ÁMATEAHORA | LoveUNow Health Expo

It’s National Doctor Day!!! @joinAmate WE THANK YOU!

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11064624_752305741543024_7583491269542494477_nWE THANK YOU!
Dr. Estella Hernandez​,MD/MPH, Dr. Annabelle Volgman,
Dr. Eduardo Montoya, Psy.D., Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan MD, Dr. Julie Ramos, MD, Dr. Karla Campos-Bekardi MD,
Dr. Rafaela Weffer, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Steven Rothschild MD, Dr. Mercedes Martinez MD, Dr. Juanita Mora MD​!


Agradecimiento especial…
Para la Dra Estella Hernández MD/MPH de NutriMedicos ella nos ha bendecido con su continua generosidad collaborando con el Movimiento de ÁmateAhora. Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH es doctora familiar y especialista Bariátrica, de Metabolismo y Peso. También practica Medicina Funcional. Mil gracias por su apoyo generoso y valioso tiempo.

ÁmateAhora, Voces Para La Salud…
ÁmateAhora es único, en el que somos agentes de transformación poderosos y diversos armados para abogar por un bienestar óptimo. Ofrecemos acceso a servicios de Salud en Español! Celebramos Anual con un Expo de Salud, Reto de 90 días (Mensual), ZUMBA (Semanal), y Abogamos para la Salud (Diario). ÁmateAhora causa líderes, Campeones de Salud. Creamos voces unificadas y comprometidas a movilizar a nuestra comunidad a ser responsables de nuestra salud un día a la vez!

Transformar Nuestra Salud al nivel Mundial…
Ayudamos a los millones que viven con enfermedades y los millónes más que están en riesgo. ÁmateAhora quiere seguir desarrollando relaciones con organizaciones como NutriMedicos que están comprometidos y dispuestos a trabajar en esta misión. Para elevar un sentido de urgencia de nuestra salud especialmente de las enfermedades crónicas. La atención al paciente, dar apoyo para los cuidadores de los pacientes, e inspirar la vida sana en general; educar a las familias sobre la prevención y manejo de enfermedades crónicas y asistir a la comunidad a tomar medidas para su salud.

Nosotros @joinAmate damos gracias…
¡Únase con nosotros en dar reconocimiento a la Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH por su gran trabajo y generosa contribución como Mujer Destacada, en nombre de ÁmateAhora te damos gracias por tu labor. Por favor muestren apoyo con un GUSTA, comentario, y/o compartan.


Extra Special Thanks
Dr. Estella Hernandez MD/MPH from NutriMedicos! Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, MPH both a Family Physician and a Bariatric, Metabolism and Weight Management Specialist. She Practices Functional Medicine.

She has blessed us with her continuous generosity collaborating with the ÁmateAhora Movement to help the millions living with disease and the million more who are at risk.

Wants to continue developing relationships with organizations like NutriMedicos that are committed and willing work with ÁmateAhora to elevate a sense of urgency around chronic disease. We, at ÁmateAhora advocate, support, bring awareness for patient care, patient empowerment, caregiver support, and inspire overall healthy living; educating families about the prevention, management of chronic disease and cause people to take action for their health.

We thank Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD/MPH for your generous and most valued support. Please join us in acknowledging her work with a comment or share.

On behalf of ÁmateAhora we acknowledge you as a Distinguished Woman and Doctor thank you Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. 

Thank You Nutrimedicos

The Role of Diet and Inflammation in Heart Disease

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Join Rush/WomenHeart of Chicago West at our next meeting hosted by Rush Heart Center for Women. This patient support group is for women, of all ages, with or at risk for, heart disease. 


The Medical Office Building is at 520 S Maple Ave, Oak Park.  Take the elevator to the second floor and turn north when you get off the elevator.  We should be right there.  Please bring a friend.


Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: Rush Oak Park Hospitals Medical Office Building

2nd Floor, Room 2000, 610 S Maple St., Oak Park, IL

Program: The Role of Diet and Inflammation in Heart Disease


For more information on WomenHeart of Chicago West, contact

WH-ChicagoWest@womenheart.org or call (847) 404-2952 for additional information.

Complimentary parking around the hospital and medical building

Free of charge and priceless! light, heart healthy appetizers served.


WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. As the leading voice for the 41 million American women living or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health

Suburban Women Magazine Celebrating their 3rd Annual Live Life Well Women’s Empowerment Event

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12 engaging speakers, keynote speakers Jim Fannin and Judith Wright; cooking demonstrations from notable chefs, including Hell’s Kitchen’s Richie Mancini and MasterChef’s Kira Novak; Over 100 vendor booths featuring health screenings and shopping; food samples from St. Charles Costco; wine tasting; a concession stand; a cash bar; and much more!


