Articles tagged with: supplements

Krill overkill - a must read from The Conversation

Krill overkill - a must read from The Conversation

Krill oil has bounced onto the huge market of fish oil capsules with unbelievable claims such as "better absorbed" and "more powerful than fish oil". I often get asked if we should buy krill over fish oil and this new post from The Conversation is such a handy summary that shows why "No" is the right answer. I reproduce it here for you to read for yourself.

15 April 2015 by Ken Harvey, Monash University; Aaron Kovacs, Monash University, Grace Jackel, Monash University

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

A. Fish oil and cod liver oil are two different oils even though they both come from fish and have a similar fatty acid profile.

8 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

THE QUESTION IN FULL Q. I avoid seafood as I have an allergy to fish. So how would I increase my intake of omega-3 fats? Are fish...

19 July 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How can I get enough calcium without dairy?

Q. How can I get enough calcium without dairy?

THE QUESTION IN DETAIL Q. I can't eat any dairy products for medical reasons. I was wondering what I could include in my diet so...

24 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How can I put ON weight, I’m desperate? I’m male, have been skinny all my life and doctors say they can't help. Any advice?

A. Often it’s just as hard to put on weight as it is to lose weight, particularly if you come from a family with a tall slender...

14 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And...

16 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby