Dr. Estella Hernandez MD

Ready for Today! ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge

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Welcome to the ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge. We meet monthly at MTZ Martial Arts Academy (Where we Track Your Progress) 4715 S. Ashland 2nd Floor 773-587-5909. 

Its a 90day Challenge, You Call Your Challenge and We Track It!

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Choose 1 of 5 teams:

  • #4MyHeart- Manage Blood Pressure (RED TEAM) 
  • #4MyHealth- Drop Weight (YELLOW TEAM) 
  • #4MyFitness- Gain Muscle while Dropping Body Fat% (BLUE TEAM)
  • #4MyFamily- Increase Vegetable Intake (GREEN TEAM)
  • #4MyDiabetes- Decrease Sugar Intake (PURPLE TEAM) 

Join us 4/15th Wednesday at 6:30pm. Once you declare your challenge, then you are granted an appt. (after 4/15, ASAP) for your free mini consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD at 312-929-2927, we connect you to your team, and as team members you will post and log your performance daily with the #AMATEAHORA on your social network and make sure you add which team you represent. For example #AmateAhora with your Team: #4MyHeart or #4MyHealth or #4MyFitness or #4MyFamily or #4MyDiabetes and share how you are moving forward with your performance.This is a CHALLENGE in order to WIN you must report your performance. We have prizes for Best Performance and Team Leadership. Got it! Good :0)

We track your monthly body composite analysis (must take off your socks), We track your monthly blood pressure, we offer nutritional coaching by attending our monthly meet ups where we invite leading experts on health topics along with Leticia Madrigal, MA Performance Psychologist. Thanks to NutriMedicos you also recieve a 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management. NutriMedicos is our generous sponsor! You get a 40 Minute ZUMBA Fitness thanks to Coach Oscar Reyes and thanks to MTZ Martial Arts Academy 2floor event space we have a spot to workout (bring gym shoes)!

Must RSVP for the SPRING Health Challenge.


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

It’s getting motivated that’s the challenge for a lot of us.

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There are probably 101 ways written out there to encourage us to exercise in the morning. There are studies, suggestions, lists, and even intimidations. But what good are they if we just read about them? It’s the doing that matters, right?

Let's Do This!

Do this! Recalling positive memories of an exercise experience its a great way to inspire you to move, according to a new study. Another great tidbit, Did you know that office workers could burn an extra 30,000 calories a year by spending three hours a day standing up?

Studies show that people can burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach. That’s a fairly astonishing piece of research.

Here’s more… researchers, led by Dr Emma Stevenson and PhD student Javier Gonzalez, asked twelve physically active male participants to perform a bout of treadmill exercise at 10am, either after they had eaten breakfast or in a fasted state having not eaten since the evening before.

Following the exercise all participants were given a chocolate milkshake recovery drink. Later in the day, participants were provided with a pasta lunch which they were asked to consume until they felt ‘comfortably full’. Their lunchtime consumption of energy and fat was assessed and calculated, taking into account the amount of energy and fat burned during the morning period.
The researchers discovered that those who had exercised in the morning did not consume additional calories or experience increased appetite during the day to compensate for their earlier activity.

They also found that those who had exercised in a fasted state burned almost 20% more fat compared to those who had consumed breakfast before their workout. This means that performing exercise on an empty stomach provides the most desirable outcome for fat loss.

Javier Gonzalez, who is currently undertaking a PhD in Exercise and Metabolism, said: “In order to lose body fat we need to use more fat than we consume. Exercise increases the total amount of energy we expend and a greater proportion of this energy comes from existing fat if the exercise is performed after an overnight fast.

“Our results show that exercise does not increase your appetite, hunger or food consumption later in the day and to get the most out of your session it may be optimal to perform this after an overnight fast.” Read more: http://thehealthsciencesacademy.org/health-tips/exercising-first-thing-in-the-morning/


Join us this Thursday for our ÁmateAhora 90Day FREE! Fall Health Challenge, supervised by Dr. Estella Hernandez MD and Performance Psychologist Leticia Madrigal, MA. At 6:30pm NutriMedicos 1719 W. 18th St (Pilsen, 60608).

Story Source:
The above story is based on materials provided by Northumbria University. “Lose fat faster before breakfast.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 January 2013. .

Journal Reference:
Javier T. Gonzalez, Rachel C. Veasey, Penny L. S. Rumbold, Emma J. Stevenson. Breakfast and exercise contingently affect postprandial metabolism and energy balance in physically active males. British Journal of Nutrition, 2013; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0007114512005582

Ámate Ahora says Que Viva El Amor! for our very own Dr. Estella Hernandez MD & Carlos Martinez MBA from NutriMedicos

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“Cuando por fin se encuentran dos almas,
Que durante tanto tiempo se han buscado
una a otra entre el gentío,
Cuando advierten que son parejas,
Que se comprenden y corresponden,
En una palabra, que son semejantes,
surge entonces para siempre una unión vehemente y pura como ellas mismas,
una unión que comienza en la tierra y perdura en el cielo.
Esa unión es amor…” Victor Hugo

Ámate Ahora wishes you and your beautiful family a lifetime of love, health, vitality and adventure!

Thank you NutriMedicos

It has been our distinct pleasure over the years to collaborate and discover the many ways we can impact communities in both the prevention and intervention for healthy living! The ÁmateAhora Network and Movement we have created stands as one voice committed to mobilizing communities for healthy living one day at a time. We send you a heartfelt thank you and “fuerte abrazo” thanks for being a powerhouse couple and our home. You make a difference, “Si Se Puede!”


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