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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The Bottom Line on Supplements

The Bottom Line on Supplements

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Supplements For A Healthy Immune System and for Coronavirus.

Although there’s presently no cure for COVID-19, we know one thing: Those who have a stronger immune system seem to recover better than those who do not.The Akasha Center’s doctors have analyzed the available scienced-based supplement recommendation to streamline the process for you.Our goal is to help you navigate the world of which supplements work vs the ones that do not, but have ...

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Download our Covid 19 Related E-books!

Download our Covid 19 Related E-books!

Dr. de Mello and his team have complied information on the best supplements, how to reduce anxiety and even shopping and grocery procedures into three e-books. Find them here at the link after you sign up for our newsletter!

https://mailchi.mp/akashanaturals/ebooks

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Cell Phone Addiction, Your Health, and Erectile Dysfunction

Cell Phone Addiction, Your Health, and Erectile Dysfunction

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Let’s start with the basics guy: Are you Addicted to technology? 

We are all familiar with substance addiction to alcohol and narcotics, but what about the addiction to a specific behavior? Addiction is characterized by the inability to refrain from rewarding experiences consistently. 

Today a great majority of Americans own at least one smartphone designed to make their professional and personal life efficient, entertaining, and easy. Today’s use of phones do, for many, what personal assistants used ...

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Newsletter: The Five Wishes

Newsletter:  The Five Wishes

Bren Boston, MD

May is Women’s Health Month.  As the emotional conduits for many families, women are well-suited to start some difficult but important conversations within their families about health-related decisions, including how each family member wants to be cared for at the end of life.  For most of us, the dying process will be just that – a process, and not a sudden event.  And while we all are guaranteed to experience the sunset of life, we might all have very different ...

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Does your Autoimmune Disease Increase Risk for COVID-19?

Does your Autoimmune Disease Increase Risk for COVID-19?

Maggie Ney, ND

Many of my patients with an autoimmune disease have asked if it puts them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing more serious complications if they were to get COVID-19. Other patients worry if their autoimmune disease puts them in the immunocompromised category of individuals that need to take extra precautions. Not all individuals with an autoimmune disease are immunocompromised, however, certain medications used to treat some autoimmune diseases can be immunosuppressive. 

There are several medical terms ...

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Covid-19 – Dispelling Rumors: A Science-Based Information Update

Covid-19 – Dispelling Rumors: A Science-Based Information Update

Edison de Mello, MD, Ph.D

How do I know if I am infected with Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease, 2019)? Signs include:

  • Significant breathing difficulty or shortness of breath (more pronounced than if a simple cold or flu or anxiety)
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion or struggle with ambulatory movement

Bluish lips or face

Are Kids Immune to the Virus? Children can develop COVID-19. However, the symptoms tend to be milder (as fever, runny nose, and cough). Children with underlying health conditions are at increased risk ...

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LATEST CoronaVirus Facts, Prevention Tips and More!

LATEST CoronaVirus Facts, Prevention Tips and More!

Edison de Mello, MD, Ph.D

Current Facts: 
The Coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days. Most people have recovered from it without any complications.The people at the highest level of complications are those over 65, especially if they have medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, etc. The treatment for people at the low-risk categories is not different than the flu; rest, increase hydration (room temp water, green tea or warm water with lemon), and Tylenol for fever. Ibuprofen ...

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The CoronaVirus FEAR-demic

The CoronaVirus FEAR-demic

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

What the Heck is this Virus?

It is a new strain, but NOT a new virus! In fact, Over the last 70 years, scientists have been studying coronaviruses, considered zoonotic, because they are transmitted between animals and humans. SARS-CoV, the scientific name of this strain, is believed to be a new strain that was transmitted from civet cats to humans.  Several other known coronaviruses in animals that have not yet infected humans.  

The Fear Factor: 

It is common ...

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