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Are you depressed? – Hypericum in a Nutshell

Here is the briefest possible summary of hypericum and the treatment of depression:

Hypericum is Hypericum Perforatum, also known as St. John’s Wort (St. John the Baptist, not the Beloved). It is a short, yellow-flowering, wild-growing plant — healing herb to some; troublesome weed to others. It has a 2,400-year history of safe and effective usage in folk, herbal, and ancient medicine. Hypericum was prescribed as medicine by Hippocrates himself.

A series of recent double-blind, placebo-controlled studies indicate that a specific extract of Hypericum perforatum was as effective as prescription antidepressants but had far fewer side effects (thus available without a prescription for the treatment of mild to moderate depression) and cost considerably less — about 25 cents a day.

In Germany, more than fifty percent of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are treated with hypericum. Prozac has two percent.

Although many extracts are available containing St. John’s Wort, only a handful (thus far—the gap will soon be filled by the free market place: Long live Milton Friedman!) of companies. These are listed in the section: How to Obtain Research-Grade Hypericum.

For more complete information on hypericum, you can read the complete text of the book Hypericum & Depression

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Depression drugs don’t work, finds data review

SSRIThe study, by Irving Kirsch, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull, is the first to examine both published and unpublished evidence of the effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which account for 16 million NHS prescriptions a year. It suggests that the effectiveness of the drugs may have been exaggerated in the past by drugs companies cherry-picking the best results for publication.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which is due to review its guidance on treating depression, said that it would consider the study.

Mental health charities say that most GPs admit that they are still overprescribing SSRIs, which are considered as effective as older drugs but with fewer side-effects. SSRIs account for more than half of all antidrepressant prescriptions, despite guidelines from NICE in 2004 that they should not be used as a first-stop remedy.

American and British experts led by Professor Kirsch examined the clinical trials submitted to gain licences for four commonly used SSRIs, including fluoxetine (better known as Prozac), venlafaxine (Efexor) and paroxetine (Seroxat).

The study is published today in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine. Analysing both the unpublished and published data from the trials, the team found little evidence that the drugs were much better than a placebo.

“Given these results there seems little reason to prescribe antide-pressant medication to any but the most severely depressed patients, unless alternative treatments have failed,” Professor Kirsch said. “The difference in improvement between patients taking placebos and patients taking antidepressants is not very great. This means that depressed people can improve without chemical treatments.” He added that the study “raises serious issues that need to be addressed surrounding drug licensing and how drug trial data is reported”.

The data for all 47 clinical trials for the drugs were released by the US Food and Drug Administration under freedom of information rules. They included unpublished trials that were not made available to NICE when it recommended the drugs for use on the NHS. “Had NICE seen all the relevant unpublished studies, it might have come to a different conclusion,” Professor Kirsch said.

Tim Kendall, a deputy director of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit, who helped to formulate the NICE guidance, said that the findings were “fantastically important” and that it was “dangerous” for drug companies not to have to publish their full data. He added: “Three of these drugs are some of the most commonly used antidepressants in this country. It’s not mandatory for drug companies to publish all this research. I think it should be.”

SSRIs are not prescribed to patients under 18 because of the risk of suicide.Drugs watchdogs in Europe are considering tighter controls on the development of new medicines, The Times reported this month, and may soon require regulators to monitor psychiatric effects and the risk of suicide more closely during clinical trials.

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Seroxat, said: “The authors have failed to acknowledge the very positive benefits these treatments have provided to patients and their families dealing with depression and their conclusions are at odds with what has been seen in actual clinical practice. This one study should not be used to cause unnecessary alarm and concern for patients.”

A spokesman for Eli Lilly, which makes Prozac, said: “Extensive scientific and medical experience has demonstrated that fluoxetine is an effective antidepressant.”

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Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane (MSM)

Msm-1bottleThe fourth most abundant substance in our bodies, Methyl-sulfonyl-methane is necessary for collagen synthesis: skin, hair and nail health. For this reason it is referred to by many as “the beauty mineral.” But MSM’s benefits go far deeper. It also helps relieve stress, asthma, allergies, arthritis, inflammation, constipation and candida. It helps detoxify our bodies while increasing blood circulation, reduces muscle cramps and back pain, increases our energy and alertness, mental calmness, and consequently our ability to concentrate.

