I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fish Oil Supplements Found To Contain PCBs

After reading for years about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and the benefits of taking fish oil supplements, I finally bought some. This morning I took my first capsule. Then my husband saw this news reel from Yahoo.com and sent it along to me. Wow. I guess I'll learn to tolerate fish, instead!



  1. Mine arrived today! :) Of course, I ordered them the day before this news story came out... lol... Does anyone know which brands were tested, and how they all did? (Some of the news articles mention a few brands -- I'm wondering about what to try in the future.)

    I ordered New Chapter Wholemega, which says it's 100% wild alaskan salmon, but not distilled. I'm hoping that this brand will be ok, and probably better than most fish :) but would like to know more, especially because I'm thinking about giving some to my 3-year old...

    Thanks for any info!

  2. My friend informed me that Young Living company has a fish oil supplement called Omega Blue that is PCB-free. Incidentally, it is also gluten and dairy free, but I guess most are?

  3. I still can't believe that this is true. I think I need to share this post to all of my friends. And I am so sure that they will be surprise in this news.