Prebiotic Foods View More

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

Oatmeal View More

(Avena sativa)   Oats are one of the hardiest cereal grains.  Unlike most other crops, this plant is able to withstand poor soil conditions and thrive.   The oats we eat today originate from the wild red oat in Asia. Before being consumed as food, oats were used for medicinal purposes and are still used… Continue Reading

Flaxseed significantly reduced total cholesterol and LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels but did not substantially affect HDL or “good” cholesterol levels or triglycerides, a new study says.   The meta-analysis, which combines results from multiple studies, was reported in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   A number of foods including… Continue Reading