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How to keep stress under control and your mind sharp all day long?

Adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,300-1,400 gr). While the brain makes up only 2% of the total body weight, it uses 20% of our daily total energy and oxygen intake. The brain is comprised of about 100 billion neurons, or nerve cells. The neurons which reside in

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A Bold New Experimental Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects five million Americans in 2014. In fact, a third of seniors will die with the disease or another type of dementia (1). The cause is unknown, but over time the brain cells begin to fill up with waste products

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Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

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Finding omega-3 fats in fish: Farmed versus wild

Recently, a Harvard Heart Letter subscriber emailed us a question: Is there a difference between farm-raised and wild-caught salmon in terms of omega-3 fatty acid content? I’ve wondered about this myself while standing at the fish counter at my local grocery store. I can often find farm-raised

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Another Fat Wonder! DHA

DHA is a nutrient dense food for our brain. Another FAT WONDER! DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a fatty acid found in marine algae (sea weed) in the highest concentrations. Learn more about omega 3s here. Although marine animals are rich in omega-3s, they do not produce these fatty

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DHA: An Essential Brain Food

When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced a nutrient dense food

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