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“Fish oil can help with LD (Learning Difficulties)?” – Parent

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 Can Fish Oil Help My Struggling Child?

Parents often ask if fish oil can help their child struggling with learning difficulties. I like to tell them the “bigger story” from my colleague, a doctor of environmental medicine. Let’s call him Dr. Child.

Dr. Child says, “In general, any good nutrients that help the body can potentially help the brain as well.”

“Fish oil can be a good body and brain helper. Here is why.”

“The important component for the brain is the DHA in the fish oil.”

It’s the DHA we are looking for

DHA? Docosahexaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.

DHA can also be found in krill oil and is available from certain algae as well.

Dr. Child says that DHA (not necessarily the EPA) us the key to brain health.

EPA? Eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils; also good for you but it is not the quintessential component for brain health that DHA is.

Dr. Daniel Amen (his actual name) in his book “Healing ADD” says that you need a fairly high dose if DHA to be effective. To heal ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) requires at least 2,000 mg of DHA, plus other considerations.

It’s not enough to put the good stuff in;

we need to get the bad stuff out

Dr. Child reminds us that some fish and some fish oils are contaminated with mercury,  and so we need to be alert to make sure the product we are choosing for our child is clean.

Dr. Child also reminds us that in addition to putting in good brain micronutrients, we need to test to see if existing levels of brain toxins (like mercury and lead) are present in the brain already, since “the bad stuff  interferes with learning no matter how much good stuff you put in.”

Glutathione can help the brain heal

A gentle place to start in removal of heavy metals from the brain, says Dr. Child, is to use glutathione, since it is a substance the body is already using to help clean unwanted debris from human cells, and it is effective in cleaning out brain cells.

The glutathioine supplement must be the liquid liposomal form of glutathione however as regular glutathione is mostly destroyed in the digestive process.

Liposomal means that the glutathione is packaged in a lipid (fatty) molecule so that the glutathione has access to the cell at the cellular level.

Stronger measures may be needed

if mercury or lead levels are high

in the child’s brain

Extra measures should be supervised medically.

Environmental medicine have had good success removing mercury and lead using oral detoxifiers such as DMSA and EDTA, respectively, which chelate (bind to metals) and help to remove them from the body and brain. 

DMSA? Dimercaptosuccinic acid: used to remove mercury and other heavy metals.

EDTA? Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: used to remove lead and other heavy metals.

Dr. Child advises that IV (intravenous) chelation should be used only as a last resort. It is usually better to remove the heavy metals and other brain toxins slowly and gradually over time, using gentler oral detoxifiers.

Doc Meek, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA, May 13, 2014

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“In the darkness before the dawn and in the going down into the night, we will remember them.” – Anonymous

Sunday, November 11, 2012. REMEMBRANCE DAY. Today we are grateful we are remembering what others did, that we may enjoy the freedoms we do.  – Doc & Jeannette Meek






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IN FLANDERS FIELDS (set to music) from:

Words by John McCrae put to music by Michael Dias
Performed by City Sirens

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie,

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders Fields

in Flanders…
in Flanders Fields
in Flanders Fields
in Flanders Fields
in Flanders Fields


Thank you to all of you,  the men and women who had the audacity to sign up for the unthinkable!

Doc & Jeannette Meek, Sun, Nov 11, 2012, CANADA & USA

P.S. Louise Meek, Doc’s mother, memorized IN FLANDERS FIELDS when she was in Grade 6. Today, in her 95th year, she recited it from memory,  with feeling. Nothing the matter with her long-term memory, even though she has some issues with short-term memory. So… remember to memorize good things while you are young!

“What if you are wiser than you think?”

Doc & Jeannette Meek (in younger years)
J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
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For best brain health, check your heart health: 

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USA: Jeannette (801) 971-1812; South Jordan, Utah

CANADA: Jeannette (587) 333-6923, Calgary, Alberta

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1


“Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr Campbell-McBride

Wednesday, August 3, 2011. I am so happy and grateful that there are parents of children with autism who reject the genetic-cause explanation. Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is such a one. ~ Doc Meek [Dr Natasha’s website is:]

One customer review:
5.0 out of 5 stars This just makes so much sense., July 30, 2011
By E. Kerby (Salt Lake City, UT)
[Gut flora and brain health]
My husband on his own discovered a lot of these same principles and healed himself a few years ago. When we heard about this, we were surprised with how much the GAPS diet had in common with what he was doing.
Now, I’ve ordered the book and I’ve read a lot of it and it really makes sense. I am planning to start the diet and see if it can help me in a variety of ways.

The book contains a lot of research and good information, and it seems very credible. The information is presented in a way that makes sense to non-scientists.

If you’re new to this, there is a series of YouTube videos with the author, and that is worth watching. (There are also many before & after videos of people who have done this program.) There is also a really interesting set of videos and an interview on the CHEESESLAVE blog; you can Google that.

I had waited to buy the book, because it is fairly expensive, but I am really glad that I bought it. After I started actually reading the book, I ordered a second copy to give to a friend of mine who has an Autistic child. I hope she will read it.

This book doesn’t suggest anything magical; it does take time and work to prepare food that is good for us, BUT I think these principles are correct, and I think this will be worthwhile.


Thank you, Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, for your integrity in solving your child’s autism by connecting gut flora with brain health!

Doc Meek, Wed, Aug 3, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Healthy brain needs healthy heart.” ~ Doc Meek

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Friday, February 18, 2011. Today I am grateful for those who know that good brain health requires good heart health. Such a one is my wife Jeannette. She says:

“For brain health, ensure heart health” (short video):

More on heart health

Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

Than you Jeannette for reminding us to watch our heart health if we want to ensure good brain health!

Doc Meek, Fri, Feb 18, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Brain health needs heart health.” – Jeannette Meek

Friday, December 17, 210. Today, once again, I am grateful for everything. I have no complaints whatsoever! I am grateful I can read. I am grateful I can read and gain new and useful knowledge. This brings me great happiness. 😮 Joy even! 😮

Plush Beating Heart

Plush Beating Heart

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Jeannette Meek reminds us all to protect our cardiovascular system, now, so we can have hearty brain health! 😮

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
More on heart health
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

Thank you Jeannette Meek, for bringing us heart health so we can have brain health!

Doc Meek, Friday, December 17, 2010, at Strathcona Public Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
More on heart health
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
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