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Thread #53042   Message #2954153
Posted By: GUEST,mg
28-Jul-10 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Anne Byrne: What does she now?
Subject: RE: Anne Byrne: What does she now?
About depression and the Irish..I have read frequently in various places, internet or wherever..(here is one place I grabbed quickly http://www.fishoilbenefitsexplained.com/which-foods-contain-essential-fatty-acids.html)that several groups of people who co-evolved with lots of marine oils in their diet never developed the ability to convert to fats their body needed in terms of Omega 3. Groups were Native American, Irish, Scandinavian and Russion..think of groups who have problems with melancholy, alcohol, depression, etc...sort of overlaps.

Anyway, the solution is for people with this ancestry to be sure they get Omega 3 at least in part from fish or marine oils...it can't hurt to have salmon or other fish a couple of times a week, as well as walnuts, flax seeds etc..

And there is not only music therapy, but now there is Irish music therapy, coined by James Keane? who is the great accordian player who used it on himself I guess through cancer treatments...sort of interesting.

Anyway, I will try to think of more home remedies that at least can't hurt..lots of lavendar and essential oils..rose is good...I have to catch a bus now but I will check more this evening. mg