Listened to author and motivational speaker Jim Fannin. World’s #1 Coach of Champions, Coach to some of the World’s Top Athletes and Successful Company CEOs, Founder of the S.C.O.R.E.® Success System, 35+ Years of Coaching. Topic: Work-Life Balance Now! Take your life to the next level with a life blueprint for career, relationships, parenting and you.


Dr. Judith Wright, World-Class Coach, Lifestyles Expert, Respected Leader, Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Corporate Consultant, Founder of Wright Living. Topic: Transform! Bring out the best in yourself, your relationships and your career. Live a satisfying, meaningful life of adventure and fun.


Dr. Aga Silbert, Board-Certified Cardiologist, Focused on Early Detection and Treating Risk Factors, Founder of Advanced Preventative Cardiology in West Dundee, 20+ Years of Experience. Topic: Love your Heart: 3 Steps to Keep your Heart and Brain Young. You’re never too old to take care of yourself or too young to start preventative steps.


Dr. Mary George, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician, Founder of Personalized Wellness Internal Medicine in Hoffman Estates, Focused on Comprehensive Care, 20+ Years of Experience. Topic: Vital Energy. The Connection between aging, fitness, nutrition and supplements and how you can achieve optimal health and energy.


Dr. Eliza Bernas, Family Medicine Physician, with Dr. Aimee & Associates in Bloomingdale, Interests include Preventative Health and Women’s Issues, 20+ Years of Experience. Topic: Adult Health Screenings: Dr. Bernas will discuss the recommended health screenings for every age and the importance of each.

This Saturday afternoon at the in St. Charles, IL.


Zoraida Sambolin Emcee for Ámate Ahora Fall Health Expo 2015

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Zoraida Sambolin! Mom, Wife, Breast Cancer Survivor. NBC5 News Today Co-Anchor. It was an honor to hear her testimony as a survivor and brought awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month* at the 9th Annual Chicago Latino Network Gala. Where she challenged ladies to get our yearly mammogram screening and challenged the men to kindly remind us to get checked. Thanks Zoraida! CLN 2014

Spoke of AmateAhora and asked if she would be interested in being an Emcee for the Amate Ahora Health Expo 2015. Guess what she said!

Breast Cancer Awareness*
Visitors to The Breast Cancer Site can click on the “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button to help provide mammograms to those in need. Mammograms are paid for by the site’s sponsors. “I did it, so easy!” Breast Cancer Awareness

Years ago, The Breast Cancer Site has worked with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to distribute mammograms to women in need across America. Today, The Breast Cancer Site works with GreaterGood.org to provide direct funding for mammography programs to most effectively reach women in need.

This map represents some of the stellar work they are honored to have done with NBCF to fight breast cancer. I clicked on Illinois and found these stats.

Location- Chicago
Mammograms Given- 3,300
Organization- St. Alexius Medical Centers

Here’s how: http://www.greatergood.me/1ph0BMr



Meet ÁmateAhora’s Distinguished Speakers

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Good Afternoon,
Gracias a los presentadores y Emcee Sergio Rojas por la génerosidad en compartir su sabiduría, experiencia, y su informes!

We thank each of you for participating and sharing your expertise, access to services, and time with us at ÁmateAhora.

Here are the following time slots for the distinguished speakers;
10:00am-10:15am Welcome on behalf of the Founder of the ÁmateAhora Movement Leticia Madrigal MA
10:45am-11:00am Keynote: Dr. Estella Hernandez MD (Nutrmedicos)
11:15am-11:30am Keynote: Dr. Steven Rothschild MD (Rush University Medical Center)
11:30am-12:30am Panel Discussion: SALUD 2020 (7mins each)
Dr. Steven Rothschild MD (Rush University Medical Center), Dr. Estella Hernandez MD (Nutrmedicos), Dr. Mercedes Martinez MD (Chicago Read Mental Health Center), Romina Ziccarelli (Walgreens), Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (7th District Health Task Force), Blanca Vargas & Maggie Rivera (LULAC), and Anamary Torres (Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems County Care)
12:30pm-12:45pm Acknowledgements w “El Tordillo” Daniel Casillas
01:15pm-02:00pm Talk with the Experts: Dr. Estella Hernandez MD (Nutrimedicos), Hadi Pagonis (Alzheimer’s Association), Dr. Mercedes Martinez MD (Chicago Read Mental Health Center), Francielle Murray (CEO SPACE, FullTime Mom and Radio Show Host “Mommy Monday’s” on PWN Radio), Nancy Gonzalez (Women Empowerment- Wellness Movement), Monica Becerra (LADCO), Kenneth Coe (Business Birth/Urban Genius).

