Es el Mes Americano de la Diabetes®. November is National Diabetes Month. Take the ADA Challenge

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Es el Mes Americano de la Diabetes®adm_esp_nov2014_365x234 y la Asociación desafía a los estadounidenses a que comiencen a vivir un estilo de vida más saludable utilizando la información y recursos disponibles de la campaña de este año llamada América cocina℠ para ponerle un Alto a la Diabetes®. Por medio de los medios sociales y una página de web interactiva http://www.diabetesforecast.org/mesdeladiabetes, la Asociación compartirá consejos de comida saludables, datos sobre nutrición y diabetes, recetas y más. – See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/es/?loc=util-header_es#sthash.HULlXTXr.dpuf

Take the American Diabetes Association challenge and Cook Healthy!


La diabetes es un grupo de enfermedades caracterizadas por un alto nivel de glucosa resultado de defectos en la capacidad del cuerpo para producir o usar insulina.

Importance-of-Taking-Action¿No está seguro de lo que significa eso? Este es el lugar para averiguarlo. Acá explicamos todo lo básico. Además, encontrará muchos enlaces a información más detallada sobre una variedad de temas.- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/es/informacion-basica-de-la-diabetes/#sthash.O5aw8LZL.dpuf

“The risk for heart disease is six times higher for women with diabetes than those without,” says Marianne Legato, MD, FACP, director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. With men, diabetes increases the risk for heart disease two- to threefold. Data also show that women with diabetes are more likely than men with the disease to have poor blood glucose control, be obese, and have high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels. Read more at http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2011/oct/how-diabetes-differs-for-men-and-women.html


Today, in honor of American Diabetes Month, we are announcing an educational program – Step On Up – developed as a collaboration with Pfizer for people with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or diabetic nerve pain. The program features Cedric The Entertainer, whose father has type 2 diabetes and is part of the 1 in 5 people living with diabetes who suffers from diabetic nerve pain.

High blood glucose increases your risk for permanent nerve damage that can lead to burning, shooting pain in the feet or hands. Talk to your doctor about these symptoms and take a step toward some pain relief. Check out our PSA and visit. http://StepOnUp.com/ to learn more.

Check out the video with Cedric!

imgresCedric’s father, who is living with diabetes, has diabetic nerve pain – burning, shooting pain in his feet and hands. With a passion to help others, Cedric is letting everyone know that people living with diabetes can develop nerve damage, which can cause diabetic nerve pain. He is encouraging people with diabetes and this kind of pain to start a conversation with their doctors. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152477977809033%E2%80%B3%3EPost%3C/a&gt

Diabetic Nerve Pain Assessment

It can be hard to explain how you are feeling to your doctor. This Diabetic Nerve Pain Assessment can help you get the conversation started. You and your doctor can use it to see if you have diabetic nerve pain and how it is affecting you.

Fill it out and take it with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

Get Started


Join me this Sunday! Hot Chocolate 15/5K Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicago Chapter & Little City.

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Too cold? It will all be worth it when you cross the finish line greeted by delicious hot chocolate, chocolate goodies, and chocolate fondue (equipped with marshmallows, bananas, rice krispies and pretzels). Who wouldn’t want to run for chocolate  http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/

Thanks to HispanicProHispanicProWe acknowledged our 90Day Fall Fit Champions Denise Mellado and Eddie Robles with all the trimmings.

Packet Pick Inside McCormick Place:
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Thursday, November 6 , 3pm-7pm
Friday, November 7, 10am-7pm
Saturday, November 8, 10am-6pm

Did I mention the awesome goodie bag? All participants will receive a sweet full zip hoodie (his/hers styles with thumbholes and zippered pockets!) too. In addition, for the first time ever, all 15K finishers will receive an official Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. 10523719_676401259133473_8102172377240440706_n


Not Feeling like Your “Usual Self” DETOX. I’m on Day 1 of 1O. You In?

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Ok so I’m ‘fessing up I am not feeling like my usual myself.  I don’t feel I’m looking my best either. And that’s not a great feeling to carry. I realize I’m over due in my detox routine. I consider it like a tuneup or reseting/rebooting my system. You may ask how often? Well I do my best to detox every season. and I am ready.

