Acne and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema are influenced by a number of factors including diet and other lifestyle choices. Dealing with acne can be painful, frustrating and even debilitating. However, don’t lose hope! By finding the right balance of diet, lifestyle, nutrition and treatment, you can manage this condition and have… Continue Reading
Topicals: The Best Probiotics for Acne?
Using probiotics to combat acne and other inflammatory skin conditions is a recent treatment trend. But, while we know that taking a probiotic supplement can be effective, what about putting it directly on the skin? Good news – recent discoveries are making that option look ever more promising. The latest study showed that… Continue Reading
Most Women Do This, Stating Hygienic Reasons
Is getting ready for the day at the beach or poolside mean that you’ll be visiting your aesthetician for a waxing? Or do you feel you need to clean things up “down there” before your upcoming OB/GYN appointment? If so, you’re in good company. According to a recent study published in JAMA’s journal Dermatology,… 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
How to do a Juice Cleansing Fast
You may associate spring with cleaning your apartment or house. But, this is a great time of year to internally cleanse or detox your body too. One of the best ways to detox is by doing a juice cleansing fast. Never juiced before? Read our tips below then experience firsthand the benefits of going on… Continue Reading
5 Surprising Ways to Beat Holiday Stress
Heading into the holidays is usually a whirlwind of activity. But between cooking, cleaning, shopping, and getting ready for guests, the demands of the holiday season can leave you feeling stressed out. Meditate? Take a nap? Who has the time or the quiet for that? If the usual advice on how to calm yourself… Continue Reading
Why Probiotics are Good for Acne
Has your dermatologist prescribed a topical or oral antibiotic to help clear your acne? Along with benzyl peroxide and retinoids, antibiotics remain the front line of treatment for acne in teenagers and in adults. Antibiotics are designed to tamp down P. acnes, the bacterial species that reside on the skin and are associated with… Continue Reading
6 Ways to Prevent Post Surgical Constipation
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
Should I Take a Probiotic?
By David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: I’ve been hearing so much positive press about probiotics, I’m wondering if I should take a probiotic daily in addition to my other supplements. Diet, travel, stress, illness, aging and the use of antibiotics all contribute to an imbalance or “dysbiosis” of the intestinal tract leading to… Continue Reading
14 Tips on Plastic Surgery Preparation
Whether you’re planning on having nose surgery, breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, recovery after plastic surgery is probably a concern. The good news is that the steps you take now to prepare for your upcoming procedure, can dramatically improve your plastic surgery recovery time. Dr. David H. Rahm, a board certified anesthesiologist and… Continue Reading