The Beauty of Artichokes
Posted by Administration on 7/29/2016 to • General Health


Although Hispanic Americans are the fastest growing minority in the United States, the populations’ diabetes and chronic liver disease mortality is 50% higher than that of whites. As of 2013, hispanic Americans were faced with chronic liver disease/cirrhosis as 6th leading cause of death, with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease being the most common form of chronic liver disease. Now, what causes chronic liver disease and why are Hispanic Americans so vulnerable against it?

Alfalfa - A Real Superfood!
Posted by Administrator on 7/11/2016 to • General Health

Living in the U.S., Hispanic Americans are at risk of developing diseases caused by high LDL cholesterol, or also known as bad cholesterol. Once exposed to today’s consumerism culture of fast foods and “sugar-toxicated” everyday food, it’s hard to go back to our healthy diets.

Are You Tired of Being Tired?
Posted by Administrator on 5/11/2015 to • General Health

Have you had difficulty getting up in the morning, after going to bed at a reasonable hour? Have you being feeling exhausted for no reason? Lack of memory? Are you craving salty and sweet snacks? I know this might sound like an infomercial but the reality is that more and more Hispanic Americans will answer “yes” to these questions.

Natural Alternatives to Impotency
Posted by Administrator on 4/29/2015 to • Men's Health

Hispanic American men are reluctant to talk about impotency with their partners or even their doctor. But, it continues to be prevalent in today’s society. Impotency leads to low self-esteem, stress, relationship problems, unsatisfactory sex life, and possibly the inability to get your partner pregnant.