And, while doing that, MSM stays busy scavenging for radicals, aids the liver in its production of choline, controls acidity in the stomach – coating the intestinal tract so that parasites lose their ability to hang on, mitigates our hypersensitivity to drugs, increases our ability to produce insulin, plays a part in carbohydrate metabolism, and in its spare time, helps speed up wound healing. Whew!! And just imagine a bottle of 360 one-gram (1000 mg) capsules with Ester C for only $37.50. 

Usage guidelines: 2,000 to 6,000 mg 2-6 capsules per day.

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What is MSM?

MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane!) is a naturally occurring organic Sulfur compound found in most unprocessed fresh food, and was discovered as a dietary derivative of DMSO   (the well known “horse lineament” of American folk remedies). The body needs MSM for healthy cell repair, to enhance its immune system and to resist allergies and parasites.

MsmimageDMSO is a “folk remedy” which has been around for over 25 years, and has been widely used as an effective topical treatment to reduce arthritis pain and improve skin softness. After extensive testing on both animals and humans, MSM was awarded U.S. Patent rights (# 4,616,039) in 1981. Thanks to the pioneering work of Bill Rich,  MSM has now become the broad based Nutritional supplement of choice of thousands of users who have experienced the enhanced health it brings.

Background

MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in the fluid and tissues of all living organisms. (Do not confuse it with sulfites and sulfates which are used as food preservatives and are extremely harmful. MSM is a totally different substance!) It is present in a variety of foods, including most fresh raw fruit and vegetables, milk, meat, seafood and some grains. However, MSM is easily lost during moderate food processing. Cooking, drying, smoking pickling and long term storage of can deplete the MSM content of food. It is unlikely that sufficient MSM is ingested into the system to contribute to the bodies nutritional sulfur requirement. If freshly picked or killed food high in MSM were eaten immediately without undue cooking, our bodies would get the MSM they need daily as it is not stored in the body. Because of this, it is almost impossible to overdose with this powerful healer: excess amounts are excreted by the skin as a odorless substance, which is known for its anti-insect properties! Bugs beware!

How it works

MSM is an important cell builder and binder of soft tissues in the body – the thread which gives strength and texture to the fabric. Sulfur has a vital relationship to protein, and is found in essential amino acids such as methionine, cystine and cyseine. It is necessary for collagen synthesis – a vital component in both the skin and the bones, where it knits the minerals together and gives flexibility to them.

Perhaps its most important role in health is in carbohydrate metabolism, which is significant hypoglycenics and diabetics. Sulfur is an important component of insulin, the protein hormone secreted by the pancreas. Low levels of sulfur in the diet can result in low insulin production. It is possible that a diet rich in sulfur could increase the body’s ability to produce insulin to a point where insulin injections could be reduced.

According to the US Patent, too low a concentration of MSM in the body results in adverse physical and psychological stress, tissue and organ malfunction, fatigue and increased susceptibility to diseases. MSM has been proven to work better in conjunction with natural Vitamin C.

Research has shown that, when available to it in sufficient levels, MSM appears to coat all the mucus membranes of the body, creating a shield through which:

  • Air-borne allergy-causing contaminants such as household dust (mite feces), pollens etc. can be shielded from entering the tissue of the lungs and nasal passages, thus reducing the affects of hayfever and asthma.
  • Industrial contaminants such as exhaust gasses, solvents etc. are also hindered.

  • Parasites, such as Cryptosporidium, giardia, salmonella, even hookworm can be dissuaded from entering the walls of the stomach and intestines. This coating can also provide a hostile living environment for these unwanted low-life!

  • Provide a shield to prevent the roots of the candida yeast culture from penetrating the intestine wall, thus reducing the severity of this disease.

  • Undigested food and toxins are deterred from entering the blood stream through a “Leaky Gut” – thus reducing one of the most common causes of allergies and auto-immune diseases. Given time, MSM will start to repair the damage causing the gut to leak. For more serious cases, you may need IntestiNEW

Who will benefit?

