Phospholipid

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.

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First feed the brain, and then challenge the brain

I often see patients in my neurofeedback practice who do not have enough brain energy to develop new brain patterns. They quickly burn through their glucose (sugar) and completely lose their productivity during the remainder of the session. This is not only unproductive and costly, but also frustrating for both patient and therapist.

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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.

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Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine: good fat for your brain

 

This healthy fat helps make up cell membranes and is especially concentrated in the brain – hence its utility in a range of cognitive concerns from ADHD to Alzheimer’s and depression.1-3

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) – an early health food

 

Lecithin is technically known as phosphatidylcholine or PC. 

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