Category Archives: Fish

Red Meat, Fish or Fowl?

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On The Sprat of Sprat

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Seafood for Mood Disorders

Seafood is increasingly being seen as beneficial to mood disorders. The current opinion is that part of this benefit comes from the high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in seafood. In particular the omega 3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid  (DHA, … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is evidence that there is currently an epidemic of depressive and anxiety disorders in the Western nations. Some have argued this is due to improvements in diagnosis and reporting of mood disorders, but empirical evidence argues against this case … Continue reading

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognition

A number of fatty acids from the omega 3 family are essential to health. Deficiencies of these fatty acids can lead to a number of clinically relevant symptoms including inflammation and cognitive decline. Generally the Western diet is deficient in … Continue reading

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Krill Oil, Versus Fish Oil, Versus Algal Oil: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fats cannot be synthesised by humans, but must be obtained from the diet. Research shows that the omega-3 intake of those people living in developed countries is too low. A number of diseases have been reported to result from … Continue reading

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Fresh Versus Tinned Tuna

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EPA Versus DHA: Fighting Inflammation

Current recommendations are to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. This relates to the fact that the typical Western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the diet … Continue reading

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Fish and Other Seafood: Protection from Mood Disorders

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Omega 3 Fats: Alpha Linolenic Acid Versus Eicosapentaenoic Acid

There are two essential fatty acids in human nutrition. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is the essential fat the belongs to the omega-3 family of fatty acids, and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) is the essential fat that belongs … Continue reading

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