Monday, November 22, 2010


NEARLY ALL CONTAIN TRACES OF MERCURY - Fish are important in a healthy diet. They are a lean, low-calorie source of protein. However, some fish may contain methylmercury or other harmful chemicals at sufficiently high levels to be a concern. Federal, state and local governments issue fish consumption advisories when the fish are unsafe to eat. The advisories may suggest that people avoid eating certain kinds or certain amounts of fish. Some advisories apply to specific water types (like lakes). Some may focus on groups of particularly sensitive people. Some advisories include notices of “no restriction” to tell us that certain fish are safe to eat. As states increase the waters they monitor for contaminated fish, both the number of advisories and the waters where it is safe to eat fish are increasing. If you are concerned for your health or your family’s as a result of exposure to mercury, get in touch with your health care provider. They will be able to tell you if mercury exposure is a problem for you and what to do about it.

The FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advisory informs women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the parents of young children about how to get the positive health benefits from eating fish and shellfish lower in mercury (for example, shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish), while minimizing mercury exposure by avoiding types of fish that are higher in mercury (for example, shark, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel). The degree of exposure to mercury is derived from both the amount and the type of fish eaten. The key factor to an individual’s health is related to the amount and type of fish the individual consumes.

According to the news, to enjoy the benefits of eating fish while minimizing exposure to mercury, you should eat mainly types of fish low in mercury. However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury ingested by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, this kind of food contains higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system. It is better to abandon this habit of eating fish and try to become vegetarians, which not only benefit our health, but also prevents that many fish and shellfish are caught in seas and rivers continue to be massacred in fishing boats.

When a person selects his food, he or she is determining what kind of living entity wants to be in the future. This decision is based on the material which constitutes his being. This person has the freedom to choose what type of food is most appropriate for his or her purposes. For those who have the freedom to live a peaceful life, pure and contemplative, a strict diet based on sattvic food is perfect and appropriate. ... Living foods are those that maintain the active principles of nature. The seeds retain their germinating power for hundreds of years instead of meat, eggs, fish and shellfish are dead foods, having inside them the consequent process of decomposition and putrefaction. Consuming death life means eating vitamins which have been altered, and they contain heavy toxic components. ... The mind is affected by everything you eat. Food determines or conditions our mind. Animal-source foods drag people to an animal plane and prevent them from making spiritual progress.

Yoga Inbound :
“Health Inbound - Nutrition Inbound”
“Why be a Vegetarian?
Radha Charan d.d. -

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