One of our ÁmateAhora team leads will be there to greet you and direct you the Conference Center. Again we do have curb side access to the front of the building directly where the Conference Center is located. You may use this access to drop off someone or a bus load. There are also parking lots on the North Side and South Side of the building. If you have any further questions you can contact me at madrigalconsulting@gmail.com or by phone 773-587-5909c.

Thank You and Gracias For Making A Difference!

sergio rojas



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ÁmateAhora at Radio Formula 1450AM El Derecho Del Pueblo w Counsel Mateo Katz

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El Derecho Del Pueblo 1450AM: El Abogado KATZ con Psicologa Industrial Leticia Madrigal y Fundadora de ÁmateAhora


Recap of what was planned for the interview:
Intro for Leticia:
Leticia Madrigal MA is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, works independently at Madrigal Consulting, and Founder of the ÁmateAhora/LoveUNow Movement. She is board and associate board to three non profits.

Leticia tell us more about yourself and the ÁmateAhora/LoveUNow Movement.

Thanks Mateo! I’m Leticia Madrigal, 1st generation born in Chicago from Nuevo Leon Mexico.

And as Founder of the ÁmateAhora | LoveUNow Movement. We are a stand for creating the experience of power and peace of mind by coming to terms with our health and mobilizing communities to be proactive worldwide.

Tell us what inspired you to create the ÁmateAhora | LoveUNow Movement.

I’ll answer that two fold.

Let me ask your listeners. Do you have family, friends, neighbors who have died from a preventable condition? Many of do.

Did you know? About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. While almost everyone is affected by heart disease directly or indirectly, Afro-americans and Latinos face even higher risks of cardiovascular diseases because of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Additionally, heart disease is the #1 killer of Hispanic women

. Unlike many illnesses, heart disease is preventable!

We are at an alarming rate of Obesity and we are calling to action our community to embrace where we are and take action today for a path to optimal health. Because the quality of our health is being compromised.

Can you share with us how ÁmateAhora | LoveUNow connects with you on a personal level?

Sure thanks for asking. I’ll share with you my personal testimony in the power we have to transform our lives.

My father withheld his symptoms from everyone including his doctor. His silence led to his untimely death in 2012. He fell prey to Heat Stroke, he had a heart condition, he was overweight. It was preventable. I challenge you to break the silence in our Men’s Health and Empower Families to Live Healthy!

On the other hand, my mother’s doctor told her she had 6 months to live she chose to powerfully manage her diabetes and now, years later, she’s loving life.

What is ÁmateAhora | LoveUNow upto?

AmateAhora creates multiple teams that continue the conversation to get up & move by hosting health challenges, run for causes, & an annual expo. Collaborating with NutriMedicos since 2012 we offer a monthly screening and support program to lower hypertension and live healthy. We are launching our Campiones De Salud at NutriMedicos this August 2014-2015.

Signup now on http://www.joinAmate.org. For this Saturday June 14th at AVI 2800 S. Western. 10am-4pm. Free for all.

Q&A with the doctors, live performances, healthy bites, ZUMBA, painting, chess playing for adults and kids.

Nutrimedicos w Dr Estella Hernandez MD AT 1719 W. 18th Street (Paulina), Pilsen. Dr. Hernandez is a family doctor and specialist in metabolism, weight management, and bariatic surgery.

Ámate Ahora, Be a Voice for Healthy Living in Your Community.




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ÁmateAhora showcasing Heart of Chicago’s Best Healthy Bites! Sat 6.14th

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Gracias por tu géneros tiempo y rica comidad!

I thank each of our sponsors for sharing your healthy bites, elixirs, and time with us at ÁmateAhora.

Here are the following time slots for the distinguished restaurants providing healthy bites;
10am-11am MeztiSoy offering Yummy Elixirs
2pm-3pm Chef Cortez La Taberna Tapas on Halsted leading a Cooking Demo
3pm-4pm Enjoy healthy bites from:
Meztisoy, La Taberna Tapas on Halsted,
Lalo’s on Maxwell, La Catrina Cafe, Vio Cafe, Yvolina Organic Vegetarian Tamales.

The location of the college, Arturo Velasquez Institute is 2800 S. Western. On Western between 26th and 31st. You will find there are two parking lots North Side parking lot nearest to the YMCA on Western and South Side Parking on 31st. You will find the Conference Center in the middle of the building at the front entrance on Western. I suggest you used curbside access at the main entrance to drop off family or friends and park.

One of our ÁmateAhora team leads will be there to greet you and direct you to your the Conference Center. Please rsvp at http://www.joinAmate.org Click participate and signup you and your family.

If you have any further questions you can contact me at madrigalconsulting@gmail.com or by phone 773-587-5909c.

Thank You and Gracias For Making A Difference!

AmateAhora Sat June 14th




La Taberna Tapas

Vio Cafe & Grill

La Catrina Cafe

Lalo's on Maxwell