Updated May 19, 2022 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, when ingested in sufficient quantities, work on the brain-gut axis to help with psychological illnesses, including depression. “A growing body of… Continue Reading
Should I Take Fish Oil or Flax Seed Oil Supplement?
By David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: I’ve heard about the benefits of taking Omega-3s but I’m not really sure if I should take flax seed oil or fish oil. Or, if I should take both supplements? Flax seed oil and fish oil belong to a class of supplements called Omega-3s. Taking an Omega-3… Continue Reading
Low-Fiber Diet Linked to Increased Disease Risk
Did you know that eating more might help reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome? Eating more fiber, that is! While it’s well known that fiber can, well, keep things moving along, recent research is showing that it can do much, much more to prevent disease and keep us healthy. The… Continue Reading