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Nutrition & Wellness Tips

Episode Gut!

A Gutsy Topic: Ask Dr Ortiz episode on intestinal health. Check out the 30 minute program on a topic which has caught the attention of the world. Follow Lucia Chavez, chief nutritionist and Dr Ortiz as they tack a subject which is still developing as probably one of the main…

What’s The Deal With Gluten?

Gluten and Celiac Disease Well, gluten is not just a new fad word we keep hearing about, it is very serious for people with a specific condition known as celiac disease. Gluten comes from a family of storage proteins, gliadin and gluten in the endosperm, a type of tissue produced in…

Food and Stress? EVERYTHING is Related!

Eat to beat stress. Is food related to stress? Well, it´s actually a two-way street. You can stress your body from food and modern living or you can use nutrition to alleviate the damage from stressful living. Eating in general causes a state that is known as oxidative stress. When…

Parkinson Awareness … Yes! We Also Talk About Parkinson

Public awareness about Parkinson’s disease is very important. While many people may have heard of Parkinson’s disease, many know little or nothing about the condition and how affects a person and their friends and family. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition and after Alzheimer’s is the second most common disease….

National Donate Life Month

Creating Awareness for a Nobel Cause It seems like every month there is a theme to celebrate or observe, and in health care there are so many causes one can be active and be involved. There is nothing like the satisfaction of helping a person in need, which is the…

Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the esophagus, a tube-like structure that runs from your throat to your stomach. Food goes from the mouth to the stomach through the esophagus. The cancer starts at the inner layer of the esophagus and can spread throughout the other layers of…

Lack of Sleep and Stress Affect Our Weight!!

More sleep and less stress can produce better weight loss results A common denominator of “modern life styles” for most people today includes: rushing against the clock to finish the multiple tasks they have to perform on a daily basis, financial responsibilities, etc. This will often generate stress and sleep…

Listening To Your Self Newly

I don’t know about you, but I am more comfortable sharing my problems out loud than I am my dreams. Yet I know from experience that when I open up and get real, people have always been there to meet me and support me, and from within those relationships and connections,…

The Overweight Epidemic in The US Hispanic Community

It just takes 26 to 44 pounds of excess weigh to be diagnosed with obesity The Latin or Hispanic population has been the minority group with the highest population growth rate in the United States with more than 50 million people. Health problems for the Latin community have increased at…

When Is Enough Enough

Several individuals have asked me, “When is enough, enough?” Well, that’s a moving target. The bottom line is, when you say it is. Which is different from when you want to quit, or when you are “done.” I have questioned this for myself. When am I done? When I am tired? When I no…