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The Curl Experts BY CHADWICK & IGOR

WHAT MAKES OUIDAD SALON UNIQUE? Chadwick: We know and understand curls. We have put a great deal of time and effort into working with all types of curls and have developed techniques that offer solutions to the challenges of naturally curly hair. Our salon is a haven for those who are blessed with naturally curly hair. After just one visit it becomes obvious that we are addressing the needs of curls and then bringing them to life. Because we address four curl types we can customize services that offer solutions to even the trickiest head of curls where sometimes 3 or 4 curl types live together on one head of hair. What will a client experience at the salon on a typical visit? Most individuals with curly hair are either nervous or have anxiety about visiting a salon. We want to give them a place where they can be heard and understood. A thorough consultation will be rendered and a plan created so that a beautiful head of curls is the destination. Our guests will recieve luxurious shampooing and conditions treatments specially formulated for their unique head of curls. You will receive a prescriptive at home regime and be taught how to properly care for and maintain your look. We want our clients to be empowered when it comes to her curls. WHAT ARE TWO WAYS A GIRL CAN CHANGE UP HER CURLS Chadwick: Currently one of the hottest coloring techniques we offer is Color Melting. This technique seamlessly blends multiple tones together on a head of curls creating a melting effect that is stunning. Not ready to shampoo yet? Let us teach you how to build out your look and keep going about your day with out having to shampoo and start over. We also offer styling techniques that help to elongate curls.

Visit us at chadwickandigor.com and on Facebook for updates on the salon grand opening.

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Editor in Chief

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The Last Little Moments of Summer

My latest battle with my kids has been to get them to start exercising. This may not sound like such an ordeal for some, but for the mother of two nerds who'd rather spend their time indoors watching Netflix or playing video games instead of sports, it was. And I get that. For the longest time, I wasn't the biggest fan of exercising either. But that's why I know how much of an issue these habits can end up being. And, honestly, it seemed like I was losing until Pokemon GO came out this month. My son has finally given into going on runs with his dad (with the caveat that he is allowed to stop at any time to catch rare Pokemon) in order to "hatch his eggs." And my daughter is running around willy-nilly at summer camp, when in the past, she had mostly stuck to indoor activities, like musical theater and art. It's a phenomenon that obviously has had some very real positive effect, and something I have been able to see and experience even though I haven't downloaded the app. And that's why I bring this as one of the cover stories for the magazine with great pleasure. But aside from that, I like to take my August Editorial Letter as an opportunity to remind parents to treasure these last little moments of summer. Whether your kids will be going back or away to college, or just starting a new year at school, quite frankly, you're not going to be seeing as much of them. And although this might sound like a relief to some with younger, more troublemaking kids (trust me, I was there once), I would advise you to soak it all in as well. Time moves faster than you think it does.

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EDITORIAL

CONTENT

ISSUE 39

HEALTHY KIDS 8.

SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL? TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE A SCARY WORLD

10. DR. MARIANELA CARDENAS DON’T FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH 12.

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HEALTHY BODY, MIND & SOUL 18.

THRIVING DURING AND AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

20.

A CAUTION ABOUT CRITICISM

23.

10 LITTLE KNOWN TRICKS TO TREAT YOUR ACNE

26.

HEALING FROM A CAR ACCIDENT: A WHOLE BODY APPROACH

POKEMON GO FORTH! CARDIOLOGIST, CHRISTIAN ASSAD, MD SUPPORTS USE OF AUGMENTED REALITY GAMES THAT ENCOURAGE MOVEMENT MOMS & DAUGHTERS BUILD BONDS THROUGH YOGA! PROVIDING SOUTH FLORIDA’S CHILDREN WITH THE BEST PROTECTION POSSIBLE

FITNESS & BEAUTY 28.

BREATHE, MOVE, CONNECT.

HEALTHY FOODS 32.

HOT WATER & LEMON IN THE MORNING?