Cacao: Hispanic’s delicious health secret
Posted by Gus on 1/19/2015 to • General Health
There is something about chocolate that makes a majority of us devour it. It has become one of the most popular flavors in the world. But, where does it come from? And is it truly beneficial? Most of the chocolate in the market contain additives, dairy, butter, and sugar. In other words, it’s been processed and stripped away from all the benefits cacao delivers.
Why Hispanic Americans should take curcumin
Posted by Mike on 12/1/2014 to • General Health
Hispanic Americans is one the highest growing populations. It has also become one of the highest risked groups to develop several health complications. Due to the western diet, many Hispanic Americans have been at high risk of developing diseases that were once considered under the radar.
Vitamin K: Arterial Health
Posted by Gus Perez on 8/12/2014 to • Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Americans, and this risk is much higher for Hispanic Americans because of the causes that lead to cardiovascular disease such as diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, physical inactivity, smoking and high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, 33.4% of men and 30.7% of women, Mexican-American, have cardiovascular disease.
Hispanic Americans should take care of their bone health
Posted by Gus Perez on 6/29/2014
Contrary to popular belief, calcium and vitamin D supplementation for bone mass is not the only form to build bone density. Because of the media has done a great job in promoting these two supplements for bone mass, people rely and believe that this is the answer to good bone health. According to Dr. Josh Axe, a Clinical Nutritionist, calcium in the form of supplements or milk are not the best way to build bone health, it’s vitamin K2 that helps improve bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
Skin and Collagen
Posted by Gus on 5/19/2014 to • General Health
Collagen is an important protein that makes the skin healthy and shiny. The inner layer of the skin, the dermis, contains many fibers supporting the skin’s characteristics such as texture, strength, and resilience. Collagen provides the basic foundation of the skin, protecting and supporting the epidermis (the surface of the skin) and also prevents the epidermis from collapsing in or on the muscles and bones underneath.
Skin and Essential Fatty Acids
Posted by Gus on 4/14/2014 to • General Health
Essential fatty acids are essential for one reason: your body needs them. Our body does not produce them, therefore; it can only be consumed.
Skin and the Large Intestine
Posted by Gus on 2/24/2014 to • General Health
The major organ in our body is our skin. It serves as a protective layer from bacteria and controls body temperature. In addition, it serves as a cleanser because through sweat it can release toxins from your digestive system.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Posted by Gus on 2/18/2014 to • General Health
Imagine human bodies without an organ that can help eliminate waste products and excess fluid from the body. How would we look? How would we survive? Fortunately, we do have an organ that has this function: Our kidneys.
Hispanic Men: Prostate and Lycopene
Posted by Gus on 1/26/2014 to • Men's Health
The prostate is a gland located between the bladder and urethra. Its function is to secrete fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. As men age, the prostate may encounter complications such as: Prostatitis (swelling and inflammation), benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and prostate cancer. Other factors that may cause difficulties are family history, diet (high animal consumption), and race (Hispanic and Black males at higher risk).
Hispanics and Varicose Veins
Posted by Gus on 1/5/2014 to • General Health
There are many health issues that were once uncommon or thought of as only being hereditary. One of them is varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are usually found in the legs and ankles. If left untreated it can lead to other health issues such as deep vein thrombosis.
Benefits of Garlic
Posted by Gus on 12/8/2013 to • Digestive system
Garlic or Allium sativum has been around for about 7,000 years and it is native to Central Asia. Many of its benefits have been recognized in culinary books for added taste, and aroma. It has also been featured in the scripture as a powerful tool to ward off malign influences. Now, Hispanic Americans can count on their abuelitos (grandparents) to give them insight on garlic as a remedy. According to Medscape, It is likely that the use of herbs by Hispanics is based on a verbal tradition that is handed down from one generation to the next. Garlic, in this case, has been referenced in many health books for its health benefits towards hypertension, colds, and infections.
Heart Disease: Consequence of Stress
Posted by Gus on 11/17/2013 to • Cardiovascular System
Since the early hominids our experience with stress has been attained by means of food and protection for survival. Nowadays we experience stress by all sorts of means such as work, family, friends, economy, relationships, etc. The way that we react to stressors can make a difference on whether you stabilize your health or jeopardize your health
Heart Disease: Consequence of Obesity
Posted by Gus on 10/13/2013 to • Cardiovascular System
Hispanic American obesity is prevalent in the United States. The increase of obesity in adults and children continues to stager because of the convenience of fast food restaurants and the high consumption of empty calories, salts, sugars, and fats. With the advancement of technology, food scientists are able to manipulate grocery foods by adding additives that only add bright colors and longer shelf life with no nutritional benefits.
Heart Disease: Consequence of Alcohol
Posted by Gus on 9/15/2013 to • Cardiovascular System
Alcohol is a widely popular drink that is consumed by about two-thirds of the U.S. population. There are three different types of alcohol: beer, wine, and liquor. Beer, being the most popular among the three, and can be traced back since early civilization.
