- Purity and contaminants such as mercury and radiation (Fukushima)
- Research showing the health benefits: anxiety, depression
- What if you are mercury-toxic and sensitive
- Farmed vs wild salmon (and other species)
- What about that fish-y smell
- The health benefits of fish roe
- Omega-3s and fish as ‘Brain Food”
- Omega3-6 balance and testing fatty acid levels
Here you have Randy talking about why fish is the ultimate brain and mood food
Here is some of our discussion on weighing the concerns of mercury toxicity versus the health benefits (since it’s a topic that comes up a lot):
Fish has a whole sort of micronutrient spectrum. They’re swimming around out in this rich soup of minerals – vitamins, minerals, micronutrients – and you know, life evolved in the sea. And life has evolved amid background mercury levels forever, right? Because as much as half of it, if not more, comes from underwater volcanic activity and erosion of the land into the ocean. And mercury’s a naturally occurring element. Of course, the problem with a lot of it now is that it comes from fossil fuel burning.
But it’s always been there, and so life has evolved a capacity to deal with a certain amount of it. And you know, I always acknowledge that people are different, and some people process things differently than other people. But really, when you think about it, common sense tells you that life evolved in the sea. Mercury’s always been there, and I know there are studies of Alaskan natives from thousands of years ago, that they’ve recovered hair samples from these Alaskan natives, and there’s mercury in their hair. So it’s not like it’s something new that people are dealing with.
The message I hope people will take away is you’ve got to assess the risk versus the benefit. And virtually every study, or every major study, comes down on the side that benefits vastly outweigh the risks.
Here you have Randy sharing about the quality of fish they source and offer
– I love that he talks about the “golden rule”
During the interview on mercury with Kris Homme, she shares her concerns saying that she believes that if you have major mercury exposure because of amalgams, then you might want to reduce fish consumption and especially avoid the bigger fish. She certainly does.
I recognize that there are major health benefits from eating wild oily fish and plenty of research supporting the mood and other health benefits. But if you are really sick (and have tried everything for your anxiety) and suspect mercury is an issue I’d recommend avoiding the bigger fish for sure. I’m still on the fence about really reducing all fish consumption. I think it comes down to biochemical individuality and how you respond.
Tune in to the summit and listen to both Randy and Kris to hear their perspectives.
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I hope you’ll join us on the Anxiety Summit season 2. It runs from Nov 3-16 and you’ll learn about this and many other nutritional and natural solutions for anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and social anxiety. This is one of many great topics we’ll be sharing.
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Trudy Scott (CN), Certified Nutritionist is the founder of www.everywomanover29.com, a thriving nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood and women’s health. Trudy educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood problems. Trudy’s goal for all her clients (and all women): “You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally!”