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4/28/10 10:04 P

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Here's an interesting web page that gives a lot of info about safe and unsafe fish.
www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/safe-
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Happy Wednesday everyone... I've reconsidered ever getting another fish dinner while I'm at a restaurant. I sometimes go to ones right on the Atlantic shore in the summertime. But other than that I won't be ordering the fish dinners anymore. I even eat at a buffet that has salmon on the menu and it is usually my food of choice for the evening, but not anymore. I hope having the shrimp will be ok and maybe the clams? I don't know They all speak chinese so I won't be able to ask them where the shellfish comes from. But I assume from the price that it must be farmed, inexpensive shellfish. What do you guys think??? Any words of wisdom so I can have my seafood and eat it too??!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/28/10 11:59 A

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Thank you so much Ani for the link! It's definitely made me more self conscious now of what type of fish I go for. I am a HUGE sushi consumer, and now I'm a little more aware of what I'm consuming and getting when I go to sushi bars (which is sort of a disappointment, just because sushi is so good!)

I also found a link on that website that provides Fish Oil vitamins that are safe and some brands that don't account for their removal of mercury and toxins! This surprised me greatly and I urge others who take Fish Oils to take a look at what brand you're taking!

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4/23/10 12:46 A

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Hi Ani...Thank you for the link. I have a few changes to make with eating seafoods, but I think it is soooo important for us to try and eliminate the foods that are bad for us so we can teach and show by example to anyone who is withing our eating range. I always chat when I'm eating with the people I prepare food for, why I make and buy the foods I serve. Teach, teach, teach.

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4/22/10 11:06 A

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Here in Oregon there is organic farmed fish that is okay to eat but I'm pretty sure that that is not the norm. And this fish is pretty expensive so I don't buy it unless it comes on sale and I'm throwing a special occasion dinner.

Here's a website that lists fish according to their safeness or toxicity.
www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=1521&s_sr
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4/20/10 9:04 P

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Hi SACRED... according to the EATWELL article, farmed shellfish is a healthy choice including shrimp, as is wild caught salmon, lobster, sole, flounder, all the smaller fishes. But not the farmed fishes, or the large species of fish like, tuna, swordfish, cod, shark. They have the most concentrations of metals and harmful PCB's. Even farmed organics are not good either, because they interupt the eco-systems. That one was news to me and I have stopped buying them. This is a very simplistic statement, and there is much more about this in detail in the link and other sources as well.

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4/20/10 4:04 P

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I don't eat fish, but I'm interested in this discussion so I can discuss it with my fish-loving husband.

I read that fish contain heavy elements, including mercury. Is this true? Also, I've read that over-fishing is upsetting the ecobalance in some places, as well as the depletion of certain types of sea creatures in certain areas. Is this true?

I basically am concerned that fish and other seafood may not be as safe as he thinks it is, and that he might be eating mercury, parasites, or worse, as well as causing harm to the environment.

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4/18/10 10:52 P

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It's true, most farmed fish is fed beef by-products and, well, there's a host of other problems with most farmed fish. I get my fish through my co-op and most of it comes from the wild in Alaska and what doesn't come from Alaska is still wild, line caught. Here are some fantastic web pages from Organic Consumer's Association that will educate and enlighten:
www.organicconsumers.org/articles/ar
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www.organicconsumers.org/organic/fis
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www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/safe-
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www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/fish_
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My favorite, local health food store (New Seasons) carries some very good, locally, organically farmed fish. It's a bit expensive most of the time but on occasion I might get some.

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Thanks for the link. I try not to eat any farmed fish == salmon or otherwise. I had read somewhere that they usually have parasites, etc.

Thanks for this article.

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4/18/10 9:46 P

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Hi everyone!!! I'm new and I want to start by posting this new article I just read today on the EatingWell website. I'm always reading about living clean, green and healthy, so I hope you don't mind if I pass on the info I come across from time to time. I think that education is our best defense against the way our food is now shoved at us and it really upsets me what the big, wealthy, polluting, toxic, companies and health professionals, drug companies too, have done to us!!! www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins
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