Posted by Larry Hoover on November 22, 2002, at 8:24:37
In reply to Re: FISH OIL, EPA, DHA » freedom2001, posted by NikkiT2 on November 22, 2002, at 7:44:20
> I can't seem to eat amything vaguely oily at the moment without retching something terrible... would this effect it do you think??
> I recth alot of the time anyway, but oil seems to make it worse
Hi, Nikki. May I ask....do you have an eating disorder, or a digestive disorder? It would help to know a little bit more, if it's not too personal.
> Also, is there a vegetarian option??
There is an algae-based product called Neuromin, but I don't know a whole lot about it, other than it is said to be a good source of DHA.
If you eat eggs, you should definitely try to get free-range eggs, and/or those from chickens fed flax seed as part of their ration. The chicken enzymes do a fair bit of the conversion of alpha-linolenic acid to EPA and DHA for you.
> I refuse to ever go near an SSRI again in my life, and have taken myself off all my meds (with psychologist approval)...
One thing about certain nutritional deficiencies is that being deficient in something can make future absorption of that nutrient problematic. For example, being magnesium deficient makes you uptake magnesium poorly, and being deficient in essential fatty acids makes their uptake less efficient. Your body has a lot of "use it or lose it" about it. It's not going to waste precious resources in preparation for taking up a nutrient it doesn't ordinarily get. Sometimes it takes a while for your body to get pumped up again. With your delicate stomach, you may need to go very slowly, gradually raising the dose as your tolerance progresses. Make very sure to get a fish oil with vitamin E added (some form of tocopherol) to protect against rancidity, and take it right after a meal.