Probiotics Promote Weight Loss & Reduce BMI View More

Do you eat yogurt on a daily basis to get more beneficial bacteria into your system?  Or, do you take a probiotic supplement to support digestion and boost immunity?   Now, a new study suggests that there may be an even more compelling reason to continue consuming your daily probiotics.  Weight control.   Gaining Weight?… Continue Reading

Traveler's Diarrhea View More

Traveler’s Tummy, Dheli Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge. Whatever name it goes by one thing is certain, Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD) is uncomfortable at best and downright deadly at worst. And if you’re planning that summer vacation to faraway destinations, you likely have legitimate concerns about getting sick.   The good news? Taking a good quality probiotic supplement… Continue Reading

Feeling Down? How Psychobiotics Can Help View More

Here’s a new neuroscience buzzword you need to know: psychobiotics. No, it doesn’t mean you’re crazy about probiotics, although you should be. Psychobiotics are live organisms (probiotics) that ingested in sufficient quantities; work on the brain-gut axis to help with psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Wait, what?   That’s right, depression, the mood disorder that causes… Continue Reading

Prebiotic Foods View More

By David H. Rahm, M.D.   Q:  I’ve been taking a probiotic for years but lately I’m hearing more about prebiotics. What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? And, should I be taking a prebiotic supplement?   Emerging research over the past decade, has given us a greater appreciation for the role that probiotics –… Continue Reading

Blood Pressure Management View More

To lower and keep your blood pressure in check, you’re supposed to reduce sodium, eat fewer processed foods, drink less, and weigh less.    For those looking for more, it seems like taking more probiotics, the all-important beneficial bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract, can also help you lower hypertension.    A review published in Hypertension,… Continue Reading

Sensitive Skin View More

From regulating gut function, minimizing the side effects of antibiotic use, boosting the immune system, and helping with weight loss, probiotics are currently one of the hottest topics in health because of their potential to benefit a myriad of conditions.   And now, if you suffer from sensitive skin, hope is on the horizon because… Continue Reading