Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catherine-Zeta Jones Diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. Would Omega 3 Fish Oil be a better solution?

The following is from earlier this month.
Stress can indeed be a trigger for bipolar episodes, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor, told TODAY. And a brief stay in a hospital would not be uncommon, either to bring a manic episode under control, or to tune-up medications for more effective treatment, Snyderman and Saltz noted. Bipolar disorder can usually be controlled with a combination of medication and therapy. Lithium is one of the most common treatments.

Here is the part of the article that should be of most interest to people
Researchers aren’t quite sure what causes bipolar disorder a combination of genetic and environmental factors seem to come into play. They do know the disorder is associated with an imbalance in the brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.
Bipolar disorder affects about 2.5 percent of the U.S. population, around 6 million people. End MSNBC article

The reality is that these doctors don’t know what causes Bi-polar disorder which doesn’t matter to them. It is all about pushing another drug on society.

The Alternative Solution is Omega 3 Fatty Acids

A diet low in omega 3 fatty acids has been found to cause significantly more mental problems, depression and bipolar mood swings. Manic Depression (Bipolar) has been characterized with mood swings or euphoria and then depression.

Occasional feelings of depression are natural in our stressful world, but if it is longer term then our view is an alternative solution should be your first choice. Mind altering Pharma Drugs can have extremely negative side effects, and lead to more drugs to combat the side effects. Omega 3 Fatty acids (fish oil) has shown consistent positive results in bi-polar research. They can get taken in a pill form or simply eat more fish like salmon an trout.

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