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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    New calorie-burning and satiety foods for 2007

    Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals has looked into the future and sees … new functional foods and nutraceuticals, of course.

    “Celsius” and “Enviga”

    • Claim to promote weight loss via a combination of ingredients such as ginger, caffeine, and green tea that quickly and rapidly increase metabolism so that more calories are burned than consumed.

    “LightFull Satiety Smoothie” (US) and “Danone Shape Lasting Satisfaction Yogurt” (Europe)

    • Combines fiber and protein to promote satiety with low-calorie loads.

    Fortified beer

    • US beer fortified with folic acid and B-vitamins — “vitamin beer”
    • German lagers fortified with lecithin, folic acid, other vitamins and lemon balm targeting women.

    Probiotic dairy drinks and yogurts

    • Help regulate digestive tract health

    And don’t forget…

    • Immunity-boosting probiotic juices, snack bars, and even breakfast cereals

    12/12/06 21:22 JR

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