2014 Fall Fit Health Challenge!!! Join me


I’ll start detoxing by easing into a raw diet say, I increase my intake by 10% then 20%. I do that the first two days. I generally follow a 75% raw diet.


300I will be using a 7day RAW Cleanse. And throughout the 10 days I am working on my own version of The Master Cleanse.

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I will be sharing with you my Master Cleanse Journey.

My Master Cleanse concoction is heavy on the organic lemons including the skin and cayenne pepper. Gym, weight training and sauna too.


By the way for my 90day Fall Fit Challengees’ we are at 10 days away from our next weigh-in, Thursday October 30th. And I’m all in. I will be sharing with you my journey. Let’s do this and bring your gym shoes for the Zumba.

70% of Hispanic-American women have a least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 37% know heart disease is their leading health threat. Let’s talk… Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:00pm at Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Medical Office Building

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Join us at our Rush/WomenHeart of Chicago West meeting hosted by Rush HeartCenter for Women. We will discuss The Role of Diet and Inflammation in Heart Disease. This patient support group is for women, of all ages, with or at risk for, heart disease. Led by WomenHeart Champions.

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Today, nearly 70% of Hispanic-American women have a least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 37% know heart disease is their leading health threat.

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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


Mayor Emanuel Proclaims September 29 – October 3 Healthy Hearts Week in Chicago

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CDPH brings advocates together across Chicago to improve Heart Health

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week to be the first ever Chicago Healthy Hearts Week, bringing together the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and more than a dozen leading partners to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle and identify new ways to combat cardiovascular disease.

“Heart disease and strokes do not discriminate.  They affect all ages, races, religions and classes,” said Mayor Emanuel.  “As one of the country’s largest and most diverse cities, our Healthy Chicago, Healthy Hearts action plan will help us ensure we are doing everything we can to create healthy heart cultures in every Chicago neighborhood.”

Read more about the action plan, below.


Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer in both Chicago and the nation, claiming the lives of about 2,200 Americans each day. In Chicago, nearly 5,500 Chicagoans die each year because of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.

(from the Ten-Year Update of A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke)
1. Effective communication to support the prevention and public health provisions of the Affordable Care Act;
2. Strategic leadership, partnerships and organization to integrate public health and health care systems;
3. Taking action to put present knowledge to work with a health equity lens;
4. Building capacity by training the prevention workforce;
5. Evaluating impact by monitoring cardiovascular health towards achieving established targets;
6. Advancing policy by using research and epidemiologic intelligence to advance policy; and
7. Engaging in regional and global collaboration to link cardiovascular disease and non- communicable disease
prevention with regional and global partners.


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Act Now! ÁmateAhora Fall Health Challenge. You Call It We Track It!

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You Call It We Track It! 1719 W. 18th 312-929-2927. Call, stop by Sat Aug 30th or Mon Sept 1st, Say you are joining the 90day FHC, call your challenge (drop/manage blood pressure (RED TEAM) | drop weight (BLUE TEAM) | drop body fat % (PURPLE TEAM)) and we’ll track it for you. Set your free mini consult with the doctor, we connect you to your team, and challengers will post daily their progress on #AMATEAHORA.

90Day Fall Health Challenge
90Day Fall Health Challenge

ÁmateAhora 90Day Fall Health Challengers! Victor Perez and Jerree Cardenas. Jerree shared he hadn’t worked out in over 20 yrs. The good thing he stopped smoking 3 yrs ago! Congrats! NO SMOKING! So he thinks, he’s in good shape. And he survived the Oscar Reyes’ ZUMBATHON. ZUMBAMy mom 77 taking on managing her blood pressure!

Give Ámate Ahora Challengers support! He have 2 kids on our Ámate Ahora Fall Challenge. 7yr old Sonia Coral (her daughter Coral) and 9 yr old Maria Ojeda (her son Jesus). ALL KIDS ARE WELCOME! SO PROUD OF EVERYONE!!! Special thanks to Lenguas Al Aire, http://www.radiovive.us for the t-shirts. Lenguas Al Aire

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