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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

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7 Things To Do If You Suffer From Panic Attacks

7 Things To Do If You Suffer From Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are an intense, overwhelming, physical expression of anxiety. They are the result of a mental health disorder and can not be controlled by the person undergoing the attack. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet many sufferers live without treatment. In fact, only 36.9% of those suffering from anxiety receive treatment. If you are a victim of an anxiety disorder, it is important that you seek professional treatment from a doctor. In the meantime, here are 7 things you and those around you should consider if you suffer from panic attacks: What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack… Read More

What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

Antibiotics are an invaluable part of modern medicine. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin. Over a century later, penicillin and many other antibiotics have saved the lives of millions of people. While there are many benefits of antibiotics, it’s important to know what antibiotics do to your gut health. What Do Antibiotics Do? Antibiotics fight infections by either stopping the reproduction of bacteria or destroying them. Usually, our body’s immune system is capable of killing off bacteria before it can multiply. White blood cells attack harmful bacteria, even if you’ve experienced symptoms, the body is equipped to… Read More

South Florida Health Statistics That Will Shock You

South Florida Health Statistics that will Shock You Main Image

Are you familiar with South Florida health statistics? South Florida isn’t just the home of sunshine, beaches, and non-stop nightlife. If you live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County, you live in 3 of the top 10 healthiest counties in the state – but what does that actually mean?  How Healthy is South Florida? The Sun-Sentinel reported recently that all three South Florida counties ranked in the top 10 healthiest counties in Florida – a feat that was last achieved 9 years ago. Miami-Dade jumped to 5th place from 23rd, Palm Beach ranked 8th for the second year in a… Read More

The Power of Sleep: What You Didn’t Know

The Power of Sleep

Sleep is a powerful tool that our body desperately needs for replenishing and restoring our bodies and minds. Often we find ourselves neglecting sleep in the busyness of our lives. Don’t underestimate the power of sleep or the lack of sleep. Every functioning part of our bodies depends on that amount, and more importantly, the quality, of our sleep. Keep reading for more what you didn’t know about the power of sleep. What Your Body Does During Sleep There are five stages of sleep, each of which plays a very important role in the process. Stages 1 through 4 are… Read More

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