The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?

recent studies have shown that higher Mediterranean diet adherence scores are associated with a significant reduction in risk of death heart disease cancer and brain disease but the problem with population studies like these is that people who eat healthier may also live healthier and so how do we know it’s their diet is the […]

Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and […]

Are Organic Foods Safer?

“Are Organic Foods Safer?” The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern for their own health or their family’s. People may spend more for organic more for selfish, rather than altruistic motives. Although organic foods may not […]

Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?

“Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?” The concept of vitamins was first described by none other than Dr. Funk in his landmark paper in 1912, the concept that there were complex compounds that our body couldn’t make from scratch and so had to get from our diet. By the mid-20th century all […]

Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?

“Should Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?” One of the reasons breastfed infants may have better cognitive and visual development is because human milk contains long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids like the omega 3 DHA, while most available infant formulas did not, based on data like this where infants given control formula without DHA didn’t […]

Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?

“Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?” We are all fatheads. About a half of the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega 3 fat, DHA, in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that maybe DHA was protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain […]

Fish Consumption and Suicide

[Music] depression is a serious and common mental disorder responsible for the majority of suicides but as I already covered intakes of fruits vegetables and naturally occurring antioxidants have been found to be protectively associated with depression so they concluded it may be possible to prevent depression or to lessen its negative effects through dietary […]

Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?

“Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?” In the landmark Global Burden of Disease study, they compiled the top 20 causes of death and disability. Number one on the list was high blood pressure, two and three are smoke. The number four leading cause of loss of life and health was not eating enough fruit. […]