I am upset to learn that my favorite fish may have high mercury content even though farmed. I do know that is what keeps my joints younger than most people my age....and I love it..lots of Omega-3.
I guess I'll have to stick with sardines, shrimp, and scallops.
FARMED is worse for you. go for any deep sea fish.. farmed means that the fish are kept in close shore nets, where they are raised. Street run off and such accumulates at the shore and cost line where the fish farms are. Fish farms may sound good, but only if they were in a building or something, where water could be monitored!
Deep in the ocean, the water is cleaner and has less of a build up.
Flax seeds are great, I add them to oatmeal, or yogurt!
try a organic cod liver oil, salmon oil is good too, and some nuts like almonds have omega's.
ever try MSM or a chondroiten/ glucosamine mix? you have to do both, because they work together, alone, they dont do poop for joints. http://ww2.arthritis.org/conditions/alttherapies/glucosamine.asp
concerned about heavy metals in your body? try raw or dried wheat grass, check out the usages:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatgrass
info about flax seeds, and fatty acids:
# Flaxseed oil (flaxseed oil has the highest linolenic content of any food), flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, avocados, some dark leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, purslane, mustard greens, collards, etc.), canola oil (cold-pressed and unrefined), soybean oil, wheat germ oil, salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, albacore tuna, and others.
# One tablespoon per day of flaxseed oil should provide the recommended daily adult portion of linolenic acid, although "time-released" effects of consuming nuts and other linolenic-rich foods is being studied, and considered more beneficial than a once-daily oil intake.
Oh, pumpkin seeds, (raw if you can stand it! shells off, not fried or cooked, cooking kills!) are high in good oils too!
speaking of Raw foods, I took my dog off kibble completely. SHe is now eating raw beef, chicken, rabbit, and veggies, and raw bones.
she would look at the kibble and i would have to flavor it for her to eat it.. but now she is excited about her food!!! and so far, no more explosion of poops, she has a broken pancreas from 3 lbs of bacon.. she has not been able to digest kibble no matter what brand... she pooped on my kitchen walls last week! Eww! I am excited about her raw diet!