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

    This blog is 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.

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    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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    Archive for the 'Cod-liver oil' Category

    Cod liver oil lowers need for NSAIDs in arthritis

    Monday, February 8th, 2010

    This study suggests that cod liver oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)

    In praise of mothers who forced their children to take cod liver oil

    Saturday, July 18th, 2009

    In a Medscape editorial, Dr. George Griffing from Saint Louis University in Missouri outlines the benefits. (more…)

    Using cod-liver oil to lower the risk of depression

    Monday, June 18th, 2007

    There’s growing interest in the potential effect of omega-3 fatty acids on depression and subsequent afflictions such as heart disease.

    Here’s a study using the granddaddy of omega-3 formulations — cod-liver oil. (more…)

    September is National Mushroom Month

    Monday, September 4th, 2006

    In advance of National Mushroom Month came news that a single serving of white button mushrooms – the most commonly sold mushroom – could contain 869% of the daily vitamin D requirement when exposed to five minutes of UV light after being harvested.

    Why is this significant?

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    Herbals that provide some pain relief

    Monday, August 7th, 2006

    Here is a list of herbal medicines with documented effectiveness as pain relievers. The source of this information summarizes the dose, route of administration, conditions treated, and safety information.

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