• 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 Power of Gratitude

    The Power of Gratitude

    The one consistent tool my patients and friends have shared with me, that has helped them through the toughest of times, is the practice of gratitude. Gratitude, the act of recognizing the wonderful in your life, while honoring the negatives, has shown in numerous studies to have many benefits to emotional, mental, and physical health. If we could bottle up all the benefits and...
  • 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...
  • Breast Cancer and Soy Foods

    Breast Cancer and Soy Foods

    By Bren Boston, MD Bottom line:  Eating 1-2 servings per day of WHOLE soy foods is recommended for a healthy diet, and will NOT increase your risk for breast cancer.  Whole soy foods are safe to eat for breast cancer survivors.   Lots of women are scared to eat soy due to the phytoestrogens, fearing it will increase their risk of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer. ...
  • Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

    Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

    It’s time to pack up school lunches again!  School mornings can be hectic so pack or plan your kids lunch the night before.   With some planning, packing lunches can be a rewarding process because you can take control of ensuring your kids eat a wholesome, nutrient-dense lunch. The best lunches should always include a protein, a vegetable, a fruit (seasonal is best), and something fun....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

    Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

    What we eat, the way we eat, and how we eat are choices that can directly impact our physiology and the health of the planet. I believe that healthy living happens when we understand that we are all interconnected. We are at our best when we live in syntony with the natural environment. Promoting a sustainable relationship between our habits and the health of...
  • Tick Bite - I just found a tick! Do I have to worry about Lyme disease?

    Tick Bite - I just found a tick! Do I have to worry about Lyme disease?

    I just found a tick! Do I have to worry about Lyme disease? Don’t panic, let’s look at the facts. First of all, only blacklegged ticks (Ixodes, deer ticks) can transmit Lyme disease. Lyme is a spirochete bacterium that is transmitted through the tick’s saliva into the human that the tick is biting. So, we need to know what kind of tick it was....
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