• The 3 Amigos: The Gut Brain Connection

    The 3 Amigos: The Gut Brain Connection

    By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD Yes, we have 3 Brains! The first one is the HEAD, then the HEART, followed by the GUT brain. These 3 brains are interconnected through an extensive network of neurons, each with particular roles. Resembling a highway of information, these brains, when balanced, provide stability, grounding and the intuition (gut feelings) necessary for ultimate health.  Containing about 100 million neurons, the...
  • New Year, New Life- Ditch the pain now!

    New Year, New Life- Ditch the pain now!

    By Gina Galvez, MS, PA-C Do you have a new year’s resolution? Are you tired of being in pain all the time? Chronic pain can be debilitating, causing many people to have anxiety and depression.  Pain can affect your ability to think clearly and function well at work or school, not to forget that it also affects your ability to have fun and enjoy...
  • 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,...
  • Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

    Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

    Talk about setting yourself up for failure. Trying to make a decision about a behavioral change that you will stick with for 12 straight months is nonsense. What research shows is that it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit. So, this year, I encourage you to make separate monthly intentions starting with January 2019. Try it on, feel it out, see if...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

    Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

      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....
  • The gut microbiome as a contributor to the pandemic

    The gut microbiome as a contributor to the pandemic

      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...
  • Genetics vs Epigenetics

    Genetics vs Epigenetics

    It’s Not All the Luck of the Draw Sometimes it’s easy to assume that whether you get a disease is all the luck of your genes.  And sometimes that might be true.  But there is another player in game of luck and it is called epigenetics.  Epigenetics is how your lifestyle – your behaviors and surroundings, regulate which genes get expressed and to what...
  • Foods & Supplements for Estrogen Detoxification

    Foods & Supplements for Estrogen Detoxification

    Epigenetics and Estrogen – How our Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Our Hormones   Our lifestyle choices can influence how we experience our superpower hormone, estrogen. For us to be and feel hormonally balanced, estrogen cannot be too high or too low.    "Estrogen should be produced and then processed and cleared efficiently from our bodies."     Detoxification, the process of transforming estrogen into metabolites...
  • Rainbow Inspiration - Why the rainbow diet is so healthy.

    Rainbow Inspiration - Why the rainbow diet is so healthy.

    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...
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