Optimal Health Blog Posts

Take your shoes off before entering your home.The dirty truth.

Should I require my guests to take off their shoes at the door? Find out what doctors say. But wait! How in the world will ...

Total Cholesterol Levels Misses the Mark for Assessing Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. However, our assessment of heart disease risks is based upon a standard cholesterol panel which ...

Regenerative Medicine / Pain Clinic Testimonial by Sylvie Rokab

Regenerative Medicine / Pain Clinic Testimonial by Sylvie Rokab How Regenerative Medicine + Reiki healing + and TLC has helped patients at the Akasha Center ...

Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

By Dr. Maggie Ney These are my 8 Tips to help you stop menopause weight gain. Estrogen deficiency, the state we find ourselves in once ...

The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, which can lead to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar balancing. But what exactly is intermittent fasting and how does it ...

Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

By Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT Have you ever had an unexplainable ache or pain that just wouldn’t budge? You went to the doctor, physical ...

How does the testosterone gel work?

If you’ve been on testosterone supplementation for more than five years, you know how it feels to have your testosterone appear to just stop working.  ...

Unbalanced Hormones and Gallstone Prevention

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD It’s estimated that millions of Americans have gallstones. Studies have shown that women are twice as likely as men to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Treatment Progress

Bren Boston, MD The scientific world is feverishly working to understand and treat the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019.  The virus that causes ...