By David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: Everyone around me is sick! I don’t want to catch a cold and can’t afford the time off from work. Do you have any suggestions on how I can avoid catching a cold or worse, the flu? With the cold & flu season at its height in… Continue Reading
Probiotics Reduce Body Weight & BMI
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
Can Probiotics Prevent Traveler’s Tummy?
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? Probiotics Might Help
Updated May 19, 2022 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, when ingested in sufficient quantities, work on the brain-gut axis to help with psychological illnesses, including depression. “A growing body of… Continue Reading
What are Prebiotics?
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
Consuming Probiotics May Help Reduce Blood Pressure
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
Probiotics – A New Treatment for Sensitive Skin?
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
LeanBiotics™ – The New Weight Loss Solution?
There are many traits that make each of us – even identical twins – unique. This includes our personalities and our fingerprints, and now we can add our intestinal flora to the list. But why is this important? Well, with all the recent research being done on how the microbes in our gut affect… Continue Reading
Good Bacteria May Prevent Allergies and Asthma in Children
Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend.” Sure, we love them, but who doesn’t get annoyed when they track in dirt and dust from the outside? Well as it turns out, we should actually be thanking them, because by doing so, our canine companions can actually help prevent allergy and asthma symptoms in… Continue Reading
Probiotics – What You Need to Know (INFOGRAPHIC)
Each day, we learn more about the importance of the beneficial bacteria that line our intestinal tract. From healthy digestion and immune system function to clear skin and weight management, see how these beneficial microbiota play a role in our health & wellness. Then learn what to look for in a high quality probiotic supplement…. Continue Reading