alysson wrote:My result was .9 ug/g creatinine. The reference interval was <4, so I appear to be in good shape with respect to mercury toxicity. Of course, I have no idea how this translates into your method of testing. Also, my test didn't differentiate between organic and inorganic mercury.
FWIW, I don't eat as much fish or seafood as you and many others on the forum do.
alysson have you tested your omega 6:3 ratio and omega 3 status? I'm wondering if you've achieved good numbers there without eating much omega 3 fish. I've had great omega numbers, but maybe I overestimate how much fish I need to achieve that. I'll be experimenting, but just wonder what your experience has been.
I haven't had my omega 6:3 ratio and omega 3 status tested. Every 10 days or so, my husband grills two wild Pacific salmon fillets for me (with olive oil, ginger, parsley, and pink salt—yum!). I end up getting four meals out of them. And then there's the periodic steamed shrimp, grilled scallops, clams, local-caught fish, canned sardines, and canned salmon. And I take Life Extension's DHA Xtra every day. So hopefully I'm doing okay, but testing would probably be a good idea.
In 2006, an applied kinesiologist tested me for food sensitivities, and he found that I was sensitive to all shellfish. He added several supplements to my regimen and then retested me a few weeks later. A few food sensitivies dropped off, but most remained, including shellfish, gluten, dairy, soy, etc. He said that in his experience, those remaining food sensitivities stayed for life. That has been accurate, so far, with all the food sensitivities he uncovered, except I remain uncertain about shellfish. Over the years, I never noticed obvious symptoms from eating them, but lately I've been noticing some mild symptoms, like a little indigestion. I'll have to pay more attention to that.
However, fish is fine. I expected to eat more fish living by the ocean, but my husband hasn't been out fishing much yet, so we buy fish at a local fish market. And I always avoid the big predatory fish that tend to have higher concentrations of mercury.
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