Mercury

Fish

Fish

The UK National Health Service suggests that “A healthy, balanced diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including 1 of oily fish.” This is because fish and shellfish are good sources of many vitamins and minerals. Oily fish (like herring, pilchards, salmon, sardines, sprats, trout and mackerel) are high in long-chain …

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Fish

Mercury

Mercury is a metal that has no place in our diet. Yet it is present in all types of seafood. The mercury originates from natural phenomena like volcanoes, but more importantly from industrial processes and mining. Rain takes it out of the atmosphere and into the sea, where it enters our food chain through fish. …

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

There are various forms of dementia. However, the most common type of dementia is that caused by a specific disease called Alzheimer’s Disease, or AD. Those who start to lose cognitive abilities (which your doctor can arrange to be tested) will generally be given a scan of the brain to determine the cause. The scan …

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