Friday, November 22, 2019
Although evidence is just emerging, and therefore largely 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 level? Are you battling anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia,...
I  It is widely known that the healthy eating has a major impact on the human health. What we put in our bowls and in our bodies can significantly contribute to our health. The food we eat can notably manipulate...
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...
Baby don’t hurt me... kidding… HA! Really 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!...
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 done research on this? Yes!...
T he 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 takers...
Recently, I have been asked a lot of about something called Intermittent fasting (IF).  I went straight to the research to look for the possible benefits and adverse effects of such a diet. Personally, I don’t think this kind...
w hen I started medical school, there are a few things I wish I had paid closer attention to.  We always say “in hind sight”… as if somehow what we know now would have changed the outcome of the “then”. ...
Commercial Pilots and Health Concerns In today’s day and age, about 8 million people use planes on any given day.   More than 3 billion people use planes to travel, but we often forget the real protagonists in these stories.  The...
The World Health Organization estimates that about 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.  So you are definitely NOT alone if you are dealing with this yourself. Why have I decided to write about this? My mom has asthma, my...
Doctors constantly tell you to engage in more physical activity because it’s good for you. But why is it good? Do you know?  I’m going to give you a few reasons why regular exercise is so important 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 “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight” program was unsuccessful and his weight kept rising, authorities got involved.  The Department of Children and Family...
Italked 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 diet and there has been talk of...
B  ones and Their Health Osteoporosis. As some of you may know if you follow me on Instagram (@doctor.vero), I recently volunteered at the West Kendall Health Fair provided by DOCs and PHSA which are two organizations from the University of Miami,...
                          Good source of potassium Everyone always says, eat your bananas to get your dose of potassium.  But do any of you know why potassium is so important? ...
We’re always being told we drink more water. It's good for you! Water and Its Benefits, Stay hydrated; it’s good for you! But what is it actually good for?  Do you know some or even all the reasons?  Maybe...
D id you guys know that the average American waits about 25 days before changing their bed sheets? If you’re single evidently you wait about 37 days and apparently single men wait about 10 days more than women. WHAT? This sounds insane!...
Let’s talk about something I know we all love… SLEEP! 
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 food is your friend.✓ Today we will get into what “food...
Have you ever eaten everything in the fridge and somehow still crave another?  It’s happened to me! Ever so often I get these pangs of hunger but its not really hunger.  There’s no way it could be.  If you’ve...
Recently the guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure has been changed!  It used to be a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg, and it has been decreased to 130/80 mmHg.  This means that a larger part of our Country will be...
W ith every going on in the world today, from natural disasters to man 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 yea,...
one of the most important 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...
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...
I  am 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 born...
Rabies is a viral disease that is usually spread to humans by contact with infected animals.  The virus waits in the salivary glands of the animal.  Once they bite someone, it travels into the broken skin and into the...
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...
I have a friend who lives in Switzerland and recently participated in the Geneva triathlon.  After congratulating him, he said he was very happy, especially because he did it on a purely vegan diet.  I was a bit shocked that...
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...

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