A subscriber who is on an anti-inflammatory diet and his joints got worse was advized to cut out red meats and concentrate on fish and fowl.
He said he was leery of fish because of the mercury issue. Here’s my reply:
Never mix up short-range tests with the implications of long-term consumption of a food.
Let me tell you, mercury or not, you’ll die young if you don’t eat lots of fish.
Take selenium, it protects you from mercury! 200 mcg a day is good. That’s what protects the Inuit, who eat a lot of fish and sea food.
The point is that in just a few days or weeks, mercury is not an issue. Identifying the inflammatory foods is the task in hand.
When you figure those out, you can think about a long-term diet.