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Want children to sleep better? Be sure salmon and tuna are in their diet

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McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, says recent research shows that low DHA blood levels in children contribute to poor sleep habits, as well as resulting behavioral problems.  Cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna and natural supplements with Omega 3 acids are helpful in raising DHA levels.  The same dietary advice is good for adults, Velvete says.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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