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My doc gives me a "heavy metals toxicity test". You need to do a BEFORE and AFTER test (pee in a cup sort of thing). You pee before for one test, then you take a bunch of celating pills then take the AFTER test.
My levels are almost at the top of the chart. At least they were in February. I go to get retested in 1 month.

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I've eat grass fed beef twice. So yummy! But I try to eat like every other week.

How do you check yourmercury levels?


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Bison is even leaner and has more protein.

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I recently discovered that grass-fed beef is much leaner than the corn-fed alternative. I'm not sure by how much, but that might be another option.

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I am currently chelating to get the lead and mercury out of my system (suspected from a cracked mercury filling), but I try to buy seafood labelled WILD. Also, the name of the fishery company (Ocean's for example) only buys fresh seafood from local fisherman (my DH used to fish for them. And local meaning fisherman who have boat licenses to fish off of our British Columbia coastline. There are certain areas and limits in place for that.)

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I just went through Nutrition class, missed the mercury presentation. I had lead. I didn't know it was a symptom. But I have had depression for a LONG time. SO hoping Clean Eating will help with my hormones and such.

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Thanks for the recipes. I recently tried to go vegan and since I don't eat soy (subclinical hypothyroid) and rarely eat diary I found it very hard to get enough protein without really upping my carb intake (legumes & other plants) or fats (nuts). Plus I just feel better eating small amounts of animal protein (sorry you cute little animals). I love the idea of being vegan.

These days I rarely eat seafood because study after study shows how contaminated its becoming. I no longer eat any seafood from China or Vietnam. I'm aware not all seafood from Vietnam or China is contaminated, but the studies of the Mekong River & areas around cities show high levels of human waste, agrochemical runoff (pesticides/herbicides) industry's toxic wastes & pharmaceuticals in study after study. Its too great a risk for me since I suffer with several autoimmune diseases including MS (neurological). Not worth it.

Baldwin31, Depression is one of the most common symptoms of mercury exposure. All tunas have mercury now according to the findings of the EPA and others. There are other toxins found in tuna (and other fish) that affect mood via brain chemistry because they're also neurotoxic.

To decide how safe a fish is to eat, the government and industry use the 'risk vs benefit' model, you have X amount of risk and Y amount of benefit and their experts decide if the risk is worth the benefit. The economy is a large part of that equation on the benefit side by the way. So keep in mind it's not that the risk does not exist and they are considering the fishing industry when the EPA came up with these guidelines:
"Do not eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. Eat up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) a week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna. So, when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of tuna per week. Check local advisories about the safety of fish caught by family and friends in your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) per week of fish you catch from local waters, but don't consume any other fish during that week."
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Mmmm! Reminds me of my GRAIN eating days. lol

Here's one I used to REALLY enjoy! I would make it and bring to potlucks etc. I have used cooked barley in place of the rice. Also, very yummy!!!
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Lentils are high in protien correct?
I have this great salad that I make it is very good:

1 cup cooked brown rice
2 cups steamed lentils (I bye packaged) rinsed
1//2 large red onion diced1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 to 4 tbs of Low Fat Italian Dressing or you can use any italian or clear dressing
I even used a lemon vinger dressing once.
Mix all together refrig for 2 to 3 hours serve cold
it is sooooo good.
Enjoy

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9/1/11 5:52 A

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I love Greek Yogurt now! It's delicious. Just protein all around!



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8/29/11 12:13 P

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not sure if your just looking for protein in meat or protein in general, but oikos organic greek yogurt has 13 g protein in a 5.3 oz cup. SO good for you

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Have you ever tried extracts of eyebright or nettle? I take a nettle/quercetin combo that really helps with the seasonal allergy thing. It's been a bad year here in Oregon for that. There are quite a few herbs that can help with seasonal allergy symptoms. But again, our seasonal allergy symptoms are just a signal that something needs to be adjusted deeper inside. Sometimes it's a food (or foods) that are pulling us down. Frequently it's an unbalance of gut flora. Are you taking a REALLY GOOD probiotic? Getting your digestive track healthy is the first and most important step in fighting allergies and sensitivities.

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Ani, you're my role model! My biggest reason for realizing that I needed to get back in shape was because I was getting close to 50 and didn't want to take the path that so many of my peers do: too many prescription drugs. I know that the likelihood of taking them increases as we age, so I wanted to be proactive before that became an issue. I am now 51 and still do not take any prescription drugs. I do take Zyrtec as needed (usually 2 or 3 times a week for seasonal allergies) but that is it. It continues to amaze me how so many of my friends and family take meds without even giving it a thought......they don't seem to consider that most of their "issues" could be prevented thru exercise and healthy eating. I want to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible!

