There is increasing evidence linking toxins in our seafood with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's.
By Dawn Flemming
Researchers are now suspecting that an environmental toxin known as beta-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) is linked to the development of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s. The toxin is developed by cyanobacteria which is a algae that lives in soil, lakes and oceans. This algae is eaten by fish and recent studies have found BMAA in the seafood that we eat. The problem with cyanobacteria and the BMAA it produces may be linked to the rise in ALS and other neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information on BMAA toxicity in humans and seafood, see the following article.
Dawn Flemming is Director of Business Services at Geriatric In-Home Care in Fresno, California.