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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Diet

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

Why More Fat Might Be What Your Body Needs to Lose Weight

Why More Fat Might Be What Your Body Needs to Lose Weight

The average American woman eats more than 66 grams of fat per day. We all focus on our diets, and do our best to make sure we are trim and healthy. To many, the word fat has become almost a bogeyman. We avoid it whenever we can. That is a problem. It seems counter-intuitive that fat can help you lose weight. Even the word fat generates bad feelings in people. We are here to tell you that not all fat is bad. There is good fat, and it can help you shed a few pounds. GMP Medical is here to… Read More

The Importance of B-12 in Your Diet

The Importance of B-12 in Your Diet

One of the top questions patients ask their doctors is what supplements they should be taking. Starting a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming, but knowing what your body needs daily will allow for you to understand how to make it work. Most people do not know that a vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies worldwide. In fact, a 2004 study showed that this deficiency is a major concern in many parts of the world, including the United States, India, Mexico, Central and South America and many parts of Africa. Studies argue that up to 39% of… Read More

3 Healthy Products Worth the Splurge

3 Healthy Products Worth the Splurge

Oftentimes, the biggest excuse for not eating healthy is that it is too expensive. Many people argue that eating poorly is cheaper and they simply cannot afford to eat in a healthy manner. This is not true. There are plenty of ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a budget. While there are many products that you can bargain-shop for, there are a few items that are simply worth the investment. Read on for our top three healthy products worth the splurge. Organic meat and poultry                 Unfortunately, conventional meats and poultry in the United States are often filled with… Read More

How to Crush Cravings: 5 Snacks That Address Them All

Cravings are one of the biggest diet-crushers out there. Some days seem to be going well with that oatmeal for breakfast and chicken salad for lunch. Then the midday crash occurs and a vending machine chocolate bar is looking very tempting. Or it is a coworker’s birthday and pizza is ordered for the office. Salty or sweet, cravings can be hard to overcome. But they can be beat! Check out some great ways to crush that sweet and salty tooth once and for all. When you want a chocolate bar, go for a couple squares of dark chocolate (preferably 70%… Read More