How to Have Clear Skin for Life View More

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? View More

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

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

why probiotics are good for acne View More

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

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