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Bald31, I hope you can get off them sometime too. Depression is such a complex thing. Sometimes it comes on because of diet, sometimes because of life experiences, sometimes it's a combination of things; it's just too complex to tell; but it's real and worth doing something about. Certainly eating a clean and wholesome diet will help. It might take time but hang in there and take good care of yourself and your emotions. Antidepressants, like all drugs, most likely won't cure you; they just mask symptoms. But sometimes they can help us ride over the really bad times.
Take care

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wow ... would have never known that. Good for you though. THat's amazing. I only take antidepressants because well I have been depressed my whole life ... hoping through this lifestyle change that I can get off them and just rely on clean food to take care of me. I have to take vitamin D cause I have really low levels of it ... I have no idea how either. My doctor doesn't know either.

I wish I could be like you and not have to rely on any precription medicines. One day though.



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Almost every toxic man-made thing that has gotten into our food supply and air isn't the kind that kills immediately or even in a short period of time. All these things get into our bodies and cause damage. Over time that damage spreads and after a while we feel sick. Doctors often think it's anything but what it is. We get "therapeutic" treatments for all the symptoms without ever really knowing what is causing the problem. Often it's blamed on genes or just plain bad luck. Some people don't have symptoms for many, many years. It's just like smoking. Some smokers get lung cancer at a young age and other smokers live long smoking lives. We still know, beyond any doubt that smoking is bad for us and causes damage.

People are dying all the time from diseases that doctors can't cure; they mostly only treat symptoms and often the treatment brings on other diseases. Thousands of people are wondering why they feel so terrible.

How many people 65 years and older do we know who aren't taking prescription drugs?? I'm 65 (nearly) and I have never done prescription drugs and don't plan to either. And I have a disease (Hepatitis C) which is a virus that is supposed to have made me very sick by now. I have refused all drugs and invasive biopsies and instead I have learned to avoid toxic things that stress and damage my body. I am very healthy, energetic and I very rarely get sick.

I only write all that to teach those who may not understand that toxic food DOES kill; just not as quickly as a good dose of strychnine!!...and that avoiding as many toxic things as possible is a good thing.

This is what "clean eating" is to me; food that is "clean" of man-made toxic stuff which not only is about metals, and poisonous chemicals but also about refined, packaged, commercially prepared food-like stuff that is making us all sick and obese.

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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I am gonna look for salmon in glass cans ... I don't think we sell it around here except in a metal can?



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I wonder if anyone has ever died from eating tuna?



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I'm going to steal all recipes for salmon cakes. Those are great!

Plenty of things taste as good as being skinny feels. :)


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These are great ideas

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Well, actually tuna is well known to be high in mercury content... but I'm glad you are mercury free. Unfortunately I am extremely mercury toxic. But, I cannot say that is because of tuna.

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What's not to understand? At the peak of my sushi binges that contained loads of tuna my doctor saw nothing to be concerned about. Do you understand now? I have eaten tuna 4x per week regularly and have never had high mercury ! Maybe if I were eating tuna out of a can it would have given me different test results..who knows. Just speaking from my own experience. Take it or leave it!

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I don't understand what you mean by never having a "mercury problem". Are you only eating very young tuna caught in non polluted waters?

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Tuna steaks are delicious! I eat lots of tuna, most was 4x per week whether in the form of sushi, sashimi or seared. I've never had a mercury problem!!!

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If you love eggs and do cheese you will LOVE this recipe for a high protein meal. It's truly hard to not go back for seconds on this one.


Crustless Quiche
Adapted from: http://www.foodrenegade.com/texas-style-cr
ustless-quiche/

8 slices of bacon, cut in no more than ½ inch lengths and cooked slowly, stirring frequently until VERY crisp
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 ½ C (or so) cooked and cut up asparagus
12 (or more) oz of grated cheddar cheese from grass-fed cows
5 or 6 eggs
1/2 C milk or half & half
ground chipotle pepper to taste, optional
Salt & Pepper to taste
Butter for pan

1. In a cast iron skillet, grill bacon over medium heat until cooked. Remove bacon from skillet. At this point you can pour off some of the bacon fat but please leave a lot in the pan because the texture and taste of this dish requires most of it. Add onions & red bell peppers to the hot fat in the pan. Cook until onion becomes translucent. Remove pan from heat, stir bacon back into mix.

2. In the meantime, mix cheese, eggs, milk (or half & half), and salt and pepper (and chipotle pepper if using) in a large mixing bowl. Add vegetable and bacon mix and stir until blended.

3. Grease a 10-in pie shell with the butter. Pour quiche mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350F for 40-45minutes or until filling is set. Do not over bake. It should be just cooked but still moist. Let rest for at least10 minutes before serving.

You can also do this with spinach instead of asparagus. Put the spinach in with the onions after they are done and toss to wilt the spinach before adding this mixture to the other stuff.

