The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Mushroom facts

    Considering that it’s National Mushroom Month, here are some mushroom facts.

    Who’ eating all those mushroom?

    • More likely to be women
    • Men consume more when they do eat mushrooms
    • 70 to 79 year olds eat the greatest quantity: 27.8 grams of mushroom-containing foods per sitting!
    • More Westerners eat mushrooms, as do those with greater than a high school education
    • Most prefer mushroom in a cooked side dish
    • Younger people and those with less than a high school education prefer mushrooms with beef or on pizza

    Health profile of a mushroom consumer

    • Healthier
    • Better nutrient profile
    • More likely to meet the Recommended Daily Allowances of common nutrients
    • Eat more daily servings of vegetables
    • Maintained more healthy body weights
    • More bouts of depression

    Effect of substituting mushrooms for meat

    • Reduced fat, sodium and cholesterol
    • Levels of vitamin D significantly increase

    Source: 2003 report to the National Mushroom Council

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