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.

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    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 'Thyroid' Category

    Mechanisms underlying the actions of vitamin D

    Monday, January 17th, 2011

    Dr. Christine Gonzalez from Los Angeles, California, has written a thorough review of vitamin D.

    Let’s focus on the actions of vitamin D thought to contribute to disease prevention. (more…)

    Does soy lower the risk of chronic disease?

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    Epidemiological studies suggest that soy might be associated with a lower risk of certain chronic diseases. This has lead health regulatory agencies worldwide to approve food-labeling health claim for soy proteins.

    Dr. Chao Wu Xiao at the University of Ottawa in Canada finds the data lacking. (more…)

    Thyroid cancer and stealth iodine-containing drugs

    Monday, October 19th, 2009

    A 55-year-old man treated for thyroid cancer was on a low-iodine diet as part of treatment, but his iodine levels of continued to increase.

    A patient history published in The New England Journal of Medicine and reported in reveals an unexpected source of iodine among the 20 supplements he was taking. (more…)

    Review: Chinese herbals for hyperthyroidism

    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    The Cochrane Collaboration has reviewed the evidence and submitted its findings. (more…)

    The Myers’ formula treats what ails ya

    Saturday, May 26th, 2007

    It’s used to treat a broad range of diseases, but nobody believes enough in the formula to do a controlled clinical study.

    Why not? (more…)

    Consumer alert: Lexscl Fat Rapid Loss capsules

    Monday, April 16th, 2007

    Health Canada is advising consumers not to use this product due to concerns about possible side effects. (more…)