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Fish Oil - BAD for you?...

On Coast to Coast last week there was a guest (Brian Peskin) who very strongly claims that fish oil (which I have quit taking) does harm to the body.

He said it takes several months for your body to recover from the harmful affects of fish oil.

This threw me for a loop as I've been taking fish oil for a long time. Until now that is.
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Here is a link to the Coast To Coast site for that show:
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/05/09
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On the link below there is a radio interview with the Mr. Peskin which is a MUST HEAR.

After clicking on his site below, go to the section for the radio interview about eyesight, heart health and fish oil

It is titled:
"NEW 2013 - Dr. Edward Kondrot Talks Fish Oil with Prof. Peskin (Audio)"
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Here is Brian Peskin's site:
http://www.brianpeskin.com

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quackwatch.org is a quack

All doctors who aren't into establishment, allopathic, treat the symptoms but do nothing to actually cure the patient medicine end up on that silly quack watch site.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

When Steven puts himself on his own list it becomes credible.

quackwatch is the official list of enemies of the AMA.

Where heretics of the AMA Dogma are smeared and slandered.

Free includes debt-free!

Jill, let's not forget the can of worms he may be opening by...

...speaking against fish oil.

It is a HUGE industry and there are plenty with a lot to lose, so it stands to reason someone would go after him if he is telling the truth about it.

That said, we have to examine everyone involved including Mr. Peskin.

This is really new to me so there is research to do.

But in the meantime, fish oil is OUT for me.

by the way - I did not down-vote you - in fact I upvoted your statement because I have no problem questioning EVERYONE!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Interesting.

I dug just a little, and admit I smelled a rotten fish when I read he was trying to sell PEOs, but... he seems to be legit, with a little more digging.
I took it for a while, hated the stuff. Now I use cold pressed virgin coconut oil for my "healthy fat." In general, I prefer to get all I can from my diet and turn to supplements only when I am run down.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

I just discovered

cold-pressed, virgin Coconut oil - and it's awesome! I cook with it, put in on my skin and hair. Wonderful stuff!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I make deoderant

with it. Commercial deodorant breaks out my skin so I started using a salt crystal and that worked great for awhile but it was still a little too harsh. I found a recipe for coconut oil deodorant and that has been working great for me.
Here's the recipe:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch
5 tablespoons coconut oil

Combine the baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl. Then mix in the coconut oil. Transfer deodorant to an airtight container.
To use, put a little deodorant on finger tips and apply.

Let me save you from my mistake

I am getting back into juicing, and I tried to melt my coconut oil just enough to be fluid, then whip it into my juice with a fork. FAIL! I got it down, and it did not even taste bad, it was just a really odd texture.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

I eat my coconut oil

right off of the spoon!

I agree Fishy - Diet is the key and good fats come from many...

...sources.

I noticed he was not saying don't eat fish. He had no problem with that.

But the concentrated fish oils he really bashed. He said they are designed to keep fish alive in cold water - not for human consumption.

I want to look further into what he calls "Parent Essential Oils."

I think fish oils are a case of someone noticing that those cultures who eat more seafood tend to be healthier so they decided to try to isolate a little part of the fish, bottle it and sell it as the reason for the health-giving properties of fish.

But this guy de-bunks that philosophy altogether.

I'm good with getting my oil from my beloved avacados!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Yeah, I think he's probably right.

I have not dug way deep into it, but a ten minute or so look with a pretty critical eye, and he looks like he's on to something. Who wants to eat fish that is weeks, months or years old? And as BigMike noted, between the Gulf and Fukushima, it is a "Blinky" buffet these days.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

bigmikedude's picture

Heh... After Fukushima I'm sure it is.

I've all but taken ocean sea food products out of our diets completely.

Tuna fish is totally off the menu. Which sucks because I love tuna salad sandwiches.

You have no idea where they were harvested, and it doesn't matter anyway. Bluefin tuna off the coast of California, 3000 miles from Japan, are showing radiation levels.

Most crab is from the Bering Sea, much closer to Japan, so is Alaskan Pollock which McDonalds uses.

When I can afford a good geiger counter to take to the grocery store, we'll eat ocean sea food products again.

Until then, farm raised tilapia is about it.

We only eat

canned sardines. Other than that, forget fish. Not a healthy thing to eat anymore.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

big mike! good call! I dont eat tuna anymore , unless it shows

where its caught.

East coast seems ok (for now)
and perhaps Singapore? (as its farther south from Japan, and I believe it is not in the waterways of the radaiation)

And yes.. who does not like a tuna fish sandwich?

Hilarious Big Mike - Your statement...

"When I can afford a good geiger counter to take to the grocery store, we'll eat ocean sea food products again."

That's about right.

I never shop in Japanese stores anymore.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

bigmikedude's picture

LOL - On that note:

I'd just love to watch the shoppers all around me as I pick up can after can of tuna, test it, and only put certain ones in my cart knowing they have absolutely no clue what I'm doing, but they know it doesn't look good.