Now I'm not saying this will cure shyness, but if you have any of the following symptoms...
mood swings clouded thinking/hard to concentrate eye floaters or other vision problems high blood pressure
You might be deficient in 2 of the most beneficial componants that nobody in western culture ever consume, EPA and DHA, found in cold water fish.
I recommend everyone take fish oil supplements of high quality, such as those from puritan's pride. Make sure they have a high content of EPA/DHA.
I've read lots of studies where it was more effective then ritalin in calming children with ADD. DHA is a large componant of the brain and eyes, while EPA makes up the cardiovascular system and helps with blood pressure. The average american gets no EPA/DHA unless they eat cold water fish regularly.
You can find plenty of research with google... just search for EPA DHA fish oil mental function or something along those lines, and dig away!
Post by alwaysalone on Jun 27, 2006 14:09:10 GMT -5
:)I'm happy to hear that the fish oil supplements have helped your son, Sweet Pea. It's wonderful that he could talk after using them! ;D
Yes, I, also have read up on DHA and EPA as well. I eat salmon regularly myself.
I've read that fish oil of the above kind is a benefit to people suffering from excema also. And since the fish oils contain the good eicosanoids, that don't promote inflammation, they should be a benefit to those suffering from a varying range of inflammatory conditions/diseases; most notably multiple sclerosis. Also, since they don't promote clotting, they would be of help to people with heart problems that are a result of abnormal clotting - like strokes, etc.
I would myself highly recommend people to eat fish regularly, or if unable or don't like fish, to take fish oil supplements - but, especially in the latter case (supplements), if they are on blood thinners, to get clearance from their doctor first to make sure that the fish oil supplements augmenting or in conjunction with Heparin or similar medication won't make their blood dangerously thin.