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    Anyone who ONLY listens to their doctor on this and is not nutritionally proactive is an IDIOT (you know who you are) zg

    (NaturalNews) Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil capsule can help lower the risk of sudden death from a heart attack by one-third, as it lowers levels of systemic inflammation, the catalyst for many types of cancer and a primary cause of advanced mortality. Many people have a virtually nonexistent intake of omega-3 fats that leads to a dangerous imbalance with omega-6 fats and a cascade of potentially lethal chronic diseases.

    The brain is protected by an essential defense network known as the blood-brain barrier that helps filter out potentially harmful substances and chemicals that may disturb the delicate balance of chemical neurotransmitters and electrical impulses necessary to promote learning and memory retention and coordinate movement throughout the body. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have published the result of their work in the Journal of Internal Medicine that shows how critical omega-3 fats cross the blood-brain barrier, where they are used to build neural cell membranes that facilitate proper oxygen flow and nutrient saturation to support optimal brain health that many believe help thwart dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    Omega-3 fats cross the blood-brain barrier and lower levels of systemic inflammation to fight chronic disease

    Scientists know that those individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease have extremely low concentrations of the long-chain omega-3 fat DHA. In a cohort of 33 volunteers, the team demonstrated that supplementation with an omega-3 supplement for six months yielded a significant improvement in DHA levels in a double-blind, comparative study. Medical News Today reported, "By the end of the study, the omega-3 group had higher levels of DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid, which is another omega-3) in their cerebrospinal fluid and blood, whereas the placebo group did not show any change." Most importantly, the researchers found that supplemented members of the group had much lower levels of an inflammatory marker in their cerebrospinal fluid.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043755_om...ids_Alzheimers_disease_prescription_drugs.html#ixzz2sFrBDmO6
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    In addition to Omega3s, I would add lots of healthy fat: avocados, extra-virgin olive and coconut oils, and optimize your vitamin D, for starters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    In addition to Omega3s, I would add lots of healthy fat: avocados, extra-virgin olive and coconut oils, and optimize your vitamin D, for starters.
    I do the EVOO, EV coconut oil, and the vit D3. I should add avocados to the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    I do the EVOO, EV coconut oil, and the vit D3. I should add avocados to the list.
    Brains love EVCO. Older folks' brains are starved for FAT. Fat (heathly fats) is the much maligned much needed nutritional component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Brains love EVCO. Older folks' brains are starved for FAT. Fat (heathly fats) is the much maligned much needed nutritional component.
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