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How can I get the omega-3 fats from fish without the risk of higher mercury levels?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid farmed salmon

Just make sure if you eat salmon that you get wild not farmed.
Farmed salmon have much higher levels of pcbs and can be very bad for you. Any salmon you get at a restaurant is likely to be farmed unless a wild species is named. Do not believe them if they claim it is wild but cannot tell you the name of the species.

In brief: Avoid farmed salmon

Just make sure if you eat salmon that you get wild not farmed.
Farmed salmon have much higher levels of pcbs and can be very bad for you. Any salmon you get at a restaurant is likely to be farmed unless a wild species is named. Do not believe them if they claim it is wild but cannot tell you the name of the species.
Dr. Su Fairchild
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Choose carefully &

Some fish like swordfish have dangerous levels of mercury- i will never eat swordfish again.
However, many fish have minimal levels of mercury, such as salmon, sole, tilapia & shrimp. See http://www.Mercurypoisoningnews.Com/elevated.Html & http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/guide.Asp one can also take fish oil capsules that have undergone molecular distillation to remove all mercury.

In brief: Choose carefully &

Some fish like swordfish have dangerous levels of mercury- i will never eat swordfish again.
However, many fish have minimal levels of mercury, such as salmon, sole, tilapia & shrimp. See http://www.Mercurypoisoningnews.Com/elevated.Html & http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/guide.Asp one can also take fish oil capsules that have undergone molecular distillation to remove all mercury.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eat fish

There have never been any documented cases of mercury poisoning from fish consumption.
The healthiest people in the world eat fish. I think the only people who benefit from discusing mercury in fish is the beef council. You can go to the epa website where they list fish that are low in mercury.

In brief: Eat fish

There have never been any documented cases of mercury poisoning from fish consumption.
The healthiest people in the world eat fish. I think the only people who benefit from discusing mercury in fish is the beef council. You can go to the epa website where they list fish that are low in mercury.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Randy Baker
Actually there are numerous documented cases of mercury poisoning due to fish. See http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/gelfond/physicians/cases.html and http://www.mercurypoisoningnews.com/elevated.html. However, many fish have minimal levels of mercury, such as wild salmon. One can also take fish oil capsules that have undergone molecular distillation to remove all mercury.
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Fish oil chelates mercury? Be serious.
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