All of us! It is estimated that a large number of the American population plays unknowing host to parasites. (Yes! Its no longer a Third World problem any more! Outbreaks of salmonella and water borne parasitic infestations are commonplace in cities big and small!)

Allergies and asthma effect a huge and growing proportion of the population notwithstanding the improvement in air quality. Drug stores are lined with magic allergy “cures” which can do no more that alleviate the symptoms, and often have side effects as bad as the allergy itself. Many often exacerbate the irritation which causes “leaky gut” and thus, in the long term, reduces the potential for curing the allergy’s cause.

Because of the tissue binding properties, skin is rendered softer, collagen increased, injuries and burns heal quicker and the mucus membranes are allowed to strengthen, as their bombardment by irritants is reduced.

And remember, drink plenty of purified water to assist MSM to perform as it should. Eight glasses a day is a minimum; more in hot weather.

Sufferers from arthritis pain, for the MSM reduce the inflammation, start the repair of the connective tissue, and get to the root cause of rheumatoid arthritis, a “Leaky Gut”

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Nutritionally supports healthy joint function

1bottlesmall_jointsupportAfter years of suffering from degenerative arthritis, millions of Americans have finally begun to understand that osteoarthritis is an infirmity caused by years of grinding wear and tear on the joints. . . and that the way to dealing with it is not by masking the painful symptoms, but by giving the joints the super foods necessary to help them repair themselves. That said, many take Glucosamine Sulfate alone and GS alone cannot do the job. A synergy is created by combining GS with Glucosamine HCL and Condroitin Sulfate. . . The following is a list of the ingredients in what has been called the finest joint support formulation in the world. . . 

Glucosamine Sulfate: Decreases pain. Essential in the production and strength of cartilage. 600 mg

Glucosamine HCL: Protects against bone damage by maintaining joint fluid thickness 600mgs

Chondroitin Sulfate: A “liquid magnet” that attracts fluid back into the cartilage. 600 mgs

Turmeric: a powerful anti-inflammatory. 300 mgs

French Pine Bark/Grape Seed extract:  Is found where ever connective tissue is located. Promotes greater circulation in the area which in turn brings oxygen which promotes faster healing and healthier joints 50 mgs

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Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz has ‘manic depression’

Wentz1Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz suffers from manic depression. The bassist-and-songwriter, who is dating Ashlee Simpson, has revealed his bipolar disorder stems from his obsessive nature. “I have manic depression. I obsess over everything. When I am depressed, I can’t get out of bed. But right now, it’s sunny and 65 in my head, so it’s OK!”

The 28-year-old musician has been on medication for his depression and anxiety problems since he was 18. He explained: “I am on anti-anxiety medicine. The technical term is Lorazepam. I am supposed to be on antidepressants but I think it’s part of my neuroses that I don’t take them.” Pete revealed the trauma of his parents splitting up on his sixth birthday left him emotionally scarred and unable to express his feelings. He said: “I turned my emotions off like a faucet. I didn’t cry until I was, like, 22.”
Pete’s parents got back together just six months later.

 

Pete Wentz Biography

Wentz2Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III was born on June 5, 1979 in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy. Pete grew up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, and was in several bands before Fall Out Boy, including Firstborn, Arma Angelus, 7 Angels of the Apocalypse / Culture of Violence, Extinction, Forever Ended Today, and Yellow Road Priest. He grew up with band member, Joe Trohman. Fall Out Boy is the 4th band that Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley have done together.Wentz has written a book entitled The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, which is a story based on nightmares he had as a child. It is named after a song by The Smiths. He has another book titled “Rainy Day Kids,” which was scheduled to be released February 14th, 2006, but has been postponed because he was unsatisfied with some of the material. In addition, Wentz is currently writing another book, alternating chapters with William Beckett of The Academy Is….Wentz has a company called Clandestine Industries, which distributes books and, more notably, clothing, among other things. Additionally, he owns his own imprint of Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance Records, which has signed on several bands, including: Panic! At The Disco, October Fall, Gym Class Heroes and The Hush Soundand Lifetime . He also has a film production company called Bartskull Films, which has released the DVD “Release the Bats”, a film about Peter, his friends both in and outside of Fall Out Boy, and many Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen bands.

Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. The four members of Chicago’s Fall Out Boy came together around 2001. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley, and guitarist Joe Trohman had all been in and out of various units connected to Chicago’s underground hardcore scene. Most notably, Hurley drummed for Racetraitor, the furiously political metalcore outfit whose brief output was both a rallying point and sticking point within the hardcore community. As Fall Out Boy, the quartet used the unbridled intensity of hardcore as a foundation for melody-drenched pop-punk with a heavy debt to the emo scene. They debuted with a self-released demo in 2001, following it up in May 2002 with a split LP on Uprising that also featured Project Rocket (for which Hurley also drummed). The band returned on the label in January with the mini-LP Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out with Your Girl, but by this point a bidding war of sorts was already in full swing.

Fall Out Boy eventually signed a deal with Gainesville, FL’s Fueled by Ramen, the label co-owned by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello, but also received an advance from Island Records to record their proper debut. The advance came with a right of first refusal for Island on Fall Out Boy’s next album, but it also financed the recording of Take This to Your Grave, which occurred at Butch Vig’s Smart Studios compound in Madison, WI, with Sean O’Keefe (Lucky Boys Confusion, Motion City Soundtrack) at the helm. Take This to Your Grave appeared in May 2003, and Fall Out Boy garnered positive reviews for their gigs at South by Southwest and numerous tour appearances. Their breakout album, the ambitious From Under the Cork Tree, followed in spring 2005, quickly reaching the Top Ten of Billboard’s album chart and spawning two Top Ten hits with “Sugar We’re Going Down” and the furiously upbeat “Dance, Dance.” The album went double platinum, and earned the guys a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Fall Out Boy’s star status in the underground — driven by the especially extroverted Wentz, who also gained exposure with his clothing line and Decaydance imprint (of Fueled by Ramen) — had boiled over into the mainstream. They toured extensively behind the album, both at home and abroad, including spring 2006 arena dates, in addition to appearing on TRL, late-night television, and music award shows. Without taking a break, the guys eventually hunkered down to work on their follow-up record with From Under the Cork Tree producer Neil Avron and, somewhat surprisingly, Babyface. Infinity on High, whose title was taken from a line in one of Van Gogh’s personal letters, appeared in early February 2007, spearheaded by the hit single “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race.” The album continued Fall Out Boy’s streak, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts and going platinum about a month later. ~ Johnny Loftus & Corey Apar, All Music Guide.

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Neil Lennon, ex-Celtic captain talks about living with depression

NeillennonNeil Lennon, 36, the ex-Celtic captain and recent key speaker as the Scottish Recovery Network has revealed he doesn’t care if he takes antidepressants for the rest of his life – as long as he can stay healthy. The midfielder – known for his confident, combative playing style – said he has been struggling for years with the condition became so depressed that even beating rivals Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox couldn’t rekindle his interest in football or any part of his life.

Referring to his fiery on-pitch persona, Lennon says: “Most people up here would have thought I`d be the last person to get it. “It is usually the strongest-willed people. You would be surprised who has got it. I could give you a list of celebrities and famous people who have got it – it would knock you back a wee bit. The thing that makes you stronger is also the thing can beat you up a bit.” 

Lennon initially found help though club doctor Roddy Macdonald. “One thing he told me was treat the depression like an injury. You’re not 100% but you will be. I needed to hear I could recover.” When the midfielder was first diagnosed six years ago, he had to try several drugs before finding one that eased the feelings of emptiness and anxiety. While outside he appeared to be the same passionate footballer, he admitted: “I didn’t want to wake up, never mind go on the park.” Finding the right treatment made all the difference. He said: “Now all depression means to me is taking a tablet.” He also talked abut how his baby son Gallagher helped him pull through some of the darkest times. The ex-Northern Ireland international, now plays for English League.

