Therapeutic Use Of Fish Oil for Apraxia, Autism and Other Communication Impairments

“Every so often, scientists really do discover a substance of transformative power, one with the ability to cure the previously incurable and improve the quality of life for the rest of us. Omega-3 fatty acids — a component of simple fish oil, once so prevalent in our diet but now largely absent — could be such a substance.”~ Harvard Medical School doctor, Andrew Stoll,… Read More

Study on polyunsaturated fatty acids and autism

The following study was published in the Clin Biochem Epub in Spetember of 2008 Role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of Egyptian children with autism Department of Research on Children with Special Needs, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt Meguid NA, Atta HM, Gouda AS, Khalil RO OBJECTIVE: Estimation of free polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in blood and evaluation of behavior of autistic… Read More

Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation in Pregnancy

Source: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Dunstan JA, Simmer K, Dixon G, Prescott SL. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of antenatal omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 LC PUFA) on cognitive development in a cohort of children whose mothers received high-dose fish oil in pregnancy. DESIGN: A double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Perth, Western… Read More

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Pathophysiology of Autism

Source: Polyunsaturated fatty acid University Center of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ZNA Middelheim, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium Sliwinski S, Croonenberghs J, Christophe A, Deboutte D, Maes M. OBJECTIVES: There is now some evidence that alterations in fatty acids may play a role in the pathophysiology of autism. The aim of the present study was to examine whether autism is accompanied by abnormalities in… Read More

What if my child is allergic to fish?

For those who want or need an EFA supplement without fish oil (if the child is allergic to fish for example) you could try Flax seed oil. However- please read what Dr. Katz says about Flax seed oil: “Flax seed oil or freshly ground flax seeds are an excellent source of the essential omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA or LNA) which is the quintessential parent member of… Read More

Dosing Question

Response to a question about EFA dosing by Lisa Geng: Hi Liz, Thanks so much for the info. I’ve been speaking with them too-and I’ve had a chance to ask this question to a few scientists. I found that basically, the answer is really “I don’t know” or “I don’t want to say because I could be liable” when you dig a bit beneath the surface. The… Read More

DHA?, higher EPA? bit of GLA?, and what about carnosine?

DHA?, higher EPA? bit of GLA?, and what about carnosine? Hi everyone! It’s hard to answer all the recent questions on one email. I can tell you that there are some questions that came up that can not yet be answered by anyone for sure (most of them!) -and the professionals will tell you that. Karen gave some great advice to answer our questions… Read More

How do I get my child to eat fish oil?

My 5 year old apraxic son Tanner is a trooper and takes the ProEFA from a spoon every day. I hold his nose for him, but he doesn’t mind the taste. We started the holding the nose thing when Tanner used to take the efalex, which is very fishy smelling and tasting, and it’s kind of our ritual now. I rip only half of… Read More

Fish oil capsules help children with speech disorders find their voices

Look Who’s Talking Now: Fish oil capsules help children with speech disorders find their voices A simple fish oil supplement may be the key to dramatically unlock the voices of children with speech and language disorders. That’s the conclusion of a group of scientists who reviewed a study of nineteen youngsters suffering from various speech problems. The children, ranging in age from two years… Read More

Mercury Contamination: A Critical Issue

New evidence substantiating a variety of health benefits of LCP supplementation is being published month after month. Unfortunately, at the same time, concerns have been raised about the possible contamination of some fish that provide the critical fatty acids found in LCP supplements. Last month the FDA advised pregnant women and women of childbearing age who may become pregnant (as well as nursing mothers… Read More