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 ...

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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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Your Skin & Gut Connection: The secret to Healthy Looking Skin

Your Skin & Gut Connection: The secret to Healthy Looking Skin

by Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

It probably comes as no surprise to you that the largest and second-largest organ in our bodies – the skin and gastrointestinal system respectively – are intrinsically connected and dependent on each other for optimal functioning. Studies investigating the so-called gut-brain-skin axis began in the early 1930’s. The hypothesis was then, and continues to be today, that stress by itself or combined with a poor diet decreases the good gut bacteria and causes ...

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Glowing Skin From Within

Glowing Skin From Within

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN 

Holistic Health Coach, Clinical Integrative Nutrition & Functional Medicine

If you are reading this month’s newsletter, you probably care a lot about the health and look of your skin. Questions you have might involve how to minimize the signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and even acne. 

I am here to shake you and tell you it doesn’t matter how many injections, vampire facials, serums, or lotions you have, if you do not ...

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January Nutrient of The Month: New Decade, Stacked Immune System with L-Lysine

January Nutrient of The Month: New Decade, Stacked Immune System with L-Lysine

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Want to know the nutrient that can help you fight cancer AND banish cold sores? I bet you didn’t think there was such a nutrient. Think again! It’s L-lysine, an immune system powerhouse found in Active Immunity. It’s your necessity for ringing in the new decade.

L-lysine is an essential amino acid, a protein building block that must be consumed for protein growth and creation in the body, making it ...

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

By Danél Lombard,MPT, MA, E-RYT

When it comes to injuries, we often think of the unfortunate accident. Whether it’s a car accident, or trip-and-fall accident, it seems to be something out of our control and a case of bad luck. But what if I tell you that injuries often occur slowly over time because of lifestyle choices and habits? When it comes to physical injuries, a lot can actually be done preventatively. Anything from knee injuries to back injuries can ...

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Looking for the Amino Acid Stacked with the Best Brain Benefits? Look no Further than November Nutrient-of-the-Month: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Looking for the Amino Acid Stacked with the Best Brain Benefits? Look no Further than November Nutrient-of-the-Month: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

By Amanda Miller, MS, RN

Burning fat and promoting brain health all in one sound too good to be true? The November Nutrient-of-the-month, Acetyl- L-Carnitine does this​ and then some​.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is probably the biggest reason why I love the Akasha Naturals supplement Cereguard – but let me tell you WHY.

Amino Acids, the building blocks of proteins, play a crucial role in the body by helping to generate energy – but some play an even more critical part, depending on your ...

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Food and the Gut-Brain Connection

Food and the Gut-Brain Connection

By Kelsey Wood, RN

The Gut-Brain connection has been recognized in medical literature by leading innovators of integrative and functional health such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic. Our gut is literally our “second brain.” Many of us have experienced “gut feelings” or “butterflies in our stomachs.” The mind and body are interconnected, and each can affect the other in both positive and negative ways.

Previously, it was thought that the brain controlled the body and gut, but new research ...

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3 Steps to Soothing the Brain

3 Steps to Soothing the Brain

By Alicia Maher, MD

A large part of brain health is maintaining the brain in a steady state. This allows us to respond, rather than react, when life triggers us. When we’re on hyperalert and being triggered throughout the day, the nervous system will initiate processes that lead to greater stress hormone production, adrenal fatigue and inflammation. In order to keep this from happening, it is helpful to have a soothing process that you can use when something in life ...

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