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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    Best diets

    U.S. News evaluated and ranked 20 diets with input from a panel of health experts.

    First, the details.

    • To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease.
    • Diets were rated between 1 to 5 stars

    And, the results.

    • 3.9 stars
      • DASH diet
    • 3.8 stars
      • Mediterranean diet
      • TLC diet
      • Weight Watchers diet
    • 3.7 stars
      • Mayo Clinic diet
      • Volumetrics diet
    • 3.6 stars
      • Jenny Craig diet
    • 3.5 stars
      • Ornish diet
    • 3.4 stars
      • Vegetarian diet
    • 3.2 stars
      • Slim-Fast diet
    • 3.1 stars
      • Nutrisystem diet
    • 3 stars
      • Vegan diet
    • 2.9 stars
      • South Beach diet
    • 2.8 stars
      • Eco-Atkins diet
      • Zone diet

    The bottom line?

    Other well known diets like Atkins and Medifast ranked lower.

    Read more about the diets at the U.S. News website.

    6/9/11 20:06 JR

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