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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    Complementary secrets to living a hundred years

    I signed up for the Harvard Health Letter last night. This morning they sent a free report titled, Living to 100: What’s the Secret?

    Here are the secrets based on their review of several studies.

    There’s not one high tech recommendation in the bunch.

    • Don’t smoke or drink heavily
    • Gain little or no weight during adulthood
    • Don’t overeat
    • Eat many fruits and vegetables
    • Get regular physical activity for as long you’re able
    • Challenge your minds
    • Have a positive outlook
    • Be friendly and maintain close ties with family and friends

    “Many researchers think that people could add up to a decade to their lives if they emulated the centenarians. And, from what we know so far, they aren’t doing anything mysterious. They’re simply following the standard health commandments: don’t smoke, keep trim, get exercise, manage stress, and avoid social isolation.”

    It’s good reading. You should sign up and read the whole thing.

    9/22/06 10:58 JR

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