Managing Post Surgical Constipation View More

Yvette La-Garde Director of Education, VitaMedica   Are you worried about pain and downtime following a surgical procedure?  If so, this may be the least of your concerns.   That’s because a common issue after surgery is not pain management but post surgical constipation.   Even if you have regular bowel movements prior to surgery,… 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

An Apple a Day View More

An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away by reducing the risk of developing cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.   But it’s time to add to that list, because in addition to being rich in important antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, and fiber, it turns out that the non-digestible compounds in… Continue Reading

Probiotic Organisms View More

Diet, travel, stress, illness, aging and the use of antibiotics all contribute to an imbalance or “dysbiosis” of the intestinal tract leading to digestive problems.  These problems cause some two million people to visit the doctor each year.    Probiotics – the beneficial bacteria in our intestinal tract – can help relieve gastrointestinal problems like… Continue Reading