WHAT TO EAT TO INCREASE OMEGA 3’s and DECREASE EXPOSURE TO MERCURY

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As mentioned in a previous post, Medical reasons for choosing Organic vs. Non-Organic foods, I am sharing the latest data on food processing, food contaminants, and the implications to human health.
This article will focus on:  WHAT TO EAT TO INCREASE OMEGA 3’s and DECREASE EXPOSURE TO MERCURY

Omega 3 is  needed for …….

    Most pregnant and nursing women have to little fish in their diet.

Teenagers and adults have too little fish in their diet.

So here are some ways to get healthy Omega 3, DHA and EPA into your diet and not be exposed to too much mercury

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Other Sources of Omega 3

    • Why are we worried about Mercury??

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  • Coal burning plants
  • Waste incinerators
  • Industrial release from cement and metal producing plants
  • Small scale gold mining
  • Natural sources
  • Disposal of latex paint, batteries, BP machines, compact fluorescent bulbs, skin lightening creams,
  • Dental fixtures

Children are especially vulnerable because in the first 1-6months after birth the pathways to process chemicals and toxins are immature.
Fetus and children undergo rapid brain growth and critical development of their nervous system.  This growth puts them at high risk for complications from exposure.

Low Dose Chronic Exposure Effect – Motor function, information processing, memory, vocabulary, and attention

Other exposures that have been considered worrisome, but with scientific research proving otherwise.

In Good Health, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

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