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Bone Health Basics – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 405

Bone Health Basics – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 405

Osteoporosis is often called “the silent disease” because people cannot feel changes in their bone density. This is why it is so important to make sure you are getting nutrients that can support your overall bone health.

Are Triglycerides As Dangerous As Cholesterol? Part 3 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 402

Are Triglycerides As Dangerous As Cholesterol? Part 3 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 402

High levels of triglycerides can be extremely detrimental to your well-being, but the good news is that there are nutrients that can help.

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help with Pandemic-Related Depression? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 372

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help with Pandemic-Related Depression? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 372

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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One of the more alarming impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic was the rate in which antidepressants were prescribed. Factors such as COVID restrictions and social isolation caused mood health for many Americans to take a big hit. The exponential rate at which antidepressants and anxiolytics were prescribed in this country was incredibly alarming. This is very indicative of our collective state of mind and shows that our mood health is something that we should be looking at.† 

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Research on depression and omega-3 fatty acids

A recent study published in the Molecular Psychiatry Journal talked about how omega-3 fatty acids can help to combat depression. Researchers were looking at the ability of omega-3 fatty acids from things such as fish oil to help protect the cells within the brain from programmed cell death. Fish oil is rich in EPA and DHA, which were shown to be beneficial.†

In 2015, there was a review in the Journal of Integrative Medicine Research that looked at all of the scientific evidence that was correlating the use of omega-3 fatty acids to supporting people with major depressive disorders, including those other psychiatric disorders. Researchers have shown that when they give omega-3 fatty acids to people who are depressed, the patients experienced significant shifts in their overall mood and behavior.†

The pandemic and the sense of insecurity attached to it led to greater levels of low mood, depression and anxiety. But why is everyone turning to antidepressants as opposed to looking at supplements like fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids? This is likely because people don’t talk about these nutrients enough.†

Are you getting enough of these important nutrients?

The consumption of omega-3 fatty acids in the Standard American Diet is next to none. This is significant because omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in maintaining the structural integrity of the neurons in the brain and throughout the entire body. They can also help to ease inflammation and fend off oxidative stress.† 

We know that omega-3 fatty acids are essential for existence and important metabolism within the body, so how can we ensure that we are getting more of these nutrients? We could try switching to the Mediterranean Diet. This diet is rich in fatty fish, which is a powerful source of omega-3 fatty acids. We can also supplement on a regular, daily basis with a supplement such as fish oil that provides the powerful fatty acids, DHA and EPA.†   

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In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the increase in cases of depression during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. She details how omega-3 fatty acids can help support someone experiencing these issues and offers recommendations for how to include these nutrients in your diet and daily routine.†

Key Topics:

  • Statistics on depression and anxiety before and during the pandemic
  • The widespread nature of depression
  • Different symptoms associated with depression and anxiety

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Meta-analysis says Omega-3 Supplements may Slash Cardiac Death Risk

Meta-analysis says Omega-3 Supplements may Slash Cardiac Death Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiac death accounts for about two-thirds of all cardiovascular disease deaths in the United States. This new meta-analysis on omega-3 supplements is reportedly the first to include cardiac death as a primary endpoint, and the 

New Study: Krill Oil for Cognitive Processes for US Army

New Study: Krill Oil for Cognitive Processes for US Army

A new study, conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) entitled, “The Ranger Resilience and Improved Performance of phospholipid bound Omega-3s” (RRIPP-3), will determine if omega-3 supplementation, Krill Oil, can improve cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters from the US Army. The trial started 

How to Power Your Memory & Brain Health by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

How to Power Your Memory & Brain Health by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

As we age, our brain function slows down naturally. This happens for two main reasons. First off, there is a drop that occurs in the concentration of growth factors that repair spaces between nerves, known as the synaptic region. This leads to a slower healing process of the synapse and a decrease in the efficiency of nerve transmission. Therefore, cell-to-cell communication falters. Secondly, the numerous tiny power plants called mitochondria found in each nerve cell become old and wrinkled. Their efficiency decreases, therefore decreasing the creation of energy in the brain.

As it turns out, we can retool these mitochondria in order to restore energy production in the brain. When energy production is restored, memory and brain efficiency improves. When the brain has adequate energy and efficiency, healing can then take place. You can literally restore your brain’s healing ability by restoring some level of function to its neurons (the brain’s nerve cells). This also protects the brain from the increased level of toxic free radicals that are generated as we age. Increased levels of toxic free radicals lead to deteriorating brain function and loss of cognitive function, resulting in poor memory.

What Nutrients can Help Protect Your Brain Health?

With a proper cocktail of nutrients that address the health of these tiny power plants, you can protect your brain, improve its health, and restore mental energy. You will most likely notice an improvement in focus, attention span, creativity, energy, mood, memory function and learning skills. This is especially true if you eat the right foods in addition to taking the correct supplements. Your brain’s energy production and healing process are both likely to improve significantly, leading to improvement in brain metabolism as well. With the correct nutrients, supplements and diet, you can literally turn back the hands of time on an aging brain!

The nutrients ALCAR, ALA, and Ubiquinol are true mitochondrial nutrients that are known to restore function to brain cells by improving energy production and metabolism. DHA is a fat derived from fish that helps protect, restore, and improve the health and functionality of the brain. Foods very high in antioxidant value such as blueberries, spinach and Spirulina also help by improving the rate of healing in the brain. These nutrients and foods are known to restore the level of growth factors that heal the space between nerve cells. Healing these synaptic regions is very important for restoring all manners of brain function. By improving energy production and metabolism, as well as restoring the ability to heal, you may truly reverse aging in the brain to a degree – this is, of course, superior to simply slowing down the aging process. Read more on the nutrients that can help power and protect your brain health today!

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