Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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...
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...
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...
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...
osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

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,...
Im Bananas for Bananas, Wanna Know Why?                    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...
We’re always being told drink more water its 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 you do......
Let’s talk about something I know we all love… SLEEP! 
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...
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 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...
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...
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, its quality or quantity but the...
Shopping

Shopping is My Cardio

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...
Rabies

Drooling Over Rabies

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...
Green Vegetables

Green Vegetables

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...

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