Tuesday, August 11, 2020
              GPotassiume of Potassium Everyone always says, Health Benefits of Banana eat your bananas to get potassium of potassium.  But do any of potassium why potassium is so important?  I’ll give you a few. Lower risk...
  Congratulations! You've graduated medical school and MATCHED into a Family Medicine Residency Program. You made it! You've worked hard, taken your exams, and broken your booty to get to where you are now.✓ Tips for a First Year You...
As I was working in the ER, I honestly did not have enough time to truly evaluate how ‘social distancing’ affected people. Now that I am out of the ER, I have had some time to think.???? I have realized...
T the western world is waking up to the powers and benefits of meditation. Today, you find yoga and meditation centers everywhere. The ancient oriental technique of concentration, controlling the mind, and thereby using its power is finding many...
Let’s talk about something I know we all love… SLEEP! 
This post is a bit different from my usual ones because I realized that daily life can't always be so rigid and information based.  I love to venture out of my niche once in a while and provide you...
ICU was my 1stblock as an intern!  As someone who had been OUT of the hospital setting for almost three years... You can say I was oh, I don't know. TERRIFIED! I may have done an ICU/CCU elective when I was in...
H  How long do you sleep at night? Do you find it easy to fall asleep? Do you often stay up to watch movies? Most of us do not pay much attention to sleep, it's quality or quantity, but the...
Although evidence is just emerging, and therefore primarily criticized, an article from the William and Medlock NEJM suggested that the increasing racial hostility and community level prejudice towards marginalized groups will adversely affect health.  This will only increase the...
Are your joints getting stiffer? Is your back or neck pain troubling you? Are you struggling with an eating disorder or drug addiction? Do you face problems with concentration and decreased energy levels? Are you battling anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia,...
I  It is widely known that healthy eating has a significant impact on human health. What we put in our bowls and our bodies can significantly contribute to our health. The food we eat can notably manipulate our intestinal health,...
I'm about 3 days away from starting the Family Medicine Residency here in Alabama, so I've decided to write this post to help all of those who will be participating in the 2020 Match. Joining in the 2020 Match...
November is over! But that doesn't mean that Men's health should stop being a priority. I'll be discussing a few things that men may or may not have or might even be afraid of having. This is the first...
I have heard so many things about apple cider vinegar (ACV) recently that I've decided to look into it myself.  Not knowing enough about something doesn't deter me from sharing what I find... I look for excuses to jump into...
Baby, don't hurt me... kidding… HA! Though... What is love? It's such a powerful emotion!  And it's not specific to just one thing or person. You feel it for your pets, your friends, your family, significant others, and yourself!  Especially...
W hat's the first thing you do in the morning? Grab a cup of coffee. You're not alone! Millions of people around the globe depend on coffee to begin their day. Do you think they've researched this? Yes! Scientists and doctors...
Being raised by a pilot turned realtor, and an interior designer became a realtor. I was taught early on that it's always about LOCATION!                  TRAVELING  is NO DIFFERENT! I have had the privilege...
When I started medical school, there are a few things I wish I had paid closer attention to.  We always say "in hindsight,"… as if somehow what we know now would have changed the outcome of the "then."  Let's...
Flexibility Balance Cardio and Strength Training This past week and got to see how you function well-rested. But it's a brand new week! So here's a brand new topic! We've already covered two types of exercises:✓ Cardio and strength training. Previous weeks have even...
Our caveman ancestors were built to move. To run, to lift heavy things, and to stretch their bodies much as cats and dogs do.  We are beings of movement…but lately, we are more inclined to be couch potatoes.  Today we...
The World Health Organization estimates that about 235 million people worldwide have Asthma.  So you are NOT alone if you are dealing with this yourself. Why have I decided to write about this? My mom has Asthma; my sister has...
BUT WHICH ONE??? T he choices are plenty.. so which one should you choose?  There is Olive oil or, as one of my favorite Food Network ladies, says, "EVOO" – "Extra Virgin Olive Oil" – Rachel Ray a little Oil to...
Doctors continuously tell you to engage in more physical activity because it's right for you. But why is it useful? Do you know?  I'm going to give you a few reasons why regular exercise is so essential to your health...
T he most popular sport in the USA! like as American Football About 1M high school, you wear. 70K collegiate and 2000 professional participants yearly. And yes, all physical activity is beneficial! And even team sports have beneficial effects on...
In 2011, a mother lost custody of her 200lb 3rd-grade son for medical neglect. When enrollment into the “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight” program was unsuccessful, and his weight kept rising, authorities got involved.  The Department of Children and Family Services...
I talked about the vegan diet, and intermittent fasting, So I thought today I'd dive into the ketogenic diet, aka Keto diet review. There is a lot of hype surrounding this type of food, and there has been talked...
What can I do that counts as strength training from home? Strength training social benefits. The harm of skipping strength training. Fitness indicators. The healthy adolescent should be able to…. Okay! There was lots of excellent food info in last week's video...
PINEAPPLES YOUR HEALTH & YOUR TASTE Pineapples are a great fruit.???? They are part of Polynesian cuisine. I love making pineapple rice with shrimp and paprika.  They are incredibly refreshing, ing, and I love pineapple juice! But I bet there are...
Food is everywhere, and I am sure many of you have heard the phrase "you are what you eat".? I don't like this phrase. It makes food the enemy. And the food is your friend.✓ Today we will get into what...
What is cardio, strength training, what is flexibility training?                   Exercise Recommendations Our caveman ancestors were built to move. To run, to lift heavy things, and to stretch their bodies much as cats and...
one of the essential obligations of a physician is to treat pain adequately. Recently, the treatment of chronic pain has expanded into the primary care setting (Reid MC, 2002). Many primary care physicians are unsure about how to efficiently...
With every going on in the world today, from natural disasters to human-made disasters, I thought I would give you guys a little info on what is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   Most people think, oh yeah. Veterans have...
I  am a Doctor. Vero, and these are a few things you should know about me. Aside from being a doctor, I have started this blog and youtube channel.  A little about me:  I am Colombian by heritage, but I was...
M  y decision to go on the 2 week trial of a vegan diet started after I watched the “What the Health” documentary on Netflix.  A lot of case reports, meaning people who gave their experiences, showed that health benefits and...
My take on “What the Health” For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, watch it and let me know what it makes you think   - 5 - Documentary Point:  Chicken is not healthier than beef, it has almost the same...
I love strawberries! Their taste, their texture, their color.  Everything about a fruit draws me in, but I bet you didn’t know these cold facts about this incredible berry. CLOTTING:       Recent research has shown that strawberries are not only...
I have a friend who lives in Switzerland and recently participated in the Geneva triathlon.  After congratulating him, he said he was pleased, mainly because he did it on a purely vegan diet.  I was a bit shocked that he...

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