Our oceans have become GARBAGE DUMPS for chemical waste, pesticide runoff, sewage, and MERCURY.
Mercury, pesticides, dioxins, PCBs are dumped into our oceans daily. Fish bioconcentrate these toxins. They store these toxins in their fat cells; the bigger the fish and the longer they live, the more toxic they are. Salmon, talapia, and cod are some of the most toxic foods people can eat. Whoever said that fish is healthy is LYING.
Although I'm mostly vegan, if I had to choose between eating fish, chicken, or meat, I would go with the meat or chicken. Fish is so entirely toxic right now that it should be avoided entirely, at all costs. Very small fish like sardines probably have lower mercury levels and will be a little safer, yet they are still exposed to sewage, pesticides, and industrial pollutants that are dumped near our coasts.
Take a look at the picture of Biscayne Bay in Miami below. This picture was taken last August (2020) when thousdans of dead fish were found floating on the waters surface. The cause of this mass destruction? Fertilizer runoff and sewage spills lowered oxygen levels in the Bay which caused algae blooms to flourish. The lack of oxygen in the water killed the fish. Red algae blooms are a sure sign of toxic water. Red algae blooms have been flourishing off of our coasts in the last year, a sure sign that our rivers and oceans are toxic.
"WILD CAUGHT" FISH IS LIKELY A SCAM
As explained above, our oceans are full of mercury, plastics, PCBs, and dioxins. Fish are exposed to these toxins every day and store them in their fat cells. Wild caught salmom and tuna are major sources of methyl mercury in our diet. Additionally, diseases from farmed salmon have spread to wild salmon. The Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) which causes heart disease in fish has spread rapidly throughout both farmed and wild salmon populations. Many of these fish can barely swim. Sea lice infestation has also spread from farmed fish to wild fish. With wild fish exhibiting similar infections as farmed.
Often "wild caught" fish are farmed in pens in the ocean, in cramped conditions, suffocating in their own waste and sea lice, and polluting the environment. I've watched many videos documenting "wild fish" is these ocean pens. If the wild caught salmon you're buying is less than $50 a pound, then its a scam, its farmed.
Fish raised in fish farms are fed the absolute worst feed imaginable. There are hundreds of times more fish in these cramped pens then in the wild. There is so much feces in these pens, that they breathe in fecal matter. They are so weakened by the low oxygen levels in the water, that they become anemic. Anemic fish turn pale and have to be painted red. 50% of farmed salmon comes from China's toxic fish pens. Farmed Salmon and trout are vulnerable to sea lice infestation due to overcrowded pens. Sea Lice feed on their flesh. see picture below.
Thus large amounts of a chemical called SLICE is administered to the Salmon in their feed to kill the sea lice, the main ingredient of which is emamectin benzoate, which is toxic to humans.
The fish are so sick that antibiotics are dumped in huge quantities into the pens. Their feed is the lowest quality feed full of pesticides.
MERCURY (IN FISH) LINKED TO AUTISM, DEPRESSION, DEMENTIA, NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS, ARTHRITIS & LEUKEMIA
Fish are a major source of methyl-mercury. Mercury poisoning often builds over time. Mercury poisoning can affect your mood, causing depression and anxiety, memory loss, lack of coordination, numbness in hands and feet. In children mercury poisoning can cause autism. Children are often exposed from their mothers in the womb. Fish are the top source of methyl-mercury in our diet. Whoever said that fish is a health food is lying.
Numerous studies have shown that Autism is linked to high mercury levels. 91 studies examined the potential relationship between mercury and ASD from 1999 to February 2016. The majority (74%) suggest that mercury is a risk factor for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), revealing both direct and indirect effects. "The brain pathology in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) indicates marked and ongoing inflammatory reactivity with concomitant neuronal damage. These findings are suggestive of neuronal insult as a result of external factors, rather than some type of developmental mishap(4)." Basically autism is a result of environmental toxins specifically mercury assaulting the brain. Human exposure to mercury come from a few common sources:
1) Vaccines containing thimerosal such as the flu vaccine
2) dental amalgams: source of inorganic mercury (that can be passed down from mother to fetus)
3)fish - fish is the top source of methyl-mercury
Mothers who consume fish pass on their mercury to their babies during pregnancy. Of course avoiding fish during pregnancy is crucial, but if you've eaten fish, or taken vaccines containing thimerosal, its important to detox first before becoming pregnant to avoid exposing the baby. Because mercury is notoriously hard to get rid of naturally, and its stored in the body for many years, clay baths and even fruits like strawberries are great for safely removing mercury.
Very high levels of mercury can damage nerves in adults and disrupt development of the brain and nervous system in a fetus or young child.
Mercury may affect the nervous system, leading to neurological symptoms.
EARLY SIGNS OF MERCURY POISONING INLCUDE DEPRESSION & ANXIETY:
nervousness or anxiety, irritability or mood changes, numbness, memory problems, depression and physical tremors.
Adults with mercury poisoning may experience symptoms such as: muscle weakness, metallic taste in the mouth, nausea and vomiting, lack of motor skills or feeling uncoordinated, inability to feel in the hands, face, or other areas, changes in vision, hearing, or speech, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking or standing straight.
SIGNS OF MERCURY POISONING IN CHILDREN
impaired motor skills, problems thinking or problem-solving, difficulties learning to speak or understanding language, issues with hand-eye coordination, being physically unaware of their surroundings
If you suspect you or your child may have mercury poisoning there are ways to check. The least reliable tests are hair tests. A better way to test mercury is to compare blood and urine levels. To measure how much mercury is in the blood compared to how much is being excreted through the urine (6).
To learn more about the association between Leukemia and mercury read the study below (4).
LEAKY GUT is a major cause of mercury poisoning, as the body transports mercury through the gut. If your gut is leaking then mercury is escaping into the blood stream. Leaky gut must be fixed to chelate effectively. To learn more about healing leaky gut syndrome click here.
Also the kidneys should be cleansed before removing mercury. Clay baths are a safe effective tool for mercury removal click here for more info.
PLASTIC IN FISH CAN LEAD TO BREAST & PROSTATE CANCERS
There is a floating plastic dump in the pacific ocean, practicaly the size of California. The plastic breaks down into small tiny particles and the fish eat the plastic. Plastic and the estrogen like compounds they contain are so toxic for fish that it causes male fish to transmute into female fish (2). When we eat these fish, we expose ourselves to these estrogen like chemicals that wreak havoc on our hormones. Studies have shown that eating fish is directly linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, (3).
Dioxins and PCBs are extremely dangerous man-made chemicals that are lurking in our environment. Over 90 percent of human exposure to dioxins comes through animal products (not plants) such as fish, dairy, meat, and shellfish.
Once consumed, dioxins can stay in the body for a long time. They are stable chemicals, which means they do not break down. Once in the body, it may take between 7 and 11 years for a dioxin’s radioactivity to fall to half its original level.
Until chemical plants stop using our oceans as a dumping ground, and until fish farming companies put the health of the consumer ahead of profit, eating fish is a very strong hazard and should be avoided altogether.
Alternative sources of Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in chia seeds, greens, and plants.
6) Children with high mercury levels tend to have poor detoxification abilities which is why they experience mercury overload to begin with, so their bodies dont excrete mercury through hair. Blood tests alone are not that reliable either, as the body tends to move mercury out of the blood to avoid poisoning.