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Biography

Neil Francis Lennon (born June 25, 1971 in Lurgan, County Armagh) is a professional footballer from Northern Ireland. He is the former captain of Celtic F.C., after leaving the club at the end of the 2006-07 campaign. On the 12th of June 2007 he signed a 1 year deal with the option of a second with Nottingham Forest F.C. After joining Manchester City as trainee in 1989, Lennon played for Crewe and Leicester City. before moving to Celtic, in 2000. Lennon became Celtic captain in 2005. In February 2006, he scored only his third goal for Celtic in their 8-1 win over Dunfermline.

When his former club Leicester City sacked Craig Levein, Lennon was linked with a return to the Midlands side in a player-manager role. He went on record as saying he was flattered but wanted to captain Celtic to the SPL title.

Although he was also linked with a possible move to Crystal Palace in a player/coach role in the summer of 2006,on 23 June 2006, Celtic announced he had signed a new one-year contract. Sunderland manager Roy Keane made an attempt to sign Lennon prior to the closure of the August 2006 transfer window, but his approach for the player was rejected by Celtic. On 25 April 2007, Lennon announced he would be leaving Celtic. He ended his service for the club on 26 May 2007 by captaining the team to victory in the Scottish Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic; Celtic’s 1-0 win clinched the League/Cup Double.

For Northern Ireland, Lennon has been capped 40 times, scoring two goals. He has previously captained the squad. Lennon decided to retire from international football in August 2002 upon receiving a death threat before a Northern Ireland match against Cyprus. The threats came after his alleged claim that he wanted to play for a team representing a United Ireland. The threat was made by the Loyalist Volunteer Force, although the organization later disputed this. The death threat was met with widespread disgust from both sections of the community in Northern Ireland.

Lennon joined Nottingham Forest on a one year deal with an option for a second year on 12 June 2007. Lennon, however, will not be joining in a coaching capacity as first thought.

Lennon made his Nottingham Forest debut which he even captained a 0-0 draw at home to A.F.C. Bournemouth. Lennon has maintained the captaincy so far this season and is expected to become an important factor in Forest’s push for promotion.

Lennon has also represented County Armagh Gaelic football team at Minor Level.

Personal

In his 2006 memoir, Neil Lennon: Man and Bhoy, Lennon revealed that he had suffered from clinical depression for seven years, and was taking antidepressants. Word has it that it was the reason he felt the need to butt in with his idiotic opinion on the Celtic fan incident on October 9, 2007. This book has been praised by mental health organizations and has become the biggest selling Scottish football book of all time.

Honors

Leicester City
  • Winner
    • League Cup: 1996–97,1999–00
  • Runner-up
    • League Cup: 1998–99
Celtic
  • Winner
    • Scottish Premier League: 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07
    • Scottish Cup 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
    • Scottish League Cup 2000–01, 2005–06
  • Runner-up
    • Scottish Cup: 2001–02
    • Scottish League Cup: 2002–03
    • UEFA Cup: 2002-03

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DHA-EPA Omega Complex The essential Omega-Fatty Acids with Vitamin E

Omegacomp-1bottleThere are actually six types of Omega-3, most of the health benefits are linked to two of them. Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA.

  • Boosts metabolism and controls appetite
  • Helps burn stored fat
  • Reduces the production of inflammatory compounds such as unhealthy fats
  • Radiant glowing skin and shiny hair
  • Improved mood and stress relief
  • Helps to lower cholesterol
  • Improves memory loss
  • Aids in the maintenance of cardiovascular health
  • DHA represents up to 97 per cent of the Omega-3 fatty acids in our brain, concentrated in areas responsible for complex thinking
  • DHA also represents up to 93 per cent of the Omega-3 fatty acids found in our eyes and is necessary for optimal structure and function.

Anti-inflammatory Effects Of Omega 3 Fatty Acid In Fish Oil Linked To Lowering Of Prostaglandin
Science Daily — August 2007

Omega 3 fatty acids in dietary fish oil are reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombogenic and anti-arrhythmic effects in humans, but the biochemical basis for these beneficial health effects is not well understood. Now a University of Michigan biochemist reports that fish oil significantly diminishes the production and effectiveness of various prostaglandins, naturally occurring hormone-like substances that can accentuate inflammation and thrombosis.

