• 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bringing light to LGBTQ health

    Bringing light to LGBTQ health

    Importance of practitioner-patient understanding and communication in LGBTQ health care   In celebration of LGBTQ pride awareness month of June this year, I would like to discuss the importance of LGBTQ health and how it can save lives!  According to health line, the LGBTQ community face discrimination, at home, at work and even by healthcare providers which has been linked to an increase in...
  • High Gay Teen Suicide Rate: How We’re Still Failing Our Vulnerable Youth

    High Gay Teen Suicide Rate: How We’re Still Failing Our Vulnerable Youth

    While recent headlines on NPR screamed, “Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide,” in Austin, protesters rallied at the Texas State Capitol on May 4, 2021, to stop proposed medical care ban legislation that would criminalize gender-affirming care.  “The Trevor Project estimates that at least one LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13–24 attempts suicide every 45 seconds in the U.S.”  What's wrong...
  • Self-care: from one mother to another

    Self-care: from one mother to another

    Increasingly, women in families are asked to wear many hats in addition to being a mother: primary caregiver, cook, housekeeper, breadwinner, nurse, and more. It is essential for anyone in a caregiver role to practice “self-care.” With the busyness of your every day in mind, we want to remind you of something very important: Don’t forget about yourself. Most everyone agrees that a happy mom makes a happy...
  • Should I Give My Child Melatonin for Better Sleep?

    Should I Give My Child Melatonin for Better Sleep?

    Picture this:   It's 2 AM when you once again get awoken by your child's complainant that they cannot get back to sleep. You’ve had a long day, are exhausted, know that tomorrow is likely going to be another busy day -  and you're not at your wit's end, given that this has been happening more often than you care to admit. You do your...
  • Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

    Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

    Developing breast cancer is the number one concern my patients have before starting hormone therapy. There is so much confusion and misinformation regarding hormone therapy and breast cancer. My goal is to educate about the actual risk hormones play in the development of breast cancer so women can approach menopause empowered rather than with fear. I have seen even the most well-intentioned physicians be...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
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