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, 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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    Recommendations for taking omega-3 fatty acids

    Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those who are at high risk of heart disease or already have it. And I suppose when it becomes a prescription drug, it’s no longer complementary but integrated into mainstream medicine.

    So, here’s one last (maybe) entry on N-3 PUFA (omega-3) taken from the American Heart Association (AHA).

    • Eat fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times a week.
    • Mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Also, eat tofu and other forms of soybeans, canola, walnut, and flaxseed, and their oils, which contain alpha-linolenic acid (LNA) that becomes omega-3 fatty acid in the body.

    More specific recommendations based on risk factors appear on the AHA website.

    11/11/06 09:35 JR

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