34.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND A GREAT STEAK

36.

5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING GREEN APPLES

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KIDS

8.

SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL? TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE A SCARY WORLD

10. DR. MARIANELA CARDENAS DON’T FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH 12.

POKEMON GO FORTH! CARDIOLOGIST, CHRISTIAN ASSAD, MD SUPPORTS USE OF AUGMENTED REALITY GAMES THAT ENCOURAGE MOVEMENT

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MOMS & DAUGHTERS BUILD BONDS THROUGH YOGA!

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PROVIDING SOUTH FLORIDA’S CHILDREN WITH THE BEST PROTECTION POSSIBLE


SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL?

Teaching Our

Children

to Successfully Navigate a Scary

WORLD

Do you ever worry about how to protect your child from the risks of our big, scary world? Our culture is full of danger to kids: 1 in 4 teens has an STD, 20% of children experience depression before adulthood. Over 40% of all 10th graders drink alcohol. The statistics are frightening and almost unbelievable. My husband, Walt, and I practice Pediatrics together and we speak to many parents who feel weighed down by the myriad of risks within our society.

• How do I shield my son from • • • • • •

pornography? How do I inspire a healthy body image in my daughter? How do I encourage my children to avoid drugs? How do I teach my teens to confidently say “no” to alcohol? How do I talk to my kids about sex? How do I protect my sons from the effects of violent video games? How do I help my daughter navigate the ugly world of social media?

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We bring our tiny, innocent babies home from the hospital and have lofty plans to protect them from the corrupting influences of the world around us, but sooner or later, every parent realizes that to wholly insulate a child from society is neither wise nor possible. Instead of shielding a child from the world, we have to proactively and firmly teach him how to navigate the risks of the world. There are indeed answers to each of the questions above–specific ways to handle each tough issue–but even more importantly, there are practical ways to love and train our children day in and day out, so as to prepare them to make wise, big decisions. My heart is for children, but even more so, it’s for you–for parents. If a pediatrician is to care for kids well, she has to care for their parents. That’s why I’m excited to offer encouragement and answers around these “big, scary world” issues. I’m holding a free webinar this month called Learning to Parent Your Child in a Big, Scary World, and I’d love for you to join me. Tune in to learn very practical ways that parents can help their children navigate sex, drugs, alcohol, and more.

1 in 4 teens has an STD,

20%

of children experience depression

before adulthood. By Meg Meeker, MD


COVER STORY

Dr. Marianela

CARDENAS

DON’T FORGET

TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH

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n the same way as many of us Latino imports to this city, Dr. Marianela Cardenas came to Miami on a pilgrimage for something greater. For her, the journey began in the mountain valley of Caracas, Venezuela's capital city. It is a troubled but fine town, and she, like many of her fellow expatriates, long for a return of the splendor and liveliness that once lined the streets of the oil-rich basin. For the moment, however, her time there is locked in memories, the last of which belong to La Universidad Central de Venezuela, where she spent hundreds of hours poring over dental textbooks, locking up her core career in dentistry, and landing a degree. Looking to broaden her opportunities in the field, she took off to Mexico City to pursue a Master's Degree in Orthodontics at La Universidad Intercontinental. She remembers her time there fondly, and Mexico, being the behemoth of a city that it is, really managed to expand her world view by offering professors, friends, and classmates from all over the world. However, over time, Dr. Cardenas began to long for more. In a joint decision with her husband, Miguel, she decided to take the opportunities offered to them by the ever-growing South Florida. It wasn't necessarily a difficult decision for the two as the weather, the cultural melting pot, and lifestyle are naturally attractive to anyone. She ended up receiving her Certificate of Orthodontics at Nova Southeastern University.

