Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

This article points out the importance of Omega-3 early in life for proper mental development. A balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 is important throughout life for good health. People that have been using my book and following my diet plan are beginning to get results for all sorts of medical problems. It can take some time, but this diet works if you learn how to avoid the omega-6 and increase your omega 3. Learn where both of these important fats come from with The Oil Change Diet.


Public Release: 29-Jan-2015

University of Melbourne
Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed.

Published in The Lancet Psychiatry today, leading academics state that as with a range of medical conditions, psychiatry and public health should now recognise and embrace diet and nutrition as key determinants of mental health.

Lead author, Dr Jerome Sarris from the University of Melbourne and a member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR), said psychiatry is at a critical stage, with the current medically-focused model having achieved only modest benefits in addressing the global burden of poor mental health.

“While the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a key factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders…

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‘Healthy’ fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes

The Oil Change Diet should help with this, it reduces inflammation and it can help you start losing weight and reducing fat. Both of these should help with reversing diabetes. My wife is type 2 diabetic, she has been on my diet now for about 20 months (she does not follow it as carefully as I do and she does not eat as much fish and seafood). About 2 weeks ago I convinced her that her glucose levels were low enough she could quit taking her metformin ( she had already reduced her dosage to 1/day), she has only tested outside normal range once in that time period @ 111. That was after having BBQ with corn and potatoes the night before. Most of her morning test have been below 100!


Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found.

Researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, with colleagues from the RIKEN Institute, Japan, found they could ‘reverse’ type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.

Dr Ajith Vasanthakumar, Dr Axel Kallies and colleagues from the institute discovered that specialised immune cells, called regulatory T cells (Tregs), played a key role in controlling inflammation in fat tissue and maintaining insulin sensitivity. The findings were published in the journal Nature Immunology.

More than 850,000 Australians are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type of diabetes, and its prevalence is rising. The disease is strongly linked with ‘lifestyle’ factors, such as being overweight or having high blood pressure. Long-term complications…

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Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage

One more benefit from eating fish.


Public Release: 21-Jan-2015

University of Rochester Medical Center

New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure. In fact, the new study, which appears today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the nutrients found in fish have properties that protect the brain from the potential toxic effects of the chemical.

Three decades of research in the Seychelles have consistently shown that high levels of fish consumption by pregnant mothers – an average of 12 meals per week – do not produce developmental problems in their children. Researchers have previously equated this phenomenon to a kind of biological horse race, with the developmental benefits of nutrients in fish outpacing the possible harmful effects of mercury also found in fish. However, the new research indicates that this relation is far more…

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100 million Americans live with chronic pain, but treatment research is insufficient

Not surprising considering the fact that the typical American has an omega-6/3 ratio of 10 to 1. Lose the omega-6 with The Oil Change Diet and lose the pain.




INDIANAPOLIS — An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. A new report by an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has found a need for evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches to pain treatment that incorporate patients’ perspectives and desired outcomes while also avoiding potential harms.

“We learned that sufficient clinical research doesn’t exist to show physicians how best to treat chronic pain in adults, many of whom suffer from multiple health problems,” said the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute investigator Christopher Callahan, M.D., who served on the seven-member panel.

While opioids are frequently prescribed for chronic pain, the panel noted the absence of pain assessment and treatment guidelines. The panel also reviewed reports that suggest insufficient data exists on drug characteristics, dosing strategies and tapering options.

“Are opioids the appropriate treatment? And, if so…

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What If?

What If?

What if a diet prevents a heart attack? How would you know? That is one of those things we can never know for certain. We can see statistical differences in populations or groups on different diets, but individually we may never know if a particular diet prevents any particular medical problem like heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s. The Oil Change Diet has the potential to prevent many serious diseases, but individually we can never know if we would have developed any of these problems. We have to depend on the science of biochemistry and statistics to know.

If we have a problem like arthritis, blood pressure, or diabetes, we may be able to see the effects of diet more directly. That is also the case with The Oil Change Diet. I can personally attest to the ability of this diet to reduce blood pressure, arthritis pain, and heart rhythm problems. Now my wife has shown me that the diet can also have significant effects on diabetes.  She is now able to control her diabetes without medication. Her last A1C was 5.8 and her blood sugar level has not tested outside normal limits since she stopped taking medication over a week ago.

The biochemistry behind this diet is solid, but it takes time and commitment to see results.  The objective of this diet is to change the oil (lipids or fats) that make up our cell membranes. The time it will take to do this depends on the starting level of omega-6 in our bodies and the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the foods we eat on this diet. I went to extremes to avoid omega-6 and increase the omega-3 in my diet and was able to see significant changes in just a few weeks. In 3 weeks I was off all the medications I had been taking, some of those I had been taking for decades. In a recent review of my book on Amazon, another follower was able to quit taking arthritis medication after 3 months on the diet.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) produces omega-6/omega-3 ratios of 10 to 1. We need to have a ratio of 1:1 or even 1:2 for optimum health. It is not easy to achieve this ratio if you do not know where the omega-6 is coming from—that is where my book can help. If you have problems like arthritis pain or blood pressure caused by swelling and fluid retention and you reduce your ratio to 1:1, you will probably see the results that I have experienced. You will never know if you prevent a heart attack, cancer or Alzheimer’s, but statistics suggest that your probability of developing these serious problems is significantly reduced.

High serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content protects against brain abnormalities

High levels of Omega-3 prevent brain damage. Again–you can’t have high omega-3 if you have high omega-6.


13 OCT 2013

According to a new study, high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood may lower the risk of small brain infarcts and other brain abnormalities in the elderly. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association.

In the Cardiovascular Health Study in the USA, 3,660 people aged 65 and older underwent brain scans to detect so called silent brain infarcts, or small lesions in the brain that can cause loss of thinking skills, dementia and stroke. Scans were performed again five years later on 2,313 of the participants.

Research shows that silent brain infarcts, which are only detected by brain scans, are found in about 20% of otherwise healthy elderly people.

The study found that those who had high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood had about 40% lower risk of having small brain infarcts compared to those with low content…

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