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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12 thoughts on “Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

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    • Thank you. I think the problem with doctors is that they do not read journals like Lipids, BioChem Pharm Acta, Diet and Nutrition. Doctors are trained to fix problems, not prevent them. What bothers me the most is that USDA refuses to recognize that omega-6 is harmful– even the excess of it in our foods. They represent farmers–not health interest. There are lots of people like Dr Oz that are recommending increasing your intake of omega-3, but very few are telling you that that excess of omega-6 is displacing the omega-3.

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    • The ultimate source in the article is Lancet Psychiatry by Dr Jerome Sarris–it seems to be a valid scientific article. My interest in the benefits of omega-3 started a couple years ago. There are numerous articles that I have found in my internet based searches of scientific articles I have read that indicate the importance of omega-3 in brain development and brain health. There are lots of articles that show associations between high omega-6 and mental problems like depression, bipolar disorder, suicide and autism. The public hears lots of news about the benefits of omega-3, what they don’t hear is the fact that omega-3 and omega-6 compete in our bodies–it you have high omega-6, you can’t have high omega-3. Personally, I suspect that the dramatic rise in autism is due to the dramatic rise in omega-6 in the mothers of babies over the past 50 years.

  3. Superb site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any community forums that cover
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    • I don’t know of any community forums, but a site where I learned a lot is –Morgan County is where Dr Bill Lands lives and his research is what grabbed my attention and helped me change my life. I am just trying to help spread the knowledge and benefits I got from his research.

  4. Skeet
    Since we talked in December at the dove hunt my wife and I have lost a combined 40 lbs balancing our omega’s.

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