Tobacco smoking in the Hispanic population
Posted by Mike on 7/28/2013 to • General Health
According to the ANR (Americans for Nonsmokers’ rights) the tobacco industry targets Hispanic communities by placing Spanish language ads, print ads in Hispanic publication, and outdoor billboard advertising in localities with large Hispanic populations. The Hispanic population in the U.S. is prevalent and many industries such as the tobacco industry have found great opportunity and infinite possibilities to market to Hispanics.
Hispanic American Obesity
Posted by Gus on 7/7/2013 to • General Health
If you were to describe America in one word, what would that be? Perhaps you would utter wealthy, democratic, and free. What if you were visiting America for the first time and you had to describe in one word how American people looked like to your family and friends back home. Most likely you would say obese.
Is your diet causing the Candida Albicans?
Posted by Gus on 5/19/2013 to • Digestive system
Candida Albican is a type of fungus (single-celled) that is dormant and resides in the genitals and intestinal tract. Once awaken and if left untreated, it can cause serious health symptoms.
Soda consumption affecting Hispanic Americans Health
Posted by Gus on 4/22/2013 to • Digestive system
What do supermarkets, fast food restaurants, gas stations, liquor stores, and schools have in common? If you guessed soda, then you are absolutely right. Soda is one of the most consumed sugar drinks in America. According to The Digital Universe, they reference a statement by NPR (National Public Radio) that Americans are consuming 20 percent more diet sodas now than they did 15 years ago.
Latinos at risk of Osteoporosis
Posted by Gus on 4/7/2013 to • Bone Health
American Bone Health reference in an online article, Latinos and Osteoporosis, the following: the bone health crisis is particularly critical among Latinos because in California, hip fractures have doubled since 1983, while remaining unchanged or declining in other ethnic groups (Zigmond, 2004). Now, don’t be fooled and think that only Latinos and California are the only ones that suffer this health crisis. Take it as a sign. If you settle in this country and do not consume or take enough calcium you may be at risk of Osteoporosis.
Have you read your blood pressure today?
Posted by Gus on 3/27/2013 to • Cardiovascular System
Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against the blood vessel walls or the walls of arteries, throughout the body. For those who suffer from hypertension, this pressure is abnormally high. Under this condition the heart must work harder to pump blood.
Back pain among Hispanic Americans
Posted by Gus on 2/11/2013 to • General Health
We have all experienced that painful, discomfort in our lower back. It can make you stop what you are doing, and/or it may cause you to lose sleep or toss and turn in the middle of the night. According to Phyllis A. Balch, a certified nutritional counselor, nearly 80% of adults in the United States are affected by back pain. Therefore, Hispanic Americans will most likely complain about back pain.
Is that a cold sore?
Posted by Administrator on 1/21/2013 to • General Health
What is that on the outside of your lip? It might be cold sore or fever blister. They commonly occur on the lips as one or a cluster of blisters, but can also arise on the cheeks, chin, and nostrils. It is caused by herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). This virus is contagious and can be spread by kissing or using the same eating utensils of someone infected. Typically it can last up to 10 days or more.
The truth about Statins that Hispanic Americans should know
Posted by Gus on 1/15/2013 to • General Health
High Cholesterol is an increasing problem for Hispanic Americans. It’s really no surprise since Hispanic Americans have adapted to the dietary cholesterol foods of the western diet. The typical high cholesterol foods that have been consumed in staggering amounts are meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and fast foods. According to Docguide.cm, the American Heart Association states that high cholesterol is a serious health concern for Hispanic adults. Among Hispanic Americans age 20 and older, 51.9% of men and 44.8% of women have total blood cholesterol levels of 200 mg/dL or higher.
Hair Loss and Nail Problems among Hispanic Americans
Posted by Gus on 12/10/2012 to • General Health
The media has embedded in the Hispanic American community that you must always look your best. Commercials, such as L'oreal and Pantene Pro V, show women with shiny, colorful, and bouncy hair. Ads, such as Rogaine, that target men and the importance of having hair. Celebrities, who look flawless, have made it a constant struggle for average living Hispanic Americans to keep up with their looks and always look presentable.
Common Cold and Flu among Hispanic Americans
Posted by Mike on 11/26/2012 to • General Health
It's fall and winter season! This means it is time to take out the sweaters, scarves, beanies, and boots to keep you nice and warm. But, Achoo! You're sneezing, coughing; you have a sore throat, runny nose, and watery eyes. You thought that by keeping warm you wouldn't get the common cold. According to Phyllis A. Balch, cold weather does not cause the colds; it's just that cold viruses tend to flourish in colder temperatures, when there is less mugginess in the atmosphere
Tension headaches
Posted by Mike on 11/19/2012 to • General Health
Headaches are as common as the common cold. That means that everyone has and will experience headaches throughout his or her life. Headaches can be minimal to severe, and can last minutes to days.
Stevia a Natural Sweetener
Posted by Gus on 10/25/2012 to • Diabetes
Many Hispanic Americans have a sweet tooth. This is why Panaderias (Bakeries) are so popular in the Hispanic American community. They contain an assortment of irresistible treats such as conchas (sweet bun), arroz con leche (rice pudding), buñuelos (deep-fried tortilla sprinkled with sugar), and drinks such as horchata (rice drink), and champurado (chocolate drink) that contain high amounts of sugar. Traditionally these sweets are what tie our meals together.


