Here's day 2’s
powerful ingredient for curing your depression.
You made it to lesson
2! This lesson contains extraordinary scientific research…
Cure-your-depression step 2:
fatty acid supplements
A Personal Testimony:
23 years, bipolar disorder wreaked havoc for one of Dr Andrew Stoll’s
female patients, now a 45 year old woman who worked as a research
scientist. Despite her expert knowledge of science and medicine, she
was unable to find adequate treatment for her dangerous peaks of mania
and dark valleys of depression. Medications dulled her and caused
significant weight gain. As a result, she had trouble focusing on her
work, enjoying life and relationships with friends. She was anxious for
a cure and fascinated to hear of Dr. Andrew Stoll’s work in Boston, Massachusetts.
She participated in his controlled, double-blind study, in which
neither doctor nor patient is told who is receiving the placebo (a
fake) or omega 3 (fish oil) supplements.
2 weeks into the trial, her mania was gone and the first time in
decades, the depression had lifted. She has kept taking fish oil and
has been in full remission for over 3 years.
Andrew Stoll reveals several uplifting stories in a behind-the-scenes
look at his study of omega 3 fatty acids and bipolar disorder,
published in The Archives of General Psychiatry in May 1999.
Even more extraordinary perhaps are the
emerging findings that omega
3 fatty acids are useful not just in bipolar illness, but also in
depression, post partum depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity
disorder, stress and even schizophrenia and autism.
was discovered in the late 1970s that the native Inuit population who
ate a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, had surprisingly low heart
attack rates. Since then, thousands of studies have shown that
omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly essential as a foundation for our
health and well-being. Without them, we develop numerous diseases.
Because of this evidence, the American Heart Association
now advises that everyone eat at least two 3-ounce servings of fatty
fish every week.Others suggest three or more servings
of fish per week.
Heart-healthy fish oil
contains omega-3 fatty acids, the critically important polyunsaturated
fats with powerful healing powers.
Cold-water fish are exceptionally rich sources of omega-3 fatty
acids—and the colder the water, the more omega-3 fatty acids there are
in the fish. Salmon, sardines, sea bass, tuna, trout, mackerel, and
anchovy contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid
(DHA), the most potent forms of omega-3s.
omega-3 oils mostly come from cold-water fish and wild game—not usually
found in most North American diets—most people don't get enough of
these essential fatty acids (EFAs). To make matters worse, many food
processors eliminate natural omega-3 oils, which have a tendency to
spoil, to keep their products fresher.
Therefore, if you don’t like cold-water fish or you don’t eat it two to
three times a week, then you might want to consider a high-quality fish
oil supplement. You can buy these at a
drugstore or health food store.
Look for a brand that will give you 1000 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA
per day. This is the amount that has been shown in studies to be
beneficial to people with depression. (See Dr. Andrew Stoll’s book: “The Omega 3 Connection”
“A must-read for anyone dealing with depression” - Lauren
Marangell, M.D. Director of Psychopharmacology, Baylor College of
to Dr. Andrew Stoll, you can take these even if you are on
antidepressant medication; there are no known interactions with drugs.
The only side effects reported are that they sometimes burp up a fishy
taste after taking them. Solutions to this problem are to freeze the
pills and take them right before a meal. If all else fails, there is a
liquid form available that some people prefer.
WEEK'S ACTION STEPS:
Talk to your
doctor about implementing Omega 3 Fatty Acids into your supplemental
an Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplement approved by the International Fish Oil
Standards (IFOS) which is an independant source that consistently
conduct tests and posts levels of toxins in fish oil samples submitted
by manufacturers. I recommend Nordic Naturals
because of it's high rating on the IFOS list, so you know it's quality.
If you have suffered from depression and nothing you've tried has
worked, please take the time to try Nordic Natural Omega 3s. It could mean a whole new
life for you like it does for me!
Carefully take the time to make an effort to start
implementing the powerful ingredient you learned today after consulting
if altering a person’s behaviour will produce the same beneficial brain
changes that can come from medication—without the risks and side
effects—then the advantages are obvious!
Some Readers' Experiences...
you for this site! I had been on most of the antidepressants over the
past 30 years and had a severe reaction. I have been off meds now for 5
weeks. Am taking vitamins... along with some other ingredients, Omega-3
and a mixture of amino acids and trace elements. I also walk daily... I
feel better now than I ever did on the meds. Take care, Anne"
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