Eating Standing Up Versus Sitting Down

Posted on by Edison de Mello

by Dr. Edison de Mello While the concept of buffet eating while standing at parties can be fun and allow for more interaction, similarly to how drinking water while standing is not good for your kidneys, eating while standing is dangerous for the digestive system and the body.  Most of us eat while standing upright from time to time, especially when we're crunched for time, famished after a busy day at work, and eager to get to our delicious leftovers from the night before. It does impact your digestion! But standing while eating significantly impacts digestion, in that eating while...

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Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

  Alcohol is probably the single most common variable contributing to difficulty losing weight and hormone imbalance. So many of my patients live a clean lifestyle with organic eating, low sugar intake, healthy amounts of exercise, and meditation BUT may also drink 2-3 drinks 3-5x/week. They do not feel as good as they want and many struggle with hormonal imbalances and difficulty losing weight. Women cannot tolerate alcohol as well as men, especially after the age of 35, due to our bodies having more fat and less water. Even where we are in our menstrual cycle can affect how we...

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The gut microbiome as a contributor to the pandemic

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  Those of us at the forefront of the fight against COVID -19 have suspected since the beginning of the pandemic that "Long COVID" appeared to be linked to Imbalances of Gut bacteria. An impressive array of studies has now proven that the microbiome, which reflects the variety and volume of bacteria in the gut, is indeed implicated in the severity of COVID and immune system response to the infection. According to a study published online in the journal Gut, imbalances in the microbiome may contribute to persisting inflammatory symptoms, dubbed “long COVID.”   The gut, the second largest organ in the body...

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Rainbow Inspiration - Why the rainbow diet is so healthy.

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

The more colors we have in our lives, the more balanced we will feel.  I am sure you have heard about the “rainbow diet”. This is a great way to add lots of colors and different nutrients to your bodies every day.  We can use colors to activate the 7 main chakras as we allow our body systems to move, get energized and balance and replenish ourselves from head to toe.  Remember to have fun with your fruits and vegetables! Here’s what to do: Buy a Black chalkboard – (not white, this is your FUN board!) and Rainbow dry erase markers....

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How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indulgence

Posted on by Edison de Mello

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, the average American gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the new year. So how do you REBOOT your gut to increase immunity after the holidays? Akasha Center's RESET Program is your answer!  It helps you start...

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