Wholistic Insights – A Fishy Proposal – Your Health Detective

You’re not going to believe this…on second thought, you may.

The FDA is considering to allow manufacturers to produce engineered animal products –
top of the list is a new type of salmon spliced with an eel-like fish…yes, you read correctly.

If approved, it will be the very first genetically engineered (GE) animal for human consumption. OMG it will open the doors to other GE animal products like pork and beef.

The experts at the FDA review have voiced concerns that the product has too little testing.
That said, no one knows for certain the health consequences for consumers. Another consideration is that this GE fish concoction doesn’t offer even half the benefits of the all-natural variety…CLICK HERE to continue reading…

Believe it Or Not

To add insult to injury, the FDA is going to regulate the GE salmon as an animal drug – not as an animal OMG! Even more scary is that the FDA ‘s animal drug process allows companies to keep their proprietary information SECRET…here we go again.

At a recent public hearing held by the FDA regarding this new fish, the attending experts were NOT happy with what they learned and neither should you.

The Case for REAL FISH 

The fish I purchase for home use is wild-caught Alaskan variety and from a company I have grown to trust and respect to provide pollutant-free fish delivered on ice safely to my door. I love seafood but I’m picky about where it comes from and you should be too.

This gourmet seafood is tested to be free of hazardous levels of mercury for two reasons:

  1. They offer species that are inherently low in mercury; Salmon, Sablefish, Sardines, Scallops, Brawns, and Crab.
  2. They only offer younger, smaller (therefore, minimal-mercury exposure) members of the predatory species (Halibut and Albacore Tuna).

Why Is It Safe Despite Mercury?

The form of mercury found in fish (methylmercury) harms the nervous system and brain because it attaches to selenium in the body. Every molecule of methylmercury you consume makes one molecule of selenium unavailable to antioxidant enzymes that protect your brain against free radicals, and require this essential mineral to function.

Yet, children and adults  who consume far more fish than Americans do NOT show signs of harm from mercury. Scientists report it’s because almost all ocean fish contain much more selenium than mercury. Shark, whale meat, swordfish, tilefish, and king mackerel are the few exceptions to the near-universal rule that ocean fish have more selenium than mercury. (Note: Portuguese mackerel is a different species that has very little mercury and ample selenium.)

New science exposes most fish-mercury fears as baseless because overwhelming evidence indicates that the risks from mercury in ocean fish* (not freshwater fish) are negated by their far higher levels of selenium, according to Dr. Nicholas Ralston, Research Scientist, University of North Dakota.

To order extraordinary wild-caught seafood directly from Alaska to you…CLICK

   The Way I See It…

Fish is healthy for us and contains a multitude of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a high-protein, low-fat food and the oily fish (like salmon) are high in omega-3 fatty acids — the healthy fats. Our bodies cannot make significant amounts of these essential nutrients, therefore, fish are an important part of our diet. The omega-3’s provide a number of health benefits, including to:

  • help maintain cardiovascular health by playing a role in the regulation of blood clotting and vessel constriction;
  • support prenatal and postnatal neurological development;
  • reduce tissue inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, etc.;
  • play a beneficial role in cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), reducing depression and halting mental decline in older people.

 I eat healthy fish 2-3 times weekly, you should too.

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