Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Depression

Besides great nutrition and hydration, I think one of the most important things you can do for you and your baby is taking a good Omega 3 supplement. My clients who take it regularly report feeling better emotionally both during and after their pregnancies.


A small study of 38 women in Australia showed an association between depression and lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids during the third trimester of pregnancy.

A high intake of omega-3 fatty acids is already a recommendation for pregnant women because of the positive effect on brain development. The researchers noted that supplements are the best way to obtain these omega-3 fatty acids, because of the risk of mercury in fish.

— Six Minutes,

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