Thursday, February 5, 2009

Q & A ... Mostly Fish Oil

See?! I knew you all knew too much about me to ask anything else! So I'll just go right to Joy's question about the Cod Liver Oil.

Joy, I take the cod liver oil by mouth and it works internally.

Right now I am struggling to find some cod liver oil that works. My chiropractor is the only person I know who sells Premier Research Labs Products (whose pricey products I love)...and he is backordered. :-( So I have been out of my "Quantum Cod Liver Oil" for over a week. My skin is dry. Not bleeding dry yet, but I feel like an alligator. And my lips! They were so chapped a few days ago! So I'm trying to find a new brand that I can fall back on.

I visited a local health food store yesterday, and picked up a middle-of-the-road in price cod liver oil. I bought the capsules thinking that they would be better than liquid....but those suckers were huge! I about choked! So I had to bite the second one open, suck out the oil (it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be) and spit out the vegetable capsule. We'll see how this one works. I'll keep you posted. Sounds like something a lot more important when I promise that "You'll read it here first!" doesn't it? Okay, maybe not.

I used to use Udo's Oil for my Ogega 3, 6, & 9's, but I had dry skin constantly even when I used it religiously. In September my chiropractor suggested that I use a fish oil instead. He explained that the fish process the seaweed and other "vegetable oils" into a form that is easier for some to utilize. So I tried it and I'm hooked! My husband, Steve, bought some cheap fish oil at the grocery store for me soon after I took my last of the good stuff, but it didn't work.

Yesterday after I told him I went to the health food store he mentioned taht Carlson's cod liver oil is supposed to be good, and I did see that in the health food store, but I didn't get it because it was a liquid and I thought it would be nasty, but after sucking the oil out of my capsule, I with that I would have tried it.

Good luck, Joy, with your dry skin. I am hoping that both of us can get some relief..and soon!

Have a great day, all!


  1. Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for more natural remedies. I love your new blog background.

    We moved to SLC for my husbands job and stayed for a year and a half. We lived in SLC in Harvard Yale area and rented a house there. Then we moved to Northern CA. I'm originally from FL. Now we are in TX. I still have a really good friend there. She lives in Draper. I met her at Holliday Baptist Church where we attended.

    ♥ Joy

  2. drink the cod liver oil to help relieve dry skin? Did I read that right?

    I use olive oil....sometime I mix sugar in it and use it as a scrub!!

  3. I'm beyond internal. I may need to bathe in it!