Dr. Roma Franzia

542 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka

DrRoma@DrRomaFranzia.com

Tel: 847-441-1000 

Pager: 224-422-0806

Fax: 847-441-7740

Office Hours

Monday , Tuesday, Thursday - 8:30am – 5:30pm
 

Wednesday - 2pm – 5:30pm

 

Friday  & Saturday - 8:30am – 1pm

 

Sunday - Closed 

Reach Dr. Franzia by pager – 224-422-0806

Brain Health

Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit, Autism, Alzheimer, Dementia can all be treated the traditional way with talk therapy and medication but it also can be treated by getting to the root causes of our brain’s disease. This means that everything you do to your body including food, exercise, sleep, and relaxation , you do to your brain.

Getting to the root of the problem is exactly what the 70+ doctors, scientist, researchers, spiritual leaders, and investigative journalists will be sharing with you in the documented series Broken Brain by Mark Hyman, MD.

Hormones that affect our mood, Serotonin, and affect our sleep, Melatonin, are made in the gut by your “good” gut bacteria. Your gut has 100 trillion bacteria, 3 pounds worth!  These bacteria tell your brain what to do ( “gut” instinct) and significantly influence your mood. Having more “good” gut bacteria than “bad” gut bacteria is critical to  re-balancing your brain’s health. Food is the most powerful intervention and the first step to resetting your brain’s dis-ease.

Omega 3's Fatty Acids

Omega 3’s are essential fatty acids that nourish our brains. Essential means that our body cannot make it so we must ingest this nutrient. Our brains are made up of 60% fat and Omega 3’s make up half of them!

Feeding the brain these essential Omega 3’s fatty acids promotes:

  • Reduce symptoms hyperactivity and  aggression 

  • Improves attention and memory

  • Sharpens focus

  • Increases the production of vital neurotransmitters improving depression and anxiety 

  • Reduces inflammatory damage in the brain after injury

  • Improves eye health

  • Ensures immune health

A lack of these Omega 3’s fatty acids can lead to:

  • Difficulty paying attention and sitting still

  • Excessive mood strings, depression and anxiety

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Weight gain/Obesity

  • Rough, dry, bumpy skin

  • Dry, dull, brittle hair and nails

There are two ways to get Omega 3’s:

Diet

Eating twice or three times a week: wild caught fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, and halibut), 

organic pasteurized eggs, grass fed beef, walnuts and flaxseeds.

Total Omega 3’s general guidelines:

0-12 months:  500mg/day

1-3 years:        700mg/day

4-8 years:        900mg/day

9-13 years:      1200mg/day

14-18 years:    1400 mg/day

Supplements

CARLSON FISH OIL

*Children 2y and over, take ½ teaspoon daily at mealtime

*Contains 800mg of Omega 3’s (anchovy, sardine, mackerel)

*Great lemon flavor

*Keep refrigerated and use within 60 days of opening

NORDIC NATURALS FISHIES

*Children 2y and over, take 1 gummy per day with food

* Contains 300 mg of Omega 3’s (anchovy and sardine)

*No gluten, milk or artificial flavors or colors

KLAIRE LABS OMEGA-3 MINI CAPSULES

*Children 1-3y take one capsule daily at mealtime

*Children 4y and over, take two capsules daily at mealtime

*Contains 500 mg of Omega 3’s (anchovy, sardine, and/or mackerel)

*No casein, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, corn, yeast + soy

*Contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

PURE ENCAPSULATIONS O.N.E OMEGA

*Children 9y and over, 1 capsule daily at mealtime

*Fish Oil Concentrate 1250 mg (anchovy, sardine, smelt, jack, mackerel, squid)

*Non-GMO 

*Keep in Freezer for freshness

SPRINGBOARD  ORTHOMEGA PEARLS

*1-4 soft gel capsules per day in divided doses

*Capsules can be chewed or swallowed

*Fish Oil Concentrate 300 mg (anchovy, tuna, mackerel and sardine)

*Orange Berry Flavor

*Free of gluten, corn, yeast, artificial flavors and colors