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Now, fifteen years later, she has two bustling clinics in Miami-Dade: one in Kendall and one in Doral. She had also decided to take up teaching at around the same time and spent about eight years as an associate professor at her alma matter, Nova. She finds the act of sharing knowledge and education with the next generations as not only a duty but a pleasure. There is little she finds more rewarding that being able to be a conduit for this passion of hers in the young minds of people aspiring to grow their careers and individual identities. Apart from that, she notes that it's very helpful in keeping her updated with the latest technology and treatment options to ensure her patients have the best quality of care imaginable. Following are a few pieces of advice and insights into not only her career but orthodontics as a whole. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE FIELD OF ORTHODONTICS, SPECIFICALLY? I find orthodontics to be such a beautiful specialty. Technically, orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, usually through the use of braces and Invisalign. The reason I chose this postgraduate career track is that you not only benefit the health of patients but also make a positive change in their lives. When you have patients with severe jaw or skeletal discrepancies, such as overbite, underbite, crowding, spacing, TMJ disorders, craniofacial

anomalies, or any other concern that makes them uncomfortable, it is extremely satisfactory to see the improvement in their appearance, attitude, and even selfesteem. This applies to both children and adults.

I find the act of sharing knowledge and education with the next generation as not only a duty but a pleasure. WHAT IS A COMMON ISSUE YOU FIND WITH THE TEETH OF YOUR ADOLESCENT AND PRE-ADOLESCENT PATIENTS? Malocclusions and bite problems present as crooked teeth (lack of space), spacing, overbite, underbite, facial imbalance (shifted jaws or discrepancies), the presence of an undesired habit (thumb sucking and tongue thrust among others), TMJ discomfort, early loss of baby teeth, and missing or extra teeth. Overbite and crowding are the most common issues. A consultation can determine the need for orthodontic treatment.


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A consultation with an Orthodontist can guarantee early detection of any problem that can cause gum disease (gingivitis), caries, or a malocclusion. WHAT METHODS CAN THEY TAKE TO PREVENT THIS AND OTHER PROBLEMS FROM CROPPING UP? I recommend that one visits the dentist regularly for a comprehensive checkup, cleaning, and X-rays (twice a year is recommended). Also, a consultation with an Orthodontist can guarantee early detection of any problem that can cause gum disease (gingivitis), caries, or a malocclusion. Prevention is the key! Of course, proper Oral hygiene is a crucial part of it. Brushing (minimum 2x for 2 minutes) and flossing are a must. AROUND WHAT AGE-FRAME DO YOU USUALLY RECOMMEND PEOPLE COME IN TO START SEEING YOU? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first Orthodontic consult at the age of 7; between 7-9 years old is ideal. The child will not necessarily be required to wear braces at that age, but we can determine if there are any red flags or signs of early treatment with a detailed

clinical exam. Let a professional give you their honest opinion and take advantage of a free consultation. WHAT ARE SOME OTHER OPTIONS, BESIDES BRACES, THAT YOU OFFER IN YOUR CLINIC? Invisalign is a great alternative for adults or any patient seeking an aesthetic, virtually invisible treatment. It is very efficient and comfortable for adults because you can remove the aligners for brushing, flossing, and special occasions. However, this method requires good compliance from the patient and, usually, the orthodontist will assess you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate before going ahead with that treatment option. Some problems need braces due to their severity, but there are also esthetic braces, named ceramic braces, or clear braces, which many patients seem to prefer. Some mild problems can be corrected with retainers only.

Prevention is the key!

In her free time, Dr. Cardenas enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, Miguel Andres (9), Santiago (5), and Luciana (3). They are huge fans of the beach and try to make it out there anytime the opportunity appears. She loves to travel and "collect memories," as well as widen her worldview by exposing herself to and embracing the different cultures of the world. You can usually find her at one of her Flossome Orthodontic Clinics in Kendall (7887 N Kendall Dr. Suite 103) and Doral (3905 NW 107th Ave. Suite 103). You can schedule an appointment by calling for a free consultation at (305) 275-1094.

