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Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Yes: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/omega-3.htm. There's a study about fish oil. Also, the japanese eat the highest proportion of fish in their diet and have a low incidence of bipolar disorder. In my experience, 3-4 grams per day is needed for a few months before one notices much improvement. Severe cases of bipolar respond less well. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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I add oil on vegetables to make my salad. Which one is better for health, olive oil or sunflower oil?

I add oil on vegetables to make my salad. Which one is better for health, olive oil or sunflower oil?

Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better than sunflower oil. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement?And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement?And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

Omega 3s: Both epa and dha are long chained fatty acids mainly found in fish. They provide much needed omega 3 which is said to improve heart health along with many other health benefits. Omega three is believed to reduce inflammation in body and brain and is good for memory and thought to prevent dementia. Along with fish, omega 3 can be found in free-range eggs. Look for % of omega three on carton. ...Read more

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(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar ( low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read more

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Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Possibly: Some people feel that coconut oil helped them greatly. However, there are few research studied and one indicates that it may be useful only for people who do not have apolipoproten e4 gen. ...Read more

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Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Neutral: I have a lot of experience with omega 3 fish oil as I have recommended it to my patients for years. I have not found any effect on chronic anxiety- positive or negative. ...Read more

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Does 1000 mg of fish oil really help ADHD when given with prescription meds?

Does 1000 mg of fish oil really help ADHD when given with prescription meds?

Ther was one large : Study that showed that giving both omega 3 & omega 6 helps children with adhd who are being treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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Is there any use for fish oil supplements for a child with dyslexia?

Is there any use for fish oil supplements for a child with dyslexia?

None: No evidence whatsoever that supplementing with fish oil changes the circuitry of the brain in someone with dyslexia.We can only wish it be true.Convential reading therapy will help. ...Read more

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Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

There was one large : Study that showed that giving both omega 3 & omega 6 helps children with adhd who are being treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?

ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?

DHA and EPA: I don't know the indication for fish oil in seizures but in general the active ingredients you are looking for are EPA and DHA and typically those are dosed at 500. So check the label. ...Read more

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Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?

Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?

Fish oil for brain: The omega 3 fatty acids must be from fish rather than from plant source in order to benefit brain health. Take ~1200mg epa/day + ~1000mg dha /day must be taken with food or drink that has fat in it, in order to absorb the fish oil....Otherwise you will be flushing your omega3 fish oil down the toilet without having absorbed it. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Supplementation: Yes, I would spread out the oils just to help absorption. Taking the multivitamin with the oils may hinder absorption of the water soluble vitamins. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read more

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Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for scabies?

Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for  scabies?

No : If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lysine supplement with omega-3 fish oils and a daily multivitamin? I'm new to supplements and bit of a hypochondriac

Is it safe to take lysine supplement with omega-3 fish oils and a daily multivitamin? I'm new to supplements and bit of a hypochondriac

You should be: It is unnecessary to take these supplements - there is no data that suggests benefit to you at your age (and taking them doesn't slow the normal aging process which is inevitable for everyone). Instead, concentrate on eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining normal weight. That's been proven to help! ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more