Monthly archives: September 2015

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and epilepsy

Anyone can develop epilepsy, it happens in all ages (but is most commonly diagnosed in people under 20 and people over 65). Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, sometimes causing convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. In some people, this happens only occasionally; for others, it may happen up to hundreds of times a day. Seizures can cause brain damage […]

 
 
 
 

Anyone can get acne

Anyone can get acne, not only teenagers. Women know it. Some women even get acne for the first time at age 30, 40 and even 50. Hormonal changes (related to puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, or stress), greasy cosmetic and hair products, and some drugs (corticosteroids, androgens or lithium), can trigger acne or make it worse. These steps can help you: Clean your skin twice per day (face, neck, […]

 
 
 
 

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids improves migraine symptoms

Migraine is not just a strong headache; it is a neurological disease, like epilepsy. The most common symptoms of a migraine attack (which lasts between 4 and 72 hours) are throbbing headache, extreme sensitivity to light, noise, touch and smell, nausea, vomiting and lack of energy. It is often difficult to predict when an attack is going to happen and symptoms can change from one attack to the next. If […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation and physical performance

Omega-3 supplementation has ergogenic potential. An ergogenic aid can be defined as a physical, mechanical, nutritional, psychological, or pharmacological substance or treatment used for the purpose of enhancing physical performance, especially by eliminating fatigue symptoms. People use ergogenic aids (caffeine or sports drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes to replace salts eliminated during sweating), but some of them have not proved effectivity and others, even, are harmful or illegal. Some ergogenic […]