Fish Oil & Liver Damage
Is fish oil bad for the liver?
The only instance in which fish oil would be harmful to the
liver is if the fish oil is of very poor quality. In this case it is
possible that it has not been processed properly to remove heavy metals and
other toxic chemical accumulated in the fish from the pollution in our ocean's
and water ways. These chemicals can place excess strain on the
detoxification pathways in the liver potentially causing damage.
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I strongly advise people to read the labels on fish oil supplements carefully
to verify that the company ensures the oil has had all heavy metals and other
toxic chemicals removed.
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As a certified and fully trained Naturopathic Doctor, Passero has trained and preceptored with some of the nation's leading doctors in the field of natural medicine, working under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
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