Coronavirus Has a Crush… on Sugar

Coronavirus Has a Crush… on Sugar

By Bren Boston, MD

Coronavirus has a crush on sugar.  It gets really amped and energized on sugar and makes a bunch of virus babies.  Coronavirus loves that sugar is the most inflammatory food you can eat.  So, if you are exposed to Coronavirus, don’t feed it sugar or processed foods that turn into sugar once you eat them.

What should you eat to help your body beat the Coronavirus?  Foods that decrease inflammation can help your immune system squelch the Coronavirus.  

Anti-inflammatory foods include:

• green leafy ...

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What Being Without a Father as a Black Man Taught Me

What Being Without a Father as a Black Man Taught Me

by Jonny Parker, MBA 

Breaking barriers and assumptions of what America says the black man “should” be without a father

As a 27-year-old black man, I, unfortunately, became a statistic when I was under the age of 18.

I was not thrown in jail, or even put in handcuffs or put in the back of a police vehicle. But I was another black teen living in a single-parent home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 38.7 percent of African-American minors live with both ...

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How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indigence indigestion

How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indigence indigestion

By Edison de Mello, MD PhD

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 ...

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The Power of Kindness in an Unkind World

The Power of Kindness in an Unkind World

By Maggie Ney, ND

Acts of kindness are often relatively simple things we can do that can have the effect of increasing our own happiness while also letting others know they’re not alone. For many of us, there has never been a more important time in our lives to approach the world and all our interactions through kindness. A fundamental principle of acting through kindness is to give people the benefit of the doubt. We have no idea what challenges ...

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Sex Drive Hacks: Have More Sex in 2021

Sex Drive Hacks: Have More Sex in 2021

Dr. Rachael Ross

The biggest sexual complaint that I get from my patients is “I just don’t feel like doing it. What’s wrong with me?” If you have suffered in silence, just know that you are not alone. The stereotype exists that this dialogue comes most often from women, but honestly, I get this complaint from both sexes.   

Things have gotten even tougher, now you have had to sprinkle your sex drive with COVID restrictions, quarantine, no real away time ...

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What Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Look Like

What Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Look Like

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Testing for the safety and efficacy of vaccines can be a daunting, expensive, and time-consuming task. That is why we usually only hear about a particular vaccine in the news when the trials have been completed and safety and scientific evidence are presented for final approval. 

However, the relentless interest in a COVID-19 effective vaccine has consumed the airwaves and our psyches for the last nine months. No matter which way we turn, we find ...

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Get Your Flu Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot!

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

I have always steered away from the debate on vaccines, but not this year. As an integrative physician and the head of a well-respected integrative clinic,  I never thought I would make a recommendation so strongly in my many years of practice. 

It seems so long ago, but when the first wave of the coronavirus hit in March, frontline healthcare workers, and the healthcare system were immensely overwhelmed. PPE was understocked and unavailable, vacant beds were ...

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Breast Imaging for Cancer Screening in Women of Average Risk

Breast Imaging for Cancer Screening in Women of Average Risk

By Bren Boston, MD

The purpose of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer prior to any physical symptoms.  Earlier detection of cancer means a better chance for successful treatment.

The decision on when to begin breast cancer screening is based on your personal breast cancer risk profile. For women of average risk, there are several professional recommendations that may be followed:

The Mayo Clinic supports screening with mammograms every 1-2 years from age 40-50, with annual mammograms for women age >50.

The American Cancer Society recommends women ...

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Mandatory Masks : What Happens When Nobody Smiles at My kid?

Mandatory Masks : What Happens When Nobody Smiles at My kid?

By Rachael Ross, MD, PhD

What will life be like for our kids without them being able to see anyone smile? COVID-19 has introduced us to mandatory face coverings and mandatory masks. These face coverings strip from us the experience of the magic of the smile. My four year old’s preschool teacher retired a few months back. They had a social distancing zoom event for her, and when I asked her what was her favorite part of the Zoom ‘retirement ...

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Covid 19 Anxiety

Covid 19 Anxiety

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Your heart races, you feel the panic, sometimes it impacts your sleep, you are easily irritated, and it may even hit harder when it’s time to leave the house. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s yet to come.

The current COVID-19 epidemic has been terrifying in multiple ways. Feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty have consumed most of us, throwing into question what we knew as “our normal ways of living”. ...

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