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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    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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