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Posted by: Bansaw, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 3:48pm
I wonder if in general these Fish Oil supplements work?
I'm an O but am not a big fish fan.   I'm getting a seaweed supplement but am wondering if I can get a good fish oil supp.?

If so, any brand/make that you would recommend?
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:44pm; Reply: 1
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follow your guidelines as well.....BT/Genotype diets are anti inflammatory by excellence!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 5:24pm; Reply: 2
Dr Henninger put my O daughter on fish oil. It seems to be helping her hands clear up from that chronic skin inflamation she's had for years.
Posted by: yvonneb, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 8:55pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Bansaw
I wonder if in general these Fish Oil supplements work?
I'm an O but am not a big fish fan.   I'm getting a seaweed supplement but am wondering if I can get a good fish oil supp.?

If so, any brand/make that you would recommend?


Hi Bansaw,

Fishoil works for me!!
(In conjunction with Tumeric supps it reversed my last colitis flare up, allowed me to step down from 11 tablets a day to one and has kept me in remission for 5 months and three weeks now and counting! The longest period in the last thirteen years!)

I tried a couple of different supps to find one that was high quality ('coldpressed', fresh, rich in omega 3, stable, dark glass bottle etc.) and didn't repeat on me.
The one I ended up with is called 'Eskimo Oil' http://www.eskimo-oils.com/Catalog.htm

You could also try an oil from 'Green Lipped Mussels'- smells quite strong, but is supposed to work even better- you probably have to try a few different brands to find one that you like to take  :)

Flaxoil would be another thing worth trying- it probably isn't absorbed as good as fish oil but will go some way towards covering your omega 3 daily requirement.
I use it in salads and poured over steamed veg- again, some brands taste better than others- a 'green' nutty flavour is right.

Hope you find the nice tasting, non repeating kinds first!
Good Luck!




Posted by: san j, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 9:52pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Bansaw
I wonder if in general these Fish Oil supplements work?
I'm an O but am not a big fish fan.   I'm getting a seaweed supplement but am wondering if I can get a good fish oil supp.?

If so, any brand/make that you would recommend?


Hello, Bansaw.

1. I don't understand your question re these supplements - Do they "work"? What is the specific goal you have in mind?

2. The fact that you mention not being "a big fish fan" hints that you are hoping to obtain all of the benefits that fish offers an O by simply taking its extracted oil as a supplement, and this would be an error.

So - if the question is rephrased, "Do fish oil supplements 'work' as substitutes for an O's need to include fish in his/her diet?" the answer is No. But they do assure the O that the benefits of the fish's oil are available.  :)

Posted by: Bansaw, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 11:40pm; Reply: 5
Quoted Text

2. The fact that you mention not being "a big fish fan" hints that you are hoping to obtain all of the benefits that fish offers an O by simply taking its extracted oil as a supplement, and this would be an error.


Yes, sorry for not being clear.   This is what I mean:  I am hoping to avoid eating fish and am wondering if I can still get the same benefit from a fish oil supplement.

You appear to be saying that a fish oil supplement (no matter how good it is) is  nowhere near as good as taking any supplement, then I might have to find a way of intaking fish which I find palatable.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 11:46pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Bansaw


Yes, sorry for not being clear.   This is what I mean:  I am hoping to avoid eating fish and am wondering if I can still get the same benefit from a fish oil supplement.

You appear to be saying that a fish oil supplement (no matter how good it is) is  nowhere near as good as taking any supplement, then I might have to find a way of intaking fish which I find palatable.


I'm saying that the oil of fish contains important nutritional components, but that the flesh of fish is made up of more than mere oil. Yes, I would definitely recommend learning which fishes are most palatable for you, or can be MADE palatable for you, if at all possible. I know that I and others here are used to working with fish and would be happy to help you. You can set aside one meal a week for experimenting with fish, say, and eventually building up a repertoire of dishes.

