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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Diet

Why You’re Not Losing Weight on Your Diet

why you re not losing weight

“I am not losing any weight.” We feel your frustration. You’re doing everything in your power to try to lose weight, but it simply is not happening. What’s the problem? It’s a familiar scenario for many people: you’ve been dieting, exercising, but not losing weight. Helping people reach their weight loss goals is one of our top priorities here at GMP Medical in Hialeah. We want to help you start your weight loss journey with this guide. We feel your frustration. You’re doing everything in your power to try to lose weight, but it’s simply is not happening. What’s the… Read More

Ten Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

Food that helps lower blood pressure

Hypertension – or abnormally high blood pressure – can be a silent killer. It has no symptoms and can go unnoticed for years. When left untreated, high blood pressure can damage the blood vessels and lead to a host of serious problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Around 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Risk factors include family history, age, gender, race, and lifestyle. If you watch what you eat, you can lower your risk for hypertension. Your diet must consist of foods that are low… Read More

Is Sugar a Drug?

Is Sugar a Drug

Sugar is one of the most common additives in our food. It is also a staple ingredient in our pantries, thanks to its various uses. There are different types of sugar, the most popular of which are white refined, unrefined, brown sugar, cane sugar and syrups. The average person uses up about 53 pounds of sugar every year. It can even be as much as 72.7 pounds on average in developed countries, such as the United States. This results to more than 260 daily calories we consume from sugar alone. With this various and constant use, many people feel the… Read More

Slim-N-Fit Weight Loss: Is It Right for You

Slim-N-Fit Weight Loss

Diet fads come and go. An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, according to the Boston Medical Center, and often the results are often fleeting. What if there was a better way – a way where not only can you lose the weight, but you are given the necessary advice to keep it off? Fortunately, the Slim-N-Fit program is designed with unsuccessful dieters in mind. But what is Slim-N-Fit weight loss: is It right for you? What Is Slim-N-Fit? The Slim-N-Fit weight loss program is an exciting new approach to helping you reach and maintain your… Read More

The Ketogenic Diet: Does it Actually Work?

Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss

It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about dieting or weight loss without someone mentioning the ketogenic diet or “keto.” Magazines and talk shows tout keto-friendly recipes while many high-profile celebrities have publicly attested to the wonders of this high-fat, low-carb diet. But is this just another trendy diet fad or does the ketogenic diet actually work for long-term weight loss and health? Read more for the 101 on going keto. What is the Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic diet is centered around extremely low carb intake and encourages high fat and protein consumption. Far from a plant-based, a keto meal… 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

Hydration: The Game-Changer For Exercise

Drinking and Exercise

While you’re running on that treadmill or picking up those dumbbells, you’re not exactly thinking of how much water you’ve been drinking. Whether you’re a serious athlete, or simply exercise for a healthy lifestyle, it is crucial to stay hydrated. You should be drinking water before, during, and even after your workout. Without hydration, your body cannot perform at its optimal level. Here are a few things to consider: What Happens During Dehydration? Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you drink. When your body does not have enough water, it can no longer work properly. Dehydration can occur… Read More

The Secret to Healthy Snacking

Secret to Healthy Snacking

It’s hard to snack healthy. It just is. Making sure to eat a balanced and nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner is tough enough. Adding healthy snacks to that equation makes it even harder. Balancing it all with work, family, and personal projects seem almost impossible. We get it. It’s overwhelming. Thankfully, there are A lot of ways to improved snacking. They may not always be the easiest, but they are possible. That is where we enter the picture. We’re here to help you eat healthier and feel better. We’re here to help you be the ideal version of you. Learn… Read More

How to Crush Cravings: 5 Snacks That Address Them All

how to crush cravings

Whether you’re having a hard day at work, or you simply have a sweet tooth, it is very easy to choose the wrong snack to satisfy your cravings. If you’re one of the people who eat while they’re stressed, you might be making the wrong call under pressure. You’ll be less likely to overeat if you approach each craving one at a time, whether salty or sweet. This is primarily because we tend to overeat when tasting different flavors together. For example, processed foods which have a strong combination of sweet and salty will lead our brain to binge eat,… Read More

Why You Need a Daily Probiotic

Why You Need a Daily Probiotic

You wake up, brew a pot of coffee, maybe eat a bowl of cereal or energy bar, and…take a probiotic? Probably not, right? You’re not alone. A staggeringly small 1.6% of US adults and 0.5% of children take probiotics. That number should be much higher, but you may not know why. Not many people realize the benefits you get from taking probiotics daily. As Hialeah family doctors, we want to change that. We want to educate both our community and the world at large to the numerous benefits of daily probiotic use. Read about the top three benefits below.  … Read More