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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    2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women

    How many of these recommendations from the American Heart Association relate to complementary lifestyle changes discussed on this blog?

    • Increase consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and restrict their alcohol and sodium intake
    • Quit smoking
    • Exercise 60 to 90 minutes most or all days
    • Reduce saturated fat intake
    • Eat oily fish or another source of omega-3 fatty acids
    • Do not take hormone replacement therapy
    • Do not take folic acid, vitamin E, C and beta-carotene for primary or secondary prevention of heart disease
    • Take low-dose aspirin therapy if they are ages 65 or older regardless of heart disease risk status, if benefits likely will outweigh other risks.

    I count 6 out of 8.

    2/26/07 19:16 JR

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