The Omega-3 Way to Better Mental Health

You know how useless and dangerous antidepressants can be to your health, yet many people take them reflexively anyway on the advice of their conventionally trained doctor whose office time with patients is maximized to the second. That churning of patients through the office probably has much to do with why doctors are more inclined to prescribe a potentially harmful one-pill cure than to spend time getting to the real heart of the problem.

Case in point is the ability to beat depression more naturally and safely by eating the right foods chock full of omega-3 fatty acids and uridine. A new study demonstrates how patients with low levels of omega-3 in their blood were more prone to mild or moderate depression as well as being more impulsive and negative.

Researchers measured omega-3 levels in the blood of more than 100 healthy patients, then gave them tests that measured their impulsiveness, depressive tendencies and personality. No surprise, patients with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were generally more agreeable and less susceptible to depression and other emotional problems.

Unfortunately, your best omega-3 source — fish — is no safe solution because nearly all of them contain high levels of mercury. The easiest and safest way to get your omega-3s is to take a high quality fish or cod liver oil daily. To make the best choice for your health, I urge you to review my FAQ page today.

EurekAlert March 3, 2006