Fasting during Chemotherapy & Other Chronic Illnesses

Posted on by Edison de Mello

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 therapy for many different conditions and a part of spiritual/religious practices throughout history. "intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, leading to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar Balancing." - E. de Mello (Bloated Book) In...

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Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

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 the planet is a great way to practice social activism and to improve our overall health. Here are some simple ways to practice eating sustainably, seasonally, and locally, and how it can benefit you, your family,...

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Bringing light to LGBTQ health

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

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 stress, anxiety and depression.  Let’s take a closer look at lesbian and bisexual women issues with health care. A study has illustrated that lesbian gay and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults,...

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

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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 with the people we elected for, among many reasons, to protect our children from harm? They are either being killed by mass shootings due to a system that is adamant about letting an 18-year-old buy an...

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Should I Give My Child Melatonin for Better Sleep?

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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 best to be supportive and comforting to your sleep deprived child but what you really need is for this child to go back to sleep. Sound familiar? In addition, you're worried that your child's lack of...

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