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Key Takeaways A high omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid intake may be detrimental to cognition in old ageThe hippocampus is one of the first brain structures that undergoes age-related changesHippocampus atrophy (withering) is associated with cognitive decline. Spatial memory is among the first functions that worsen as a resultHaving a lower dietary omega-6:3 fatty acid ratio predicts better cognitive function in general and hippocampus-dependent spatial memory in particular Actions to Consider The average Westerner has…

Key Takeaways As a species, humans evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, meaning the ratio between these nutrients was roughly 1:1Now, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in a typical Western diet is about 15:1 to 16.7:1, meaning that Westerners eat 15 to 16.7 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3. The human body isn’t used to such a dietHigh omega-6 intake and a high omega-6…

Multivitamin – Pure Encapsulations O.N.E – 1 capsule/dailyVitamin D3 – Thorne Research – D3 (1,000iu) – 2 capsules/dailyVitamin K2 – Thorne Research K2/D3 Drops – 1 drop/every 2-3 daysFish Oil – Norwegian PURE-3 DHA – 6 capsules/dailyOmega-3 Phospholipids – recently Wild Salmon Roe Caviar, previously Nordic Naturals Phospholipids – 4 capsules/dailyMagnesium – Thorne Research – Magnesium Citramate – 1 capsule/dailyAdditional Supplements Rhonda Uses:Nicotinamide Riboside – Thorne Research – NiaCel – For improved cellular mitochondrial functionPQQ…

Avoid red meats, dairy and most grains (oatmeal is a worthy exception, but in moderation).Avoid anything unnatural, such as artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, trans fats, etc.Try to eat whole foods versus processed foods.Avoid overly processed drinks of any kind, include sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, premade protein drinks, etc.And avoid fruit drinks of any kind (even unprocessed).Try to eat a variety of berries and vegetables. The bigger fruits, like apples, bananas and oranges, should…

Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and a very high omega-6:omega-3 ratio, as is found in today’s Western diets, promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased levels of omega-3 PUFA (a low omega-6/omega-3 ratio) exert suppressive effects. Those who follow a Western diet (a diet high in processed, fried, and fatty foods) are eating far too much omega-6 relative to omega-3s, which leads to…