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omega3 fish oil for depression and ADHD

Fish oil is a omega3 fatty acid and is known for promoting good health in the body, but it is also known for helping the body to burn fat as fuel…

Crete, Greece: A cold spot for Heart Disease

The Mediterranean diet has often made the news as one that can reduce the risk for heart disease. A researcher by the name of Ancel Keys began the landmark study called The Seven Countries Study in 1958. After 40 years, the conclusion was that the men who lived the longest and were the healthiest were living in 11 villages on the island of Crete. This island is the source of the true Mediterranean diet. Components of this diet and their health benefits are: Olive oil, Wild seafood and snails, Wild greens or horta, Rusks, Cheese, Legumes, Greek yogurt drizzled with a little honey or fruit preserves.

One thing is common here, all contain omega3!

Japan is a Cold Spot for Breast and Prostate Cancers.

Much has been written in recent years about the Okinawa lifestyle due to the fact that they are among the longest lived people in the world. Among other positive health benefits, the Okanwina diet appears to be protective against breast and prostate cancers. Several elements of the diet contribute to this phenomenon.

Fish€”abundant in the Okinawan diet, again bringing in the omega3 fats as well as adequate vitamin D intake.

Try this:

  • Eat small portions
  • Make meat a condiment, not the main meal
  • Eat foods that are as unprocessed as possible
  • Eat good fats, particularly omega3
  • Eat dark green and other colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Get €œgood bacteria€ in yogurt or fermented foods
  • Eat whole grains
  • Use healing herbs and spices
  • Whole foods are better than supplements
  • Live an active lifestyle

omega3 fish oil for depression and ADHD

OMEGA3 FATTY ACIDS

Evidence is starting to build that links depression with abnormalities in fatty acid metabolism and deficiencies in dietary fatty acid intake.

The omega3 essential fatty acids, such as EPA found in oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel, seem to be most important in this respect. In countries where people eat plenty of oily fish,  such as Japan or China, have substantially less rates of depression.

Furthermore, in general, people who eat fish regularly are less likely to report feeling depressed. In addition, low levels of omega3 fatty acids are often found in the blood of depressed individuals.

Supplementing the diet with omega3 fatty acids, especially EPA, is often useful in treating depression. A dose of 1 g of EPA (found in about 3g of concentrated fish oil) each day may be helpful.