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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Eating too much tuna?

    I eat about 3 cans of tuna a day and lately my first piss of the morning has started smelling like tuna. Could this be a sign of eating too much tuna or is it natural to have tuna smelling piss?
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    I have coffee smelling piss until about noon every day.

    2 pots of that rich hot bold black goodness will do that to ya.

    Just make sure you're getting plenty of water, maybe drop to 2 cans/day.
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    According to FDA guidelines you should stick to ~1 6oz. can of tuna per day due to the mercury content of tuna. I know that is kind of off topic.

    I am sure that if you decreased the amount of tuna you are eating it would take care of the smell.

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    Originally posted by bradley
    According to FDA guidelines you should stick to ~1 6oz. can of tuna per day due to the mercury content of tuna. I know that is kind of off topic.

    I am sure that if you decreased the amount of tuna you are eating it would take care of the smell.
    Actually, I am almost 100% positive that the only people who need to worry about Mercury levels in tuna are pregnant women. Does anyone else have information on this subject?


    Don't worry about the tuna pish

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    Originally posted by T-Bone976
    Actually, I am almost 100% positive that the only people who need to worry about Mercury levels in tuna are pregnant women. Does anyone else have information on this subject?

    Don't worry about the tuna pish
    This was taken from the following page:

    http://www.fda.gov/fdac/reprints/mercury.html


    "FDA toxicologists have determined that for persons other than pregnant women and women of childbearing age who may become pregnant, regular consumption of fish species with methyl mercury levels around 1 part per million (ppm)--such as shark and swordfish--should be limited to about 7 ounces per week (about one serving) to stay below the acceptable daily intake for methyl mercury. For fish with levels averaging 0.5 ppm, regular consumption should be limited to about 14 ounces per week. Current evidence indicates that nursing women who follow this advice do not expose their infants to increased risk from methyl mercury. "

    Canned tuna averages .2 ppm so maybe it is something to think about.
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    asparagus play games with your piss too...

    if a girl had tuna smelling piss, i would guess it might not be the piss, but the pisser...crazy kids and their crazy vd
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    And I can present a study that showed chronic mercury poisoning in cats after a tuna only diet in a few months. I limit myself to 3/4 cans a week.

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    I dont know about u guys... but I eat tuna like 2 to 4 cans a day... And my piss smells like... you guessed it.. piss.

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    Is there any kind of home self test anybody can do to check on their mercury levels? As I've been eating anywhere from 1-2 cans of tuna a day for the past 4-5 years, and that's probalby alot of mercury I've put in my system.

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    If your hair/teeth haven't fallen out yet, you're probably safe.

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    Originally posted by CBates
    Is there any kind of home self test anybody can do to check on their mercury levels? As I've been eating anywhere from 1-2 cans of tuna a day for the past 4-5 years, and that's probalby alot of mercury I've put in my system.
    Yes it is, and the problem is that there's no research proving that steady low intakes of methyl mercury are safe. It has a half life of around 40 days so it doesn't take a genius to understand that you will build quite high amounts of it in your system with chronic comsumption of it. No one really knows if the current raise in EMS , Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases is not related. But anyway, to most people if doesn't make you drop dead then all is fine.

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    Umm, I eat 4 cans of tuna a day while on cycle, and 2 almost every day when not. And I'm fine, and my piss smells normal.

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    Originally posted by Madd Hatter
    Umm, I eat 4 cans of tuna a day while on cycle, and 2 almost every day when not. And I'm fine, and my piss smells normal.
    Have your mercury levels checked, and then do some research on the subject. A regular person that has a few servings of fish per week is not at risk but you certainly are. I suggest you read the FDA article Bradley has posted in this or some of the other threads on this. Even they are warning against too high intakes of fish at this point.
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    What about shrimp? Does anybody know if shrimp has any kind of levels of mercury to be worried about?

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    Originally posted by CBates
    What about shrimp? Does anybody know if shrimp has any kind of levels of mercury to be worried about?
    No I wouldn't worry about shrimp. Usually the higher up the fish is on the food chain the more mercury it will contain, hence the reason shark and swordfish are among the fish at the top of the list.

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    I have coffee smelling piss until about noon every day.

    2 pots of that rich hot bold black goodness will do that to ya.

    Just make sure you're getting plenty of water, maybe drop to 2 cans/day.
    I think I read in Men's Health Magazine that more than 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day can be poisonous tuttut
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    Originally posted by Big Steve


    I think I read in Men's Health Magazine that more than 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day can be poisonous tuttut
    That is a new one

    Do you have any links?

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    who cares about the mercury, if its got lots of protien then just eat it. whats mercury gonna do kill ya???

    you could die tomorow in a car accident anyways.

