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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    Elemental diet and Crohn’s disease

    Elemental diets (ED) are liquid diets that contain all the nutrients your body needs. The nutrients are usually taken in a digested form and give the digestive system a rest.

    The results of this study reveal that patients with inflammatory Crohn’s disease do better when ED is combined with infliximab (Remicade) compared to taking infliximab alone.

    Approximately twice as many patients showed a positive response when assessed at 8 and 16 weeks after starting combined therapy.

    Unfortunately, people with fistulizing Crohn’s disease showed no difference in response between the two treatments.

    A good review of Crohn’s disease is available here. The role of diet and nutrition in Crohn’s disease are discussed here.
    7/20/06 09:36 JR

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