Schizophrenia and Inflammation

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Schizophrenia and Inflammation

Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, inner voices, and highly abnormal behavior, schizophrenia has been feared throughout history.

With the new drugs available, schizophrenia now appears to be a “controllable” disease.

The drugs, however, don’t work for everyone and many refuse to take them because of the very unpleasant side effects, like a flattening of the personality and the loss of creative thought.

The cause of schizophrenia is unknown, and even understanding how the drugs work remains murky.

What’s clear is schizophrenics have very low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their bloodstream compared to healthy people.

Early attempts to improve schizophrenia by supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids alone have been mixed.

EPA supplementation seemed to be beneficial, but DHA supplementation was relatively ineffective.

This shows why you have to use a combination of both to treat neurological disease.

EPA has anti-inflammatory properties, and DHA provides the structural properties needed for optimal brain function.

Using one without the other for treating neurological disorders is a nutritional recipe for failure.

Of course, the other question is whether the researchers gave high enough doses of the EPA and DHA to see consistent results.

All of the published studies in schizophrenia (like many studies using fish oil) are based on guessing at a dose of fish oil instead of titrating it upward until you reach an appropriate level of the silent inflammation profile as measured by the blood.

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(Based on Dr. Barry Sears’ “The Anti-Inflammation Zone”)

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