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Confessions of a Fish Killer – 29 August 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

If you haven’t read Confessions of a Fish Killer by John McDougall, M.D., visit

This very interesting and informative article covers Dr. McDougall’s personal experiences since childhood, and answers just about any question you may have concerning fish – and then some. Reading this article made me realize that, when it comes to fish, I really didn’t know as much as I thought I did.

I trust Dr. McDougall’s advice because he documents his statements concerning health with solid scientific facts from sources well-respected by the medical community.

Here’s just a small sample taken from Confessions of a Fish Killer:

“Only plants can make the omega-3 fats—fish don’t; nor do cows or people. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is made by plants and converted into DHA by infants and adults in sufficient amounts to supply all of our needs including those for brain function and development. After all, the African elephant with a brain volume of 3000 to 4000 cm3, compared to the human brain of 1400 cm3, has no trouble making all the essential fats its brain, and the rest of its huge body, needs from plant foods. (3)

You can safely assume a comparatively puny human being can do the same.”

(3) Langdon JH. Has an aquatic diet been necessary for hominin brain evolution and functional development? Br J Nutr. 2006 Jul;96(1):7-17.

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