Information on the risks of eating Salmon
Eating fish is good for your health, right?
We have all heard that eating fish is good for your health and eating salmon comes on the top of the list because of its Omega 3. It is a sad fact that humans are polluting the world, including our waters. An illustrative story of this fact I heard quite some years ago.
People were getting seriously sick, so an investigation was started to find the why of this. It happened that these people were eating chicken a lot, chicken which came from the same source. These chickens were fed a compound made from fishmeal. On further investigation, it came to light that these fish were swimming in polluted water and who had polluted that water? Here the circle closes, all the bad comes back to us one way or the other.
An interesting book you should not miss
Geologist and writer David Montgomery tells the tale of the salmon over the last thousand years. It seems it does not look good. A rather bleak future for the salmon. Humans are interfering too much. He suggests some provocative recommendations to change environmental decisions about land, water, and fish.
Puget Sound in Seattle
Coming back to salmon, some disturbing news appeared in The Alternative Daily recently. Tanya Mead says that salmon from Puget Sound in Seattle is not appropriate for consumption. Why is this? The answer is more than alarming. Scientists have found that this fish is heavily contaminated with cocaine, nicotine, Valium, and fungicides just to name a few. It seems that up to 81 drugs were found in this salmon which is wild-caught.
One has not yet found the cause of this negative phenomenon. Perhaps it is leaking from septic tanks or the wastewater treatment systems are not functioning as good as they should, therefore not filtering out these harmful contaminants enough.
Obviously, this situation is not only harmful to the people who eat these salmon but also to the fish population as well. What influence it will have on future fish generations one can only speculate upon, but for sure it will have a negative effect on the species.
Tapeworm in salmon
From The Alternative Daily comes more disturbing news in a new article on salmon by Katherine Marko. A certain type of tapeworm has infected the North American salmon. Before, this worm could only be found in Asian fish.
In 1986 the Japanese tapeworm was discovered and the following reports found it only in fish from Japan, South Korea and the Pacific coast of Russia. In 2013, a study revealed that this worm had found its way to America and was living in the Alaskan salmon. It has now spread to all the four species along the Pacific coast.
The really bad news is if you are infected you might not have any symptoms. When this tapeworm egg changes into a larva it starts traveling in your body causing all kinds of damage like the forming of cysts to be it in your intestines, lungs and other places. Be always careful and do not eat raw or badly cooked fish.
This is a nice and short YouTube video on salmon fishing in Scotland.
How to get rid of Tapeworm
There are various things you might consider doing to keep this worm at bay.
The use of coconut oil is recommended, apart from all the other health benefits it is antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal. Of course, only use the organic virgin type of coconut oil, some 6 spoons full a day should do the trick. Other than this ginger, papaya, not too ripe and its seeds and of course garlic are all good allies in the fight against this worm.
Some more information on salmon
Again, it is in the newsletter of NaturalHealth365 that I read some disturbing news. It happened on August 20, 2017, the day before the total eclipse of the sun. On that day, thousands of farm-raised salmon decided they needed a holiday and escaped from their net pen on the fish farm. This fish farm is located on the coast of Cypress Island in the San Juan Islands. In its net-pen, hundreds of thousands of salmon live together. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has estimated between 4000 to 5000 fish escaped. This accidental release of salmon can have serious consequences.
Many people are concerned about this happening. It could be that the farm-raised fish will compete for food with the wild salmon. What could also happen is that this escapee could pass on diseases. Then one should also take into consideration that farm-bred fish contain toxins like PCBs and dioxins, these toxins being very dangerous to humans, especially to the elder and small children, or in case you have a weak immune system.
What is the best Salmon to buy?
When you go shopping for your salmon, the best one to buy is the wild Pacific salmon. If you are not sure best ask in the shop if the fish is labeled as wild-caught. Like that, you have the health benefits of eating this fish and minimize the intake of any harmful toxins. I wrote this post in 2017 and the situation has not improved much. Take care where you buy your fish and always ask first.
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