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Are Spiritual Experiences a Psychosis?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
If you are a psychic or visionary, psychology could assign a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Modern psychiatry does not embrace spirituality or spiritual visions; they are regarded as psychotic episodes. The bible is full of examples of visions. What are we to make of them? With the advent of Newtonian "science" came the expulsion...

Can Diet Treat ADD and ADHD?

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  A study published in the journal, Pediatrics, in January of 2012 concluded that adding essential fatty acids could treat children with ADD and ADHD. It went on to state that adopting a healthy dietary pattern that includes fish, vegetables, fruit, legumes, and whole grains is a good idea because most kids with ADD and ADHD consume a diet high in fast...

Fish Oil and Atrial Fibrillation

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  Fish oil is a very powerful antiarrhythmic agent that has side effects that are healthy. However, how well does it work in atrial fibrillation? The active ingredients in fish oil and what do they do are explored.          

Fish Oil for Macular Degeneration

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Fish oil has been shown to help prevent macular degeneration.

Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 08/18/2014
A Rhode Island Hospital retrospective study published in the July 2014 issue of the journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia, showed that the participants with normal cognition at the start of the study who reported taking fish oil had fewer signs of Alzheimer's disease. These patients were followed every 6 months with MRI scans. Those people with...

Nutrients that Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  MIT studies have shown that a combination of choline, uridine, and DHA can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer's disease by stimulating the growth of new synapses. About 40% of patients who consumed this cocktail improved on a test of verbal memory. It does not work on moderate or severe cases. There are several other approaches...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lower Inflammation and Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Increasing omega 3 intake my lower both anxiety symptoms and proinflammatory cytokines. Medical students receiving omega 3 supplements for 3 months showed a 20% reduction in anxiety and 14% reduction in interleukin 6, a proinflammatory cytokine. An omega 3 deficiency is associated with increased anxiety, which is very common in the US. Other benefits of omega...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect the Heart

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
  Patients with diabetes who've had a previous heart attack have an 84% lower incidence of dangerous ventricular arrhythmias and 72% lower risk of a fatal heart attack if they use omega 3 fatty acids than those only on drug protection. One thousand patients were followed for 40 months and included those between the ages of 60 and 80. They were given...

Sleep Can Be Improved with Essential Fatty Acids

submitted by: admin on 03/21/2014
A study from Oxford University that was published in the Journal of Sleep Research in March of 2014 showed that among 362 children between the ages of 7-9 slept significantly longer when on a course of supplements containing the omega 3 essential fatty acid DHA. It was interesting that among these "normal" kids that 40% had clinical sleep disorders!  Several...

Sugar Makes You Stupid

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Binging on food with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for 6 weeks may make you stupid. Studies on rats published in the May 2012 Journal of Physiology showed that HFCS over this time period was associated with slow brain function and hampered memory and learning abilities. What you eat affects how you think! Previous studies showed that fructose increases...

Why ADHD and ADD are Becoming a Pandemic

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
According to a November 2014 article published in Social Science and Medicine, the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD are spreading like an infectious disease. Until the past decade, the US consumed 90% of the drugs used to treat these disorders, and the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Brazil the rest. Even though far more of these drugs are now used in the US, we...