Excellent article by Monika M. Woolsey, MS, RD, she is a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist and founder of the inCYST Institute for Hormone Health, a resource center for professionals and people with an interest in stress-related and hormone disorders. You can find her blog at http://www.incyst.com.
Not long into the process of choosing my area of specialty, and digging into the research, it became clear that there is huge potential in the ocean for solutions to some of our most debilitating health problems. Diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, even infertility…have all been seen to respond to omega-3 supplementation. As the research about this continued to pile up, it became clear to me that humans are completely dependent on healthy oceans in order to have good health themselves.
Unfortunately, we don’t seem to understand the “healthy oceans” half of that equation.
Rather than look at the science and the data, which suggest that we can get omega-3’s from any ocean-related food source, we’ve become obsessed with salmon. The demand for wild salmon has placed stress on those populations. It is likely our obsession with this one fish that created demand for genetically altered, quick-growing salmon, and that has subsequently…
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