The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point

Archive for the 'Prickly Pear' Category

High use of CAM among people with diabetes

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Would you believe that about 80% of people with diabetes use CAM?

Researchers at the University of California, in San Diego, surveyed patients attending the 6 Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) educational conferences during 2004-2006. (more…)

Herbs and dietary supplements for diabetes control

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Dr. Désirée Lie’s post on Medscape reviews nopal (prickly pear cactus), fenugreek, cinnamon, and Gymnema.

Here are the highpoints. (more…)

Is there a reliable way to prevent or treat alcohol hangover?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Yes, but you might be disappointed.


Getting specific about CAM-drug interactions

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Dr. Philip Hansten from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy has spent more than 30 years chronicling and documenting drug interactions.

In an article in Pharmacy Times, he and Dr. John Horn focus on the risks for people with diabetes or taking blood thinners. (more…)

Allopathic and CAM update on diabetes treatment in young people

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The review article is posted on the American Family Physician website. In addition to diagnosis and pharmacological treatment, it covers diet and exercise.

CAM options are not included. (more…)