My DH goes nuts for this quiche
You could bake it in a pie shell for extra yum if you dare!

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Here's one I just found in my Paleo/Primal file for those of you who want to avoid grains:


From: http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/salmon-p
atties-recipe/

12 oz baked or canned salmon
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup almond meal/flour
1 tsp dried basil
1/3 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (couple squeezes)
coconut oil for cooking (I love using it for both flavor and because of the high smoke point)

1. Lightly flake salmon in medium size bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients (excluding coconut oil)

3. Heat coconut oil in large skillet (cast iron works great!) over medium-low heat.

4. Once pan is preheated, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and drop salmon mixture on to the pan, press down to form patty. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Tips:

If the mixture is not wet enough to hold the patty together, adding in a spoonful of mayo at a time can help. And it’s easier than trying to use just ‘some’ of another egg!
If you are not specifically grain free, bread crumbs can easily be used instead of almond flour – though we also like the flavor the almond flour brings.
Adjust heat as needed while frying as you’ll want the mixture to sizzle a bit as you drop it in the pan – helps get a nice golden brown crunch to the outside of the patty.

Nourishing Notes:

Purchase wild caught salmon, sustainably caught for the most nutrient dense fish
Use fish baked at medium temps instead of canned to help preserve the fragile omega 3 fats.

Fresh ground almonds that have been soaked and dehydrated will be healthier than store-bought almond flour due to the whole phytic acid issue.


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Here is my recipe for Salmon Patties. You can use any type of oil or butter for frying. But I always prefer coconut oil or ghee

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Here are 3 from my Salmon Cakes document:


Salmon Burgers

1 15½-oz can pink salmon
1 smallish egg
½ C chopped onion
½ C finely chopped green pepper
½ C fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
½ tsp rosemary leaves, crushed
⅛ tsp black pepper
¼ C vegetable oil

Drain salmon, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Flake. Combine salmon, egg white, onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, reserved liquid, lemon juice and peel, rosemary and pepper. Mix well. Form into 4 patties.

Heat oil in non-stick skillet and pan-fry patties about 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn halfway through cooking time.
Yields 4 servings.

Note: If desired, serve with choice of toppings: sliced tomato, sliced pickles, chopped onion, sliced cheese, pickle or mustard relish, catsup, mayonnaise, mustard, tartar sauce or salad dressing or lettuce.


Salmon Patties

This will make about 8-10 cakes; enough to serve 4 hungry people
1 15 oz. can salmon
1 C dry breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs
½ tsp dried dill
¼ C shredded Swiss cheese or a good Emanthaler might be better
1 egg
¼ C mayonnaise
2 drops Tabasco
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp oil

Drain salmon, discarding liquid. Remove and discard bones. Flake salmon with a fork.
In a medium bowl, combine salmon, crumbs, dill and cheese; toss to mix. In another bowl, beat together egg, mayonnaise, Tabasco and mustard. Combine egg mixture and salmon mixture. Shape into 4 patties, about ½ in. thick.
Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add salmon patties. Fry until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side.


Salmon Cakes
A Healthy Meal You Can Prepare in 10 Minutes
By Jon Herring (from Early to Rise newsletter 4-4-07)
Yesterday, I suggested that you start buying canned wild Alaskan salmon. Not only is this fish free of harmful pollutants, it is also inexpensive, high in omega-3s, rich in protein... and it tastes great. Plus, it's an excellent substitute for tuna, which can be high in mercury. My fiancé and I eat a couple of cans of salmon just about every week for lunch.
I like to eat it right from the can, but most people prefer it the way Kelley prepares it... like you would make a tuna salad, with diced celery, onions, and mayonnaise. Another one of our favorite canned salmon dishes is salmon cakes... which are a cinch to make.
Here's what you do: Empty one or two cans of wild Alaskan salmon into a bowl. Add one or two eggs and a tablespoon or two of bread crumbs or crumbled crackers. Mix everything together and shape into patties. Sauté in butter or coconut oil and serve with a wedge of lemon.
From start to finish, this takes less than 10 minutes. These salmon cakes are healthy, fast, and delicious... and can be served for lunch with a salad or for dinner with a side of vegetables. (Move over, Martha Stewart!)


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Can I get the recipe for those salmon cakes from you by chance?

Well got some tilapia and Cod to start with ... then ill get brave and try different fishy choices lol ...

and greek yogurt and whey protein. . Ill work on cutting back on the eggs.

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Eating that many eggs could be a bad choice only because it doesn't leave room for balanced nutrition. Nothing wrong with the eggs. Unless you are a very big person or are working out every day like crazy I would advise you to cut back on the eggs and eat other protein sources as well.

My other comment is: salmon, GOOD, fresh salmon, cooked with care isn't fishy at all! It's tender, mild, moist and delish! Always be sure your fish is REALLY fresh...like caught today! The longer it sits the fishier it tastes.

