原创 蜂鸟健康TheHummingBird 2022-06-15 07:50 原文
It’s no secret that tuna is high in mercury. So is a lot of fish from our oceans, lakes, and rivers. Tuna stands out because it’s such a popular fish eaten on a regular basis, with canned tuna a family staple going back decades.
Maybe you don’t eat a lot of tuna fish sandwiches or tuna sushi rolls yourself. It’s possible that generations before you in your family line, someone did, and unfortunately, we inherit poisons and toxic heavy metals from our ancestors’ contaminated sperm and egg. We’ve come to a point in human history where we don’t have the luxury to eat tuna ourselves anymore if we’re concerned about our health. The days of blithely enjoying some tuna fish salad are long gone. We’re at a point where mercury is one of our greatest enemies. It’s building rapidly in cell tissue as it gets passed from generation to generation. Mercury is responsible for many symptoms and conditions that people struggle with on a daily basis, such as autism, ADHD, brain fog, Parkinson’s, memory loss, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s. It also feeds pathogens such as the over 60 varieties of EBV, which create illnesses from thyroid disorders, ME/CFS, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease to skin rashes, PCOS, and endometriosis. Mercury is behind so much suffering—so we want to rid our bodies of it, not put more mercury into ourselves.
One problem that amplifies tuna’s mercury issue is when it’s packaged in an aluminum can or packet. When the traces of mercury in tuna touch the traces of aluminum in a can or foil packet, a destructive interaction occurs that instantly creates a dangerous byproduct. This crusty neuroantagonistic toxin oxidizes and grows rapidly and breaks apart in a shedding process. It’s an aluminum-mercury neuroantagonistic byproduct that’s worse than the mercury or aluminum itself, which on their own can already be highly toxic for the liver and brain. Again, we’re talking about traces here, so you won’t notice yourself falling ill immediately after eating a can of tuna. In the long run, though, it can add up and lead to some serious brain diseases years and years down the road.
Maybe it’s not your style to slop tuna out of a can, drop mayonnaise on it, and throw it between a couple slices of bread. Maybe you’re into the more hip, sophisticated way of eating tuna: at sushi bars. While I know that seems elevated, we can’t get away from the truth that if we’re cleansing, we don’t have room for tuna in any form. Consider keeping tuna out of your life entirely while you’re trying to heal. If you love seafood, if that’s where your heart is, maybe rely on some other fishes that are lower in mercury—while keeping in mind that all fish has some level of toxic heavy metals. Try to keep away from tuna.
Fish and Seafood
As I mentioned under “Tuna,” there are varieties of fish that contain lower levels of toxic heavy metals such as mercury. Even though that’s the case, there are other toxins in seafood that should concern us, that we don’t want to accumulate in our systems, especially during a cleanse. We don’t want to battle our detox with additional toxins.
What are those other toxins? At the top of the list are dioxins: a historic industrial waste product. Dioxins are in everything already, with traces of them (sometimes at the mildest, mildest levels) in all foods. In fish, we’re looking at larger amounts of dioxins. The reason that should concern us is that dioxins lower our immune system, because a large part of our immune system is inside our lymphatic system, and that’s where dioxins accumulate and pool when they first enter our body. Dioxins there end up hampering our lymphocytes; dioxins act like a smokescreen or snowstorm that slows down and weakens the lymphocytes inside our lymphatic system. They’re also an aggressive variety of free radicals, basically toxins that are destructive to the cells in our body.
Fish happens to be high in dioxins because the ocean and freshwater sources are where the majority of dioxins float. We don’t want to be adding this variety of toxins to our bodies while cleansing. As you know by now, the immune system needs to be strong and reliable during a cleanse, not weakened.
Dioxins can create cancer, in that they feed the aggressive viruses that can turn into and create cancer cells— dioxins are a food that these pathogens like. That’s one more reason to avoid most fish and other seafood when you’re trying to cleanse and heal.
Salmon, trout, and sardines are different in part because they are higher in trace minerals than other fish. That doesn’t mean you should be eating salmon, trout, or sardines every single day, unless you are really into fish. If you rely on it, these three are best. If, on the other hand, you eat fish only because you’re looking for beneficial omegas, you can obtain those omegas by consuming sea vegetables.
Another reason to choose salmon, trout, and sardines over other fish and seafood is that they’re lower in mercury, especially sardines. That’s not to say they’re mercury-free—when you hear that salmon is farm-raised, for example, don’t let that mislead you into thinking it doesn’t contain mercury, dioxins, or radiation from the ocean. Farm-raised has additional concerns, such as antibiotics and antifungals used to keep the fish from developing fungus and bacterial infections, so it’s not a safer bet. You want to go with wild-caught salmon, trout, and sardines, if you can, due to the fact that you won’t be dealing with those antibiotics and antifungals, both of which can contain toxic heavy metals too.
Lastly, nuclear fallout and nuclear power plants discharging runoff have contaminated our oceans and waterways for decades. Sardines, salmon, and trout are better options than other fish and seafood because they’re lower in radiation—sardines especially, due to their size.
That doesn’t automatically mean that all fish on the small side are lower in contamination. Some small fish such as mackerel are oilier and can contain more mercury. Why do oily fish and mercury go together? For the same reason that the fat cells in our body become intoxicated and loaded with heavy metals such as mercury: unknown to medical research and science, toxic heavy metals such as mercury dissolve and disperse within fats. This happens because the acids in fats cause a rapid oxidation process in mercury, and in turn, the metal expands and saturates the entire fat cell, making it even more toxic. While salmon may be oily and on the larger side, it’s not the oiliest, and it’s one of the healthiest the ocean has to offer due to its trace minerals. If you want to eat some fish while trying to cleanse, make it wild-caught salmon, sardines, or freshwater trout.
When it comes to fish oil supplements, don’t get sold by advertising that says “mercury-free.” This is a false claim. There is no technology that can completely free fish oil from mercury residue. The essence of mercury is still left behind in so-called clean fish oil, and it can be even more toxic than eating a can of tuna because of the engineering involved. The removal process creates a powerful homeopathic charge within the essence of mercury that’s left behind in the fish oil. It’s now in a much more methylated state, and that methyl-mercury can travel deeper into cell tissue throughout the body. As an alternative, look for a fish-free EPA/DHA supplement in my supplement directory.