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http://omg.yahoo.com/news/jeremy-piv...scare/16718?nc

Interesting...wonder what caused this? Any ideas?

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I do believe fish like tuna have a mercury warning...this was a couple years ago, could still be true.
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I think he has issues other than mercury that are embarrasing. Call me cynical but how many celebs have been rushed to the hospital suffering from exhaustion.
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I think he has issues other than mercury that are embarrasing. Call me cynical but how many celebs have been rushed to the hospital suffering from exhaustion.
Wow, cynical! At least give the guy the benefit of the doubt
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One reason why I won't ever consider chinese herbs, and am very suspicious of herbs in health stores in general. They are highly unregulated.
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Wow, cynical! At least give the guy the benefit of the doubt
How can one not be cynical about Hollywood? This guy is a well known hard partier.
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Tmz is saying his doc confirmed he has Epstein-Barr...

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Daphne Zuniga, actress on Melrose place, was eating a lot of fish and also got mercury poisening. It was an article in Oprah Magazine a while back and the magazine provided a list of dangerous fish.

Here's the article
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I think he has issues other than mercury that are embarrasing. Call me cynical but how many celebs have been rushed to the hospital suffering from exhaustion.
I agree with you. He's always shown partying really hard in Hollywood. I hope it's nothing, but it sounds fishy to me.

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I agree with you. He's always shown partying really hard in Hollywood. I hope it's nothing, but it sounds fishy to me.
No pun intended?


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I hope his health improves soon, but I'm totally cracking up over this:

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"I talked to Jeremy on the phone, and he told me that he discovered that he had a very high level of mercury," Mamet told the entertainment trade mag. "So my understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer."
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I hope his health improves soon, but I'm totally cracking up over this:


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That had me cracking up, too. Gotta Love David Mamet.
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No pun intended?


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There was a link of LA times.com about him saying it was from sushi, but it was a video, not an article, so I didn't watch it.
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Just wanted to mention that Pivens is a real piece of work. He is from the Chicago area, and I know a server who waited on him in a very spendy restaurant in Chicago. Instead of leaving money, Pivens left an autographed DVD of Entourage as a tip. :

Sorry if I laugh about his supposed illness.
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NYT article in the Arts section yesterday stated that he consumes fish 2 meals per day, and several times a week, it's sushi...
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Just wanted to mention that Pivens is a real piece of work. He is from the Chicago area, and I know a server who waited on him in a very spendy restaurant in Chicago. Instead of leaving money, Pivens left an autographed DVD of Entourage as a tip. :

Sorry if I laugh about his supposed illness.
yes, not that I know this dude, but he has stuff printed all over that he's not a very nice person. He's def. full of himself.

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Hmmm. There was a student here that got mercury poisoning from canned tuna a few years ago.

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One reason why I won't ever consider chinese herbs, and am very suspicious of herbs in health stores in general. They are highly unregulated.
Did I miss something? who mentioned Chinese herbs at all???
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Maybe this is a total stab in the dark, but is it possible that mercury poisoning could be a cover up? I have a strange idea but --- does anyone know what priaprism means??? Hint; if you take too much viagra or cialis... or even other drugs that aren't related...

I've just noticed something several times when I watch Entourage!
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Did I miss something? who mentioned Chinese herbs at all???
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Colker also noted that Piven was taking Chinese herbs, which may have contained heavy metals.
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"He was a veracious sushi eater," Colker said of Piven, who was hospitalized for three days. "He ate sushi twice a day for years"

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I somehow doubt he got that sick JUST from eating fish. Maybe he was also getting mercury from contaminated herbs (or other unregulated substances.) Maybe his body was weakened from overworking/partying and his body wasn't able to flush out the mercury he was consuming, while an overall healthier person would have been able to consume that much fish without problems. Maybe it was a combination of factors.

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You actually can get that sick from eating just fish, unfortunately. I know a family that it happened to in the bay area (they didn't eat meat or chicken, but would eat fish and did many times a week--they all developed mecury poisoning). It sounds like he just went over the recommended weekly amount of fish. If he was taking tainted Chinese herbs, that could have been a factor too, of course.
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I somehow doubt he got that sick JUST from eating fish. Maybe he was also getting mercury from contaminated herbs (or other unregulated substances.) Maybe his body was weakened from overworking/partying and his body wasn't able to flush out the mercury he was consuming, while an overall healthier person would have been able to consume that much fish without problems. Maybe it was a combination of factors.
This is what I believe.
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You actually can get that sick from eating just fish, unfortunately. I know a family that it happened to in the bay area (they didn't eat meat or chicken, but would eat fish and did many times a week--they all developed mecury poisoning). It sounds like he just went over the recommended weekly amount of fish. If he was taking tainted Chinese herbs, that could have been a factor too, of course.

I have a relative in my family who has dementia from altzheimers..but I actually think she has mercury poisoning. She has been eating at least 3 canned tuna fish sandwiches a week since WWII.

to me that is mercury poisoning.

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