Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

Omega-3 increases effectiveness of medication of depression.


Public Release: 26-Apr-2016

International evidence review gives thumbs up to omega-3s

University of Melbourne

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.

Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)*, methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the effects of medication.

University of Melbourne and Harvard researchers examined 40 clinical trials worldwide, alongside a systematic review of the evidence for using nutrient supplements (known as nutraceuticals) to treat clinical depression in tandem with antidepressants such as SSRIs**, SNRIs^ and tricyclics^^.

Head of the ARCADIA Mental Health Research Group at the University of Melbourne, Dr Jerome Sarris, led the meta-analysis, published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

“The strongest finding from our review was that Omega 3 fish oil – in combination with antidepressants – had a statistically significant effect over a…

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Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

Omega-3 blocks brain damage from Fructose!


Public Release: 22-Apr-2016

UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage

University of California – Los Angeles

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases.

However, the researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.

“DHA changes not just one or two genes; it seems to push the entire gene pattern back to normal, which is remarkable,” said Xia Yang, a senior author of the study and a UCLA assistant…

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Low-carb vs. low-fat diets

Source:American College of Physicians

Summary:Two articles recently published review and compare the low-carb and low-fat diets. A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, they conclude.


My Recommendation:  Eat fats like real butter, coconut oil and omega-3. Fats like butter and coconut oil and fatty fish like salmon, have helped me lose 50 pounds and raise my good cholesterol (HDL) from less than 40 to 45, then 49 and now 57. My ratio is 3.2.

When you eat more carbs than you burn, your body turns them into cholesterol (the bad kind) and saturated fat (the worst kind of saturated fat, C-16 or palmitic acid). When you burn carbs they create free radicals that cause cell damage and can cause cancer. When you burn short chain saturated fats like you find in coconut oil (especially the liquid coconut cooking oil), you get twice the energy per gram and none of the free radicals that cause cellular damage. The omega-3 fats found in flax and fish or seafood are even better.

This is what I have been telling people!

Some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy may actually increase the risk of heart disease, and Health Canada should reconsider cholesterol-lowering claims on food labeling, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association).

My book will help you learn where all the omega-6 is coming from.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Butter beats Olive oil!

Butter leads to lower blood fats than olive oil, study finds

February 10, 2010
High blood fat levels normally raise the cholesterol values in the blood, which in turn elevates the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Now a new study shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood fats after a meal compared with olive oil and a new type of canola and flaxseed oil. The difference was stronger in men than in women.


Butter is better than oil!

Another study that supports what I have been telling you for the last 3 years!

Replacing butter with vegetable oils does not cut heart disease risk

Butter might not be a health food, but researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease

April 12, 2016
University of North Carolina Health Care
New research of old data suggests that using vegetable oils high in linoleic acid failed to reduce heart disease and overall mortality even though the intervention reduced cholesterol levels. And researchers found that consuming vegetable oils might actually be worse for heart health than eating butter.