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Doctor insights on: Can I Get Mercury Poisoning From Salmon Supplements

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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If I eat fish, can the baby get mercury poisoning?

If I eat fish, can the baby get mercury poisoning?

No: There have been numerous studies in the medical literature trying to establish a relationship between mercury consumed in fish by breast feeding mothers and poor intellectual outcomes in breast-fed children and to date, there is no association. The problem isn't going anywhere however, and future studies may show an association. For now, though, the answer is no. ...Read more

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What can I do for food poisoning from raw veggies?

What can I do for food poisoning from raw veggies?

Depends: What symptoms do you have? You may have acquired an infection from contaminated raw vegetables, or chemicals in the sprays used in agriculture or even an allergic reaction to some component of your food. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

Hard to say: There are lead testing kits that can give you a quick answer, but you'd have to have the pottery in-hand to do the test. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can get mercury poisoning from silver filling?

Wanted to know if i can get mercury poisoning from silver filling?

Very unlikely: It is more possible to get mercury poison by eating 'tuna fish' 3x per day . (this actually happened to a patient of mine). ...Read more

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Where do you get ribose from? From vitamins, bread?

Where do you get ribose from? From vitamins, bread?

Food, riboflavin: D-ribose is part of the RNA (ribonucleic acid), used in cells as blueprint for protein synthesis.The body can synthetize it. A source of ribose is riboflavin (vitamin b2) in foods, such as chicken, (twice as much in its dark meat than in its breast), dairy products (goat and sheep cheese), almonds containing 0.23 mg riboflavin/oz. D-ribose is available as a supplement in powder or tablet form. ...Read more

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How much fish can you eat before you get mercury poisoning?

Depends on person: Mervury poison is dependent on the amount of fish you plus your own ability or inability i excrete it. ...Read more

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How do I get vitamin d other than from food?

How do I get vitamin d other than from food?

Sun: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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Can I get parasites from uncooked vegetables?

Can I get parasites from uncooked vegetables?

Yes: It is generally advised that you rinse all fresh produce before eating it. If you are still concerned that it may be contaminated, cooking the food item can kill possible parasites and bacteria. Do not contaminate foods by using knives, counters or cutting boards that may have come in contact with other infectious sources such as raw meat or poultry. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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How could i get enough calcium from a plant source?

How could i get enough calcium from a plant source?

NO: If you are deficicient no plant is going to supply enough. ...Read more

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Could I get lead poisoning from microwaving glazed cups from mexico?

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Possibly: Pottery may contain lead in the glaze. It is not advisable to eat or drink from them. Regular use could cause lead poisoning and is definitely not advisable if you are pregnant or for children. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have mercury poisoning from eating too much fish?

How can you know if you have mercury poisoning from eating too much fish?

Blood test: Best way to know is to have your blood tested for mercury. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which should I buy, curcumin or turmeric, to decrease risk of getting sick from tainted food?

Which should I buy, curcumin or turmeric, to decrease risk of getting sick from tainted food?

Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that is available to use in food. Curcumin is the active ingrident contained in turmeric and has multiple health benefits including against infections, inflammation as well as prevention of some cancers. ...Read more

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I love sushi, can I get salmonella from raw fish?

I love sushi, can I get salmonella from raw fish?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Fritz
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Mercury Poisoning (Definition)

It was popularized in alice in wonderland by the mad hatter. Mercury was used to help shape hats, i was told. It can be found in fish (tuna, halibut, king mackerel, tilefish, shark, swordfish & salmon), release from burning of fossil fuels especially coal, fluorescent light bulbs, some in dental fillings, old thermometers ...Read more


Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more