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Doctor Barry Sears

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The fetus needs omega-3 fatty acids for optimal brain development.  All fish have relatively high levels of PCBs as do fish oil in health-food stores.  Look for those brands that have a PCB level of less than 5 ppb (there aren't too many) as the ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids for the fetus.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Fish oil has always been brain food and will continue to be brain food.  Unfortunately, the intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids has dropped by some 90-95% compared to 100 years ago.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Not mentioned in the magazine article is that saturated fats are essentially "anti-brain" food since there is no stimulation of neuronal growth.
Doctor Barry Sears

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No, surprisingly, since MS is a disease of neuroinflammation, not a Vitamin D deficiency.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The biggest lingering problem of TBI is not bleeding but continuing neuroinflammation in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Dementia is caused by neuroinflammation leading to neuronal death.  The omega-3 fatty acids can cross the blood-brain barrier easily to reduce neuroinflammation and therefore maintain brain volume.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Low levels of fish intake help build the brain.  High levels of omega-3 fatty acids promote resolution of inflammation in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The NFL is only a continuation of college football in which moral ethics of its recruited players are often compromised in order to win.
Doctor Barry Sears

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A slight lack of details like how much fish oil they were taking.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Fish oil only works if you take enough, and it is pure enough to be taken for a lifetime.
Doctor Barry Sears

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That's why your grandmother called fish oil "brain food".
Doctor Barry Sears

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Since both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are inflammatory diseases, it makes sense to search for a compound that easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and reduces the inflammation in the brain.  That compound already exists.  It's called fish oil.  What you have to do is to give enough of it to work.  No brain bank required.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Diabetes is known to cause brain shrinkage, and exercise is very effective for reducing elevated blood-sugar levels.  Since 26% of Americans over age 65 have diabetes, the best recommendation should be constant exercise after age 65.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Another good reason to turn off the computer by 9 p.m.
Doctor Barry Sears

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It will not be a very successful rehab unless they reduce the existing levels of neuroinflammation in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The recovery of the cognitive impairment would be sped up by administering high-dose fish oil to reduce the neuroinflammation still remaining.
Doctor Barry Sears

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http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/folate_brain_tumors_0605140328.html
Doctor Barry Sears

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If you want a better brain, take more fish oil like your grandmother told your parents.
Doctor Barry Sears

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This is obviously a disturbing report that puts the future of any contact sport into doubt.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The best way to reduce brain distractions is to increase dopamine levels. High-dose fish oil does a remarkable job for increasing dopamine in the brain.