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May 11, 2015
Dear Steve, 

that among adult subjects 30-64 years of age, those with the highest omega-3 to omega-6 ratios were associated with the least complaints of depression in men? Among women, the highest ratios were both linked to slower increase in depressive symptoms over time, as well as less reported depression overall. The study was published in this month's American Journal of Epidemiology.

Optimal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is 2:1 or 3:1. In the US, the average is between 12:1 and 19:1. 

SCHEDULING NOTE: Summer can be very busy for us because kids of all ages are out of school. Many parents bring their kids in summer because there is more time to implement dietary changes before going back to school. Don't wait until the end of the summer to get your kids' dietary lifestyle in order!  

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Bonnie: I'll give you a hint. It is not your doctor. Don't blame them though. Most don't know how to keep you healthy.

For example, fewer than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received formal education or training on exercise. The majority of medical school curriculums do not even offer any courses on physical activity.

Most doctors receive 1 hour of nutrition counseling in medical training and very little training during residency or fellowship.

Patients often state that physician advice motivates them to make lifestyle change, but promoting lifestyle interventions is really, really hard. Surveys of primary care physicians found that counseling regarding diet and exercise dropped 22% between 1996 and 2001And 15 minutes is not nearly enough to discuss diet and lifestyle changes.

Denis Burkitt (of Burkitt lymphoma fame) once said, "Doctors are like poor plumbers. They treat a splashing tub by cleaning up the water. These plumbers are extremely apt at drying up the water, constantly inventing new, expensive, and refined methods of drying up water. Somebody should teach them how to close the tap."

If payers and quality measurements eventually ask doctors to include diet and nutrition counseling, that certainly would increase the pressure to provide them.

Maimonides reportedly said, "No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." Dietitian/nutritionists, nurses, physical therapists, and alternative medicine professionals with nutritional training are currently the most well equipped to provide these means. if you come across a doctor that is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), then I would certainly trust that the individual knows what he'/she is doing.
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