Saturday, January 19, 2019
Im Bananas for Bananas, Wanna Know Why?             Good source of potassium Everyone always says, eat your bananas to get your dose of potassium.  But do any of you know why potassium is so important?  I’ll give...
M  y decision to go on the 2 week trial of a vegan diet started after I watched the “What the Health” documentary on Netflix.  A lot of case reports, meaning people who gave their experiences, showed that health benefits and...
I have a friend who lives in Switzerland and recently participated in the Geneva triathlon.  After congratulating him, he said he was very happy, especially because he did it on a purely vegan diet.  I was a bit shocked that...
I  am Doctor Vero and these are a few things you should know about me. Aside from being a doctor I have started this blog and youtube channel.  A little about me:  I am Colombian by heritage, but I was born...
Drooling Over Rabies | Preserves Cotts Dales Future

Drooling Over Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that is usually spread to humans by contact with infected animals.  The virus waits in the salivary glands of the animal.  Once they bite someone, it travels into the broken skin and into the...
In 2011, a mother lost custody of her 200lb 3rd grade son for medical neglect. When enrollment into “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight” program was unsuccessful and his weight kept rising, authorities got involved.  The Department of Children and Family...
This post is a bit different from my usual ones because I realized that daily life can’t always be so rigid and information based.  I love to venture out of my niche once in a while and provide you...
Green Vegetables | Preserves Cotts Dales Future

Green Vegetables

I  It is widely known that the healthy eating has a major impact on the human health. What we put in our bowls and in our bodies can significantly contribute to our health. The food we eat can notably manipulate...
W hat’s the first thing you do in the morning? Grab a cup of coffee. You’re not alone! Millions of people around the globe depend on coffee to begin their day. Do you think they’ve done research on this? Yes!...
Ilove strawberries! Their taste, their texture, their color.  Everything about a strawberry draws me in, but I bet you didn’t know these cool facts about this incredible berry. CLOTTING:       Recent research has shown that strawberries are not only full...
Are your joints getting stiffer? Is your back or neck pain troubling you? Are you struggling with an eating disorder or drug addiction? Do you face problems with concentration and decreased energy level? Are you battling anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia,...
H  How long do you sleep at night? Do you find it easy to fall asleep? Do you often stay up to watch movies? Most of us do not pay much attention to sleep, its quality or quantity but the...
T  The western world is waking up to the powers of meditation. Today, you find a yoga and meditation centers everywhere. The ancient oriental technique of concentration, controlling the mind and thereby using its power is finding many takers amongst...
My take on “What the Health” For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, watch it and let me know what it makes you think   - 5 - Documentary Point:  Chicken is not healthier than beef, it has almost the same...
Recently the guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure has been changed!  It used to be a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg, and it has been decreased to 130/80 mmHg.  This means that a larger part of our Country will be...
Although evidence is just emerging, and therefore largely criticized, an article from the William and Medlock NEJM suggested that the increasing racial hostility and community level prejudice towards marginalized groups will adversely affect health.  This will only increase the...
November is over! But that doesn’t mean that men’s health should stop being a priority.  I’ll be discussing a few things that men may or may not have or might even be afraid of having. This is the first...
Commercial Pilots and Health Concerns In today’s day and age, about 8 million people use planes on any given day.   More than 3 billion people use planes to travel, but we often forget the real protagonists in these stories.  The...
We’re always being told drink more water its good for you!Water and Its Benefits, Stay hydrated, it’s good for you! But what is it actually good for?  Do you know some or even all the reasons?  Maybe you do......
Have you ever eaten everything in the fridge and somehow still crave another?  It’s happened to me! Ever so often I get these pangs of hunger but its not really hunger.  There’s no way it could be.  If you’ve...
BUT WHICH ONE??? T he  choices are plenty.. so which one should you choose?  There is Olive oil or as on of my favorite Food Network ladies says, “EVOO” – “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – Rachel Ray. We also have Sesame Oil...
Recently, I have been asked a lot of about something called Intermittent fasting (IF).  I went straight to the research to look for the possible benefits and adverse effects of such a diet. Personally, I don’t think this kind...
  The World Health Organization estimates that about 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.  So you are definitely NOT alone if you are dealing with this yourself. Why have I decided to write about this? My mom has asthma, my...

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B  ones and Their Health. As some of you may know if you follow me on instagram (@doctor.vero), I recently volunteered at the West Kendall Health Fair provided by DOCs and PHSA which are two organizations from the University of Miami,...
What is cardio, strength training, what is flexibility training?              Exercise Recommendations Our caveman ancestors were built to move. To run, to lift heavy things and to stretch their bodies much like cats and dogs do. ...
Now that we’ve given you the basics on the benefits of exercise, the 3 different types of exercise you should engage in and the recommended amount of exercise you should do a week, why don’t we get a little...

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