fish, concern about pollution.

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Gary Banks

12 Dec, 2011 04:13 PM


I just looked over the guidelines on the website, but I am concerned
about using fish as a major part of a diet. Since the disaster in Japan
I have been avoiding seafood. They have been dumping radiation into the
ocean for many months now. Is the organic chicken and grass fed beef
anough without fish?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 12 Dec, 2011 10:32 PM

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    I do agree, the world is constantly changing and some of our fish sources have been compromised. The main goal is getting some protein, organic chicken and grass fed beef is perfect, also whey protein, eggs. Though, if you are a male or a female that does not menstruate then one should check your ferritin levels (iron) as too much iron is not healthy. Adding fish oil to your diet for the omega 3's would be necessary, we have not found one in a capsule that was fresh enough as yet, but the bottles from carlsons are a great source. Carlson Natural Vitamin E Cod Liver Oil . If do you get exposed to some good sunlight and do not need the extra vitamin D, the the fish oil from calsons would be all you would need. Carlson Fish Oil Liquid Omega-3

    Best of Health.

  2. 2 Posted by Ron on 13 Dec, 2011 02:21 PM

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    speaking of ferritin.
    What is the ferritin level recommended by Dr Ron Rosedale?

  3. 3 Posted by Frank on 13 Dec, 2011 09:27 PM

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    I've been taking Source Naturals krill oil capsules, but based on the comments about fish oil capsules it sounds like it may not be a great idea. Have krill oil capsules had the same issues?

  4. 4 Posted by Holly Banks on 13 Dec, 2011 10:16 PM

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    Some of the good krill oil come from the antarctic waters which are not as polluted. I liked the Jarrow brand.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Fiona on 14 Dec, 2011 02:57 AM

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    Ferritin, 40-60 ng/ml is good.
    When buying fish oil, it does not matter where it came from, could be from the best places on earth, the first thing to look at, is in a glass bottle? if not, any fish oil capsules or liquid stored in a plastic bottle with be oxidized before you open it, thus the fish oil will be rancid, best not to take any at all than take it rancid. There are just a few that offer a good source of fresh fish oil, in a glass bottle, from correct sources. The cost of production to make fish oil capsules correctly is a lot higher, involves nitrogen blankets and much more. We are in the process of manufacturing supplements, and our oil formula which includes all the necessary fat soluble ingredients, the process has taken us over a year, much of that time was just finding a company that would manufacture to our specifications. Majority of the companies thought we were going way over board with our requirements to maintain a fresh fish oil, that includes the major manufacturers that produce most of the fish oil capsules on the market today. Also, you will be surprised to know that many fish oil caps also use an excipient oil mixed in there as well, which most often is not disclosed. The excipient oils they use are soybean oil, safflower oil, or sunflower oil - yep, you got it, all the oils that are very detrimental to our health all wrapped into a 'healthy rancid fish capsule'. It is great to see you guys arming yourselves with all the knowledge you can about the truth in health.

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