Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections

New analysis shows that antibiotics don't significantly reduce fluid buildup in young children with inner ear infections.

Whether antibiotics work for ear infections has been a matter of conjecture. But a meta-analysis of several previously published studies found that the results don't support the use of antibiotics for ear infection-associated fluid buildup.

According to lead researcher Maroeska M. Rovers, “Due to the marginal effect and the known negative effects of prescribing antibiotics ... we do not recommend prescribing antibiotics to prevent middle ear effusion.”

Friday, February 15, 2008

Cod Liver Oil High In EPA & DHA Lemon -- 17 Fluid Ounces

You might have guessed it, I am pretty big on nutrition and alternative medicine.

I would have to say that over the years of research, that the children's regular multivitamin made by the synthetic stuff is more harmful than helpful to children.

I highly recommend Cod Liver Oil for children to get Vitamin A,D,E and Omega 3's (DHA,EPA,ALA)
There are several brands out there.
I give my kids 2 tablespoons per day of this stuff.



Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil High In EPA & DHA Lemon -- 17 Fluid Ounces

Bottled in Norway for maximum freshness.

High in EPA & DHA.
Potency and Purity Guaranteed.
Dietary Supplement.
Great Lemon Taste. Naturally-Rich source of DHA and EPA

Carlson Cod Liver Oil comes from the livers of fresh cod fish found in the North Atlantic waters near Norway. The oil is separated from the liver tissues without the use of chemicals. To insure the freshness of the oil, the air inside the bottle is replaced with nitrogen and natural-source vitamin E is added.
Each teaspoon contains, 1100 mg to 1250 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids including:

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 500 mg to 590 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 340 mg to 500 mg
ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) 40 mg to 55 mg

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1.00 Tspn ( 5.00 ml )
Servings per container: 100.00
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 45
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5 g 8%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 20 mg 7%
Vitamin A 500 IU 10%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate d-alpha tocopherol & mixed tocopherols) 10 IU 30*
Norwegian Cod Liver Oil 4.6 g *
*Daily value not established.

Free Of
Free of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCBs and 28 other contaminants.

Take one teaspoonful one or two times daily AT MEALTIME.

After initially opening the bottle, keep refrigerated and preferaby use within 100 days.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.