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    Did anyone read farther down the article to see this:

    "Consumption advice is unnecessary for the top 10 seafood species, making up about 80 percent of the seafood market--canned tuna, shrimp, pollock, salmon, cod, catfish, clams, flatfish, crabs, and scallops. This is because the methyl mercury levels in these species are all less than 0.2 ppm and few people eat more than the suggested weekly limit of fish (2.2 pounds) for this level of methyl mercury contamination. "

    I usually have 6-7 6oz cans per week. I should be ok. Maybe too much more than that would begin to cause adverse side effects.

    And yes, too much mercury could kill you.

    Dang, at least try to learn something before throwing in some random comment.
    What caused you to do that?

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    Originally posted by drew
    If your hair/teeth haven't fallen out yet, you're probably safe.
    My mother works in the seafood industry, as a wholeseller, and this is basically what she said. Sure, they can feed mice murcury and say its bad for you, but where are the human cases? I asked her honest opinion because i assumed she would know better than most, and she would tell me to not eat it if it was bad. She told me that alaskan communities eat mostly tuna... how come they arent all messed up? Even the pregnant mothers eat tuna... why are their kids all okay? Because tuna is ok! Or maybe my mom is just worried that i'll stop buying canned tuna ;-) but i hope not.

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    Originally posted by JuniorMint6669


    My mother works in the seafood industry, as a wholeseller, and this is basically what she said. Sure, they can feed mice murcury and say its bad for you, but where are the human cases? I asked her honest opinion because i assumed she would know better than most, and she would tell me to not eat it if it was bad. She told me that alaskan communities eat mostly tuna... how come they arent all messed up? Even the pregnant mothers eat tuna... why are their kids all okay? Because tuna is ok! Or maybe my mom is just worried that i'll stop buying canned tuna ;-) but i hope not.
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    Originally posted by JuniorMint6669


    My mother works in the seafood industry, as a wholeseller, and this is basically what she said. Sure, they can feed mice murcury and say its bad for you, but where are the human cases? I asked her honest opinion because i assumed she would know better than most, and she would tell me to not eat it if it was bad. She told me that alaskan communities eat mostly tuna... how come they arent all messed up? Even the pregnant mothers eat tuna... why are their kids all okay? Because tuna is ok! Or maybe my mom is just worried that i'll stop buying canned tuna ;-) but i hope not.
    That is the whole argument. Mercury builds up in your body over time. Granted this will be a non-issue for most people because they do not consume a large amount of canned tuna, but for people who eat 2 and 3 cans everyday the mercury issue is probably more of a concern.

    Are the Alaskan people eating 2-3lbs. of tuna per week, or are they varying the seafood they are eating? Bottom line is if you eat large amounts of tuna it might be something to keep in mind. Will you drop dead tomorrow, I doubt it. Could you develop some disease later in life, maybe. Nothing is guaranteed but it might be wise to take it all into consideration and not just right it off.

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    I eat 1 to 2 cans of tuna daily. I eat Cod or Salmon once a day. Should I worry? Probably.

    But coffee is bad for you,
    so is lowering your body fat too much,
    dancing ruins your knees,
    skydiving can put a serious dent in your lifestyle if you dont pay attention,
    typing on a keyboard gives you tendon troubles,
    athletic training can bust you joints,
    being in shape can get you into fights just cos ppl wanna prove a point,
    looking at the cute chick walking past when you are crossing a busy road will get you run over,
    taking a breath on the same street someone is smoking will poison you a small amount ........

    Basically everything in life is taking you one step closer to death. Im 34 and can run up 200 flights of stairs and so far I havnt died of tuna poisoning. Ill take my chances

    Whats the alternative? Bic mac and chocolate cake probably have a lot less mercury :P
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    Originally posted by MorganB
    I eat 1 to 2 cans of tuna daily. I eat Cod or Salmon once a day. Should I worry? Probably.

    But coffee is bad for you,
    so is lowering your body fat too much,
    dancing ruins your knees,
    skydiving can put a serious dent in your lifestyle if you dont pay attention,
    typing on a keyboard gives you tendon troubles,
    athletic training can bust you joints,
    being in shape can get you into fights just cos ppl wanna prove a point,
    looking at the cute chick walking past when you are crossing a busy road will get you run over,
    taking a breath on the same street someone is smoking will poison you a small amount ........

    Basically everything in life is taking you one step closer to death. Im 34 and can run up 200 flights of stairs and so far I havnt died of tuna poisoning. Ill take my chances

    Whats the alternative? Bic mac and chocolate cake probably have a lot less mercury :P

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    Originally posted by MorganB
    I eat 1 to 2 cans of tuna daily. I eat Cod or Salmon once a day. Should I worry? Probably.


    Basically everything in life is taking you one step closer to death. Im 34 and can run up 200 flights of stairs and so far I havnt died of tuna poisoning. Ill take my chances
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