Doctor's Note

For more on neurotoxins and fish, see Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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  • 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 foodborne illness and fish. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Doctor, so are you saying we need to avoid eating fish and other sea food? if thats not the point, which sea food is the safest and what is the best way to eat it?

  • Kathleen Lisle

    Dr. Greger, I got a request to like a Facebook page about a boy that has an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disease or condition, & he’s in a wheelchair. I asked what he eats, & posted your link, & said to look up “Nerve Health” on your website, & I commented on chicken having arsenic & causing many public health issues. I don’t know what else to do. I hope he gets a plant based diet. I’m thinking he gets junk food to eat. Poor kid. Is there anything else I can say that might help???

  • Steve

    Hi, I’m a vegan and it’s been a common trend for vegans to eat oysters because they have good amounts of b12 and omega3’s.Would there any drawbacks to eating smoked oysters?More specifically is there any reasearch about heavy metals or other toxins found in oysters?

    • I eat boiled canned oysters as I have heard smoked food in General is not healthy, but I do not know what about Smoked Oyster.

  • 50,000 people /year is not much globally. So let’s avoid the tropical fish: like red snapper, sea bass, grouper—who eat fish who eat toxic algae. And you mention no permanent damage, just weeks of painful sexual organs.