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Foods for Brain Health

Barton Seaver - Foods for Brain Health

This event was on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join us for an exciting live event with acclaimed chef and sustainability expert, Barton Seaver, as he shares his expertise on the powerful connection between food and brain health. … Read More.



Your overall thoughts on safe amounts of "sustainable" fish per month/year? Or do you find plant based omega's healthier due to mercury?

— Demetra Stamus


All right, so Paul's experiment was that he went he was he was eating. He's a vast of Mount of seafood several times a day for an entire year for his book project Omega, Man, which is a really great book. He was eating some of the very clean species. Yes. He was eating. A big variety of seafood as well. Basically, he was going above and beyond what most humans unless you're living in the Arctic Circle and Native populations might typically eat of seafood. And yes those risks did Elevate with that? in the so it sort of an ant speaking to the opposite of that. I've I've seen studies in his shown that within pregnant and nursing mothers seven percent of the methyl Mercury that is detectable within their bloodstream. Only seven percent came from Seafood. There are other sources of mathem mercury both in our diets and in our environments, so It's been a long time since I've read Omega Man Paul Greenberg's book there. But really when it comes down to is if we are eating Seafood within or near the dietary recommendations, which is two or more times a week. Eating a diversity of seafood the benefits so far outweigh the risks even within specifications like pregnant and nursing that it's really just so important to eat that seafood. And if you were eating a diversity of things Seafood plant-based proteins a whole range of fruits grains vegetables fruit all that really we're creating a system in our bodies that It is good. And you're not you we're not going to go overboard with that methyl Mercury.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

Chef, Educator, Author