Links and News:
Young children's ear infections and other
upper respiratory tract infections,
cod liver oil, vitamin D, and selenium
Grassroots Health has information
and research on many aspects of vitamin D.
VITAL is a new study in adults of the health effects of fish oil and vitamin
D, two of the three components of cod liver oil.
October 2010: Dr. Linday has
been invited to speak at the
American College of Nutrition's 51st Annual Meeting, to be held in New York
Dr. Linday's INTERNATIONAL presentations at the Vth
IAPO (Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology) International
Symposium on Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Ear, Nose and Throat; São
Paulo, Brazil, October 19-21, 2007.
8, 2006: Sam Brooke Visiting Professor in Dietary Supplements at Wake Forest University Medical School
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
NBC National News: March 10, 2003:
Cod Liver Oil for
WABC-TV (New York City Local Medical News on the 5 PM News):
July 17, 2002:
7Online.com: An Old Approach May Work As A Preventative Treatment For Ear
Dr. Andrew Weil: November 13, 2002:
What Are the Benefits of Cod Liver Oil?
WebMD: July 15, 2002:
Cod Liver Oil Fights Ear Infections
Additional information about our research and ear infections
in general can be found at the web site of
The New York Eye & Ear
There are many other articles about our research on the
Internet. Go to
Google (www.google.com) or
Yahoo (www.yahoo.com), type in "ear
infections and cod liver oil" and press search.
Information on Dosing of Supplements: Please see the
Dosing section of this web site.
If you and your child’s qualified healthcare provider agree that it is
appropriate for your child to receive the nutritional supplements used in our
research, you may order these supplements directly from JR Carlson
Laboratories (Dr. Linday has no financial affiliation with Carlson
We suggest starting with ONE bottle of EACH of the following:
CARLSON’S LEMON-FLAVORED COD LIVER OIL
(manufactured in Norway); one small bottle (8.4 fl. oz. or 250 ml)
CARLSON FOR KIDS (formerly Carlson's Scooter Rabbit) chewable vitamins
and minerals. The amount of pre-formed vitamin A has been decreased
(see below). The tablets are still scored,
making it easy to break them in half. One small bottle (60 tablets).
Nordic Naturals® is another company with flavored, liquid, Norwegian cod
liver oil that meets the strict purity standards needed for young children.
However, most of their cod liver oils have very little vitamin D.
However, they now have a new product that has 2.5 times the
amount of vitamin D per teaspoon compared to the preparation we used in our
research. Please discuss the dosing of Nordic Naturals preparations
with your child's qualified health care provider.
The European Community has lowered the tolerable
weekly intake (TWI) of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (polychlorinated
biphenyls) to 14 pg (picograms) of World Health Organization (WHO)-toxic
equivalent (TEQ)/kg (kilogram) of body weight. This calculates to 2 pg
WHO-TEQ/kg/day. The title the report is "Commission
Recommendation." To access this report, you will need
Adobe Reader, a free software download; go to
www.adobe.com and click on "Get Adobe Reader."
Recent studies have found that over-the-counter fish oil
negligible levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxins, as well
undetectable to negligible amounts of mercury. This is good news for
adults, since the standards are based on body weight.
The United Kingdom reviewed "Dioxins and Dioxin-Like
PCBs in Fish Oil Supplements;" 26/02; June 2002. To access the
you will need Adobe Reader, a free software download; go to go to
www.adobe.com and click on "Get Adobe
Reader." The report notes that the estimated intakes of these
substances by consumers from the consumption of fish oil supplements has
generally fallen since 1996. However, because the tolerable limits
have also been lowered, the liquid cod liver oil products reviewed in this
report are no longer recommended for children under 5 years of age.
(The authors presumed that capsules would not be given to young children.)
NOTE: Dr. Linday has received information from
both Carlson Laboratories and Nordic Naturals verifying the purity of their
liquid cod liver oils and the fact that they may be given to children under
five years of age.
Information on Supplements:
Norwegian Council on Nutrition and Physical Activity
recommends supplementation with cod liver oil from four weeks of age, because
cod liver oil provides both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
The Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes
of Health (USA) provides a wealth of information about vitamins and mineral
supplements, including vitamin A and selenium:
NIH Facts About Dietary Supplements.
Metabolism of Essential Fatty Acids:
A figure of the
classical pathways of
omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid synthesis and the role of omega-3 fatty
acids in regulating health/disease markers can be found on page 7 of "Effects
of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Child and Maternal Health,: AHRQ Publication No.
05-E025-2; August 2005. To access the
full report, you will need Adobe Reader, a free software download; go to
www.adobe.com and click on "Get Adobe
Related Books: Please see
within this web site.
Dr. Mary Megson discusses her experience with cod liver oil
for children with autistic spectrum disorders in her paper "Is Autism a
G-Alpha Protein Defect Reversible with Natural Vitamin A."
Dr. Megson (http://www.megson.com).
In her book, Dr. Jacqueline Stordy reviews the use of long-chain,
polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment of
ADHD (attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder), dyslexia and dyspraxia ("clumsy child syndrome").
See Related Work.
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The information on this web site is provided for educational purposes only;
it is a general reference for healthcare consumers and providers; it is not a
prescription for any individual person. It is important that you consult your
child’s qualified healthcare provider before implementing any of the research
discussed on this web site.
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Updated June 24, 2010