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
Boost Your Mood With This Food
Mood boosting foods are no myth – from fruits and veggies to dark chocolate, certain foods can help you feel good while being good-for-you. And now you can add to that list foods rich in those important Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Depression Recent research shows that intake of Omega-3 fatty acids… Continue Reading
What Vitamins and Supplements Should I Take?
by David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: If I took every supplement that I read about, I would be taking dozens of nutrients. How do I know what dietary supplements I should take? In the 30 years I’ve practiced medicine, this is one of the most commonly asked questions I hear from patients. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading
New Food & Supplement Labeling
By now, you’ve probably noticed the new nutrition facts on food labels and dietary supplements. While the new labeling requirements primarily affects packaged foods, it also applies to dietary supplements. Late last year, VitaMedica started rolling out these labeling changes along with a new and refreshed packaging design. Even though the packaging and the… Continue Reading
THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF BIOTIN
Biotin is a member of the B-complex family of vitamins. If you have dermatitis, dry skin, thinning hair, loss of hair color or brittle nails, you may be short in biotin. Biotin is sometimes referred to as vitamin H which is appropriate given that the “H” is short for “Haar und Haut” – the German… Continue Reading
Best Omega-3 Supplements – What to Look For (INFOGRAPHIC)
Have you heard about the benefits of Omega-3s but are unsure why these health promoting fats are good for you? From supporting supple skin to promoting heart health, learn about the benefits of Omega-3 supplements here. … 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