Category Archives: Omega 3

Omega 3 Blood Test: Monitor and Improve Your Omega 3 Levels

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Omega 3 fatty acids are critical for a healthy brain and a healthy heart. In my own struggles with depression, diet high in omega-3 fatty acids has been a key strategy. Our brains are made of fat and if we do not have enough healthy fat in our diets, our brains simply cannot function effectively….

Enjoy Your Easter Eggs And Build Your Brain At The Same Time

There is nothing like a farm-fresh egg. Around Easter, I love to collect an assortment of colored t because, when my children dye them, they create an even greater mix of color combinations. All of those colors is enough to put a smile on my face and then we get to eat one of my…

Omega 3 In Canned Salmon?

Canned salmon is widely available and can be had fairly inexpensively. I just got a half dozen cans for two bucks each at the Grocery Outlet, a discount food store on the west coast. But canned food is exposed to high heat to make it shelf stable. Fats such as Omega 3s can be delicate….

Fish Oil For Depression? Dose?

Fish Oil for Depression Fish oil for depression? We have all been hearing a lot about the benefits of fish oil for depression in the news and, the fact is, our brains are made up of the same beneficial fat found in fish oil. A healthy brain is a fatty brain, particularly an Omega 3-loaded…

Canadian depression study: “Take your Omega 3s”

Last week a new study on Omega 3s was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Four hundred and thirty-two (432) people participated in this 8-week study in which participants received either Omega 3 fatty acids or sunflower oil. After the eight week study period, those treated with Omega 3s did improve on a self-reported…

Herring & Omega 3: Does it pack a punch?

Herring is a surprisingly healthy little fish packed with Omega 3 fatty acids. The Omega 3s in herring are crucial to health, particularly to our brain health. If you are Omega 3 deficient, you may well have depression (Omega 3 and depression) and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Omega 3s are used in a host of…

Canned Salmon & Omega 3: A Good Value?

Salmon is a great fatty fish, loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids fight depression which make them my favorite fat here at the Rebuild blog. But what about canned salmon? Do we lose something in the process of canning? We lose some flavor and texture of course, but with the great…

Salmon & Omega 3? How it compares

Omega 3 fatty acids are critical to health, particularly to a healthy brain. If you are deficient, you could suffer from depression (Omega 3 and depression) or diseases such as Alzheimer’s. They are critical to heart health and are used in patients with diabetes. Salmon is a great way to improve the Omega 3 in…

Omega 3 beef? A healthy burger?

Most of us like a good hamburger and if we can justify it for its Omega 3 content, then I am all for that. How much Omega 3 is in beef? To some degree, it depends. Generally speaking however, the answer is “Surely there are other excuses for eating that hamburger.” Commercial beef versus grass…

Which fish contain Omega 3? Your fish big list

Omega 3 fatty acids are critical to health, particularly to brain health. Deficiencies are linked to depression (Omega 3 and depression) and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. They are critical to heart health and are used in patients with diabetes. We need to make sure we have Omega 3 fatty acids in our diet. Fish and…

Omega 3 And Depression: The Food And Supplements You Need

Omega 3 and depression are tightly related for many of us. Studies are published regularly that reinforce the need for Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy brains. Depression is a sure sign of poor brain health; Omega 3 for depression is critical in many cases. When we are newborn babies and living on our mother’s milk,…