In order for the brain to function properly it needs a variety of fats – and we’re hearing a lot about omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids these days. Many people have found that the right balance of omegas and other fatty acids can help reduce inflammation, calm depression, and relieve behavioral imbalances – so they may be a great option for any family who has a child with allergies, anxiety, or ADHD. But what about oils and allergies? Which oils can be safely used by people with allergies and how can you find the best quality possible?
EPA and DHA
These types of healthy fat are found in many oils, especially those that come from fish. EPA is a known anti-inflammatory and DHA is believed to play an important role in healthy brain and mood function. Having enough of them is definitely important, so this is a great area of study for any parent.
Many people think that you can only get the important DHA and EPA fats from fish like trout, herring, and sardines or from concentrated fish oil supplements – but what about people with fish allergies or vegetarians?
The good news is that there are some amazing plant-based options that deliver EPA and DHA, and these options may be great possibilities for people with allergies.
Fish allergies are very similar to shellfish allergies, and they often appear in the same person with the same basic symptoms. When a person deals with moderate or severe fish allergies they may have to make dietary changes as well as supplement their diet to ensure they get all they need to be healthy. This is especially true in children who often get a variety of seafood in the form of fish sticks, fish sandwiches, and other family meals.
Fish allergies should not be taken lightly because fish oils can show up in some very unexpected places. if you suspect fish allergies happening in your family, work with a medical professional right away to get it under control and to learn what you need to know to stay safe.
Fish Free Options
While our bodies don’t process and use omegas from plants in the same efficient way they do from meats, it is possible to get what you need without eating fish.
Hemp seed oil, flax seed oil, and algae are all popular vegetarian fish-free options for getting omegas. Spirulina, which comes from the ocean, is another popular alternative. The famous ‘Udo’s 3-6-9’ oil blend is one of the most popular oil blends and it prevents you from having to collect a variety of oils and supplements since it’s all combined in one easy to use bottle.
Do your research on omega fatty acids and you just might discover another healing tool that can help your family cope with a wide variety of mood, behavioral, and physical health issues in a very simple and effective way… oil isn’t just for salad anymore!