Have you every been eaten alive by “no seeums?” I was laying out in the 100 degree sun a couple days ago to get my quotient of vitamin d. I had no idea tiny bugs were feasting on the sun-browned flesh.
I was sweating so much, my back was streaming with sweat as I lay in a puddle deep puddle of body moisture. I felt nothing until the next day. My lower and middle back was covered in microscopic bumps that itched like poison ivy. I believe the “no seeums” did it.
But, another answer is my internal bug Armageddon program. I am employing the most powerful bug zappers available. Perhaps the parasites are fleeing ground zero, just like terrorists in the middle of the desert, racing to outdistance the obliteration caused by guided bombs and hell-fire missiles.
Maybe the electronic warfare is causing the evil parasites to abandon their mission to escape the biological cataclysm right through my skin.
I think the bumps are “no seeum” bites but if I notice any small worms crawling around on my sheets I will let you know.
Babyboomers Heroes also constantly deal with bouts of crushing depression as they age and consider suicide, just like Robin Williams. As Babyboomers’ health and mental faculties begin to fail, frightening diseases manifest. Family members place them in nursing and assisted care homes. Loneliness and loss of the love of their family members is devastating. As the value of the dollar continues to slide, many are overwhelmed by financial pressures. Conventional drugs and psychological counseling are not the only answer. Better, safer and less costly solutions should be considered. In this article, Dr. Robert Rowen MD provides proof that omega-3-fatty acids may assist Babyboomers escape the personal destruction caused by debilitating depression.
The sad death of Robin Williams has brought attention to a condition that people don’t have to suffer through. Much of the reporting about Williams’ suicide has focused on his ongoing bouts with depression. Unfortunately, many in mainstream medicine have relied on drugs to treat depression. When they dare to try nutrients, they tend to use fish oil. This is a big mistake.
A recent report from Harvard researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids can prevent depression. However, this report emphasized the benefit comes from ALA, the parent omega-3 and NOT fish oil.
I’ve previously reported that marine oils have been found to alleviate depression in some studies. I’ve also told you that I now believe that most, if not all benefits attributed to marine oils, largely occur in people who are simply globally deficient in the omega-3 series (meaning a deficiency of parent omega-3 or ALA). Stuffing people suffering from depression with fish oil will get them some of the derivatives (EPA and DHA) their bodies would be making on their own were they getting sufficient parent oils. This Harvard report, as others, rubberstamps my position. Here, the long chain marine oils intake did NOT reduce depression!
Wow, this presented a nice head to head PEO vs. marine oil study on thousands of people. The article also suggests the ratio of ALA to LA (parent omega-6) is related to depression risk. Less LA intake boosted the protective effect of more ALA. This study was prospective and followed 54,632 women between 50 and 77 who were free of depressive symptoms at baseline. Each 0.5 gms of ALA intake reduced risk of depressive symptoms by 18% over 10 years.
I don’t know if Robin Williams was taking fish oil or not. And I don’t know for sure that plant omega-3 would have cured him. Depression has many causes. But it’s possible it could have helped. And I do know that there’s no need to take more expensive marine oils, with the potential for toxins, rancid oils, and overdosing on the long chain derivatives, when parent oils do the job. That’s what the research is telling us.