Systemic Review Reveals Diabetes/Probiotics Link

Probiotics decrease serum cholesterol levels, prevent insulin resistance The term probiotic refers to dietary supplements and foods that contain “beneficial” or “friendly” bacteria. The organisms themselves are also called probiotics. Image: berkeleywellness.com   Probiotics play a huge role in digestion and help boost immune response Many of us are ignorant about the importance and benefits…

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D.

Giving Thanks Thanksgiving is our nation’s official time for giving thanks, counting our blessings, and sharing kindness and courtesy to friends, family and even strangers. The spirit of gratitude, defined as “the quality of being thankful, or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” is a trait that should be cultivated each and…

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D.

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D. Death by the Prescription Pad  Primum non nocere or “first, do no harm” is taught to all healthcare providers, so that we might always remember that in our efforts to do something good we also risk doing something bad. Physicians, much like politicians, often feel the need to do…

Childbirth Options

Bloomin’ Babies co-owner discusses merits of natural birth Natural childbirth is getting lots of attention these days from researchers who’ve noticed a trend among American women to deliver their babies in non-hospital settings. Recent studies support the wisdom of this shift toward minimally invasive childbirth, said Patty Kandiko, a certified nurse midwife and co-owner of…