Mountain Mama Natural Foods

Colorado Springs, natural foods, organic produce, deli, bakery, supplements & body care

Mountain Mama is a family owned and operated natural food store located in Colorado Springs, Colorado & features Natural Grocery, Organic Produce, Vitamin/Supplements, Natural Body Care, Perishables, Frozen Foods, Bulk Foods, Bulk Herbs as well as an in-house Bakery and Delicatessen. Mountain Mama is a west side landmark just minutes away from Colorado College, The Broadmoor and Downtown Colorado Springs.

Mountain Mama opened for business in 1979.  From a somewhat humble beginning, Mountain Mama has grown and earned a solid reputation and a very loyal following.  For over three decades,  Mountain Mama has been a integral part of the west side and larger community of Colorado Springs continually supporting the healthy and active lifestyles of its residents.  Many Mountain Mama employees have been with the company for well over a decadesome over two decades, which speaks well of the sense of community Mountain Mama has created and the experience and knowledge of its staff. Drop in today to see what Mountain Mama has to offer you!

Watch Out for Bad Science

Have you always taken your fish oil supplements faithfully; believing they are good for your heart, brain, joints, inflammation, mood and more?

Then you heard the roomer last summer (July 2013):  there was a study that showed a link to Omega-3's and Prostate Cancer.

Now your not so sure about those fish oil supplements. Is it worth the risk? Could they be harming your health? 

Let us put your mind at ease. Those fish oil supplements are still GREAT for your heart, brain, joints, inflammation etc. You should keep taking them. The study that was released this past July that claimed there may be a connection between prostate cancer and omega-3's was not a good study. 

IT WAS BAD SCIENCE! Here is why:

1. This study used frozen blood samples LEFT OVER from a different study on Vitamin E and Selenium NOT Omega 3's.

2. The specific blood test that was used was not appropriate to study long term Omega 3 status. The test this study used only tested omega 3's in the last 48 hours. Subject may have had high omega 3's due to what they ate not supplements. The study showed no record of long term Omega 3 intake. 

3. The omega 3's were only tested once. They were never tested again in the study. Therefore, the findings are considered unreliable.

As you can see this study released by the Journal of National Cancer Institute last July is not reliable and there is NO direct evidence linking Omega 3's and prostate cancer. Here is a short video by Nordic Naturals Chief Medical Officer explaining the three flaws of the study listed above. 

As consumers we need to understand that researchers get paid for every article/study they publish. So, if they can publish a study on left over samples and information, it is like a two for one deal. They get paid twice for the same amount of work even if the results they produce are faulty. 

We want you to be educated consumers. So when you hear of a study like this one, we would encourage you to look into it. Here are a few things to look for:

1. Who funded the study?

2. How many subjects/samples were studied?

3. Is the source reliable?

4. Is the test actually applicable to what is being studied?

The supplement world can be confusing because of BAD SCIENCE and FAULTY STUDIES like this one. We want to encourage you to always look a little deeper! It is your health we are talking about here! We want you to be healthy and feel good!! 

 

 

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