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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

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Why Eating Breakfast Changes Everything

Why Eating Breakfast Changes Everything

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? You’ve heard your mom say it a million times, and you’ve heard it throughout all of elementary school, but does it really matter if you eat breakfast or not? After an immense amount of research, we can assure you that breakfast is significant. Here is why eating breakfast changes everything. Why Breakfast is Important Breakfast, the meal that literally breaks your overnight fast, is important because it replenishes your glucose and essential nutrient supply. This is the most effective way to keep your energy levels up and metabolism rates fast…. Read More

4 Ways Wellness Fusion Will Affect Your Life

4 Ways Wellness Fusion Will Affect Your Life

IV fusions have become increasingly popular among health nuts, fitness junkies, and professional bodybuilders. There has been some speculation on the topic of wellness fusion and its capabilities. IV therapy has been used for decades in hospitals. Whether it’s an IV drip for dehydration or for more serious conditions, intravenous therapy has been successful in a wide range of fields. But is wellness fusion suitable for the average Joe? Read on for four ways wellness fusion will affect your life. How Does IV Therapy Work? When we orally consume food, vitamins, and supplements, only a certain percentage of those nutrients… Read More

5 Proven Tips for Enhancing Your Mood

Enhancing Your Mood

Having a bad day, bad week, or maybe even a bad year? There are some things we can’t control, but we can control how much effort we put into enjoying our everyday life. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and start being happier. Here are 5 proven tips for enhancing your mood.   Move Your Body We’ve all heard it before, but it’s 100 percent true. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins into our bodies, making us happier, less stressed, and more pleased with ourselves. Exercise is a powerful tool in fighting against depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. A… Read More

The Easy Way to Boost Your Immune System

The Easy Way to Boosting Your Immune System

Our bodily immune system works by defending and protecting us against any disease-causing microorganisms. Made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs, it works by seeking out and destroying any possible source of infection. One way of staying as healthy as you can be is by improving your immune system and boosting its function. It’s much easier said than done but there are so many easy ways to enhance your body’s defense system. Here is a list of things that you can do: Avoid smoking. We have all seen the warnings. Smoking really does weaken the basic immune… Read More

7 Supplements to Help Fight Allergies

7 Supplements to Help Fight Allergies

Allergies are caused by the overreaction of your body’s immune system to any substance in your environment. Common allergens are usually animal fur, dust, pollen, and such. In these cases, antihistamines are commonly given as medicine. Moreover, it may be a good idea to look at additional supplements that can work just as well as anti-histamine medications. Here is a list of 7 supplements that can help you fight your allergies. EPA/DHA Fish Oils Fish oils such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are components of essential fatty acids. These are natural anti-inflammatory agents which have been proven… Read More

3 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your Summer Body

3 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your Summer Body

Summer in Florida can be described in four words: sun, beach, and bathing suits. Warm weather calls for bikinis and boardshorts in the summer sun. Everyone wants to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. If you’re planning on spending your summer at the beach and you want to look and feel your best, keep reading for three proven ways to prepare for your summer body. Meal Prep Meal preparation is a proven way to shed fat. Not because you burn calories while doing it, but because you’ll eat out less often. If you’re a business person or a… Read More

The Dangers of Stress and How to Reduce It

The Dangers of Stress and How to Reduce It

Stress is a natural and evolutionary response of our body to different stimuli. There’s good stress that can motivate you to perform well but most of the time, stress is a result of a negative experience. Prolonged exposure to stress can be dangerous to your health. Read on for some of the dangers caused by stress and steps on how you can reduce it. What are the dangers of stress? Stress does not only affect your body, but it can also manifest in your emotions. The following have been identified as symptoms of stress: Fast heartbeat. Headaches Stiff neck and/or… Read More

5 Reasons You’re Having a Hard Time Losing Weight

5 Reasons You’re Having a Hard Time Losing Weight

More than one in three adults are considered to be overweight. One of the most common goals among people is to lose weight. This is easier said than done. There are many reasons it can be so challenging to shed off the fat, but don’t make excuses. Once you are informed, make the changes. Let’s discuss the reasons you’re having a hard time losing weight. Drinking Your Calories You’ve heard it a million times and you’re sick of hearing it. The truth is, drinking water is the number one thing you should be doing. You can be dehydrated even if… Read More

Lowering Your Cholesterol: 5 Foods That Do the Trick

Salmon

To date, almost 29 million adults in the United States over the age of 20 years old have what is considered high cholesterol levels (over 240 mg/dL). Luckily, there are certain foods that lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), otherwise known as the “bad cholesterol.” Regardless of how young you are, cholesterol levels matter. While it is easy to eat foods that will cause your cholesterol rates to soar, it is just as easy to eat foods that will do the opposite. Interested in lowering your cholesterol? These five foods will do the trick. Oats Start your day off on the… Read More

If You’re a Senior and Can’t Sleep, Read This.

If You’re a Senior and Can’t Sleep, Read This

As the years go by, you might begin to notice that you are waking up earlier, waking up more often throughout the night, or simply having difficulties sleeping for most nights. More and more people are beginning to report lack of sleep or difficulty sleeping as they age. Although there is not really a “right” amount of sleep, sleeping for a good amount of hours is crucial to one’s health. While experts say that it is important to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night, it is also important to remember that in all cases, it is not… Read More