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Be Careful with Sushi and Sashimie

Updated on February 7, 2010

There are many foods out there, including many restaurant type. Every person has different taste about food. Such as : Chinese food, Western food, Mexican food, Thais food, Italian food or Japanese food. Now I write a topic about Japanese food. Like other restaurant, we can easily found Japanese food around the world. We also found various menu in Japanese restaurant. Like : Washoku, Teppanyaki, Chawan Mushi, Okonomiyaki, Kani Salad, Tempura, Kushikatsu, Yakiniku, Don Buri, Tempura, Salad, Tamago Dofu, Sushi, sashimi. These are many Japanese restaurant around my country which offer delicious Japanese food. Many people come to Japanese restaurant every day.

Actually we can find that many Japanese people living healthy and have long live and smart also. Why? because they like eating fish. As we know that fish contain many protein and protein is good four our health.

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Beside the Japanese food is healthy for us, there were a Japanese foods which give bad effect for us. Those food are sushi and sashimi. I’ll tell about the fact and really story how those foods is not good for us when we consume it regularly.

There is a grandpa from Gifuprefecture ,Japan. His name is Shota Fujiwara. He often got headache. He also fans of Sushi and sashimi. Like other Japanese people. He start to eat sushi and sashimi when he was young. And now he felt the acut headache in the last three years. This disease made him difficult to work and living like normal people. And the pain has made the skull skin still growing. He also lost his psycho motoric ability for last three years.

To overcome this problem, he doing several test in Hospital like CT-scan & X-ray to make sure the cause of his headache. The doctor who care of him really surprised because they found small objects under the skin but outside the shell of his brain. Then the doctor did a local anesthetic and decided to dissect the scalp and they also found the main cause. This is not a good news for Fujiwara. Because caterpillar nests found there. It was horrible. The doctors doing surgical operation in total scalp for ensuring these caterpillars can be cleaned and infection under the skin scalp can be cured.

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Caterpillar was found in Shota Fujiwara head came from the parasites . These parasites found in fish body either raw seafood or raw fish. Caterpillar parasites & their eggs can only be turned off with the cooking process with high heat (fried, baked or boiled) or with freezing -10 C s / d -20 C for more than 1 week.

I don’t want make you afraid with Japanese food. But this is the fact. I don’t want you to stay away the Japanese food. We can still find delicious Japanese food out there and it healthy for us. With the well cooked condition. I never give up to remind us about healthy life.

Actually I have the picture about Shota Fujiwara and it show his brain full with caterpillar. But I don't think it appropriate to be displayed here.

To remind again and make sure to consumption the fish, kind of seafood & meat also have been through the well cooking process. Like fried, baked, roasted or boiled. So, for food lovers don't worry about this new. You can also eat sushi or sashimi but for occasionally and not very often.


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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Kris Heeter. Thank you very much for coming and share about another story. This is terrible if it happened with us. I just wanna said that we should eat something properly. Everything excessively wasn't good for us. Take care and enjoy your day!


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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Very interesting hub! Parasites can be quite bad and often go undetected for years.

      I knew an older gentleman that had one in his stomach for over 40 years and it wasn't known until something in his later years triggered it to grow and replicate and caused stomach problems. After isolating it the doctors found it to be a parasite found only in a country overseas that he was living in back during his youth. Very strange!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, Micky. I don't know, this morning so wonderful for me. Thank for gave your smile to this hub and I hope you can learn form this information. Cheers....

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago




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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks dohn and Agung for dropping by. I hope we can choose many kind of food wisely. Thanks

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      Agung Supomo Suleiman 8 years ago

      I love Sushi, but after reading your valuable information, I think I have to be cautious

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I've never heard of this before. I eat sushi (usually spicy tuna) but not regularly--maybe once every two months or so. What an incredible story! Thanks for the warning!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks online scam check for coming to this and share your idea about the effect of raw fish. nice comment.

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      online scam check 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for the enlightment, the type of food we eat plays a major role in our health. Nice hub

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Madam for share your experience about this topic. I really appreciate that. We look all the things from the clean of place. thanks for your support.

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      v_kahleranderson 8 years ago from San Jose, California

      Wow! It did put a little fear in me, Prasetio30, since we eat sashimi about a couple of times a month! I thought it had to do with cleanliness of the place. I guess it wouldn't hurt to back a bit.

      Cool Hub! I rated this UP.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hello Mystique, my brother.

      I don't know if you living in Japan for 6 years. Thanks for share your experience and your comment to this hub. I think there are million people in the world are still healthy right now, although they consume sushi and sashimi. God bless you my friend. Gracias


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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Don't worry Micky. I don't want this case is happen with you. I think he got this disease because he consume sushi, sashimi or consume raw fish for long time, start he was young. And this hobby continue until now. This is kind of accumulate of bad habit.

      And for you, I think you not consume this food everyday. You still eat bread, salad, fruit, steak and other healthy food. And this is very rare case. But we have to consider it. I believe you have in good condition right now and always healthy.

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      Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      True, my friend! I lived in Japan for 6 years. I know what you mean. Although I love sashimi and sushi, I do not eat them very often. In fact, I guess the last time was 2 years ago! Thanks for this nice hub, my friend Prasetio!

      Thumbs up!

      Warm regards and blessings,


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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks JannyC for your thought about this topic. I agree with you. We are surrounded by dangerous, no matter what kind of those foods. Raw food or even it clean and cooked well. And this case is part of the destiny of person getting sick. but better we careful to prevent than healing.

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Yow prasetio. I love sushi too. I haven't eaten it in a while but -yikes - I wonder now. I hate it when I get caterpillars in my head! Thanks

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      JannyC 8 years ago

      Awesome hub prasetio! While it is rare it happens it does and it mostly depends too on what goes on behind in the kitchen and we really do not know how clean the kitchen we are eating at is and what underhanded things they can do behind those doors. You hear all kind of horror stories. Also there is always a danger in eating something raw no matter how clean you are get the wrong thing that is sick or infected and you dont know it. My living is dangerous! LOL!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks stricktlydating for coming to this hub. I don't want to frighten all of you. I just told about information that we should to know. If something not happen to you it's not a big problem. But the goal of this hub is we have to be wise in choosing food. And I think sushi and sashimi is a one of the main menu of Japanese food.

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      StricktlyDating 8 years ago from Australia

      I eat Sushi - raw salmon regularly. So this story is shocking to me. I have not heard of it happening before. I love eating Sushi so much :(

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks travel_man1971 for giving good response about this topic. I hope we can wise in choosing food. We don't want the case above happen to us.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for reminding us, prasetio. I didn't dislike eating raw foods, but fish. Every living thing has its own share of parasites, beneficial or harmful that can also kill us if they outnumber good parasites in our body.


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