• 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,...
  • Eating Standing Up Versus Sitting Down

    Eating Standing Up Versus Sitting Down

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Back-to-School Immune Support

    Back-to-School Immune Support

     Back-to-School Immune Support We have been talking so much about vaccinations, masks, and social distancing - all very essential – but let’s not forget the simple steps we can also do to support our immune system. Back to school presents itself with Delta, in addition to all the “normal” bugs that float around and make their way into our home. Here are some key...
  • Women's Health Supplements

    Women's Health Supplements

    By Bren Boston MD I would like to impart some tips on how women can support their health.  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. Let us remind ourselves that we deserve to dedicate time and effort to our own...
  • The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

    The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, which can lead to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar balancing. But what exactly is intermittent fasting and how does it work to improve gut health? Yes, it is true. Similarly, to many “new ideas” in modern day, intermittent fasting is not new. What is new today being why people chose to do it. In fact, humans have intermittently fasted throughout...
  • Why Should You Be Taking Probiotics?

    Why Should You Be Taking Probiotics?

    As more research is done about the gut-brain connection, and gut health becomes more and more of  a trending topic among health gurus and nutritionists, you may have heard about the benefits of “probiotics.” What are they, exactly, and how can they help you?   Probiotics help keep your body in balance. As you may have known, your gut environment, or microbiome, contains good...
  • Top 5 Summer Supplements

    Top 5 Summer Supplements

    We've selected 5 must have summer vitamins and supplements to help you stay healthy while keeping your hair, skin and your gut in tip-top condition.   1- ZINC Zinc helps keep your immune system strong and plays many roles in our bodies. Vital for proper healing process and collagen synthesis, the anti-inflammatory properties are useful against skin irritations. During the summer your skin suffers much more...
  • 5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

    5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

    By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD   It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. This time of the year people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight...
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