Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out theother videos on fish and mercury. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog post: Heading Shrinking from Grilling Meat

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on fish and mercury. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003758460 Kaye Carpenter

    What great education on this topic of mercury from fish
    and poisoning children.

  • santabarbariana

    Does this have anything to do with the rise in Autism?

  • annabella

    I love your website but have to disagree with you about fish. There are other studies that show fish in pregnancy raises the IQ level of children. I ate fish throughout my pregnancies and fed my 3 sons a lot of fish. One has a PhD in Molecular Biology, one is a medical doctor and the other is doing his PhD. Nothing wrong with their brains!

  • Amy

    I thought I was eating healthy for years, eating only chicken and fish for meat. When I got pregnant I did what I was told to do and did not drink alcohol or caffeine, didn’t take any kind of medication, didn’t eat soft cheeses or raw fish, so no sushi and limited my cooked fish intake to 1-2 times per week. My son was born with an Intellectual Disability (ID), his cognitive ability is in the 1%. MRI’s and EEG’s show no gray matter, he did not have any brain trauma or infection. They believe his ID happened during early fetal development. Could eating mercury laden fish be the cause of his ID? Maybe, maybe not, we probably will never know but the maybe is something I have to live with for the rest of my life. I am now a plant based vegan so I can live as long as possible to care for my son who needs me to be alive as long as possible. Perhaps I can prevent one more child from being born with an ID by posting this. Think before you eat!

  • Kristen

    @annabella. Our oceans are much more polluted now that they used to be. Just because your children turned out okay 30+ years ago doesn’t mean they would today.

  • N Nichols

    http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/?id=3893

    Study: No Link Between Mercury Exposure and Autism-like Behaviors

    How are we to reconcile the contradiction between sources??

  • Miriam

    Wow that’s crazy but makes sense. Glad I’m vegan