Sushi twice a Day will just about Kill You. [Piven, Entourage, Mercury Poisoning]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 19, 2008
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Entourage star Jeremy Piven just got deathly ill, and had to leave his Broadway show. Why? We’ve poisoned our fish, and now fish are poisoning us. Can’t say we didn’t tell you so. Repeatedly.

Dr. Colker said that an initial battery of tests on Mr. Piven had shown normal results. But after Mr. Piven said he was a frequent sushi eater who consumed fish about twice a day…Dr. Colker tested him for heavy metals.

Dr. Colker said that these tests revealed “a very, very elevated level of mercury” in Mr. Piven’s blood, adding that it was five to six times the upper limit that is typically measured. Left untreated, Dr. Colker said, the condition could result in heart problems, cognitive problems, renal failure and, in very extreme cases, death. 

 Here’s the article.


And here’s an amateur little video blog vlog I did with friend Lina Plioplyte (who’s behind the laptop telling me to look at the little camera) at Burnt Toast nearly..two years ago. Back before I’d done any live elevision talk shows, or had amazing videographers working with me. How time flies.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Sushi twice a Day will just about Kill You. [Piven, Entourage, Mercury Poisoning]”

  1. Shamma Lamma Ding Dong says:

    Man that is depressing. Thanks a lot. I had no idea about the whole mercury thing. I guess when I really think about it, the thing I like about sushi is the whole soy sauce/wasabi thing. I don’t think I’ve ever been like,’my what a zesty tuna!’ So maybe just doing veggie sushi isn’t that big a deal.

  2. Anna says:

    soy sauce? wasabi?

    Man Shamma, you are missing out!!
    (tuna excluded)

  3. […] gotta be a hippie, or a righteous zealot—it’s simply better for you, esp now that fish is so full of mercury it’s now a no-no in all 50 states for pregnant ladies. So not only will […]

  4. […] bad diets and chemicals and abuse equal unhealthy animals—and fish is so mercury-laden it knocked Entourage’s Piven down for the count, and is not recommended in all 50 US States for pregnant mommas or their soon-to-be […]

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