By Andres Portillo

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might have finally found a right formula. I have tried multiple apps/games in the past that have the potential to modify our lifestyle. To name a few, they are Life is Crime, Life is Magic, Zombies Run, and Ingress, and more recently, I have been keeping my eye on one called Run an Empire; this last one looks great but has not been released.

POKEMON GO FORTH!

Interventional Cardiologist, CHRISTIAN ASSAD, MD Supports Use of Augmented Reality Games that Encourage Movement For several years now, many companies have taken on the task of developing locationbased games. These games use GPS to integrate surrounding landmarks and later transform them into a digital augmented reality (AR) world. As physicians, we always recommend our patients to be as healthy as possible, and we emphasize the words “lifestyle modifications.” Lifestyle modifications aim to change an individual’s way of living so that they may become as healthy as possible with the minimum possible use of medications. With lifestyle modifications, we aim to reduce weight by encouraging a healthy diet and physical activity; therefore, directly impacting the course of diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.

PokemonGO was created by Niantic Labs, a Google spinoff company which is also responsible for another augmented reality game called

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Ingress. The reason why this is relevant is that all those Pokestops and Pokegyms that you see are an importation of the database from Ingress. The Ingress portals that were created by people playing the game and taking pictures of locations are now the Pokestops and Pokegyms.

The reason why I am excited about PokemonGo and future AR games is that this game has arguably managed to tackle the "Lifestyle Modification realm" with far greater impact than the whole medical community placed together in the last 50 years. We always tell our patients to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy, lose weight, and avoid becoming obese. In most cases, it has little impact. The reason why this happens--let's face it--is that only a lucky few really get pleasure from exercise. If exercise is not fun, it turns into a chore, and if it is a chore, we will not keep doing it. Nobody wants to come home from work just to get into another chore. For those of you that can do it, congratulations; for those of you who find it more challenging, AR games

SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT POKEMON GO? The average video gamer age is now 38 years old. Yes, you heard it right. This means we grew up with Atari, Colecovision, Sega, Nintendo, Snes, Nintendo 64, Xbox, Playstation, and Steam. Personally, I am currently exploring Virtual Reality as well with the Oculus Rift, HTCVive, Sony Morpheus. In any case, the important thing here is that Niantic Labs partnered with Nintendo (who own a majority stake in Pokemon Co), and they have managed to create a game that is alluring to kids of all ages (including those in their 70s). I have been using the game since its beginning, and I'm already at level 21. I can tell you that I am extremely excited about it. Never in my life have I seen crowds of people walking around in groups like this. In the past, people chasing and trying to capture imaginary characters would have been considered crazy; now, this is our reality. I have been going to different locations, witnessing an ever-growing group of people walking around. At first, I must admit that it feels awkward, to a certain extent, because you feel you like you might be judged and should maybe hold back on using it. My recommendation is: don't. Never stop doing things because of what others might think of you. If you want to try it, GO AHEAD. The first time I used it in public was on South Padre Island. I went for a run and started capturing Pokemon and started noticing other people staring and walking with their phones. I started asking people if they were playing PokemonGo and they started laughing, "YES! Are you?!" Me: "Definitely!" This continued, and I have met many people in similar scenarios. I would like to emphasize a PAUSE here! Yes, people playing PokemonGO have been the target of assaults and other crimes; however, it is not a reason why not to use it. Just be careful and please use proper judgment. I continued to play PokemonGo and started exploring other cities. In order to find more Pokestops and Pokegyms, it occurred to me to use the Ingress Intel site (previous Niantic game whose


