Video : Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the context of human cultural and religious history
Another fascinating Hibbeln (CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D., USPHS
Acting Chief, Section on Nutritional Neurosciences LMBB, NIAAA, NIH) presentation, this time looking at length at the cultural and religious historical importance that was placed on the consumption of fish.
Cultures throughout human history including the Judeo-Christian societies and early middle eastern cultures recognised the importance of fish to human well-being behaviour and reproduction, referencing them in religious scriptures, art and symbolism.
References to the cultural importance of fish by Hibbeln include the the Papal ring, Papal sandals, The Bible and other important Scriptures.
The subject was also discussed in an earlier paper entitled:
Cultural symbolism of fish and the psychotropic properties of omega-3 fatty acids
Reis LC, Hibbeln JR.