• 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,...
  • The Surprising Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

    The Surprising Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

    The aroma of gingerbread or pumpkin pie wafting from a warm oven evokes a sense of cozy wintertime wellbeing, and it turns out there is good reason why.  These holiday spices have health benefits beyond their delicious taste.   Cinnamon Cinnamon comes from the bark of a tropical tree. Two powerful antioxidants are found in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin. The antioxidant cinnamaldehyde is what...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

    Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

    These are my 8 Tips to help you stop menopause weight gain. Estrogen deficiency, the state we find ourselves in once we are in menopause, is associated with insulin resistance and mid center weight gain. Even without changing our exercise routine or diet, women face an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, just by going through the normal stages of aging. ...
  • 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 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...
  • DETOX instead of RETOX

    DETOX instead of RETOX

    Ready for spring cleaning with Akasha’s Ultimate Detox and Vitality drips? Do you drink alcohol on the weekends, or have a glass of wine on many nights of the week during dinner?  If you pair this habit with eating fried foods, dairy, lack of exercise and not eating enough vegetables, then this article may help get you on the right track. A great place...
  • Think Before you drink

    Think Before you drink

    With the pandemic appearing to be somewhat under control and the warm summer months quickly approaching, most of us are ready to move on from the necessary safety restrictions. It's likely going to be tempting for folks to go overboard with their alcohol intake. All indications show that there will be more celebratory relief with increased outdoor activities and traveling.  Excessive use of alcohol...
  • 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...
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