Friday, January 20, 2012

Mental Illness Help - Thanks to Omegas!

There have been numerous reports over the years that link a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are commonly found in fish oil, salmon and walnuts, to have numerous health benefits. Some of these benefits can help support a healthy heart, joint and brain function.  
In a report published by the Archives of General Psychiatry, people who were at an extremely high risk of developing a psychosis, such as schizophrenia, were found to be less likely to develop psychotic disorders after just 12 weeks of taking fish oil supplements.  The study shows that Omega-3 supplementation may be effective because individuals with schizophrenia have an underlying dysfunction in fatty acid metabolism.  
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Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are devastating forms of mental problems where people lose contact with reality and can end up hurting themselves or others.   The treatment for these psychotic disorders are usually heavy psychiatric drugs that have numerous side effects and/or institutionalization.  
I know this all too well, because my brother, Brian was a schizophrenic.  His illness was not only traumatic for him but for our entire family.  Unfortunately, Brian ended up taking his own life because he was so tormented by this disease. 

Brian 1964-1989
 Twenty-two years later, we wish we would have known the value of looking for alternative ways to deal with this disease instead of watching the doctors pump high dosages of drugs into Brian and giving him shock treatments as well.  Today, knowing what we know now through our own research over the years, we would have taken a more nutritional approach and incorporated fish oils, B vitamins and other supplements into his diet.

The good news is that there is hope.  We continue to learn more on how to treat these psychotic disorders with natural substances such as Omega-3 fatty acids, that have virtually no side effects, and we may be able to prevent or at least change the severity of these illnesses.  

That being said, there has been a lot of publicity in media exposure about the benefits of fish oil supplements but make sure you know all the facts before you jump into buying any supplements.   

Are your supplements safe?  Buyer beware...Learn about this CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT on the World’s Largest Supplier of Fish Oil Supplements that contain PCB’s (industrial chemicals). Initial defendants include Houston-based Omega Protein, which is the largest producer of omega-3 fish oil in the world; GNC; drug
store chains Rite Aid Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. and others.
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1 comment:

  1. Ok so I'm a little late in responding! I read this article before but must have been too busy to respond. Since starting on this product about 15 years ago, I have had amazing results. Increased energy, improved skin (I was getting pimples in my 30s!), and increased concentration and focus! I have everyone in my family taking this product!
    Great article, Pam!