Also, you can make really tasty fish cakes with canned salmon. The added ingredients will mask any fishy taste. Salmon cakes are the bomb! I gotta make some soon now that I'm thinking about it. Make sure you get canned salmon that is environmentally caught and canned with care preferably in a glass jars or in Bpa-free cans.

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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You might want to try wild Mahi Mahi...it's not fishy at all...very delicate flavor and firm, steaklike texture...21g protein, 100 cal, 1 g fat per 4oz serving! Also try shellfish and mollusks...really high in protein, low in fat, and the type of cholesterol that lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol...best to u on your journey!

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8/15/11 6:41 P

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So is eating 4-6 eggs a day bad for you? I love eggs, why I eat more egg whites than whole eggs, but I eat 1-2 a day whole try to at least.

I have only ever really liked tilapia, halibut (is good with garlic) and salmon is the most hard for me to eat, the wild caught. I know its good for you. I just can't stand the fishy taste.



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I totally agree with ANI on the fat issue. Also low fat dairy actually contains more milk sugar making it higher GI. I enjoy whole eggs and no longer eat egg white omelets. Also, the mist nutritious egg dishes leave the yolks runny. I also limit intake of tuna because of mercury. But swordfish, Chilean bass and orange roughy are environmentally not a good idea to eat. I try to eat food that is environs rally sustainable.

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Alrighty. Thank You so much! I am goingo make a quick trip to the store tonight.

What about tuna? Or is that bad cause too much mercury?

I forgot about beans, I eat beans every few days .. also veggies everyday but I don't know what veggies have a lot of protein in them.

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Fish - Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Ahi (on my menu this week)
Beef - Lean Filet, 96% Ground Sirloin, Buffalo, Angus
Legumes - Black Beans, Pinto, Garbonzo, White Navy Beans
Eggs -
Chicken - Roasted, Boiled, Cooked in Pasta Sauce
Vegetables
Soy
Whey Protein

These are just a few things normally on my menu!

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Getting fat into your diet will help with depression. Coconut oil is a winner as are saturated fats from meats. We've all been fed a bunch of horse poop on the saturated fat issue. I'm not talking about hydrogenated oils (Crisco and the like); those are killers. But butter, full fat dairy products WHOLE eggs (not just the whites), even lard will give you energy and keep your organs and skin strong. Lean protein sources are good sometimes but leaving the skin on your chicken won't make you fat. What makes us fat is sugar (in all its forms) and refined, packaged, commercial foods. This isn't a joke; it's real. What makes us fat and unhealthy is listening to all the commercials and believing all the stuff in magazines meant to get us to buy someone's manufactured junk.

If you are working out hard every day then you will need extra protein. The best way to supplement your protein (in my humble opinion) is with a GOOD whey protein concentrate powder. NOT whey protein isolate but pure whey.

You can also carry Tanka Bars with you; they are just meat with a bit of cranberry.
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Over the years of the "fat free" "low fat" "avoid the fat" mantra we certainly haven't gotten thinner OR healthier. That's because it's a bunch of malarkey. We now have more disease and more obesity than ever before. What do we think is wrong with the picture?

Eat whole, real, nutritious stuff and serve up small portions. That way you will be getting everything you need.

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Beef
Bison
Protein powder
Fish
Shrimp
Quinoa
Pork

These are all additional ways I get my protein in.

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okay .. so I am wondering where I can get my lean protein sources from so I can better planning my meals. I get tired of chicken chicken chicken.

Right now I get protein not necessarily lean, but close enough for trying to get back to clean eating .. I forgot how hard it was before, and it was so simple like i thought nothing of it, when it was a habit before I got divorced and depression ... anyways going off on a tangent .Sorry about that! emoticon

Okay so protein sources for me.

- 4 oz chicken like 1x week ???
- 4 egg white, 1 whole egg omelet
- 4 to 6 egg whites (boiled) for snack
- 1/2 C low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 C fat free natural, plain yogurt
- 1/2 to 1 C milk a day
- 4 slices of turkey breast emoticon
- 1 to 2 TBSP of Natural Organic Peanut Butter
- 1 to 2 TBSP of whipped cream cheese emoticon

... I know the turkey breast and cream cheese aren't that great for me. But I am trying to slowly diminish foods. Where can I make improvements???????? HELP????

I LOVE cottage cheese and plain yogurt. I can't really stand greek yogurt, but I will try again. It was good with fruit.

I do love almonds as well, but they're high in fat.

I've stopped eating ice cream. I am trying to avoid bagels at all cost, but feel like my body needs carbs the more I track it and pay attention to how I feel.

I like chicken, but not for every freaking meal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can take a look on my page at my food tracker.
Leave me comments on how I can improve on my page.

Thanks Everyone!

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