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Posted by: Mickey, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:03pm
My swami has tuna as a diamond food.  I have been eating skipjack tuna (also a diamond), but i'm concerned about the mercury.  Skipjack tuna has the lowest mercury of all tuna's so i feel good about that.  I also have mercury fillings and don't want to over do the mercury from tuna.  Anyone know what would be a safe amount of skipjack tuna to eat a week?.

BTW, does anyone know how to bold the title of the thread, i only see an option to bold the text.


Thanks!
Mickey
Posted by: gardengirl, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:05pm; Reply: 1
I just had my first can of sardines packed in water and found the taste very similar to tuna. Would you try that instead? I still felt squimish eating them (no idea why) but they didn't taste awful, weird and the texture was very much like tuna also. Sardines are mercury free, I believe - and sustainable.
Posted by: gardengirl, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:07pm; Reply: 2
Sorry, not mercury free but very low according to my search.
Posted by: Mickey, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:08pm; Reply: 3
Gardengirl,

I was eating sardines til i got my swami, thought tuna would be a good change of pace.  I also was buying my sardines at costco, but they have since changed the brand; the new brand has a smoked taste to it which i'm not to fond of.  I still plan to seek out a different source for sardines.
Posted by: Mickey, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:09pm; Reply: 4
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Sorry, not mercury free but very low according to my search.


yes, they are pretty low compared to other fish.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9:36pm; Reply: 5
If you put bolding on a thread title, I will have to go in and edit the bolding out. (I am aware the usual method does not work).

Bolding on a thread title in some of our views indicates the thread includes posts not yet read.

Putting your own bolding thread title means all other users will not be able to tell whether threads are read or unread.  Please do not do this.  
Posted by: JJR, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:33pm; Reply: 6
I buy wild planet low mercury tuna.  And I eat it regularly.  It might get built up in me, but fish is so good for me.  It's not the only fish I eat though.  

I had all of my amalgams out and I know it helped me.  So I worry less about the fish now.  But the wild planet is expensive compared to others.  Which really stinks.  I'd rather buy a can for 99 cents on sale and be happy.
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12:10am; Reply: 7
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If you put bolding on a thread title, I will have to go in and edit the bolding out. (I am aware the usual method does not work).

CSharp,
I don't want to cause more work for you.  The only reason i bring this up is that when i go to the main forum page and go under specific forums where i have posted thread's, my thread's are not bolded like everyone else's are.  Is this the way it's suppose to be, i also noticed other people's thread's that are not bolded but most of them are.  I thought i was doing something wrong because my thread's aren't bolded but most everyone else's are.   ;)
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12:13am; Reply: 8
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I buy wild planet low mercury tuna.  

JJR,
This is the brand i got from costco, i get the skipjack one because that is a specific diamond for me.  I know it's more expensive than regular tuna, but it's hard to find skipjack most places and when i do see it (whole food's) it's less expensive at costco.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12:53am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Mickey

The only reason i bring this up is that when i go to the main forum page and go under specific forums where i have posted thread's, my thread's are not bolded like everyone else's are.  Is this the way it's suppose to be,

Yes!

If you have just posted in a thread-You have read all the content of the thread. There is no new content for you to read.

When another person posts in that thread, the thread title will become bold signaling you that there is now new content for you to read.

If a thread title is not bold, there is no need for you to open that thread. You have already read all the content of the thread.
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i also noticed other people's thread's that are not bolded but most of them are.

The threads that are bolded are threads that contain content that you have not yet read.

The threads that are not bolded are the ones that you have read all the content.
Posted by: JJR, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12:57am; Reply: 10
Darn.  I don't have a costco close.  What do you pay for a can?  I love how high they are in calories too.  Which for me is a good thing!
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1:04am; Reply: 11
Wild Planet canned fish is on sale at all my local grocers (I'm thinking this might be Nation-wide), so check it out.  I stocked up, I too have no Costco :-/
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1:40am; Reply: 12
Sorry CSharp, i guess i'm alittle slow...   I can't believe i've been on this board for all these years and never noticed this before!.  :o
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1:50am; Reply: 13
JJR,

I get a six pack for $11.99.  They have another tuna there too from wild planet, not sure what type but i think it's less money.  The little that you would save probably wouldn't be worth the gas money to drive to a costco that's far away.  
Posted by: JJR, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4:41am; Reply: 14
OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That's cheap compared to what I've been paying.  Whoooooaaaaaaa! :o  We pay near $4 a can.  It depends on where we get it from.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 2:52pm; Reply: 15
My Costco doesn't cary Wild Planet- unless they started carrying it in the past 2 weeks since I've been down the canned fish aisle. I buy another Genova yellowfin tuna and Season sardines.

Before paying for a membership, it's a good idea to double-check what your local store carries.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:07pm; Reply: 16
Around here, Costco will let you in with a temporary pass so you can see if the membership is something you want.
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:20pm; Reply: 17
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Genova yellowfin tuna and Season sardines.

I think these were the same sardines i was getting at costco until they changed over to wild planet.  I actually liked the season better, the wild planet has a smoke flavor to them which i don't like.  Maybe they'll eventually change over to wild planet at your costco to.


I didn't have my membership for about a month during the holiday's because my mom forgot to pay (we split the membership fee's).  I didn't realize how much i depended on costco until i couldn't go there, there are some items that i can't live without.  ;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:37pm; Reply: 18
Costco may not stock all varieties, but wild planet sardines packed in water or in marinara sauce contain no smoke.
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 8:26pm; Reply: 19
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Costco may not stock all varieties, but wild planet sardines packed in water or in marinara sauce contain no smoke.

CSharp,
Those sound yummy (for sardines anyways), i'm always on the lookout for sardines in sauces, but they are usually not compliant.  I can't eat sardines by themselves, i like to disguise them with something.  ;D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 1:41am; Reply: 20
Quoted from gardengirl
I just had my first can of sardines packed in water and found the taste very similar to tuna. Would you try that instead? I still felt squimish eating them (no idea why) but they didn't taste awful, weird and the texture was very much like tuna also. Sardines are mercury free, I believe - and sustainable.


I really wish this were true for me, too.
I am someone who dislikes very, very few foodstuffs: Sardines among them.  :X
And oh, how I've tried... :-/

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