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Do you know your blood omega-3 levels? More and more it's looking like you should

Last week our professional team finally got to hear omega-3 chemist Dr. Doug Bibus share his wisdom about omega-3 fatty acids and the potential benefit from knowing what your personal levels are.

Some of his facts:

1. Adequate omega-3 fatty acids are essential for ovaries and testes to properly function.

2. Babies develop 70% of their brain cells before they're born. Their DHA levels increase 3 to 5 times in their last trimester and again to that degree in the first 12 weeks of life.

3. Unfortunately, US babies have 1/3 the DHA levels of babies in Nigeria and Russia. (Are you as surprised and appalled as I was to learn that?) They have some of the lowest DHA levels in the world.

3. American moms have some of the lowest DHA levels in the world, which is partially related to their fears of getting mercury from eating fish. They consume, on average, less than 25% of the recommended amount of DHA per day. It's a big reason why those babies, who are depending on Mom for DHA, are having a little bit of trouble getting enough to feed those developing brains.

4. Those low DHA levels in moms are also related to the incredible increase in omega-6 fatty acids in our diet. For example, 100 years ago, the US produced.2 lbs of soybean oil per person, per year. Today, the US produces 25 lbs. per person per year and you can bet it's landing in our diets. It interferes with omega-3 metabolism in a huge way.

5. The higher the DHA levels in moms, the higher the IQ in babies, and the lower the incidence of serious behavioral issues.

You can see, it's not just about getting pregnant, but doing everything you can to make sure that baby has the best possible chance of being everything it can be.

The whole reason we have teamed up with Dr. Bibus is because we believe that his home fingerprick test for omega-3 levels could be a very important part of figuring out how to help you become pregnant, stay pregnant, produce healthy milk for baby, and have the healthiest baby possible.

Dr. Bibus has been gracious enough to allow us to offer his home fingerprick test at a discount, and we'd like to pass that discount along to you. Normally, this test sells for $175, and we're able to offer it to you for $140. If you'd like more information, please contact me at monika at afterthediet.com. If you're ready to order, click here.

We're really excited to be able to offer this test and hope to be able to more accurately identify dietary recommendations most likely to help you to meet your goals.