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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Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Health This Year

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

 The BEST way to improve your health this year is to set Realistic and Sustainable goals.  Setting lofty goals that you can only adhere to for a few weeks is not going to help your overall health.  So, don’t try to add in 2 hours of exercise a day, and don’t try to say you will live on steamed veggies alone.  Choose a Realistic health goal that is Sustainable for the long-term.  Eat more greens!  A realistic goal is to have at least half your plate be green at lunch and dinner.  By green, I mean any veggie – which...

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Green Powders: Why use them?

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THE BASICS:   We all know that that the more greens we eat, the less likely we are to develop chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. However, sadly most Americans do not eat nearly enough nutrient-packed dark-green vegetables – and thus cannot take advantage of their rich health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, enhancing detoxification, and maintaining an optimal acid-base balance in the body.   Our nutritional needs should be met primarily through diet. Greens, or any other supplements, are not intended to be a food substitute. For some people however greens may be a useful way to...

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The Power of Gratitude

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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 advertise it as a pill, gratitude would be a miracle drug. Biologically, gratitude activates an area of the brain’s prefrontal cortex. The more we practice gratitude, the more our brain craves the act of giving. At...

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Gratitude Does Your Health Good!

Posted on by Edison de Mello

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 to be going bananas. Gratitude is about accepting the negative of the situation while also acknowledging the positives in one's life. Such as, for example, yes, my car was totaled, but my life was spared, as...

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