Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

Get Wild with Your Salmon

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Get the most out of your salmon by eating wild.
Air Date: 3/15/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Get Wild with Your Salmon
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that those who ate fish had far less cognitive decline than those who didn’t.

This study was conducted on 210 people aged 70 to 89.

Salmon is good for you because of the omega-3s. Farmed fish don’t give the same nutritional benefit. They’re fed grains that are high in inflammatory fats. Farmed fish food may contain GMOs, chicken feces, antibiotics, and pig and duck waste. If you are what you eat, these farmed fish seem like something you would not want on your plate.

With regulatory changes, you may want to just focus on eating wild salmon.

A good place to start is to visit your local fishmonger. All Atlantic salmon are farmed; Pacific salmon are usually wild. Sock-eyed salmon are never farmed. Alaskan salmon by law cannot be farmed. The “ocean raised” label may just mean “ocean adjacent farmed,” so don’t be fooled. Ask questions about the salmon at restaurants so you know if it’s wild.

Listen in as Dr. Holly Lucille joins host Melanie Cole to discuss why you should eat wild salmon.