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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

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

Dr. Sears Comments:

What is neglected in the article are the two great benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.  At low doses it help reduce the initiation of inflammation.  At higher doses it dramatically increases the resolution of existing inflammation.  You need both to live a healthy life.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

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

Dr. Sears Comments:

No need to worry since 85% of the crude fish oil goes to raising farmed-raised fish.  I would rather have humans getting the benefit of omega-3 fatty acids than cheaper salmon enriched with PCBs on my plate.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The more omega-3 fatty acids you consume, the more go to the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

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

Dr. Sears Comments:

All fish are contaminated with mercury or PCBs. The best advice is to take highly purified fish-oil capsules to get the necessary omega-3 fatty acids the fetus needs for proper brain development.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

If you are going to eat fish for health benefits, the intelligent choice is salmon not tilapia that is rich in omega-6 fatty acids.