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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    Archive for the 'Fenugreek' Category

    Effects of herbals on warfarin therapy

    Sunday, June 12th, 2011

    Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, in China, studied the risk for an herbal:warfarin interaction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (more…)

    Effectiveness of CAM in diabetes

    Saturday, June 19th, 2010

    Diabetes tool boxResearchers at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario reviewed the evidence for improved control of diabetes in type 2 diabetes mellitus. (more…)

    Functional foods and cardiovascular risk

    Sunday, April 4th, 2010

    Researchers from the University of Milano, Italy, list what we know. (more…)

    CAM for type 2 diabetes

    Monday, March 8th, 2010

    Researchers from the University of Ottawa, in Ontario focused their review on type 2 (AKA adult onset) diabetes.

    Here’s a summary of the evidence for CAM therapies. (more…)

    Fenugreek to treat diabetes

    Friday, April 10th, 2009

    Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in Wuhan, China report improvement in fasting blood sugar levels and A1c when fenugreek was added to ongoing anti-diabetes (sulfonylurea) therapy. (more…)

    Fenugreek to treat obesity?

    Friday, April 10th, 2009

    Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) is an ingredient in Indian-style spiced foods and a source of soluble fiber.

    Researchers from the University of Minnesota, in St Paul studied its effects on satiety, blood sugar levels and insulin response, and energy intake in obese people. (more…)