Dr. William L. Smith described his findings on April 4 at Experimental Biology 2006 in San Francisco. His presentation was part of the scientific program of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Dietary fish oil causes its prostaglandin-lowering effects through three different mechanisms, says Dr. Smith.

First, the much fewer prostaglandins are made from omega 3 fatty acids as compared to the other class of fatty acids in the body, the omega 6 family of fatty acids that originate in the diet from leafy vegetables and other plant sources.

Second, the omega 3 fatty acids compete with omega 6 fatty acids for the same binding site on the COX 1 enzyme that converts the omega 6 fatty acids to prostaglandin (which is why the COX 1 enzyme and its COX 2 cousin are the targets of anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen). The more omega 3 fatty acids present to block the binding sites, the fewer omega 6 fatty acids are able to be converted to prostaglandin.

Third, although omega 3 fatty acids also are converted to prostaglandins, the prostaglandins formed from omega 3 are generally 2 to 50 times less active than those formed from the omega 6 fatty acids from dietary plants.

The biochemical basis of other benefits of dietary fish oil — for example, omega 3 fatty acids’ impact on neuronal development and visual acuity — are probably due to effects on biochemical pathways regulating nerve transmission. Understanding the different pathways through which omega 3 works to convert prostaglandin helps explain why the plant-based omega 6 fatty acids don’t simply provide the same benefits. Because of omega 3 fatty acids’ known benefits to health, especially cardiovascular health, Dr. Smith’s advice is simple: eat more fish.

Omega-3 fatty acids slows very early Alzheimer’s

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:28 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids for 6 months suggests that omego-3 fatty acids may protect cognitive function in patients with very mild, early stage AD.

Studies have shown that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as found in fish oil, reduces the risk of AD. Furthermore, animal studies have shown that the two predominant omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), preserve cognitivefunction.

To evaluate the effect of DHA/EPA on patients already diagnosed with AD, investigators led by Dr. Jan Palmblad, from Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge in Stockholm, randomly recruited 174 patients with mild to moderate AD.

Eighty-ninepatients were assigned 430 mg DHA plus 150 mg EPA, administered four times daily, and 85 were assigned placebo for 6 months during blinded portion of the trial. For the next 6 months, both groups were given the DHA/EPA supplement.

As demonstrated by Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores and the modified cognitive portion of the Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-COG), the two treatment groups did not differ significantly at 6 months or at 12 months.

But when Palmblad’s group conducted a post-hoc analysis of the 32 patients with very mild AD at baseline, those first treated with placebo exhibited a significant decline in MMSE score at 6 months, whereas scores remained stable in those treated with DHA/EPA.

The researchers say their results, coupled with other studies, “support the idea that omega-3 fatty acids have a role in primary prevention of AD but not in treatment of manifest disease,” when the “neuropathologic involvement is too advancedtobe substantially attenuated by anti-inflammatory treatment.”

Omega3SOURCE: Archives of Neurology October 2006

For years nutrition experts have recognized the health benefits of Omega acids in the fight agains heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and other immune response disorders. Recent data has emerged From Harvard Medical School linking low levels of these Fatty acids to depression.

Recent studies have found a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids to be an independent predictor of lower scores on measurements of hostility, including cynicism, mistrust of others, anger and aggression. They have also been shown to be useful in the treatment of manic depression, high-blood pressure, abnormal blood clotting, (sticky platelets), poor cell integrity, water retention, inflammation, and high cholesterol.

As mentioned above, the consumption of oily fish can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac mortality due to cardiac arrhythmia. New research has now shown that fish-oil supplements are also effective. Of 11,323 heart attack survivors, 2,835 received 1 gram of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA daily), the equivalent of one fatty fish meal; 2,830 took 300 milligrams of vitamin E daily; 2,830 took both; and 2,828 took a placebo.

By the end of the 42 month study, the death rate from arrhythmia was significantly less among those taking n-3 PUFA, compared to those who did not. There was already a 42% reduction in mortality between the two groups at 3 months after the start of the study. The benefits were not due to changes in cholesterol levels or by reducing potentially fatal blood clotting, and it is believed that n-3 PUFA protects the heart by regulating the electrical activity of heart muscle cells rendering them more resistant to arrhythmias (Circulation. 2002;105:1897).

