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FISH OILS for BRAIN HEALTH and MENTAL DISORDERS!


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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, or FISH OILS, shown to Prevent Schizophreniafish_oil_salmon_brain_health

We know that fish is great for the heart and brain- but now omega-3 fatty acids are shown to prevent schizophrenia AND prevent the development for several years after discontinuing their use, a new research suggests.

Currently, people with schizophrenia are treated with anti-psychotic medications, but the drugs don’t work for everyone, have serious side effects, and typically have to be taken for life, meaning they aren’t suitable for people who have some symptoms, but no diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The brain is made up of predominantly water and fat and it communicates via electrical messages conducted by sodium and potassium and neurotransmitters made of amino acids. It would make sense that boosting these nutrients would benefit the brain health.

Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in foods such as fatty fish, eggs and walnuts, and several early studies suggested the compounds may quiet inflammation in the body. People with schizophrenia often have high levels of inflammatory chemicals in their body, but low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood.

It is also proven that EATING THE WHOLE FISH provides more available healthy fats than taking the supplement. There are also high amounts of alpha linolenic acid ALA in flax seeds that can be converted to EPA and DHA which are the healthy oils in fish. If you are concerned about eating unsafe fish due to toxicity or GMOs then adding the WHOLE FLAX SEED meal as well as COLD PRESSED FLAX SEED would be of benefit for brain health.

Come see us at the clinic today to have your chemistry checked for foods that are best for your brain health! Tacoma Health

Be Well~

Dr. Andrew Iverson

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