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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    Dietary recommendations you probably already know

    Every 5 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which basically tell us what we should be eating.

    Unless you’ve been living in a box, there’s probably nothing new here.

    On the other hand, it might be worth reviewing.

    • Eat fewer calories
    • Get more of your food from plants
    • Eat more fish
    • Switch to low-fat dairy
    • Eat only moderate amounts of lean meats, poultry and eggs
    • Reduce intake of added sugars and solid fats
    • Reduce sodium and refined grains
    • Exercise

    The bottom line?

    The list is important because, “Obesity is the single greatest threat to public health in this century,” says Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS.

    6/25/10 18:11 JR

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