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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    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society reviews omega-3 fatty acids

    In their article published in InsideMS, Dr. Allen Bowling and Tom Stewart caution, “It’s not clear if omega-3 fatty acids really improve multiple sclerosis (MS).”

    However, there is a scientific rationale for this supplement and some hints of effectiveness.

    So far, studies have involved only people with relapsing-remitting MS. “For those who are willing to act on the available evidence, taking a reasonable dose of fish oil supplements should be safe as long as there are no medical issues restricting its use,” say the authors. “When taking this supplement, it may make sense to also take a low dose of vitamin E (100 IU daily).”

    It goes without saying, but the authors say it anyway. “Omega-3 fatty acids should never be used instead of the conventional MS treatments.”

    It’s worth reading if you have or know somebody with MS.

    2/13/07 21:47 JR

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