Fish: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Mediterranean Diet

Let’s talk about some great foods for your skin! One of the best foods for your skin, if you are not a vegetarian, is northern fish. Fish that comes from cold water and grows in cold water and basically is living off the food chain that starts with the krill in the cold water. These fish contain a number of beneficial things, one of which is Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids, and they will help the membranes of your body both be healthy and be less inflammatory.

Genetically Engineered Foods Go Unlabeled: Salmon + Eel = ?

Salmo salar. Atlantic salmon on the white backgroundIn a move apparently perhaps designed to pave the way for approval of a huge variety of genetically engineered foods–“frankenfoods”–our very own US FDA has approved the sale of a genetically engineered salmon. This salmon contain eel genes to speed up growth of the fish, getting it bigger to market, faster. This GMO “salmon” will then be both genetically modified and farmed, making it yet another step further removed from fresh, wild caught salmon. And as we’ve seen, farmed salmon has its opponents, with possible links to diabetes and more.

This approval comes about despite widespread disapproval by a huge variety of consumer groups, supermarkets, and more. There is absolutely no data on what this altered fish will do to the population who eats it, or the population of salmon in the wild, should it escape from fish farms. I worry this could create new potential causes of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

According to The New York Times, 93% of people would want their food labeled. This approval greatly undermines public confidence in the FDA–our government agency designated to protect public health. It weakens the integrity in our government’s commitment to the health of the American people and to others on the planet.

Is it time to let our legislators know that we cannot support them if they are going to support this kind of activity?

To your health,

Dr. Dattner
Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine