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
14 Tips for a Rapid Recovery
Whether you’re planning on having a small, elective procedure or something more comprehensive, recovery after 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 recovery time. In my almost 30 years as an anesthesiologist, I’ve helped thousands 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
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
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
What are the Best Supplements for Skin Care?
by David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: I use professional skin care products and get anti-aging treatments for my skin but I was wondering what supplements I can take to maintain that healthy glow? I’m glad to hear that you’re interested in the nutritional aspects of skin care. Like other organs in the body,… Continue Reading
How to Find the Best Probiotic
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
Probiotics and Acne Control – What You Need to Know
If you understand the causes of acne and the type of treatments available, then it makes sense why probiotics can help. The good news is that when probiotics are used in conjunction with the antibiotics your dermatologist prescribes, the side-effects associated with taking these medications is reduced. Taking a probiotic can also reduce… Continue Reading