Category Archives: Oils and Fats

Bipolar Disorder Associated with Low Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition defined by dramatic mood swings. Emotions alternate between extremes of high and low, mania and depression. The manic phase exhibits elevated mood and high energy, which are followed by deep depression, often despair and suicidal tendencies. Opposing displays of emotions can last for days or even weeks while the patient cannot think clearly and is unable to cope with daily activities and life.

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The Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been touted as a miracle for a variety of conditions, but does the science back up the claims being made? Researchers from around the globe are putting coconut oil to the test and finding that coconut oils really is living up to its favorable reputation.

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Effect of Healthy Eating on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling autoimmune disease affecting all joints in the body. It is found more in women than men. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure. Researchers are looking at patient’s diets to see if a relationship exists between food and the risk of developing this chronic disease.

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Foods that Influence Anxiety and Depression

Most of us can relate to feeling anxious before speaking in front of a group or being depressed due to a stressful situation in our lives, but did you know that the food we eat can help decrease or increase anxiety and depression?

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How Diet and Exercise Affect the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that roughly 2.5 million people around the world have MS. They state that around 200 new cases are diagnosed each week just in the United States. And, the further away you are from the equator, the more likely you are to be diagnosed.   So what can you do to lower your chances or if you do have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), how can you decrease symptoms?

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Oils and Fats

By now cooking at home has become routine. Fresh organic vegetables grace the table, proteins herald from a healthy source and grains are unrefined and complex – but what about fat? Fats warrant discussion, both the fats that are essential to the body’s function and the ones we use for cooking.

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