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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    Is nattokinase a safe alternative to warfarin?

    An enzyme called nattokinase can be extracted from natto, a vegetable cheese-like food that is popular in Japan.

    Research in the lab confirms that nattokinase has an anticoagulant effect.


    nattokinase has not been studied in humans requiring anticoagulant therapy, and the correct dose is not known.

    Contrary to the misleading information provided by a chef at the website called, no data support the statement, “eating natto can prevent heart attacks and strokes.”

    It costs about $1.50 per day to take the “recommended” dose of 100 mg. People willing to pay this much for an unproven drug give up their right to complain about the high cost of conventional medicine.

    12/15/06 20:36 JR

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