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database was imported) to find more locations. One key region I have is the Veteran's War Memorial. The VWM has a total of five Pokestops and five Pokegyms, which has managed to create crowds that are growing on a daily basis. Not to mention that it is also likely increasing sales. Initially, PokemonGo was popular with the younger generation, mostly teens, but this has changed dramatically in the last couple of weeks. Many videos have been uploaded to YouTube in which hundreds if not thousands of people are walking, running, and chasing Pokemons. What I have been witnessing lately is that parents of children are now taking their children for walks. Hey, be it what it may be, people are walking now, and that is a start! An individual replied to the post I was interviewed for in TCTMD. As funny as that sounded to me at first, he's right. My initial reaction was, "Well yeah, of course Pokémon fans are going to be into it." But then I remembered that my 74-yearold dad made me install it on his phone a week ago, and he's still super psyched about it. He grumbles when the servers go down, and before PokémonGo, he had no idea what Pokémon really was. Now we take long walks together every week, fully stocked with a 20,000 mAh power bank and two liters of water. Due to the popularity of Pokémon, it is hard to believe that this hype will be weaning; on the contrary, I think it will continue to grow.

I can easily see how such games can be incorporated to promote healthier lives in places such as schools to nursing homes. For those that think this is an unrealistic comment, I would just like you to know that C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is currently using the popular game to get kids out of their rooms so they can exercise and be social with other young patients. It is just about thinking outside the box, something that Medicine has been needing for many years now.

character quickly to catch 'em all: 1) Error #1 – People don't walk as much as they should around Pokestops. I have managed to level up my character by walking at a fast pace and running in safe places while playing the game. It is a skill to be mastered and yes, accidents can happen, but so can they when you are mountain biking – although there are no mountains in Miami! I now can catch Pokémons

while running with certain ease. If you are concerned about running out of Pokéballs, run near Pokéstops so you can replenish your equipment. 2) If you find a place where there are a lot of Pokéstops, like the VWM, use a lucky egg + incense to take advantage of all the lures that people place. This will surely help you level up quickly. Trust me, I'm already at level 21. 3) DO NOT waste stardust leveling up a character until you are at least to level 15. Save it, and when you are a higher level you will be able to capture higher tier Pokémon without having to waste the stardust. In the near future, many locales will be holding events to help you level up your character and get healthy at the same time! See you then and happy hunting!

Never stop doing things because of what others might think of you. If you want to try it, GO AHEAD.

By Christian Assad, MD

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Moms & Daughters

Build Bonds THROUGH YOGA! “Okay, ladies, let’s begin our Sun Salutation today, and later in the class we’ll take the yoga roller-coaster ride again.” Squeals of excitement and brilliant smiles fill the studio.

IN SANSKRIT, YOGA MEANS “TO YOKE” OR “TO UNITE” AS IN THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. Substantial research has been conducted on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation. The healing discipline of yoga helps yogis become more aware of their posture, body alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and relaxes the mind, improving one’s ability to cope with stress and improve physical and mental performance. Yoga is for everyone—men, women and children of all ages. If you want to be physically fit, energetic, happy and peaceful, yoga is for you. PRENATAL YOGA - BEGIN THE BOND WITH YOUR BABY! The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. -Rajneesh Prenatal yoga offers an expectant mother a chance to connect with other pregnant women and is a healthy physical and emotional outlet for the personal experiences and changes that occur during pregnancy. The physical and emotional benefits of yoga can ultimately prepare a woman for birth on a holistic level.

YOGA INCREASES OVERALL STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY AND WELL-BEING, and significantly reduces lower back pain, sciatica and joint swelling. Many digestive discomforts typically experienced during pregnancy may be reduced through yoga and there are poses that can help an expectant mother sleep and feel more comfortable all day. When expectant mothers learn the process of letting go and “surrendering to the moment,” they will be prepared to go into labor with an open mind, calm and ready to breathe. Strong breathing techniques help women get through the most difficult parts of labor and delivery, leading to one of the most important gifts a mother-to-be can give herself and her growing baby—the time to connect and bond with each other. If you are preparing to be a mother, take time to honor and relish each exquisite moment of your pregnancy by relaxing in deep stretching and relaxation poses to allow you and your baby to be happier and healthier. Be fit through yoga.

