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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Hormonal Acne – Just When you Thought You Were in the Clear

Hormonal Acne – Just When you Thought You Were in the Clear

By Dr. Maggie Ney

If you experience acne before your period, around ovulation, or you are in your 30s and 40s and experiencing acne for the first time (Ugg – so frustrating), it is likely you are experiencing hormonal acne.  You may feel like you are in the clear of acne breakouts once passing adolescence, but acne can actually appear at any point in adulthood. The traditional treatments for acne include different topicals (such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, Retin-A), birth ...

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SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship

SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship

Rachael Ross, MD, PhD

Functional Care and Sexual Medicine

Sex can make or break a relationship. The desire to be sexual with another person is a natural and healthy human impulse. But the skills to be open to enjoy it while also being knowledgeable and confident enough to become a great lover are not a given. These are learned skills. Does an award-winning tennis player wake up one day and just watch a how-to video, and instantly transform her/himself into ...

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Exercise for a Happy Heart

Exercise for a Happy Heart

By Bren Boston, MD

Human bodies hate being sedentary.  We weren’t designed to be that way.  Even your brain is happier if you exercise.  Exercise lowers your risk of the most common cause of death in the U.S. – heart disease.

Exercise can come in many forms, and they are virtually all good for your heart.   The best regimens will include 3 types of exercise:  

  1.  Aerobic exercise
  2. Resistance exercise
  3. Stretching and balance exercises

Aerobic exercise can be walking to work, dancing in your kitchen, or jumping rope.  

Resistance exercise can be lifting ...

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Food Freedom

Food Freedom

By Maggie Ney, ND

The ultimate goal when it comes to eating and your relationship with food is freedom. Having food freedom means knowing you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but nevertheless choosing to eat nutrient dense, wholesome foods that nourish your body and mind.  It means making informed choices based on direct information from your body about how food makes you feel physically, not just emotionally.  I know that some people have been denying themselves foods for years ...

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Fight Traffic Stress through Music and Relaxation

Fight Traffic Stress through Music and Relaxation

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Here is how:

I came to Rio this past December to present my work, visit family and to enjoy the  “Cidade Maravilhosa”, or Marvelous City as Rio is known to most Brazilians.

There’s a lot to love about Rio and its beautiful landscape.

The weather, the beaches, great places to eat…

But there’s one thing that can be a real drag…

O Transito… The traffic.

Crawling along, bumper-to-bumper, watching the minutes on the clock tick… tick… tick away. It can get pretty frustrating — ...

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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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Two Healthy Holiday Songs

Two Healthy Holiday Songs

By Bren Boston, MD

This month Dr. Boston wrote two Holiday songs to celebrate the season!

Song 1

The Twelve Exercises of Christmas 

(to the tune of Partridge in a Pear Tree)
On the 12th day of Christmas
Exercise is key:
Twelve Biceps curling
Eleven Calves a-Raising
Ten Legs a-Leaping
Nine Tummies Crunching
Eight Hamstrings Stretching
Seven Triceps Dipping
Six Arms a-Lifting
Five Second Plank
Four Jumping Jacks
Three Side Lunges
Two Mountain Climbers
And a Deep Squat Bending My Knees

Song 2

Holiday Belly

(to the ...

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