Lack of Omega 3 Linked to Poor Brain Formation and Future Depression

The lack of omega 3 fatty acids, such as DHA, in the diets of pregnant mothers1 has been associated with poor neurologic function and mood issues in the offspring.  Researchers have now pinpointed in an animal study that a lack of omega 3 fatty acids at this critical time of development causes brain plasticity to not form correctly in key areas of the brain affecting reward, motivation, emotional regulation, and general nerve transmission.

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Panax Ginseng for Cognitive Function

Cognitive function is the term used to describe a person’s state of consciousness (alertness and orientation), memory, and attention span. A mental status examination (MSE) is a standard test used by healthcare professionals to measure a patient’s overall mental health. Evaluating a patient’s cognitive function includes, first of all, measuring their level of alertness and orientation. (more…)