By Michelle L. Jones, NC, RP, and Cecilia Davis, LPC

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HEALTHY KIDS

PROVIDING

SOUTH

FLORIDA’S CHILDREN

WITH THE BEST PROTECTION POSSIBLE

FREE COMPREHENSIVE CHECK-UPS AND REQUIRED VACCINATIONS FOR SCHOOL STARTING JULY 1, 2016

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are Resource recognizes that no matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. In recognition of the importance of children’s health, from July 1 to September 30, 2016, new pediatric patients without health insurance may receive a free comprehensive check-up and required vaccinations for school. Covered vaccinations include, but are not limited to the following: polio, Varivax (chicken-pox), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), DTap or Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis). New pediatric patients may also receive a NEW back-to-school backpack. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish). Getting every recommended dose of each vaccine provides children with the best protection possible. Keep in mind that there are many opportunities to catch-up on vaccines for your preteen or teen. Preteens

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Give Your Kids the Best Protection Possible and teens typically see their doctors or other health care professionals for physicals before participation in sports, camping events, travel, and applying to college. There are important advantages to pediatric care. At Care Resource, our locations are staffed with board certified pediatric staff. We strive to provide the highest standard of health care services for children in our region. We are dedicated to developing advances in pediatric / adolescent care, promoting the well-being of children and families, and serving as advocates for children’s health related issues. Services include well child care; pediatric hearing, vision and dental care; immunizations; routine health screenings and adolescent care.

TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY: Vouchers are ONLY valid for pediatric patients without private or government insurance. Pediatric clients include infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit ranges from birth up to 18 years of age. Usage of this voucher is considered an acknowledgement by the patient that they are not insured. The promotion applies to appointments made between July 1st and September 30, 2016, however, appointment dates may be scheduled outside this window period. Offer has no cash value and becomes void if appointment is cancelled. Limited quantity and on a first come, first served basis. Promotion is subject to change or termination at any time, without notice. ABOUT CARE RESOURCE: Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org.

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BODY

MIND

& SOUL 18.

THRIVING DURING AND AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

20.

A CAUTION ABOUT CRITICISM

23.

10 LITTLE KNOWN TRICKS TO TREAT YOUR ACNE

26.

HEALING FROM A CAR ACCIDENT: A WHOLE BODY APPROACH


HEALTHY BODY

THRIVING DURING AND AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

Being declared cancer-free is something to celebrate. But for many patients, that milestone comes with a mix of emotions – joy, anger, relief, sadness, confusion, and even guilt. Transitioning from patient to survivor is not a destination. Rather, it is the beginning of a new normal. Cancer treatment is changing, and redefining lifestyles for many of the 14.5 million survivors in the U.S. Advancements in medicine and technology are making it easier for patients to declare themselves cancer thrivers – not mere survivors. As an oncologist, my role is not just treating tumors, but also helping meet patients’ growing expectations for keeping their lives as normal as possible even in the face of cancer. That can mean exploring treatment options so that patients experience less disruption (and discomfort), and are more able to engage in fulfilling activities during and after treatment. This evolution in approach is profound. We’re shifting the conversation from surviving to thriving. Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers confirms that we’re on the right track. In their study “From Surviving to Thriving: Cancer’s Next Challenge”, 71 percent of patients said they want a healthcare team that is proactive about future needs and challenges they might face. I encourage patients to talk with their oncology team to make sure they have a plan for reaching their goals. Advancements such as immunotherapy, targeted therapies, and personalized medicine constitute quantum leaps forward in reducing short- and long-term side effects, improving quality of life for cancer survivors. Thriving also is enabled by our community-based care approach, in which patients receive treatment closer to family, friends, and support networks. This is our way of maintaining a more thriving-friendly environment for patients.

