Fish Oils Offer NO Heart Benefit
Find out how eating fish flesh causes billions of sea animals to suffer, is terrible for your health, and destroys the environment.
For years, pregnant and nursing women have been warned to limit the amount of fish they eat, because many marine species may contain high levels of mercury, which endangers newborns and fetuses.
To all those who think that fish oil is essential for their health, Omega 3 can be totally obtained from plant based sources, eg. Flaxseeds, flaxseed oil caps, walnuts and other sources. Raping the oceans and every sentient being that lives in it, is ecological insanity and is unethical.
CHART - Essential Fatty Acids in OILS
Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element in the world and it is released when coal is burned. There is no such thing as clean coal. Mercury falls to the ground and is distributed to streams, rivers and lakes and to the oceans where it is consumed by bacteria and becomes methyl-mercury, an organic form that is then easily absorbed by plankton and zooplankton. Mercury is an immortal element; there is no way to get rid of it once it is released in the environment. Once heavy metals and POPs (persistent organic pollutants like PCBs or pesticides) are digested they are very difficult to get rid of and they bio-accumulate in all organisms. As a general rule, every step up on the food chain these toxins are found, they are magnified about 10 times. The result is that at the top of the food chain, apex ocean predators such as dolphins and swordfish have about a million times more pollutants in them than the water surrounding them. When you consume a pound of swordfish you are consuming the equivalent of a million pounds of floating plankton absorbing toxins. Mercury has a half-life in the human body of about 70-90 days but while it is in the human brain it is destroying neurons vital for sensory perception, memory and motor skills. Advanced stages of mercury poisoning in humans look remarkably similar to mental retardation, cerebral palsy or dementia in adults.
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