Mercury

Reduce the Risk of Mercury Poisoning From Eating Fish

…omega-3 fatty acids. But… The world’s oceans contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, making fish our primary source of environmental exposure to mercury poisoning. Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, some more than others. They absorb it from water as it passes over their…

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Mercury Levels in Fish: Is It a Worry, or Not?

…“scaled back” my fish intake because mercury levels in fish have been a major concern among researchers. They've long considered this exposure potentially harmful to cardiovascular health. But now a recent analysis from Harvard researchers shows that the mercury level in fish eaten by Americans is not…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…formation of cancer. To detoxify your body, avoid these nitrite laden meats. 13. Heavy metals such as mercury and lead. Big ocean fish—think tile fish, shark, tuna, and swordfish—have the highest mercury content. Limit your fish consumption to smaller species such as Atlantic halibut, Spanish mackerel…

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Protect Your Vision with Fish

…caught” or “line caught” fish whenever possible. * Stay with low mercury fish such as Atlantic halibut, Wild Pacific salmon, cod, scrod, canned anchovies, sardines, light tuna packed in water (less is more with tuna). * Skip mercury-laden swordfish, shark, and tilefish. Now it’s your turn: What’s…

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Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

…Mahi Mahi, to mention a few. Swordfish, tile fish, shark, and orange roughy should be avoided because of their high mercury content, as well as all farm-raised fish because of high mercury and insecticide and pesticide concentrations. You can also supplement your fish dinner with a daily high quality,…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…common source of such bacteria is gum disease. Nanobacteria (1/1,000 the size of regular bacteria) is a particularly strong risk factor. Toxic metals. Mercury and lead are the most infamous toxic metals that can contribute to inflammation by poisoning enzyme systems, elevating blood pressure levels and damaging…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…they’re refrigerated, since the oil can be oxidized. * Purity is also critical. You want to ensure that any fish oil supplement you take is free of mercury, PCBs and other contaminants. Now it’s your turn: Do you enjoy the benefits of a fish oil supplement? You May Also Be Interested in * Let's Set the…

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Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…Sea vegetables are one of nature's richest sources of immune-boosting proteins, phytonutrients, and enzymes. * Cilantro has been known to chelate mercury, thus reducing stress on vital organs. * Fructo-oligosaccharides fertilize healthy bacteria like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus…

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Secrets for Conquering Attention Deficit Disorder, Naturally

…most agree that there’s a genetic component because ADHD tends to run in families. There’s also research on environmental issues—such as lead, mercury, thimerosol, DDT, and PCBs—and their effects on the developing brain that can result in ADHD. There’s also ongoing debate as to whether or not…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…deal with stress. Plus, they’re good for your heart and your overall health. * Nuts and seeds * Ocean-going, cold-water fish such as salmon and mercury-free tuna * Organic DHA-fortified eggs * Ground flaxseed * Fruits and vegetables, including asparagus, lentils, chickpeas, beans, squash, and sweet…

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Shopping Tips for a Healthy Heart Diet

…the package for those that are grass fed, free range, and/or “natural.” * At the fish counter, avoid farm raised and large fish that have more mercury. Local and fresh caught are my choices for a healthy heart diet. * Check the expiration dates on everything you buy. Fresh foods that don’t contain…

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5 Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

…zucchini. 4. Try putting wild Alaskan salmon, Atlantic halibut, or haddock on the grill. Larger fish, such as tuna, sword, and shark, can be laden with mercury. 5. Keeping the skin on during grilling protects the chicken from carcinogens. But once you grill it, take the skin off before you eat it. Now It's…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…body's ability to absorb many vitamins and minerals. * Cilantro — This Chinese parsley has terrific binding properties, so it is used to chelate mercury. It's a great heavy metal detoxifier. A close relative to American parsley, its chlorophyll is vital to the human metabolic process. * Parsley —…

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DHA Can Take Years Off Your Brain’s Age

…brain food” I’ve found is life’sDHA, derived from microalgae. It’s the same original source fish consume to get their DHA, and it contains no mercury and is free of “fishy burps.” You can look for microalgae DHA supplements in health-food stores. Plus, I’ve included it in my new OmegaDHA Brain…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

…reduce triglycerides and blood pressure, and support your brain, joint, and skin health. Plus, unlike tuna or swordfish, it’s extremely low in mercury and other contaminants. One of my favorite ways to eat halibut, especially at this time of year, is grilled. Pair it with a leafy green salad and some…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…was shown in research to increase mental focus, reaction times, mental clarity, and memory recall. * Nourish your brain with omega-3s. Eating low-mercury coldwater fish 1–2 times a week is ideal for the brain because of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Taking 2–3 grams of fish oil daily…

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