Since I started weight lifting, 12 or so years ago, fish oil was always recommended as a supplement. Even now at Tiger Muay Thai as part of their supplement plan you get some fish oil and are recommended to take it 3 times a day. I’ve supplemented with it for a long time and I’ve always noticed that I perform better and am happier when I’m on it, then when I run out things get noticeably worse!
One of my friend’s recommended me this book more for my mental well being than anything else and it’s been an insightful read.
Essentially in 500 pages Dr. Sears hypothesises that one of the reasons for our evolutionary success was our ancestors started to eat shellfish containing essential Omega fats which allowed our brains to develop. And that the ratio of the types of fat we eat effects the production of good and bad eicosanoids in our bodies, molecules involved in growth, inflammation and immunity.
Backed by scientific studies, Dr. Sears presents pages of data showing how Western diets have been hampered by eating too many carbohydrates, mismanaging our insulin levels and causing chronic disease and the obesity epidemic. He also shows that cutting out refined carbohydrates and eating correctly, combined with large doses of pharmaceutical grade fish oil can more than just help you lose weight, but also help prevent and manage chronic disease such as Alzheimer’s, depression, heart disease and also increase performance in athletes.
I recommend this book to anyone honestly interested in their health and will soon be running a trial on myself to see how large doses of fish oil effect my brain, mood and performance!