Further new research has shown that women who consume more fish and omega-3 fatty acids regularly have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), and the researchers suggest the findings lend further support to current dietary guidelines recommending fish consumption twice weekly for the prevention of CHD (JAMA, 2002; 287: 1815-1821).

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‘No Depression’ Music Magazine Folds

Nodepression200_tallThe latest (and second-to-last) cover of No Depression features Shelby Lynne.

All Things Considered, February 21, 2008 – For the past 13 years, No Depression has turned its readers on to music not heard on commercial radio. But this week, the publishers of the magazine announced that the May-June issue will be their last. Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock talk about how the magazine they co-founded has fallen victim to a vastly different landscape in music retail.

The magazine, which grew out of a message board on AOL called No Depression (after the Uncle Tupelo album, which was named after a Carter family song), originally covered what some have called alt-country. But Blackstock says that as the magazine grew, they were able to accommodate more styles and genres. At the same time, the musicians they were covering broadened their boundaries.

No Depression plans to expand its presence on the Web. Being Web-only might increase its audience, actually, but Alden and Blackstock lament the loss of experiencing the magazine in print.

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Delta Burke Wants to Be the “Face of Depression”

DeltaburkeA month after voluntarily checking herself into a hospital for psychiatric treatment, Delta Burke opens up for the first time about her diagnosis, progress and her lifelong battle with depression. The 51-year-old first noticed her symptoms at the age of 13, though she recalls having anxiety even in kindergarten. Her dependency on multiple drugs over the years eventually caused even more problems, which was what propelled her to seek treatment last month. “I was on five different kinds of medication,” she says. “After a couple of years the meds stopped working. I needed an adjustment under a physician’s care. I was being proactive. Now I’m on two medications.”

Delta was diagnosed with double depression, which she compares to “two scoops of ice cream.” Her darkest moment came years ago during her days on Designing Women, she admits. “It was a very desperate time,” she says. “I was parked in the car in the Hills with a gun and a bottle of Xanax beside me, trying to recover from harsh words said in the tabloids. I just wanted the pain to go away.”

Despite the gun, Delta insists she would never consider suicide. “I didn’t want to die. If I ever really wanted to be dead, I’d be dead.” Along with depression, the actress also has an obsessive-compulsive disorder, causing her to become a huge packrat. “At one time I had 27 storage units,” she says. “I don’t have a big enough house! My mom had it, it’s my mother’s fault! She saved the diaper I came home from the hospital in!”

As she continues to recover, Delta wants to let everyone know why she’s sharing her story. “I want people to pursue mental help the same as they would pursue physical help, like cancer,” she says. “I will be the face of depression.”

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February 21, 2008 Posted by | 1, 5-htp, 7-keto, anti-alcohol antioxidant, antidepressants, antioxidants, anxiety, brain antioxidant, carbo blocker, coral calcium, Depression, depression medication, drugs, Healt care, help, hgh patch, hypericum, idebenone, lithium orotate, postpartum, SAMe 400, Siberian Ginseng, St John's wort, teen, treating depression, treatment, treatments, vitamins | Leave a comment

How to apply Idebenone bran antioxidant transdermal cream

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Idebenone_creamFor those of you who don’t like taking capsules or prefer the superior bioavailability of transdermal application, this cream can be applied directly to any pressure point and/or directly to the skin’s surface for further surface antioxidant protection. Each quarter teaspoon is the equivalent of 25 mgs of idebenone. Please remember that the cream has greater bioavailability therefore you don’t need to take as much.
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February 21, 2008 Posted by | 1, 5-htp, 7-keto, anti-alcohol antioxidant, antidepressants, antioxidants, anxiety, brain antioxidant, carbo blocker, coral calcium, Depression, depression medication, drugs, Healt care, help, hgh patch, hypericum, idebenone, lithium orotate, postpartum, SAMe 400, Siberian Ginseng, St John's wort, teen, treating depression, treatment, treatments, vitamins | Leave a comment