What is happening to Our Oceans?

For some time now I have been handing out to my patients, an article showing that our oceans are getting more and more polluted.

This article is the report I give my patients from several years ago that show increasingly high levels of mercury, cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, titanium and silver from tissue samples taken by dart gun from nearly 1000 whales over five years.

Roger Payne, PhD, led this group that went fro

m the polar areas down to the equator and took samples from whales documenting ingested pollutants that probably had been produced by humans thousands of miles away.

Dr. Payne who is the founder and president of Ocean Alliance stated “These contaminants, I think, are threatening the human food supply. They certainly are threatening the whales and other animals that live in the ocean.”

Specifically the researchers found mercury as high as 16 part per million, in the whales that they evaluated. By comparison, fish that are considered high in mercury such as shark and swordfish, which health experts warn children and pregnant women to avoid, typically have about one part per million of mercury.

The average level of mercury in the whales was 2.4 ppm but this was from their skin samples. Experts noted that their internal organs probably had a much higher level than the skin samples had.

Dr. Payne stated that “The entire ocean life is just loaded with a series of contaminants most of which have been released by human beings.” Dr. Payne further noted that what a mother whale is doing “is dumping her lifetime accumulation of that fat-soluble stuff into her baby.” And he pointed out that each generation passes on more to the next. This is also what is happening in human and our babies!

This is why I encourage my patients not to eat fish at all. Number one, almost all fish are full of mercury now. I will point out that a company called Vital Choice states that it’s fish are low in mercury, but I am not sure I agree with that. I am looking further into this.

I am seeing increasing levels of mercury in my young patients which, without cleaning them out, they will pass on to their children. Because Mercury is linked with so many neurological problems in children and adults I tell my patients not to eat fish.

Some of my conscientious patients point out that they’re doing something they think is very good for themselves. They are eating “farmed fish”. This is absolutely far from the truth. Farmed fish are fed corn and become loaded with pesticides in addition. Atlantic salmon for example is loaded with PCBs, which are known to be carcinogenic.

I urge my patients, who choose to eat fish, to choose only small fish that are wild-caught.

Remember, mercury is just part of the picture. Chromium, aluminum, and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) were found in the whales as well. Chromium is an industrial pollutant that causes cancer in humans.

Dr. Payne went on to state in his interview that “You could make a fairly tight argument to say that is the single greatest health threat is ever face the human species. I suspect this will shorten lives, if it turns out that this is what’s going on.

I urge you to read the original article which you can find HERE.

The real event that made me bring up the subject of what’s happening to our ocean in this issue, is a recent episode on the Bill Maher show on HBO in which he and his panel discussed the ocean.

Here is the selection from the show, where Bill talks about what has happened to the oceans.

Here is another great video about what is happening to our oceans.

And one more by world-renowned ciematographer Bob Talbot-“The Fish are Gone”.

I also refer you to the additional resources in the references below.

Please talk to your family. Please talk to your friends. Please talk to your politicians to see if we can turn this catastrophe in the ocean that is about to occur, around.


Seachange-The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

Ocean Alliance

Deep ocean communities impacted by changing
climate over 24 y

Our Oceans are Dying

The Oceans are Dying

Please let me know your thoughts on this important issue!

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