(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Seafood has long been upheld as a wonderfully healthy addition to your diet, but is this still true? Sadly, while the industrial age has brought us a seemingly endless array of technical gadgets and splendor, the irresponsibility of modern life has destroyed the womb of the earth—our oceans. Today, almost every product produced by the seafood industry is contaminated with industrial waste, making this onetime healthy food choice a toxic pill to swallow.
If this wasn’t bad enough, there are humanitarian concerns to consider. The fishing industry is unsustainable in its practices, wiping out entire ecosystems in the name of profits. Seas once teaming with life have become wastelands. Furthermore, fish suffer profoundly when being processed for the marketplace.
Fortunately, with knowledge comes power to change the status quo and restore harmony to our world. Your choice to stop consuming contaminated products will make you healthier and it will also be a step of activism towards changing the system.
We vote with our dollars via buying products, and in the process, supporting the industry where they are produced. Therefore, if the methods of production are unethical and deleterious for animals and the planet—our only home—then good moral choice is to stop condoning the unethical behavior through boycotting techniques.
If enough of the consumer base was aware of the truth and actively speaking about the issues at hand, eventually industries would need to change, or go bankrupt.
We are more powerful than we give our selves credit for—if we follow the truth and unite for change.
by Sarah Owens, November 12th, 2017
The dangers of seafood that you may not know about
We all hear that seafood is great for us and we should incorporate it into our diets on a regular basis. What most of us don’t realize is that the majority of the fish today is loaded with toxic chemicals and mercury. Farmed fish is one of the worst foods you can eat. If you purchase a salmon dish prepared at a restaurant, you are most likely getting farmed salmon that has been fed GMO corn and dyed pink so it looks presentable on your dinner plate. Farmed salmon is high in something called polychlorinated biphenyls, also known as PCBs, which is a neurotoxic, hormone-disrupting chemical that has been banned in the U.S. since 1977 (scary!). Research studies have found levels of PCBs in farmed salmon to be up to seven times higher than wild-caught salmon. Also be aware that “Atlantic” salmon is another term used for farmed salmon and is not wild caught salmon from the Atlantic Ocean.
Other toxins detected in seafood include: BMAA (beta-mehtylamino-L-alanine), a neurotoxin that has been linked to neurological disorders such as ALS and Parkinson’s disease, chlorinated dioxins (a known carcinogen), pesticides, arsenic, and melamine. All of these toxins wreak havoc on our body chemistry, brain, and well-being.
What types of seafood to enjoy and what types to avoid
It is important when eating fish to choose those that are the lowest in toxins to keep your body and brain in optimum condition. If you enjoy eating fish and shellfish, make sure to choose seafood that is lowest in mercury and PCBs.
Fish and seafood highest in mercury and/or PCBs (stay away from): Farmed Salmon (a.k.a. Atlantic salmon), Atlantic Halibut, Atlantic Tuna, Atlantic Cod, American Eel, King Mackerel, King Crab, Caviar, Gulf Coast Oysters, Chilean Sea Bass, Tuna, Shark, Imported Shrimp, and Swordfish
Low-mercury seafood (ok to eat in small quantities): Anchovies, King Crab, Scallops, Tilapia, Wild Alaska and Pacific Salmon, Catfish, Clams, and Striped Bass.
If you are pregnant
Although the FDA and the EPA have stated that pregnant women can safely eat up to 12 ounces a week in fish, it is best to stay away from all fish as our oceans are more toxic than ever. In order to get a healthy dose of Omega 3s daily, choose a fish oil that has been tested for toxins.
About The Author
Sarah Owens is creator of the popular blog http://www.Successhack.org, everything that has to do with peak performance for health and the mind. She has been a lover and researcher of holistic nutrition, subconscious therapies, and health for over 7 years.
Sarah is the author of the popular E-book Peak Performance Nutrition, a book that you can now download for free on her site. She encourages everyone to use their own intuition to find what works for them for peak performance, health, and success.
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