Buy One Bottle of Nordic Naturals, Help Two Heroes

Q4 2015-ProdBottles-w_PawsLogoNordic Naturals is kicking off “Buy One Bottle, Help Two Heroes”—a fall initiative to benefit Paws and Stripes, a nonprofit organization that pairs combat-wounded military veterans with shelter dogs, which the veterans train at Paws and Stripes. By integrating service dog training and education with mental health support, Paws and Stripes helps our nation’s heroes live the full and rich lives they deserve.

From October 1 through December 31, purchase any of the following Nordic Naturals products (most available at great prices at Natur-Tyme) and you will support a $30,000 donation to Paws and Stripes, plus a year’s supply of omega-3s for the veterans and service dogs in their program.

Qualifying Nordic Naturals products include all bottle sizes of:

  • Ultimate Omega®
  • Omega-3
  • Complete Omega™
  • EPA
  • EPA Xtra™
  • DHA
  • DHA Xtra™
  • Vitamin C Gummies
  • Vitamin D3 Gummies
  • Omega-3 Pet™
  • Pet Cod Liver Oil

As of 2014, Paws and Stripes had rescued over 70 shelter dogs and provided therapeutic assistance to 97 veterans and their families. In a survey given to Paws and Stripes graduates asking about the impact of their service dogs on their daily lives, these results were reported:

  • 71% experience better quality sleep
  • 87% spend more time with family and friends
  • 85% feel more comfortable visiting public places and attending social events

Lindsey Stanek, CEO and Co-founder of Paws and Stripes, said, “Paws and Stripes is thrilled to work with Nordic Naturals on this campaign! We love being involved with companies like Nordic Naturals who share our goals of helping both people and animals. Working together gives us the opportunity to help even more dogs and veterans.”

Please note that Natur-Tyme will be saluting Veterans on Wednesday November 11th by offering anyone with a military ID a free 10-minute char massage!

The Benefits of a High-Quality Fish Oil Supplement

By The Natur-Tyme Wellness Team148266535

Fish oil. It’s no longer the foul tasting oil of your youth. Not only do high-quality fish oils smell and taste good, they provide the nutrients, thus health, the body craves—literally!

The nutrients in question are the Omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Extensive research connects DHA and EPA deficiencies to heart disease; brain disorders, such as ADHD and Alzheimer’s; diabetes; stroke; depression; arthritis; allergies; circulation problems; skin disorders; and gout just to name a few. By simply adding high quality fish oil to your health regime, you can vastly improve the health of your eyes, skin, digestive and immune systems, joints, and especially your heart and brain.

Our highly processed Western diet has drastically changed America’s nutritional landscape. The use of vegetable oils in processed foods caused an enormous increase in Omega-6 fatty acid consumption, elevating the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio from its ideal 2:1 to an estimated 20:1. In some cases, it’s even as high as 50:1. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation, while Omega-6s may increase inflammation. Omega-3s can prevent excessive blood clotting, while Omega-6s may promote clotting. Omega-3s can moderate immune system reactions, while Omega-6s may often make it over-react. So you can see how an imbalanced intake can create imbalance in the body, leading to disease.

A fish oil supplement can help create that needed balance. In regard to cardiovascular disease, the benefits of Omega-3s are so well understood and accepted that the American Heart Association published statements recommending increased fish intake and/or the use of fish oil supplements. One study even showed that the Omega-3s in fish oils cut your risk of sudden death from heart disease in half.

At least one epidemiologic study has shown that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have significantly lower levels of Omega-3s than healthy seniors. Researchers report that older people can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by increasing their intake of fish and fish oil (DHA).

Omega-3s from fish oil are also a great choice for optimal nutrition during pregnancy, not only for fetal development, but for the mother as well. DHA is the most abundant Omega-3 long-chain fatty acid in breast milk and studies show that breast-fed babies have IQ advantages over babies fed formula lacking DHA. Research also shows that by adding DHA to her diet, a new mother can significantly decrease the possibility and/or effects of postpartum depression.

OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Protection against symptoms of hay fever, sinus infections, asthma, food allergies, and allergic skin conditions, such as hives and eczema
  • Inhibition of the production of the inflammatory compounds related to psoriasis and improvement of the health of skin, nails, and hair
  • Reduction in insulin resistance
  • Improvement of immune function (research links the intake of fish oil to a lowered risk of breast and prostate cancers)
  • Lowered risk of age-related macular degeneration—an eye condition which is the leading cause of severe visual loss in people over age 50
  • An anti-inflammatory effect on inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)

When selecting a supplement, choose a product that delivers a high concentration of DHA and EPA per serving. Finally, be sure to look for oils that are clean. Some brands that we recommend for their high-quality fish oils include: Nordic Naturals, Carlson Labs, and NutriNeeds.

 

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