You might start a thread called "Fish and recipes for Os who don't like fish" - Start there and see what pops up!  ;)

Posted by: Bansaw, Monday, January 23, 2012, 1:05am; Reply: 7
thanks, I'll have to experiment.
The only way I have liked it so far is deep fried!   However, this is not obviously the most healthy way.  I'll be looking to buy some Cod I think, and maybe have them take the skin off so it tastes "less fishy".  
Not being next to the coast, there is not much choice of super-fresh fish.  I think top supermarkets like Harris Teeter can get Cod, but at inflated prices.
(I live near Charlotte, NC)
Posted by: san j, Monday, January 23, 2012, 1:45am; Reply: 8
Bansaw:

It's a process.
I think it's a good idea to begin to enjoy fish any way you can.
Maybe once a week, for the next month, have cod somehow. If that's sometimes deep-fried (as in "fish 'n chips"), so be it. By month's end, you may be ready to enjoy it in other ways and to stop eating it deep-fried.

My point is that 4 interim servings, let's say, of deep-fried cod, on the way to becoming a healthy O fish eater is better, in the long run, than not using that step, and relying on "fish oil caps" to substitute for The Real Thing for the rest of your long O life!

Cod is quite a mild-tasting fish and picks up sauces nicely. It is easily used in virtually any cuisine, so you can really "drown" it in savory flavors that will mask any residual fishiness. It takes to almost any cooking method. Very nice baked, for instance.

Bear in mind that pre-soaking fish in milk - most of all soymilk - is a classic method of toning down a "fishy" edge.

I'd love to see you eating fish, gradually if need be, any way you can at first!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, January 23, 2012, 2:04am; Reply: 9
If you fry your own, you can make them compliant. If the recipe calls for flour, use spelt or rice flour instead. If it calls for bread crumbs, use crumbled compliant bread, crumbled rice cakes, or almond meal instead.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 23, 2012, 4:02am; Reply: 10
I am not sure where your are at in Charlotte:

Southside Seafood Market Inc  
624 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 342-0099 ‎

Nana Seafood Mart  
520 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28213-6160

Atlantic Farmers Market (selection varies-often has been frozen)
3122 Eastway Dr
Charlotte, NC 28205

Myers Park (have not been to): http://www.cleancatchfish.com/

If you are doing Grocery stores, I think I had better luck at Lowes than Harris Teeter. Sometimes Fresh Market has decent fish.
Posted by: Tom Martens, Monday, January 23, 2012, 5:16am; Reply: 11
I have been supplementing with Salmon Omega fish oil for over 20 years.  If I stop taking it for just a few days I can feel the difference in my finger joints real bad.  It's good for cardio vascular, joints, cognitive function and much more.  Just make sure it's mercury free.   :)
Posted by: Bansaw, Monday, January 23, 2012, 3:21pm; Reply: 12
Thanks all....,   and thanks C_Sharp for the leads in NC.

(I used to live in the UK and grew up right next to the coast all my life.  Fish n' Chips I used to enjoy, but that was because it was deep fried and had no bones in it because I asked for the 'tail end'.  Fiddling around picking bones out is one of the reasons why I don't appreciate fish so much,  but I am convinced that the health benefits are worth the hassle!)
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:45pm; Reply: 13
If you want to try Cod, pay more for the special Cod Loin cut, or "Captain's Cut."  We like the texture of it.  And choose fresh wild-caught.  Avoid previously frozen.  And as Ruthie wrote, you can use Spelt or Rice flour for the bread coating.  Fry in Ghee.

Hope you enjoy it!
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:26pm; Reply: 14
I always buy fish at a fish market as opposed to a chain grocery store.  The fish is generally fresher at the fish markets and the ones in my town pull all the bones out of filets with little special pliers.   :D
Posted by: gardengirl, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 8:16pm; Reply: 15
I noticed since I started my fish oil (November) that my psoriasis has completely cleared up. I always had a couple of spots but it all cleared within ten days of starting the fish oil. I haven't noticed any other improvements but that, I'll take. I still eat fish regularly and always have.
Posted by: EquiPro, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:04pm; Reply: 16
I'm thinking about getting this for my daughter:

http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CodLiverOil/index.cfm


It's fermented cod liver oil.  Any thoughts?  She's already eating ghee regularly each day....

She currently got some tendonitis in her Achilles, which is problematic for a dancer.  Seems to have been caused by a rapid growth in her bones of her feet.

She's currently getting ultrasound every day, deep tissue massage and fascia work 2-3x per week, is taking nightly ice baths and I've ordered all of the anti-inflammatory supplements recommended by Dr. D. I also ordered the basic O pack and will have her take those, too.

