How can omega-3 essential fatty acids help your child?

  • ✅ EFA levels are often low in children who experience changes in mood and other mood related conditions. It has been shown that those with these conditions often feel better when they take omega-3 EFAs.
  • ✅ EFAs are vital for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, healthy blood pressure, peripheral circulation and helping to protect against long-term disease.
  • ✅ EFAs are important for enhancing memory, learning and brain development from infancy, and throughout adult life.
  • ✅ EFAs ensure healthy brain and nervous system development in the developing foetus, as well as ongoing nutritional support for the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • ✅ Dry skin, hair and nails are a sign of omega-3 essential fatty acid deficiency.
  • ✅ EFAs ensure that every single cell in your body is healthy and happy. With a flexible cell membrane, cells are able to receive vital nutrients, such as oxygen, and eliminate waste products effectively

 

 

Childhood conditions EFA’s will benefit

Many studies suggest that omega-3 supplements offer several benefits for children.

Children’s ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition linked to symptoms like hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and difficulty focusing.

Some research indicates that omega-3 supplements may help decrease ADHD symptoms in children.

A review of 16 studies revealed that omega-3 fatty acids improved memory, attention, learning, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, all of which are often affected by ADHD.

A 16-week study in 79 boys showed that taking 1,300 mg of omega-3s daily improved attention in those with and without ADHD.

 

Children’s Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects children and adults, causing symptoms including breathing difficulties, coughing, and wheezing.

Some studies have found that omega-3 fatty acid supplements help to relieve these symptoms.

For instance, a 10-month study in 29 children noted that taking a fish oils containing 120 mg of combined DHA and EPA daily helped decrease symptoms of asthma.

Enhances Children’s brain health

Emerging research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may improve brain function and mood in children — in particular, learning, memory, and brain development.

In a 6-month study, 183 children who ate a spread high in omega-3 fatty acids experienced improved verbal learning ability and memory.

Furthermore, several studies suggest that omega-3 fats help prevent depression and mood disorders in children.

 

Why should you insist on quality fish oil?

A high quality fish oil means it is clean, concentrated and fresh to give you and your family the best health outcomes. When purchasing fish oil capsules or a liquid formula, look for cold-pressed varieties for the best results.

 

  • Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

    Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

    • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
    • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
    • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
    • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
    • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
    • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
    • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
    • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
    • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
    • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
    • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
    • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

    What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

    During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

    Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

    Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

    Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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    FIONA STOCK | PAEDIATRIC NATUROPATH & CHILDREN’S NUTRITIONIST

    • ✅Poor Immunity
    • ✅Poor Focus & Concentration
    • ✅ Behavioural Problems
    • ✅ ADHD
    • ✅ Depression
    • ✅ Anxiety
    • ✅ Food Allergies
    • ✅ Food Intolerances
    • ✅ Constipation
    • ✅ Diarrhoea
    • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • ✅ Tummy Pain
    • ✅ Eczema
    • ✅ Asthma
    • ✅ Obesity
    • ✅ Auto-Immune Disease
    • ✅ Recurring Infections
    • ✅ Fussy Eaters
    • ✅ Sleep Issues
    • ✅ Plus many more…

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    Would you like a consultation with me at a fraction of the cost? My online learning classes are jam packed with more advice than I provide in a face-to-face appointment. It’s evidence-based naturopathic wisdom coupled with the latest scientific research on kids health I’ve successfully shared with clients over my 20+ year career.

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    You will learn:

    • ✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
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