• How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indulgence

    How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indulgence

    It's that time of year again – the-after-the holidays time when some of us ask ourselves: "What was I thinking? Why did it eat that much, drink that much, party that much? The holidays are one of these times when we flood our system with fatty, sugary foods that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact,...
  • Gratitude Does Your Health Good!

    Gratitude Does Your Health Good!

    Gratitude has been the foundation of my medical practice and lifestyle for as long as I can remember. It gives the fuel to stay focused, judgment-aware - and curious about who this person sitting in front of me with a medical condition may be.   Gratitude is the "oxygen "that allows me to breathe in more positivity when the world around me at times seems...
  • Intermittent Fasting in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

    Intermittent Fasting in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

    Why are Traditional Oncologists Suddenly More interested in Intermittent Fasting in the Treatment of Breast Cancer? by Edison de Mello, MD, PhD Research has shown that breast cancer is one of at least 13 cancers sensitive to obesity and fat composition. Since fatty tissue promotes breast cancer's development and growth, weight-loss strategies, such as intermittent fasting or IF, can help lower fat and promote a...
  • Do you experience fatigue and digestive problems?

    Do you experience fatigue and digestive problems?

    The Connection Between Gut Health and Energy Levels Your gut health influences much more in your life than just your digestion. It’s connected to your immune system, metabolic function, and mental health.   Get ready to discover the secrets to increasing and sustaining your energy levels NATURALLY.   Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, busy professional or a parent on the go, knowing...
  • Fasting during Chemotherapy & Other Chronic Illnesses

    Fasting during Chemotherapy & Other Chronic Illnesses

    by Dr. Edison de Mello It Boosts Immunity & It likely minimizes the side effects of chemotherapy, making it more effective. Let's start by describing the difference between calorie restriction (CR) versus intermittent fasting (IF). Calorie restriction involves limiting food consumption, while fasting involves not eating for varying lengths of time. A vast body of research shows that fasting has been used as a...
  • What can Physical Therapy do for Knee Pain?

    What can Physical Therapy do for Knee Pain?

    Knee pain is one of the most common complaints I see in the office, challenging everyday activities such as running, going up and down stairs, or even as simple as getting up and down from a chair. Diagnoses for knee pain vary from patellar tendonitis, to patellofemoral syndrome, to osteoarthritis. In this article, I will discuss knee pain from a purely physical and biomechanical...
  • I am Vaccinated and Boosted and Still Got COVID.  How many times can I get re-infected??

    I am Vaccinated and Boosted and Still Got COVID. How many times can I get re-infected??

    by Edison de Mello, MD, PhD I am Vaccinated and Boosted and Still Got COVID. Can I Get re-infected? If so, How many times?  Summer Travel - How do I travel safely These days?  Number one and two, and three: Get fully vaccinated and Boosted!Undoubtedly, it is the first step toward travel safety, and the next BIG step for safety is to continue following all precautionary...
  • Self-care: from one mother to another

    Self-care: from one mother to another

    Increasingly, women in families are asked to wear many hats in addition to being a mother: primary caregiver, cook, housekeeper, breadwinner, nurse, and more. It is essential for anyone in a caregiver role to practice “self-care.” With the busyness of your every day in mind, we want to remind you of something very important: Don’t forget about yourself. Most everyone agrees that a happy mom makes a happy...
  • The value of home grown food

    The value of home grown food

    In honor of my Mom, I want to write about the gift of planting fruits and vegetables on Mother’s Day.  Since I was a little girl, I remember spending quality time with my mother in the garden.  Despite having a small walkway as our gardening space in Brooklyn, NY, we made the best of it by growing our favorites such as basil and tomatoes....
  • Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

    Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

    Developing breast cancer is the number one concern my patients have before starting hormone therapy. There is so much confusion and misinformation regarding hormone therapy and breast cancer. My goal is to educate about the actual risk hormones play in the development of breast cancer so women can approach menopause empowered rather than with fear. I have seen even the most well-intentioned physicians be...
  • What are good supplements to take as a woman?

    What are good supplements to take as a woman?

    Women often wear many hats including taking care of the health of everyone who lives under their roof.  In this feat of daily multitasking, sometimes women prioritize their loved ones’ health over their own.  I would like to impart some tips on how women can support their health.  One way to show yourself self-love and respect is to make the effort to prepare healthy...
  • 8 EASY Ways to Increase Energy Levels and School Performance

    8 EASY Ways to Increase Energy Levels and School Performance

    Understanding how to increase energy and improve performance is essential not just for professional athletes but also for anyone with busy lives who want to increase the needed stamina for peak performance. Whether you run a busy household or a successful business, you likely wish you had more physical energy and mental clarity. Research has shown that mastering strategies to reach peak performance physically,...
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