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Michael L. Love: Seafood notes

I grabbed the following information from my Amazon Seafood Wishlist, because I thought that it deserved more visibiltiy. The healthful benefits of seafood are widely noted.  I am searching for seafood which is low in mercury, high in DHA, and high in astaxanthin, and found that red salmon fills the bill.

DHA is one of the beneficial unsaturated omega 3 fatty acids, which is already widely known for its healthful benefits, and sure to be rising in prominence as well.  Caviar is probably one of the best sources of DHA, far and away, and the red variety is also likely rich in astaxanthin, while the black variety is rich in melanin compounds, which are also likely to be healthful.  One must be wary however of the food colorings that are used to produce the color in less expensive caviar.  Due caution, and more information is needed.  I have written an Amazon Guide about this.  I am looking for inexpensive caviar that is also low in food coloring.  See the wishlist for some examples.  There are additional notes about some of the inexpensive caviars in the images section.  I am projecting that the simple unprocessed salmon roe will be the best.  Astaxanthin is a carotene-like nutrient that is only available from red fish and certain shell fishes, such as shrimp.  I have been told that shrimp are fed to fish in order to deepen their beneficial redness.

Sodium salt is a problem with seafood, but the benefits probably outweigh this problem, especially if you eliminate salt from other parts of your diet.  Sodium is a particular problem for caviar, and it is probably unwise to eat unrinsed caviar.  Better than rinsing, desalt the caviar.  The eggs desalt rapidly because of their small size, and it improves the taste considerably.  Don’t use too much water though, because it will leach out the DHA.  Just add enough water to cover over the eggs, stir gently to break up the clumps, let stand for a few minutes, then drain and rinse.  Enjoy your caviar and salmon!One more thing for Weight Loss Vitacosters, I have found that substituting red salmon and citrus fruits for calorie dense foods has reduced my hunger pangs considerably.  Clearly, the salmon can be expected to be very satisfying.  I have lost several pounds as a result of this change.  I restrict the salmon to a heaping tablespoonful per meal, twice per day, which still provides a substantial amount of the mentioned nutrients.

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    Posted Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 1:01 PM by proclus

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    Michael L. Love: Thai Black Rice update
    I thought that the Vitacost community might be interested in the latest snippet from the Molecules site news, featuring Vitacost and this blog.
    For those who are following the activism aspect of the Molecules site, I thought that you might be interested in a little pre-history as it were. Prior to the founding of the Molecules site, the activism first hatched under the GNU-Darwin umbrella, and the fundamental idea of molecules activism was invented. Initially, it was concerned primarily with resveratrol and other caloric restriction memetics, but it was clearly bound to expand from there. You can read some of the early material in the GNU-Darwin Posts regarding resveratrol and calorie restriction. As was previously mentioned, the ideas were formally developed in the FOSS, Science, and Public activism essay, and it was even put forth as a war protest in the so-called bootstrapping essay. As the Molecules site developed, it became clear that additional adjunct activities were required in order to push the activism harder. One of these adjuncts was created on the Vitacost website, where it is easy to provide directed links to crucial molecules for those who want to obtain them for themselves. Moreover, the activism ideas continue to evolve there in blog format. Check it out: Michael L. Love proclus Blog on Vitacost.

    Tonight I found some very satisfying news related to all of this. One of the last few GNU-Darwin posts regarding resveratrol and caloric restriction referred to the very high anthocyanin content of the forbidden Thai black rice. You can read about that in the link above. At the time that I wrote the post there was virtually no product development around the black rice, but now I am happy to learn that there are many such products. Several can be found on the Vitacost website. Obviously, I cannot take any credit for this marvellous development, but the success is consistent with the activism ideas that I have been developing. There are many examples of such successes, some of them are documented in a free software activism article that I wrote several years ago. The implications are pretty far reaching. For more examples, check out this page on GNU-Darwin, or the links page and personal page of this blog. We also should consider the possibility that thinking in similar veins together makes great minds out of us. Of course the internet itself seems pre-designed for that sort of activism. Cheers!

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    proclus
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    Posted Monday, Dec 28, 2009 9:28 PM by proclus

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    proclus : Michael L. Love: On value and money, molecules activism
    Michael L. Love: On value and money, molecules activism
    Molecules activism could be viewed as the promotion of uncommon knowledge of commonplace things.  The aspirin, the parsley, citrus fruits, all of which are commonplace things, readily in view and at hand.  They all have little known properties which are highly valuable, although perhaps not in the shallow sense of monetary value.  Common nuts, roots, and berries, which are sometimes valued little above the dirt that they sprout from, have unknown riches inside of them, not necessarily monetary wealth, but richness of health and strength.  Such power is clearly not beyond our grasp, but it is merely unknown to us.  We must establish such knowledge.

    Table salt is a much derided molecule, but it has been indispensible for its ability to preserve food, a little known property perhaps.  The economic impact may be small and ambiguous, but it has arguably saved countless of the lives of our very forebearers.  That is wealth that transcends money.  Similar things could be said about other commonplace minerals and chemicals. such as; bleach, lime, and even oxygen, all of which have many important uses beyond the commonplace ones, and properties beyond those which are commonly known.

    Similar things could also be said of many ordinary spices; cinnamon, dill seeds, fennel, thyme, and common vegetables, such as tomatoes, and olives, as well as fruits, such as grapes.  Many of these have preservative properties, but also they preserve life itself or increase our intellectual faculties, a vast and extraordinary richness indeed, beside which money is worth very little!

    Some will brush this argument aside saying that everything I have referred to costs money, and sufficient money will get you any of it.  Although this is a commonplace sentiment, it is also widely recognized as a foolish one.  Moreover, such arguments are made by people who would like to diminuate the value of our very lives, which is rightly a subject of much outrage.  I say that money cannot possibly be compared in value to things like life, intelligence, and posterity.  

    It is clear that there are riches unbeknownst to us at our very fingertips, and ever before our eyes.  It also becomes obvious that the withholding of such knowledge is akin to a crime, and there are those of us in the movement who believe that the release of such knowledge should be MANDATORY.  At least, those of us who are engaged in molecules activism will be doing our part to make such knowledge public, by the establishment of prior art, by publishing such knowledge, and by affixing it to the public common.  Examples are many and growing, and they include this blog and the Molecules site.  We will be generating more and more.

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    Published Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:07 PM by proclus

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