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In follow-up appointments, we often hear stories about patients who are accomplishing amazing things. We can’t help but be inspired to give our fullest effort when we learn our patients are now climbing mountains, tap dancing, or delivering flowers to help cheer up and cheer on other patients.

working with patients early in the treatment process to prepare for life after treatment. At Texas Oncology, we help many patients with a strategic survivorship plan that addresses nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being, and other needs. In addition, cancer thrivers also need help with:

It is important for patients and caregivers to see that our commitment extends beyond the treatment plan – and into their lives outside of the clinic and after treatment. I believe most patients welcome the opportunity to make that connection, which is founded in a holistic and patient-centered point of view.

• Access to healthcare. • Careful monitoring of long and

Oncology teams can help patients thrive during treatment by carefully monitoring their health, and communicating early and often about options, expectations, and outcomes. After treatment, patients take more responsibility for their daily and long-term health. For many, it’s a daunting task. That’s why many oncology practices have support teams that begin

late effects of treatment.

• Screening for recurrence and secondary malignancies.

• Help managing quality of life issues.

From the moment of a cancer diagnosis, patients understandably focus all energy on fighting the disease. But with more people surviving cancer than ever, we urge patients to take charge of their future, and to embrace and define thriving on their own terms. Whether that’s running a marathon, taking up watercolor painting, or spending more time with kids or grandkids, it’s all about living the best, fullest life possible. By Guillermo Lazo, MD


HEALTHY MIND

A CAUTION ABOUT

CRITICISM

T

here is something downright vicious going on out there today. Everybody is passing judgment on you. They are assigning worth to you by measuring your performance. Your boss is criticizing you. Or, if you are the boss, the board has set the date for your annual performance review. Everybody’s a critic!

Okay, there is a certain legitimacy to it. People can’t be carried on the payroll who don’t perform. Incompetent persons in critical roles gum up the works for everybody else. Accountability is a good thing. But some things that are done in the name of evaluation and accountability are mean. Hateful. Destructive. There is such a thing as a critical spirit that perpetually leaves in its wake a bevy of wounded souls and countless damaged or destroyed relationships. Harsh criticism from people who enjoy dishing it out is like a battering ram against even the most secure, strong-willed people in the world. Enough whining now! The issue is not to decide whether or not such critics exist or ever level their guns on you or me. The question is how to handle it and what sort of person to be in our roles. Contrary to some religious representations of God, the divine role is not that of super-critic and soul-damner. To be sure, he holds us accountable. But the accountability he enforces is simply that of requiring us to face the consequences of our choices. It is what a good parent allows with beloved children who need help in growing up into mature human beings.

Harsh criticism from people who enjoy dishing it out is like a battering ram against even the most secure, strongwilled people in the world.

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The truth is that God loves you so deeply that he will not love you less when you do something wrong. Ever been a parent? When your child messes up is when you are more aggressive to communicate your unconditional love. When you know you are loved by God, feel secure in his acceptance, and experience the peace that comes of that relationship, you begin to understand how to relate to other people. You love your children on the model of God’s own love for you. You build the key relationships of your life on acceptance rather than skepticism. That is, you assign worth to persons as persons and refuse to make others feel they must earn your love by measuring up. All of a sudden, you can learn from your mistakes rather than be crushed under their weight. You can hold others accountable and still treat them with respect and affirm their worth. You will even develop the ability to distinguish a cold from cancer – treating only the really serious things seriously and otherwise letting some things slide that don’t deserve to be blown out of proportion. If the vicious spirit of harsh judgment invades your world today, be sure it gets there through someone other than you. Be an encourager, not a critic.


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TRICKS TO TREAT

YOUR ACNE

hether you know someone who has suffered from acne or you have dealt with it yourself, I am sure it is no surprise to any of our readers when I comment on the consistent frustration that is often caused by acne. It is a condition that is experienced by approximately 50% of women and 25% of men, often introducing itself throughout the teen and adolescent years. It is an incredibly frustrating condition that can leave scars that are both physical and emotional and that often take years after-the-fact to treat and erase. While many individuals spend an arm and a leg on a variety of acne-fighting products during their lifetime, others are at a complete loss as to what they can do to treat this skin condition effectively.

