Fasting during Chemotherapy & Other Chronic Illnesses

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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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What can Physical Therapy do for Knee Pain?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

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 standpoint, and how PT can help you be active and knee pain free.   What are some common cures or remedies for knee pain? You likely could reply with anything from braces, to quad strengthening, to...

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Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

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

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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. Deer ticks are brown or red/brown with 8 black or brown legs. If it has a white mark on its back, then it is not a deer tick. Before they are engorged with blood, the adult...

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I am Vaccinated and Boosted and Still Got COVID. How many times can I get re-infected??

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by Edison de Mello, MD, PhD I am Vaccinated and Boosted and Still Got COVID. Can I Get re-infected? If so, How many times?  Summer Travel - How do I travel safely These days?  Number one and two, and three: Get fully vaccinated and Boosted!Undoubtedly, it is the first step toward travel safety, and the next BIG step for safety is to continue following all precautionary measures. Although the CDC has endorsed domestic traveling again, it still recommends following the standard protective protocols: wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and avoiding crowds. Why Are People Getting Re-infected even When Vaccinated? Although in...

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