Antidepressant drugs continue to raise concerns about their negative side effects. A growing number of scientists, are starting to think about depression not as a chemical imbalance but as an inflammatory disease.
Most of our modern diseases are actually inflammatory diseases;
- cardiovascular disease
- type 2 diabetes
- irritable bowel syndrome
- psychiatric disorders
- autoimmune diseases
We know from research that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and lower the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to be effective in reducing inflammation in the body.
The pharmaceutical industry has even started to add anti-inflammatory medicines to antidepressants to improve treatment outcomes
Research by Gross-o et al. 2014 study, Rice et al 2014 and Hegarty & Parker 2013 supports other findings that that omega 3 fatty acids act as a protective factor against depression. Our Brain’s are made up of 60% FAT So it makes sense that the Brain would need FAT to function and perform.
We are unable to produce our own source of fatty acids required to nourish the nervous system and the Brain o we need to source this fat from our diets.
Research has found that Omega-3’s are the best source of FAT for the Brian and nervous system. The best way to get Omega 3 is through FOOD.
Here is my anti depressant Salad !