Overcome Depression and Omega 3 Fish Oil

Our modern stresses can overload us to the point where we simply can’t deal with our day; we suffer severe mood swings and often times depression sets in. If the overall feeling of malaise takes hold it can be hard sometimes to shake and our entire lives can be affected. Though talk therapy is a strong way to battle these feelings there are natural answer to our blues.

In a recent study, 120 women (aged 40-55), classified as having psychological distress were randomly assigned a daily dose of 1.2 grams of omega-3 fat from fish oil supplements or a placebo, which contained only sunflower oil. After eight weeks, the women in the fish oil group had significant improvements in their psychological distress levels compared with women in the placebo group. Granted these women were not experiencing major depression, still the fish oil study was significant in that it is a natural aid.

The two major types of omega-3 fat found in fish oil are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). In this study above, nearly all of the omega-3 fat, 1.05 grams of the total 1.2 fat grams, was in the form of EPA, with only 0.15 grams from DHA. Foods rich in these fatty acids have long since been known for their benefits. EPA and DHA are found in mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, sablefish (black cod), anchovies, albacore tuna, and wild game.

Of course if you are experiencing symptoms of major depression, seeing changes in your appetite and body weight, or you have an overall feeling of hopelessness, have difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much-even thoughts of suicide-do not self-medicate with fish oil!  You should consider looking into Dr. Robert’s Vitalift Program for depression.

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Robert Galarowicz, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Nutritionist
Hypnosis and Biofeedback Counselor

AIM Center – Alternative Integrative Medical Center
1 Sears Dr. Fl#4
Paramus, NJ 07652
201.618.3534

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