The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is 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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    2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women

    How many of these recommendations from the American Heart Association relate to complementary lifestyle changes discussed on this blog?

    • Increase consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and restrict their alcohol and sodium intake
    • Quit smoking
    • Exercise 60 to 90 minutes most or all days
    • Reduce saturated fat intake
    • Eat oily fish or another source of omega-3 fatty acids
    • Do not take hormone replacement therapy
    • Do not take folic acid, vitamin E, C and beta-carotene for primary or secondary prevention of heart disease
    • Take low-dose aspirin therapy if they are ages 65 or older regardless of heart disease risk status, if benefits likely will outweigh other risks.

    I count 6 out of 8.

    2/26/07 19:16 JR

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