Something Fishy In Okinawa


By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


Re: The centenarians of Okinawa eat fish often, and seem to live very full and healthy lives.

Until recently, less than 1% of the Okinawan diet came from animal products.

More animal foods were added during the mid-20th Century, and pork is now considered a delicacy on the Ryukyu Islands.

They eat everything on the pig except its squeal.

Fish oil advocates often mention Okinawa, yet fish-eating is minimal.

Okinawan cuisine revolves around the Okinawan sweet potato.

Fermented tofu and millet brandy were too pricey for the lower classes.

Fish never was a significant part of the Okinawan diet (they knew better), and, even today, our finned friends are a tiny part of their cuisine.

These small portions of marine food are warm-water fish, poorer in omega-3 fatty acids than cold-water fish.

The Okinawan ocean temperature is similar to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since both cities are pretty much at the same latitude.

Our liver is robust enough to deal with reasonable amounts of most toxins, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).

HUFAs (highly unsaturated fatty acids) like DHA, EPA, and DPA, are even more damaging to the brain and body than PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty oils).

Yellow Fat Disease is mostly caused by HUFAs, and less by PUFAs.

'Something Fishy In Okinawa' have 6 comments

  1. March 9, 2016 @ 2:05 am Atom

    Yellow Fat Disease (e-book) by Atom (© 2016)

    The world’s largest producer of fish oils boasts, “Omega’3s from Menhaden Oil Can Save Billions in Healthcare Costs.”

    There’s a better way …

    Fill all the world’s industrial incinerators with all the world’s fish oil supplements, then we really can save billions in healthcare costs.

    Government guidelines advise eating fish only 2-3 times a week so we don’t get overburdened with mercury and other toxins.

    What if this warning is a sham?

    What if it’s for a more underhanded reason?

    What if it’s to keep human Yellow Fat Disease at a subclinical, “idiopathic” level so mega-corporations can keep banking billions of dollars selling us fish oil supplements and fish products that are dangerous to our health?

    What if many diseases of “unknown cause” really do have a cause — known only to certain corporate and government insiders?

    What if fish isn’t the ideal food we’re told it is?

    What if fish oil — just-made or completely rancid — is a poison for most of us?

    What if so many tumors on so many pets are caused by polyunsaturated fatty acids?

    What if so many well-meaning veterinarians are slowly killing so many pets by recommending fish oils?

    Can cod liver oil kill your dog? Your cat? Your horse? Your chickens?

    Can cod liver oil kill a human being?–e-books.php


  2. March 9, 2016 @ 3:55 pm Atom

    “Look at that little bush that’s burned to a cinder. It’s cause by a misplaced gene,” said the Assassin In White, dressed in the same white coat a butcher wears.

    Nope. Someone lit a match, and the whole dang forest is on fire, burning up the little bush in the process.

    Pay attention to the forest, not the trees (or bushes).


  3. March 9, 2016 @ 4:23 pm carol

    There is a trend : soaking nuts such as walnuts and almonds for 24 hours, then dehydrating them. Does this interfere with the oils? This process is also done with legumes._


    • March 10, 2016 @ 2:24 am Atom

      Nuts are often soaked in salt water and dehydrated to destroy the phytate and/or to make them crunchy.

      The oils are probably not damaged much, but Swami Nitty-Gritty might disagree.

      Destroying the phytate gives folks the opportunity to pay for it instead of getting it free under another name — the cancer-fighting IP-6 (inositol hexaphosphate).

      IP-6 is easier to market at $45 a bottle than phytic acid or phytate. :)


  4. March 9, 2016 @ 9:08 pm John

    Hi Atom, do beets have to be cooked or can you eat them raw too ? and are the benefits different each way ?


    • March 10, 2016 @ 2:36 am Atom

      The main difference between a raw beet and a cooked one is …

      The raw beet is better for detoxification, and the cooked one (esp. when dextrinized) is better for building or rebuilding (or even bodybuilding).

      Circulation-Sex Time (7:00-9:00 p.m.) is an ideal time to eat beets.


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