Feeling Down? How Psychobiotics Can Help View More

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 ingested in sufficient quantities; work on the brain-gut axis to help with psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Wait, what?   That’s right, depression, the mood disorder that causes… Continue Reading

How to Keep Digestive System Healthy View More

Digestive problems are among the top health complaints in America today.  Diet, travel, stress, illness, aging and the use of antibiotics all contribute to an imbalance or “dysbiosis” of the intestinal tract leading to gastrointestinal upset.   By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you can prevent these digestive problems from occurring. For best results,… 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