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Why do so many of us feel better after taking fish oil? It's a simple dietary deficiency.



The above is a graph of the data in the table in Cordain, 2005 Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century (Also see Dr. Loren Cordain on the modern diet and chronic disease


The chart is from the TEDX talk by Dr. Terry Wahls http://www.thewahlsfoundation.com/dr-wahls-gives-tedx-talk-on-overcoming-multiple-sclerosis/

This graph is from Dr. Loren Cordain, a top nutrition researcher. It depicts what percent of Americans fail to get the recommended daily allowance or RDAs of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins are the lower half of the graph and you can see that half of us do not meet the RDAs for B vitamins, vitamin C or vitamin A. The minerals are on the top half and two-thirds of us do not meet the RDA for calcium, magnesium, zinc or iodine, and 80% of us do not getting enough omega-3 fatty acids.

All of these nutrients are essential for healthy neurological functioning. Also note that almost 20% of us are deficient in vitamin B12 -- low B12 having symptoms that mimic psychiatric illnesses and even Alzheimer's. (People taking stomach acid blockers and vegetarians are at even higher risk of low B12.)


Dr. Wahl's TEDX talk is on Youtube here


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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