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Why is it that canned salmon has no detectable mercury?

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Created August 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM

I am curious. Is it because the fish are smaller...? Is it because of measurement error?

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inadequate nutrition, inadequate sun in combination with lack of breastfeeding. The implications are huge for the future and ftmp, folks just aren't getting it.

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Correct. We have an absolute disaster on our hands with the combination of D deficiency during pregnancy, selenium deficiency, in combo with the environmental contaminants that we mostly shoudl be able to handle with effective elimination/detox pathways - but those pathways work properly and we get adequate protection only with sufficiency of certain nutrients. It's not "just" the schools fault that education isnt' working. (though education is a huge problem), We're seeing a massive increase in ADHD and learning disabilities that are probably being caused by a few generations of...

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"We're doing our kids no favors by avoiding fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding." It seems like we're actually making them stupid. :-(

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different toxins show up in different species (generally speaking) depending on diet, migratory patterns, length of life.

The main reason salmon don't bio accumlate is age. They aren't around long enough to bulid up significant levels. Wild salmon and sardines are great option. "Atlantic" salmon isn't a good option. While mercury isn't an issue, PCBs are.

In terms of other fish, the seychelles child develpment study showed pretty clearly fish is a good thing even if the mercury content is measurable. it appears that the high, high selenium content of fish is neuroprotective on it's own and protective because it binds with mercury, prohibiting mercury accumulation in the brain.

We're doing our kids no favors by avoiding fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The low DHA, low selenium is a double whammy, potentially increasing risk...

Wild Planet tuna is fantastic. I get it from amazon.com -so far they have the best prices I've found Both their albacore and skipjack are caught in locations and via methods that get a "best" rating from the Monterey Aquarium Seafood Watch Program. I also eat sardines, wild salmon and some halibut, though halibut is much much lower in fat overall and therefore lower in DHA.

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on August 23, 2011
at 12:07 AM

"We're doing our kids no favors by avoiding fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding." It seems like we're actually making them stupid. :-(

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

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on August 23, 2011
at 11:51 PM

inadequate nutrition, inadequate sun in combination with lack of breastfeeding. The implications are huge for the future and ftmp, folks just aren't getting it.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on August 23, 2011
at 11:50 PM

Correct. We have an absolute disaster on our hands with the combination of D deficiency during pregnancy, selenium deficiency, in combo with the environmental contaminants that we mostly shoudl be able to handle with effective elimination/detox pathways - but those pathways work properly and we get adequate protection only with sufficiency of certain nutrients. It's not "just" the schools fault that education isnt' working. (though education is a huge problem), We're seeing a massive increase in ADHD and learning disabilities that are probably being caused by a few generations of...

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