This is a very easy and nutritious probiotic meal to prepare.
Avoid Farmed Fish
Farmed fish are generally not native to the area and if they escape (which they do) they create disease among native fish, pollute the native species gene pool and compete for food and spawning sites. Some 50,000 salmon are farmed in each tightly confined pen in Tasmania and keeping disease from spreading is a constant battle with the use of antibiotics (which GAPS patients must definitely avoid).
A pilot study conducted by Dr. Easton with the David Suzuki Foundation found that farmed salmon and the feed they were given appeared to have a much higher level of contamination with respect to PCBs, organo-chlorine pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers than did wild salmon. In January 2004, the journal Science warned that farmed salmon contains 10 times more toxins (PCBs, dioxin, etc.) than wild salmon. In addition to many farmed fish feeds containing soy pellets and pesticide residues, many salmon farmers use a synthetic dye to produce a strong pink flesh cplour.
The best way to buy seafood for GAPS is to catch it yourself or to ask the following questions at your seafood retailer.
• Is the fish farmed ? (avoid all farmed fish)
• Are any additives (like colour enhancers) or preservatives (like sulphites) added? Refer to the Government fact sheet to advise of your request and provide them with a copy (if necessary). Explain why you are making the inquiry and try your best to remain friendly so that you do not offend or make them feel threatened with your questions. It is best to build and maintain a good friendly relationship with your fish market suppliers.
• Ask for fresh chemical and sulphite free crustaceans like prawns (shrimp).