Hispanic Americans and Cholesterol
Posted by on 10/9/2012 to • Cardiovascular System
The traditional Hispanic diet consists of grains, corn, beans, rice, fruits, and vegetables. American culture has altered this diet, and now many Hispanic Americans have adapted to a new lifestyle that consists of processed foods and high saturated fats. This shift in diets has made Hispanic Americans more prone to develop an array of diseases due to high cholesterol.

Future Hispanic-Americans at risk of lung cancer
Posted by Mike on 9/27/2012 to • Respiratory System
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic-American men, and the second-leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic-American women. According to the National Cancer Institute in 2010, almost 13 percent of Hispanics were current cigarette smokers, compared to 21 percent of non-Hispanic whites. Smoking rates are higher among Hispanic high school students (18 percent) than Hispanic adults.

Oh my gosh, look at your feet!
Posted by Mike on 9/17/2012 to • General Health
I am sure that you have heard that first impressions are everything, and to an extent this is quite true. People will judge you by how you look because it says how much you take care of yourself. Therefore, I recommend that you take care of your toenails. Yes, your toenails. According to MedlinePlus, our body hosts a variety of bacteria and fungi.

Western diet a culprit for kidney stones
Posted by Gus on 9/10/2012 to • General Health
As a Hispanic growing up in America, your unique Latin traditions including your lifestyle as well as your diet may be influenced by Western culture. Traditional Latin cuisine is perhaps more beneficial than the typical Western diet. In the United States, Latin meals that traditionally consist of nutritious food items such as corn, grains, yucca, legumes, fruits and vegetables have shifted its healthful diet for the worse.
Please wash your hands after reading this article!
Posted by Gus on 8/29/2012 to • General Health
The human liver is an outstanding organ that filters the bloodstream from harmful substances (toxins, fats, bilirubin, overabundance of hormones, and dead cells), helps regulate and remove cholesterol; and it generates bile (a greenish liquid) which assists in digesting food to absorb essential nutrients to help give your body energy. In other words, the human liver is utterly beneficial for our survival. According to hepb.org, if your body was an automobile, your liver would be considered the engine. Our liver’s job is to make sure that everything is running smoothly.
Have you had your prostate screened?
Posted by Mike on 8/21/2012 to • Men's Health
One of the major health problems facing Hispanic American men today is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). This occurs when the prostate slowly enlarges and presses against the bladder and the urethra.
Benefits of Barley and Alfalfa
Posted by Mike on 8/6/2012 to • General Health
Today, poor eating habits are customary within the Latino population. Food insecurity, availability of healthy food items, and low socioeconomic status are all contributing factors to poor nutrition within this particular community. Low-income communities are populated with fast food restaurants. These restaurants accommodate to hard-working individuals that may lack time and money to prepare meals. These eateries provide inexpensive and quick solutions that can not only feed oneself but can also provide a sufficient amount of food for an entire family under just ten dollars.
Organic Maca Powder a super food
Posted by Mike on 7/24/2012 to • General Health
what happens when your body is consistently exposed to stress? Your hormones go haywire. A hormone known as adrenaline elevates blood pressure. Simultaneously cortisol, a stress hormone, activates and increases blood sugar (glucose) levels beyond standard limits. This long-term activation of stress overexposes your body to these particular hormones that causes a disruption in the way your body functions.
Diabetes and Renal Failure
Posted by Mike on 7/16/2012 to • Diabetes
According to the National Kidney Foundation, diabetes is one of the many leading causes of death in the U.S. Diabetes is not a medical condition that stands alone. Scientific evidence has confirmed that diabetes is a major risk factor for developing renal disease. Renal disease occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels that travel to the kidneys. When destruction in the blood vessels takes place, the kidneys begin to retain water and sodium, resulting in inflammation and complications for eliminating waste products within the body.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted by Mike on 7/11/2012 to • Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the many leading causes of deaths amongst Latinos. Cardiovascular disease, also referred to as “heart disease”, is an abnormal heart condition that causes obstructions or irregular constrictions within the blood vessels. This particular abnormality places an individual at an increased risk for a heart attack, heart failure, stroke.
