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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Diet

Your Guide to IBS Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

ibs signs and symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is a serious condition that affects the bowels. When symptoms are at their worst, IBS can cause severe pain for those who suffer from it. While the symptoms of IBS are not recognized by many people, the condition is estimated to affect 10 percent to 15 percent of the population. The condition is more commonly found in people under the age of 50.  Furthermore, while both men and women are affected by IBS, women affected by the disease outnumber men by almost two to one. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refers… Read More

“Healthy Foods” You Might Want to Avoid

healthy foods to avoid for weight loss

Believe it or not, there are foods deemed healthy that are not the healthiest for you to eat. There are the obvious foods such as those with a high amount of salt or sugar, and then there are the not-so-obvious ones. The sad fact of the matter is that there so-called “healthy foods” you should consider avoiding. Here are some “healthy foods” to avoid for better weight loss and overall health. Energy Bars Energy bars, as popular as they are, are actually very unhealthy. The people who figured out how to market this product to the world succeeded. Why? Most… Read More

Tips to Lose Weight While Eating Right

tips to lose weight

If you’re reading this, this means you are serious about eating right, losing weight and getting into the best shape of your life. We love that! March is National Nutrition Month, and there’s a lot of great information out there to help you on your journey. Now’s the perfect time to focus on you. And speaking of information, as weight-loss experts, we also have lots to share with you about healthy meals, a healthy diet, weight loss, and wellness in general.  We hope you’re ready to get started! Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy You No matter if you’re trying… Read More

March is National Nutrition Month: Let’s Eat Right

national nutrition month

If you promised yourself that this would be the year you’re going to start eating right, but you haven’t been on track, no worries. Now’s the perfect time to start again. This is National Nutrition Month, an excellent excuse for you to up your nutrition game and eat right. We can help you start a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  Think heart healthy. That should be your ultimate goal. Obesity Rates Are Getting Worse A recent report on obesity finds that America is getting fatter – nearly 40 percent of us are now obese.  And with rising obesity… Read More

How to Choose the Right Diet for You

Choosing a diet

Choosing the right diet for you is much like picking out the perfect pair of jeans. What fits one person may not necessarily suit the other. The human body is complex and contains a unique genetic component for each individual. Determining the best diet for you should extend beyond counting calories. Not to mention, it is very easy to get swept away in diet hype. Celebrity endorsements, social media campaigns, flashy graphics, and catchy commercials can influence people away from choosing a diet that may not be the best choice. Diet cycling, yo-yo dieting, and extreme diets can be damaging… Read More

The Most Common Food Allergies and Symptoms

common food allergies

People are always finding themselves either feeling great or run down after eating different types of foods. Some wonder why their energy levels are like a rollercoaster ride after a solid meal. One reason has to do with food allergies. At GMP Medical, we take people through tests and evaluations to discover what allergies they may have within their bodies. What Is A Food Allergy? A food allergy is an immune system reaction that happens soon after eating certain foods. Nausea, breathing issues, or fainting spells are some side effects to common food allergies. Maybe you never have actually thought… Read More

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