Of course, if she would get off of the grains and sugar it would help her a lot, but she has to make that decision.

Any thoughts about the cod liver oil, too?
Posted by: Jane, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 8:33pm; Reply: 17
Dr. D has fish oil.  I don't know if that might be better though.  
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 5:05am; Reply: 18
Quoted from ruthiegirl
If you fry your own, you can make them compliant. If the recipe calls for flour, use spelt or rice flour instead. If it calls for bread crumbs, use crumbled compliant bread, crumbled rice cakes, or almond meal instead.


Many southerner like a corn meal coating. You can use mullet flour (mixed with the other flours)
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 5:10am; Reply: 19
Quoted from deblynn3
Many southerner like a corn meal coating. You can use mullet flour (mixed with the other flours)
Umm mullet flour? Or millet flour? I guess mullet would be in keeping with the fish oil topic... :D

Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:26am; Reply: 20
Maybe that's how they pronounce millet in Arkansas.  ;D 8) ;) :B :K)
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 8:55am; Reply: 21
:D You mean different, like how they pronounce fish & chips "feesh & cheeps" or "fush & chups" depending on where they are in NZ??
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11:10am; Reply: 22
EquiPro
I use cod liver oil for my O daughter with good result.
I know the brand and it is very good - but far too expensive here.

She eats minimum of fisk (a little scallops and prawns) .
She had a bad depression when she was 13- 14yo
and It went away after I gave her high doses of EPA  -so for me it is important to keep her mind happy :) Every time she seems bordeline depressed or stressed we up her dose a bit .

I use CLO myself since it is very important for keeping my joints happy
Posted by: gardengirl, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:17pm; Reply: 23
I used Green Pastures in the past and found I was happier with Carlson brand Fish Oil. If you do try Green Pastures, I will recommend you stay away from the mint flavour. That is something that just should never have happened (from experience, bleh).
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:27pm; Reply: 24
notice how close the u and i are on the keyboard?
Posted by: EquiPro, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:29pm; Reply: 25
I'm considering using it for the inflammation in her achilles right now, but would prefer to pass on it if really strong benefits aren't there (after all, she eats ghee regularly from Ancient Organics).  I think that I'll wait for my D'Adamo order to get her and start with that.  Thanks!
Posted by: yvonneb, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:45pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from EquiPro


She's currently getting ultrasound every day, deep tissue massage and fascia work 2-3x per week, is taking nightly ice baths...


Sorry for cutting off your post there  :)

As I understand it, the ice is to reduce the swelling, but to heal it it also needs bloodflow. I found infra red light very helpful there. Might be worth running that past her physio- see what s/he thinks of that.

No thoughts on the cod liver oil- sorry!
Posted by: EquiPro, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:52pm; Reply: 27
Thanks yv!  That's why she's doing ultrasound..as recommended by the PT!  I'll look into infra red, though, too!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 9:47pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from EquiPro
I'm thinking about getting this for my daughter:

http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CodLiverOil/index.cfm


It's fermented cod liver oil.  Any thoughts?  She's already eating ghee regularly each day....

Any thoughts about the cod liver oil, too?


It's the brand of cod liver oil I use and it digests easier than others I've tried, including Carlson's.  Of course, I still get plenty of the type B flax.
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Saturday, January 28, 2012, 6:10pm; Reply: 29
I've read krill is better.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, January 29, 2012, 9:21am; Reply: 30
Quoted from gardengirl
I used Green Pastures in the past and found I was happier with Carlson brand Fish Oil. If you do try Green Pastures, I will recommend you stay away from the mint flavour. That is something that just should never have happened (from experience, bleh).
:D So you didn't like the mint...You just reminded me I have a really nice tuna recipe that strangely enough had dried mint as one of the ingredients ;)
I find the fish oil capsules with lemon I can take but I will burp lemon afterward for quite a while, however that is probably better than what happens to me if I try the ones without lemon, where I burp fish afterward??! Does anyone know if either of those reactions indicate a problem?

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, January 29, 2012, 4:26pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from 14442
I've read krill is better.


My friend has a Ph in marine polution and she says most of the krill oils she testes was slightly rancid.

There were other reasons why it wasn´t as goods as real fish oil or CLO.

She say Nordic Naturals and green pastures are among the best/cleanest on the market,
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