April 21, 2020

Toxic Tuna: Too Much Mercury?

Like many of my patients, and readers, you probably know that there have been concerns about eating different types of tuna as they can contain methyl mercury.  Some recent news stories regarding children eating tuna have suggested that tuna may be even less safe than previous guidelines advised.  Several groups of researchers, though, have differing opinions on how much tuna is safe for you to eat and that’s what I’d like to tell you about. USDA vs. Other Agencies – Selenium vs. Methyl Mercury First, let me explain to you the concern about methyl mercury.  Tuna, like other fish, absorb […]
January 31, 2017

The Difference Between Farmed And Wild Seafood

You likely know that you should get the health benefits of more fish in your diet. It’s a primary source of
April 8, 2014

Blood Sugar Levels and Mercury

In the last several years there has been a lot of controversy about how much mercury we, as humans, can be exposed to before our health starts to suffer. How much exposure is too much?  As a result, many of my patients have asked me about mercury exposure and what they can do to better protect their health.