Posts In Category "Mental Health"

A Lower Omega-3 Index Increased the Risk of Having Cognitive Impairment

2 Nov 2016 | Under Mental Health, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

Why do zombies eat BRAINS? Because they are chock-full of omega-3s! OK, that’s the extent of the Halloween-theme for this blog, but we are going to talk about something really scary – aging. Being able to age well depends greatly on brain health, and as we have seen in more and more research studies, omega-3 […]

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DHA Deficit in Bipolar Disorder

21 Jun 2016 | Under Mental Health, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

Bipolar disorder is a disorder of the brain that is characterized by periods of depression and mania. Like many brain-related diseases such as depression and ADHD, there is a hypothesis that omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, may play a role in its pathophysiology and possibly its treatment. Drs. McNamara and Welge of the University of […]

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New OQ Feature: Omega-3 Calculators!

You’ve gotten your Omega-3 Index or your Mother’s Milk DHA level tested… now what? There are recommendations for omega-3 intake for the general population (1-2 servings of fish per week, 250 mg EPA+DHA per day) or pregnant and lactating women (200 mg DHA per day), but what about YOUR personal levels and goals? Perhaps you want […]

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Omega-3s help boys both with and without ADHD pay better attention

26 Mar 2015 | Under Mental Health, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

We usually blame the seemingly increasing prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) of children in school on lack of exercise, too much technology, lack of structure, environmental pollutants, or even too much sugar. While there are multiple factors contributing to ADHD, omega-3 fatty acids have been studied as a possible treatment or addition to traditional […]

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Could Increasing Your Omega-3 Index be the Next Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS?

22 Aug 2014 | Under Mental Health, News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

There has been a recent flurry of stories of celebs and past Presidents getting soaked with a bucket of ice water to raise money for “ALS” research. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the famed Yankee hitter from the 1930s whose career came to an abrupt […]

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Two New Findings About Omega-3 and Brain Health

Two New Findings About Omega-3 and Brain Health A recent report from the Huntington Medical Research Institute in Southern California indicated that patients with Alzheimer’s Disease have lower levels of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that bathes the brain) compared to healthy subjects. This is consistent with the […]

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