Click on the links below to learn the latest about the benefits of eating wild salmon:
Seafood: Weighing the Benefits and Risks
A paper from Dr. Joyce Nettleton examines the benefits and risks of seafood consumption. “In contrast to the potential harm from mercury, the great majority of scientific evidence suggests that eating fish does much more for your health than against it. Seafood consumption has net health benefits in cardiovascular, neurologic, immune, behavioral and mental health outcomes. Moreover, seafood carries a protective factor against mercury toxicity.” http://www.alaskaseafood.org/health/experts/seafoodbenefitsandrisks.htm
Omega-3: An Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure
“In 2002, the American Heart Association strengthened its recommendation about omega-3 fatty acids, urging people to eat fish twice a week. The Association emphasized the importance of consuming fatty fish, such as wild Alaska salmon, rainbow trout, sardines, mackerel, and herring.”
Fish in Mother’s Diet Benefits Child, Study Finds
A large study has found that children of women who ate little fish during pregnancy had lower IQs and more behavioral and social problems than youngsters whose mothers ate plenty of seafood, a finding that challenges the U.S. government’s standard advice to limit seafood while pregnant.
Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit, North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability.
Washington’s Farmers Markets
You can find Sound Catch salmon at a number of local farmer’s markets.
Contact our suppliers for current dates and locations.
Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.
“Fish oil is a rich source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oils seems to protect against heart attack, stroke, cancer and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. It is involved in protection against disease in several ways. The most important include “thinning” the blood and preventing blood clots, and being converted into less inflammatory prostaglandins and reducing inflammation. Oily fleshed, cold water fish like salmon and sardines are the best sources of fish oil”.
David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation primarily studies salmon farming and shellfish farming, and their effects on the marine environments where they occur.