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November 24th, 2008

When Eating Fish, Go Wild

by Tim, 3 Comments »

I recently read an interesting article at the organic consumers association website. The crazy thing is that farmed carnivorous fish are fed wild fish and it takes almost 2 times as much feed for every fish raised. (1.9 to 1). So farmed fish is placing a strain on existing fish populations.

Fish and fish oil are extremely healthy, but it is important to look for wild caught fish and fish that is free of heavy metals. Some good examples are Pacific caught salmon which is high in omega-3 fatty acids and typically has less pollution than the atlantic variety. Also, sardines are an excellent source of omega-3’s (more than salmon) and because they are smaller fish they contain much less mercury than bigger fish like tuna and salmon.





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  • Studies involving males and females of all ages with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder qualified for inclusion. Studies using any type or dose of omega-3 fatty acid treatment as monotherapy or in addition to standard pharmacotherapy were eligible.Studies of patients taking medication for major (or unipolar) depression have found that 1 to 2 grams a day of an omega-3 supplement led to a measurable reduction in symptoms. The benefits to patients with bipolar depression are less clear, however.

  • Studies involving males and females of all ages with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder qualified for inclusion. Studies using any type or dose of omega-3 fatty acid treatment as monotherapy or in addition to standard pharmacotherapy were eligible.Studies of patients taking medication for major (or unipolar) depression have found that 1 to 2 grams a day of an omega 3 led to a measurable reduction in symptoms. The benefits to patients with bipolar depression are less clear, however.