The Importance of Vitamin D
Posted by Gus on 7/4/2012 to • General Health
Vitamin D deficiency is the result of not enough sun exposure, too little exercise, and diet high in processed and commercial foods. It is also related to a number of illnesses that affect present-day Americans. Studies performed by the University of Texas Health Science Center found that older Mexican Americans take fewer vitamin D supplements than do other ethnic groups.
Acid Reflux: A common problem among Hispanics
Posted by Mike on 7/3/2012 to • Digestive system
Traditional Latin American cuisine contains ingredients that can be beneficial to the Hispanic diet. Tomatoes, salsas, chili peppers, citrus fruits, and alcohol such as wine, may promote good health if consumed in moderation. These particular foods, as well as other foods that are high in acidity and fat, for instance fried foods, may cause an individual to have an unpleasant experience after the ingestion of a large meal.
Stress in the Latino Community
Posted by Gus on 7/1/2012 to • General Health
In American society, there is an extensive amount of pressure to succeed.  We all crave success, however success may come easier to some more so than others.  Latin Americans, particularly those that have immigrated here, may find that success is easier said than done. Hispanics that are not natives to this country may struggle with emotional distress. Latin Americans are classified as minorities. As minorities, occasionally we may experience inequality, poverty, and discrimination, in addition to language barriers during social interaction.
Insomnia in the Hispanic Population
Posted by Mike on 6/30/2012 to • Nervous System
In America, Hispanics strive to acculturate themselves with the American ways of life. Health problems, such as stress, may be caused by individuals struggling to adapt to a new lifestyle. Studies have shown that insomnia, a sleeping disorder described as the difficulty to fall asleep and/or the struggle to remain alert during the daytime is currently prevalent amongst the Hispanic population. 
Benefits of Multivitamins
Posted by Gus on 6/30/2012 to • General Health
Traditional Hispanic diets vary according to the geographic region individuals have originated from. For instance, Mexicans typically consume four to five meals per day; however, those that have immigrated into the United States have become accustomed to a three-meal eating pattern on a daily basis. Foods that are used for meals vary according to income level, education, geographic region and family traditions.
Hispanic Diet and Foods
Posted by Gus on 6/29/2012 to • General Health
Latin American cuisine demonstrates diversity because it is made up of many different cultures. Our traditional practices vary according to food preparation and techniques. However, even though our practices may differ in regards to specific cooking methods, we still manage to share common ingredients. Although the ingredients used in Hispanic American cooking are typically healthy, the preparation methods negate much of its nutritional value.
Alcoholism among Latino and Hispanic population
Posted by Administrator on 1/17/2012 to • General Health
Today, Hispanics make up about 16 percent of the American population. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), research has indicated that Hispanic American drinking patterns may be contingent to acculturation, the process by which an individual may experience cultural modifications by adapting to traits from another culture. Clinical and experimental studies performed on alcohol and racial/ethnic minorities have reported that minority groups such as Hispanics are at greater risk of alcohol related problems.

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 The Beauty of Artichokes
 Alfalfa - A Real Superfood!
 Are You Tired of Being Tired?
 Natural Alternatives to Impotency
 Cacao: Hispanic’s delicious health secret
 Why Hispanic Americans should take curcumin
 Vitamin K: Arterial Health
 Hispanic Americans should take care of their bone health
 Skin and Collagen
 Skin and Essential Fatty Acids

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