Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome September 14, 2019 29 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagsAMA brain health CDC chronic fatigue syndrome ciguatera Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cooking methods depression dr greger dr gregor dr michael greger fish food poisoning foodborne illness how not to die Mental Health michael greger neurotoxins New York City nutrition facts nutritionfacts.org pain pets polymyositis seafood sexual health sexual transmission zoonotic disease 29 Comments SandyzSerious says: December 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm I don't think I'll eat anymore bought fish. Reply Catherine K says: December 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm I normally look to your videos as a source of honest, scaremongering-free information. However, the title of this video is misleading. I do not doubt that the poisoning you discuss can cause CFS-like symptoms but I feel it is important to point out that it is not a cause of true Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFS is a result of amygdala hypersensitivity, something that Ashok Gupta has clearly demonstrated and his findings are becoming increasingly recognised by those researching this condition. Reply Jason Skywalker says: December 31, 2014 at 1:16 pm You are supposed to feed it to cats and/or ants if the animal don't touch the food , is contaminated. I'm from a tropical island in the Caribbean, barracuda is the main culprit, saw people die of Ciguatera poisoning, scary stuff Reply Wyatt Herbivore says: December 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm What is the treatment?? Reply Joseph1NJ says: December 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm So now cats will become the canary in the mine? Reply cruciferousvegetable says: December 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm We already took our cat off seafood flavored cat food, let alone actual fish. Our feline friend almost died from bladder stones. He did not urinate for 24 hours and was minutes from death when his life was saved. The vet told us seafood of any kind must be avoided. Seafood is marketed to our cats and it causes life threatening conditions. Our pets are fellow victims of this poison food industry as much as we are. Reply NGC6144 says: December 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm As much as I like Dr. Greger, I have to call him on this one. If an estimated measly 16,000 Americans come dome with this poisoning, that's .0054% of the population. Who cares?! Just about everything else in life has a far higher risk then this stupid bug including E.coli on your favorite organic produce. A rather pathetic anecdote to simply further promote 'don't eat meat.' Of coarse there are all those other good reasons. Come on Doc, get out of the office and get some fresh air. Reply Anthony Man says: December 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm hot and cold reversed…could that be handy to eat when it's real super could or hot out? Reply Harmony Rose says: December 31, 2014 at 11:45 pm My friend who lived in Indonesia for several years succumbed to ciguatera poisoning. What complicated things was that she'd also just come back from Australia having had her breast and lymph nodes removed for cancer. The ciguatera poisoning settled in her arm wound and she spent 6 weeks in hospital, part of it in an induced coma, trying not to lose her life nor her arm. Thankfully she pulled through this horrible encounter (…sadly 10 years later she is about to lose her life to cancer after all, and no, it did not stop her from eating seafood or meat). Reply Health And Spirit says: January 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm Wow, didn't expect such a high prevalence. Reply Betsy Cosmos says: January 3, 2015 at 12:11 am Yikes! Reply dabigisland1 says: January 3, 2015 at 12:57 am ? guess we should not eat seaweed Reply dabigisland1 says: January 3, 2015 at 1:17 am ? Okinawan's eat seaweed and kelp and live long lives so maybe the ciguatera dies when the seaweed is dried – guess I will eat it after thinking about it more – yes I know half their diet is sweet potatoes Reply Xavier Rodriguez Mendoza says: January 3, 2015 at 5:31 am Found in algees and some fishes Reply NutritionFacts.org says: January 3, 2015 at 6:51 pm Did you hear why we might want to avoid fish like red snapper and grouper to avoid a sexually transmitted neurotoxin? Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/ciguatera-poisoning-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ Reply lovelygirl2141 says: January 5, 2015 at 6:00 am Just curious: how can they test for it and do they have a cure? Reply WellingtonBikeCam01 says: July 13, 2015 at 1:06 pm Inhumane to feed it to a cat? How about inhumane for the fish? Reply Sidilicious says: July 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm Yikes, I hope my cats are OK. We often fed them cat food with fish in it. Reply Dayli Garcia Polledo says: November 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm Hi, I got Ciguatera less than 2 months ago in Cuba my home. I feel much better now but still not perfect. Particulary today I been feeling bad that is why I looked for information here in youtube. I wonder if cafeine is bad to take having Ciguatera? can someone help me because I dont see it the answer any where. Thanks so much Reply Urban Assault Vegan says: November 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm wow Reply chris pantball soccer bjj says: December 27, 2016 at 10:06 pm no fish for me Reply NBA says: January 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm Learn how to read buddy. And a bbburning Reply Robert Desnoes says: December 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm I used to be a sailer and caught a barracuda in the Bahamas on the ship.. I am from Jamaica and I know to eat the smaller ones and cut a piece of the fish and test it by putting in an ants nest see it they eat it or so they say.. best way is to offer a piece of the fish to someone but tell them it's a barracuda.. so they knowing what it is wait until the next day after they eat it and call them.. u will know for sure..anyway I gave the cook on the ship he said he would eat it first. Next day he looked fine. It was Sunday so we cut it into stakes and grilled it. That night lucky we were in miami I went to sleep then I remembered the captain waking me up and coming asking me how I feel because the paramedics were here because the rest of the crew looked like they were dying. I felt the worst deiarrea ever… then any muscle I used felt like the bone was broken.. water felt like electricity on my tongue.. i was really weak this lasted for around 3weeks.. one of top ten worst things happen to me. Reply mattable123456789 says: May 6, 2018 at 12:39 pm I now have this. The last 24 hours have been the worst of my life. My joints are still killing me, and I am still lightheaded. Luckily my stomach is back to normal. Reply Silas DeRoma says: May 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm This video contains no new information beyond what you can find on open source websites. The narration is painfully labored, almost comically read. Skip this video. Reply MrSmallANDLoud says: September 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm Try salt. Adding shots of salt to my diet has really improved my symptoms. DRASTICALLY. Reply Juan Caraballo says: March 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm There are a bunch of videos about ciguatera poisoning none of them say what is the treatment.Can somebody help on that please. Reply Stu b says: April 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm Sounds like the scientist in the Simpsons. Reply Miami sands says: July 29, 2019 at 4:26 am New some WWII vets they were in Islands of Guadalcanal etc had very little meat. Anyways, they caught a truck load of barracuda but the officers were the only ones allowed to enjoy the feast.Well guess what they all croaked!!! true story,.. if you must eat barracuda it must be the very young small ones. Do not eat the grand pappys or 3-6 ft filled with reef ciguterra .Just do yourselves a favor why take the chance just let them go and eat snapper mahi mahi and other tasty fish that you can find at grocery because after all for a 10 buck meal is it worth your life? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.