• New Year, New Life- Ditch the pain now!

    New Year, New Life- Ditch the pain now!

    By Gina Galvez, MS, PA-C Do you have a new year’s resolution? Are you tired of being in pain all the time? Chronic pain can be debilitating, causing many people to have anxiety and depression.  Pain can affect your ability to think clearly and function well at work or school, not to forget that it also affects your ability to have fun and enjoy...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The value of home grown food

    The value of home grown food

    In honor of my Mom, I want to write about the gift of planting fruits and vegetables on Mother’s Day.  Since I was a little girl, I remember spending quality time with my mother in the garden.  Despite having a small walkway as our gardening space in Brooklyn, NY, we made the best of it by growing our favorites such as basil and tomatoes....
  • 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...
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