Phosphatidylcholine

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 4: Eat Your Brains

Your brain needs phospholipids

People with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) often have a deficiency in omega-3s and phospholipids. Unfortunately, omega-3 phospholipids can be found in only a few natural sources. The most studied source is cow brain. However, that research came to a crashing halt when, in 1986, mad cow disease broke out in the UK. Now it is no longer a good idea to eat brain or spinal-cord tissue.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD part 3: Burn, Sugar Burn

ADHD patients need sugar, but the right kind

ADHD and ADD patients are severely limited because they typically run on sugar. And typically, they function well for a few minutes, and then crash when their brains have used up all the glucose (sugar). In my neurofeedback clinic, the objective is to learn new brain patterns and behaviors, but it is frustrating for both patient and therapist when only the first 5-10 minutes of a session can be used optimally.

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Health Blog: Why we need omega-3s … and krill oil

Why should we take omega-3 supplements, especially if we are consuming a balanced and nutritious diet?

One major reason is because the nutritional value of our foods today has changed dramatically, largely as a result of how they are produced and distributed. Far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, average diets today contain 6-20 times as much omega-6s as omega-3s. This poses serious health risks. In fact, omega-3 deficiency is so rampant that mainstream health media now considers the lack of omega-3 fats in diet as among society’s most pressing health issues.

Krill Oil

Read all about the health benefits of krill oil, a WellWise.org featured nutrient.

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) – an early health food

 

Lecithin is technically known as phosphatidylcholine or PC. 

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