Fish with a side of plastic?

Our ancestors thrived on eating fish fresh from the ocean. After all, fish is a pure source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. But our modern fish supply is vastly different than anything our ancestors ate. As our oceans have become more and more polluted, so has our seafood. In fact, the fish on your dinner plate today is likely loaded with plastic trash. Let me explain… Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste pour into our oceans and rivers. I’m talking about things like grocery bags, drinking straws, water bottles and more. It’s now estimated that up to 51 trillion pieces of plastic contaminate our oceans. In addition, millions of tiny microbeads flow into your local sewer system every day. Manufacturers add these gritty specks to face and body scrubs, shower gels, toothpaste and other personal care products. They’re too small to be filtered out of our water supply. Taking just one shower could result in 100,000 of these tiny plastic particles making their way into the ocean. This trash is carried along the ocean’s currents in massive swirls that cover about 40% of the world’s ocean surfaces. These plastics are on almost every beach in the world and the polar icecaps. And they don’t just float on the ocean’s surface. They’ve now made their way into deep sea sediments more than two miles beneath sea level. These plastic particles act like a sponge. They pick up pollution, pesticides, bacteria, che...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Nutrition dinner estrogen fat fish plastic testosterone thyroid function toxins weight Source Type: news

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