There are many ways to
increase the amount of EFAs in you or your child's diet. You
can for one increase the amount of fish. However, due to
concerns of mercury which are recognized by the Institute
of Medicine and the FDA, you may want to be aware of the types
of fish you or your child consume. (Click here
to read info from FDA / 20-20 /
Consumer Reports / Dr. Stordy and other links) Try to
stick to fish that is "low on the food chain" like
sardines vs. swordfish or shark. Mercury adheres to the
muscle of the fish-and mercury can only adhere to protein, for
this reason, it is impossible according to Dr. Katz for any fish
oil to contain mercury. However, fish oil can be rancid-so
please only purchase Essential Fatty Acids from reputable
companies that will verify their products purity in writing.
In the CHERAB scientific
reports you will find that most children benefited from the
Omega 3 and Omega 6 formula called ProEFA. You can purchase
Efalex-which is an Omega 3 Omega 6 formula similar to ProEFA at
GNC. Efalex recommends a higher dosage of 4 to 8
capsules a day vs. the much lower dosage of 1 to 2 capsules a day
recommendation of ProEFA. You can also purchase Ultimate
Omega - an Omega 3 Omega 6 formula like ProEFA made by the same
company. There are many others manufacturers of EFAs out
there, and most are inexpensive to try. You may wonder
however, "How do you get 'fish oil'
into a child?!!" or, "Can
I give EFAs to my baby who's showing signs of being a late
talker?" Click here to read
up on this!
Here are some online
resources for EFAs (in alphabetical order) from reputable companies.
DMG, Efalex, Flax
Seed Oil, The LCP Solution Book, Ocean
Essentials, Omega Tek,
TMG, Ultimate Omega, Carnosine
information and resources
Some Online EFA (and other)Resources:
Combo set of ProEFA and ProEPA for those that want to increase the EPA
LCP Solution Book
and other products that may
help your child's communication found here as well.
This is the professional line of the
child friendly, third person tested for purity form of EFA.
ProEFA is the mixture of DHA (omega 3) GLA (omega 6) and EPA,
and is the formula that will be used in upcoming research as a result
of successful anecdotal case reports from professionals discussed at
conference for apraxic children.
DHA Jr. LCP Solution Book, and other
products that may help
"Spring into Speech ProEFA Special !"
Special offer for ProEFA for only
$17 a bottle!
Spring into Speech ProEFA Special
This is the commercial line of
ProEFA, the child friendly, third person tested for purity form of EFA.
Ultimate Omega is the mixture of DHA (omega 3) GLA (omega 6) and
EPA, and is the formula that will be used in upcoming research as a
result of successful anecdotal case reports from professionals
discussed at CHERAB's first
conference for apraxic children.
research on how various essential fatty acids are healthy for
Coromega is an Omega-3 dietary
supplement from fish oil, with DHA and EPA, and provides health
benefits for the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
Efamol Efalex with DHA contains
fatty acids necessary for brain function.
special interest is Omega 3 and Omega 6 long chain fatty acids. Our
nutritional supplements are made from the highest-grade marine and
botanical oils, and reflect the latest research in the field of lipid
metabolism. As such, the main intention of this site is to provide you
with quality information that supports the rationale behind our range."
and A section here. Please email
us and let us know if this product helps your child with
speech. EyeQ is not really known yet in the US.
Equazen Eye Q
Fatty Acid Complex
Casem Free Diet
Join The CHERAB
Great site to learn about speech
disorders like apraxia, and therapies that might help including EFA's
from others. Our group list has information exchange from
various medical, speech and educational professionals, and updates
about current research. You can post your questions here.
Once you are a member, you can also access the archives and research
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Join The Speech Diet List Serve
Great site to learn about EFA's from
others. You can post your questions to the list. Once you
are a member, you can also access the archives and research past
Speech Diet List
FDA and 20/20
opinions on Mercury
is information from 20/20 TV,
where they talked about mercury poisoning with medical and other
authorities who spoke about a link between mercury poisoning and
neurological conditions, including...language! This information
was revealed to all of us by Dr.
Patricia Kane at our January 2001 meeting BEFORE 20/20 and the FDA
released their findings.
|Mercury Information From FDA|
|Mercury Information From 20/20 TV|
|Mercury Information From Autism site which relates to apraxia|
|Information from Dr. Stordy about mercury, and importance of DHA
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