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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    Harvard gets specific about seafood, pregnant women, and omega-3

    HealthBeat, published by Harvard Health Publications, has an excellent article with solid recommendations about the health benefits and risk of eating seafood.

    It’s particularly appropriate in light of recent studies here and here supporting the value of omega-3 fatty acids in pregnant women.

    Some useful excerpts
    Maximize omega-3 intake

    • Besides salmon, eat Atlantic mackerel (different from king mackerel), herring, and sardines.
    • Swordfish and golden bass are ample providers of omega-3s, but rank high in mercury content.
    • Shrimp and lobster are omega-3 lightweights.

    Farmed vs wild salmon

    • Farmed salmon has lots more omega-3 than wild (4,504 mg vs 1,774 mg per 6-ounce serving)

    The bottom line?

    • “Eating fish is worth whatever risks the contaminants might entail.”
    • “In general, the levels of pollutants in fish are below levels at which the FDA would take action.”

    2/17/07 10:10 JR

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