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I .8.2. Seafood

 

1.8.2.1. How to safetly eat
fish

1.8.2.1.1. How to get the
highest quality fish which provides optimal levels of nutrition and thus health

1.8.2.1.1.1 . Some
history/less practical knowledge

1.8.2.1.1.1 .1. Oceans
produced high quality organic plant and sea life as recently as 100 years ago,
but now, the ocean is toxic due to largely the dumping of billions of pounds of
sewage and industrial waste,

1.8.2.1.1.1.1.1 . According to
Stephanic Hawks-Johnson, an orca researcher, the lack Of salmon today and the
presence Of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls- pesticides) appear to be the
primary reasons for the decline in the killer whale population. An orca needs
40-120kg of salmon a day, and if it doesnt get it, it draws from its blubber,
which causes PCBs (stored in fat to protect the whale’s liver) to enter its
system. PCB-contaminated blubber in turn affects the whale’s immune,
neurological and reproductive systems.

1.8.2.1.1 . l. I. 2. The inuit
people on Baffin Island live about as far north as one can go. They consume
mostly marine mammal meat as an essential staple Of their diet.

The inuits were found to be
consuming up to 20 times the recommended safe limit Of the pesticide chlordane.

A sugar cube-sized piece Of
Maktaaq, the skin and surface fat from the beluga whale, contains the accepted
maximum weekly limit of PCB’s. In one week, it is normal for some inuit people
to eat one hundred times that amount. (ref: 44)

 

1.8.2.1.1.1.2. Destroying our
ecosystem makes fish unsafe to eat

 

I .8.2.1.1.1.2.1. In fact, the
National Academy Of Sciences estimated in 1991 that the risk Of cancer to the
average consumer whoe eats seafood can be some 75x greater than normally
acceptable guidelines (ref: 45)

1.8.2.1.1.2. Type Of fish

1.8.2.1 . 1.2.1 . swordfish,
shark, tuna, and other deep water fish (particularly the bigger ones)
accumulate more mercury than smaller fish with shorter life spans.

1.8.2.1.12.2. Understand that
some fish have more mecury than others

 

1.8.2.1.1.3. Environment Of
growth for fish

1.8.2.1 . 1.3.1 . The greatest
concern appears to be fish from the inland waters of the US midwest and the
state of Florida (ref: 45,47)

 

1.8.2.1.1.3.2. Avoid fresh
water fish unless it comes from high mountain lakes and streams, far from
commercial enterprises

I .8.2.1 . I .3.3. Avoid
farm-raised fish and consider location Of farm. Especially farm-raised fish
located within 100 miles Of – a major industrial complex or commercial farming
operation, on the same coast line, or anywhere near a river that feeds into the
coat line.

 

1.8.2.1.1 .3.3.1. Bad Omega
3:6 fatty acid ratio

 

1.8.2.1.1.3.3.1 .1. The omega
fatty acid ratio of farm raised fish is similar to cage-raised chicken eggs.
Typically, this ratio is between 16 and 30 omega-6 for every I omega-3 fat
molecule.

 

1.8.2.1.1.3.3.1 .2. Research
on developmental man suggests we should eat a ratio Of one to four omega- 6:
one omega-3. We can’t outsmart mother nature- it just doesn’t work

1.8.2.1.1 .3.3.2. Fish farming
methods are quite similar to those of the commercial cattle industry. As with
cattle, fish are fed grains and soy, and are given a wide range of antibiotics
and other drugs. As a result, farm-raised fish are likely to contain residues
of a wide variety of animal drugs, some of which are carcinogenic (ref 45)

 

 

1.8.2.1.1 .3.3.3. Location of
farmed fish matters. if the fish farm is near- and I mean within 100 miles of –
a major industrial complex or cornnnercial farming operation, on the same coast
line, or anywhere near a river that feeds into the coat line, you run
significant risk Of eating farm-raised fish that is high in pesticide and
industrial chemical residues. Chemicals commonly found in seafood, be it from
fish farms or otherwise are benzene hexachloride, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin,
dioxin, heptach or, hexachlorobenzene, lindane and polychlorinated biphenyls.

 

1.8.2.1.1.4. Storage Of fish  processed, cured

1.8.2.1.1.4.1 . storage of fish tends to involve many additives. Look at ingredients labelled for foods like cured fish, smoked fish products…

 

 

1.8.2.1.1.4.1.1 . These foods tend to contain these two ingredients: nitrities, nitrates. Theses additives are used primarily as a colour fixative to give meats a blood red colour, to convey a tangy effect to the palate, and to prohibit developnent of clostridium botulinum spores.

1.8.2.1.1.4.1.1 .1. Research on nitrites and nitrates

 

I .8.2.1.1 .4.1.1.1.1. Both additives have been found to cause cancer and tumors in test animals.

 

1.8.2.1.1.4.1.1.1.2. According to The safe Shopper’s bible, researchers reported that children who ate hot dogs cured with nitrite a dozen or more times monthly have a risk of leukemia 10x higher than normal.

 

1.8.2.1.1.4.1.1 .1.3. Children born to mothers who consume hot dogs once or more weekly during their pregnancy are twice as likely to have childhood brain tumours (ref: 45).

 

1.8.2.1.1.4.1.1 .1.4. Fact: Germany banned nitrites and nitrates in 1997 except for use with certain fish species. While in the US, the FDA revoked its proposed phase-out because manufacturers said

there was no adequate substitute. Paul suspects that what the manufacturers were really saying is that there is no cheap substitute for nitrites, so even though they’re known to poduce disease in

test animals, we’ll keep feeding them you anyway.

 

 

1.8.2.1.2. How to cook

 

I .82. I. 2.1 . WHen cooking fish, particularly the bigger fish that accumulate heavy metals, it’s a food idea to grill or broil them to allow the juices to drip Out. This allows pesticide residues and Other chemicals to escape as you cook the fish. This is due in part to the fact that many industrial chemicals and pesticide residues that accumulate in fish are stored in the fat Of the fish (the same is true of animals and man), which begins to drip away when heated to cooking temperatures. Any time you can trim the fat off the fish, it’s a good idea.

 

1.8.2.1.3. rotate sources of protein

I .82. I .3.1 . WHY? minimises chances Of over-exposing yourself to any given pesticide, antiobiotic or drug residues that may have tainted your food, not to mention heavy meta contamination. See rotation diet plan on p236

 

1.8.3. CHEK points for fish consumption

1.8.3.1 . ALVVAYS go out Of your way to purchase organic- free-range products. THey’re far more nutritious as well as free of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics

1.8.3.1 .1. Do not fear the fat in the meat, or on the body of any protein source that is from an organic, free-range source. That is the fat that got us here!

1.8.3.2. If organic meats are not available, the next best choice is grass fed, free-range meats. At least they were free to roam, got exercise and ate what they were designed to eat

 

 

1.8.3.4. Read all labels, eliminating or at least minimising the consumption of processed fish

1.8.3.5. Minimise consumption Of smoked meats and fish

 

 

1.8.3.6. Rotate fish sources

 

1.8.3.3. Avoid farmed fish