They’re great with depression, bipolar disease, mental issues like ADD, schizophrenia, dementia. All those things can be helped by omega-3 fats. And your skin, like you said. Your skin and your hair and your nails all do better with lots of omega-3 fat. So most of us in this country, though, are deficient. Probably 90 plus percent. So the best way to get them is probably sardines, but fish oil pills…I know most people don’t like sardines …fish oil pills. They’re tough. Yeah. I love them. I can eat sardines. I in fact, I love sardines. You kind of mush them up with some lemon, little olive oil, maybe some tomatoes. You’re making my mouth water. Learn more at and

Oh my gosh. Maybe some tomatoes. When you just eat them straight out of the can, it’s kind of weird. But you got to know how to doctor them up. All right. The doctor is going to tell us how to doctor up our sardines. I like it. Yeah, absolutely. Listen, I’ve long ago given up my white coat and I put on a white apron. That’s the way we heal people. It really is. Dr. Hyman : I call it healing with meals. That’s beautiful. I love it. I think if you throw off our white coats, put on a white apron, and heal America with food because… It’s so true. It’s funny, because I had to go to a neurologist for some follow up after my concussion, because I have officially what’s called post-concussive syndrome, which just means that things are…the symptoms lingered a little bit longer than they should. I went in to this neurologist and I gave him, here’s the list of the supplements I’m taking and here’s the food that I’m not having sugar or alcohol, and I’m blah blah blah, all these things. He’s like, “Yeah, none of that really matters.” What you just said about that, the old story of butter being so bad for us and how it’s still so present with us even in the face of all the scientific evidence. Yeah. So I work with a lot of women. Yeah, tell us about that. And I worked with women who…they are smart. They are accomplished. I mean, they’ll blow your mind with what they’ve created and the impact they have on the world. They are still so fat-phobic. They’re afraid of fat. They’re worried that it’s going to make them fat if they eat it. They talk…is it low-fat? They look at fat grams on packaging. I just got off the phone with a client of mine who she’s a breast cancer survivor. She’s the head of a pharmacy school out West. I mean, she’s an accomplished smart, smart woman. She was like white knuckling, like, “Okay Alex, I’m going to eat fat because you told me to, but I don’t know.” Right. She just got back from a follow-up with her oncologist. They’re like, “You are doing great. You’re losing weight. Your weight was stuck because of these crazy medicines you’ve been on because of the cancer treatments. You’re actually losing weight, you look good. Your appetite is fine.” She’s like, “I can’t believe that eating fat is actually okay. That I feel good.” Oh my God, yeah. I see this all the time. People come in, they’re like, “You want me to eat an avocado? You want me to have nuts? They’re fattening.” I’m like…it’s so problematic because we have this belief that if you eat fat, you get fat. That fat is more calories than carbs and protein, so if you eat fat, you’re going to get more calories. That whole concept has just been blown apart by science. My colleagues, David Ludwig, who’s on the Fat Summit, he’s talked about this a lot. His book “Always Hungry?” is amazing. He’s talked about the biology of obesity and how it’s actually regulated by the composition of our diet. And if the composition of our diet is more starchy and sugary, we’re going to end up driving us towards hunger, weight gain, slowing our metabolism. But if it’s actually higher fat, it actually speeds up your metabolism. It actually causes fat. Learn more at

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