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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    Test your knowledge of the glycemic index

    Eating foods with a low glycemic index is the way to go if you want to lose weight. That’s the conclusion in the latest Cochrane Review, as reported by Ivanhoe.

    What’s your glycemic index IQ?

    Here’s a list of pairs of foods. You select the one with the lower glycemic index. In one case the glycemic is about the same.

    The answers are listed on the Healthy Weight Forum, which also has a good explanation of the glycemic index.

    • White bread or pumpernickel bread
    • Baked beans or lentils
    • Cornflakes or Cheerios
    • Jelly beans or a chocolate bar
    • Apple or watermelon

    7/20/07 16:53 JR

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