Depression and Essential Fatty Acids (i.e. Fish Oils)


Few things have had such a detrimental effect as the release of the USDA’s food guide pyramid in 1992.  There was no differentiation between healthy and unhealthy fats.  Over the next 15 years, the American public was brainwashed by this pyramid, and with the demonization of fats, “fat” became synonymous with “fattening.”  We saw rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and psychological disorders increase.  Given the importance of DHA in the brain, this particular study should come as no surprise.  Researchers looked at 14 studies and found those diagnosed with depression had lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids.  So, if you have dealt with any type of psychological condition and your doctor has NOT recommended fish oils, you need to find a new doctor.  If a doctor has not cracked a medical journal in their specialty in over a decade, this is not the type of physician I want treating me or my family.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.