Salmon is good for you right? No. Salmon isn’t good for you; it’s great for you. There are so many health benefits that come from this beautiful looking fish that it’s almost not fair. However, my eyes were really opened the other day. After hanging out with my good buddy Jeremy over the last couple of days, he casually reminded me about that earthquake which happened in Japan about 2 years ago. You guys remember that? Anybody? Crickets? The mainstream media simply doesn’t cover this story anymore because it is “old news.” The fact of the matter is this isn’t old news because it is an ongoing crisis every single day. There is more fallout from the earthquake than people can begin to fathom. Of course I went home to look this up from my end and was shocked at what I found.
Fukushimia, a nuclear power plant in Japan is spilling out record-breaking amounts of radiation into the Pacific Ocean everyday. Experts say this is 20 to 30 times the amount of radiation poured out (per day!) as the U.S. nuclear strike in World War II on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That gives you a little perspective right? The Pacific Ocean is compromised. How does this affect us here in the states? Ocean life from the Pacific is truly suffering which is the reason why we should stay away from fish and other life coming from the Pacific Ocean. Before you start assessing your life over the last couple years, just know like anything else, it is all about doses. For example: When we get an X-ray at the Doctors office, we take in a small dosage of radiation even though we are still protected. That small amount simply will not harm you. That is why if you haven’t been aware of this radiation leak, it is not the end of the world.
Going forward, my advice is to just try and be more aware of this. One thing you can do is when picking out fish at the store, ask the fish guy behind the counter if this is from the Atlantic or Pacific. Simple enough. I did this today and the guy not only knew, but def seemed like he has gotten that question before. In a heartbeat he knew it was from the Atlantic. I bought myself a solid piece of salmon which I baked tonight as seen in the pic above.
Besides fish, this radiation leak has many residual effects. To quote a great article I found, they said the following. “An MSNBC article in April of 2012 reported that seals and polar bears were found to have “external maladies” that consisted of fur loss and open sores, obvious signs of radiation burns from the Fukushima meltdown.”
I mean, I don’t know about the rest of you but my heart breaks for these animals. Heck, I feel guilty when my dog doesn’t have a fresh bowl of cold water and she has to deal with luke warm day old stuff. Can you imagine what these poor animals are going through? We are talking about burns, sores, fur loss and other crap we probably haven’t even thought of. This not only hurts them in the present but extinction is seriously a factor now.
At the end of the day this isn’t a Fukushimia disaster awareness post. Well, it kind of is but I really just wanted to put this info out there for all of you to learn how to pick out fish properly now. I just pass along the knowledge that comes to me.
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