The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    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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    Updating what we know about probiotics and diarrhea

    Growing evidence suggests that probiotics might serve as a functional food in the treatment of diarrhea.

    Here’s what we know.

    Clinical trials suggest potential beneficial effects of probiotic therapy for preventing and treating the following conditions

    • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
    • Rotavirus-induced diarrhea
    • Traveler’s diarrhea
    • Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

    The most extensively studied probiotics for diarrhea.

    • Lactobacillus
    • Bifidobacterium
    • Saccharomyces

    Here’s what we don’t know.

    • Mechanism of action
    • The correct combination and concentration of probiotics

    1/24/07 18:22 JR

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