While many highpriced products are well-advertised, though ineffective for the majority of patients, some less-known tricks can be just as efficient and, in many cases, more effective. 01. EXERCISE

It is no secret that exercise is good for the body. However, many individuals do not correlate that to also being good for your skin. Because your skin is the largest organ of your body, it reaps the benefits of exercise as well. Increased circulation to your skin can do wonders in preventing and treating acne.

02. RELAX

A big acne-causing factor is one’s lifestyle. If you are often stressed, agitated, or overly tired, your body and skin can reflect that. Making sure that you give your body adequate time for relaxation is something often overlooked but incredibly essential.

03. WASH YOUR SKIN REGULARLY BUT NOT TOO OFTEN

Many might feel the need to wash the face several times a day if it appears to be in a bad condition (i.e., acne). However, studies show that your skin only needs cleansing once per day. Over-cleansing can result in excessive dryness that can lead to more acne and less healthy skin.

04. DON’T SKIP THE MOISTURIZER

Going along with the myth mentioned directly above, many choose to forgo the use of a moisturizer for fear of excessive oil on their skin. However, the truth is that an appropriate moisturizer can only benefit you. Skipping moisturizer, like over-cleansing, can lead to dry skin that later causes increased oil production which leads to more acne: no bueno.

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05. GO MINIMALISTIC

It is difficult to stay confident and feel beautiful when your face is covered in acne. However, choosing to wear less makeup or opting for makeup brands that are lighter and keep acne-prone skin in mind can go a long way in your treatment.

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06. USE A SIMPLE SOAP

Like with makeup, choosing a mild, gentle soap is actually better for your skin. Sure, there are tons of cleansing, exfoliating products that claim to work wonders for the acne-prone skin. What these products do not take into account, however, is just how different everyone’s acne is. Choosing to use a gentle, yet truly cleansing soap that eliminates dirt, debris, and excess oil is just what your skin needs.

07. USE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS

It is not uncommon that individuals opt for over-thecounter products. However, when treating acne, a dermatologist can prescribe you an oral antibiotic that is taken over a long period that can work to combat your acne.

08. SKIP THE CAFFEINE

Caffeine is often overlooked when considering the things that can have a harmful effect on our skin or cause further agitation to our acne. Replacing heavily caffeinated drinks with more water or teas can help us regulate our hormones, which can help us calm our acne.

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09. SATURATE YOUR DIET WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

The bacteria and foreign factors that cause acne can be countered by filling your diet with antioxidants. Consuming super foods such as whole grains, spinach, green tea, berries, and onions can work wonders in your fight against acne.

10. NOURISH YOUR SKIN WITH THE PROPER FOODS

In addition to an antioxidant-rich diet, it can be extremely beneficial to fill your diet with fish and other omega-3 fatty acids as well as Vitamins E, C, A, and Beta-Carotene (think orange veggies). Each of these types of nourishment can work separately and together.


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HEALING FROM A CAR ACCIDENT: A WHOLE BODY APPROACH

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ur bodies are magnificent machines, their design capable of spectacular physical achievements--mountaineering, endurance running, giving birth-and yet we remain surprisingly vulnerable to the world around us. Car accident injuries are a potent reminder of this fragility. With the physical aftermath ranging from soft tissue damage to severe spinal injuries, many people suffer through years of chronic pain and invasive medical treatments before finding relief, if at all. These types of car accident injuries are something we have been seeing more and more of at the Acupuncture Centers of South Florida. Often the cast-offs of other practitioners who have, for one reason or another, failed to deliver significant improvement in pain management; or those who have exhausted their benefits and, as a result, have been told they would have to live with their pain forever--by the time many of these patients find their way to us, they are desperate and exhausted. For these people, sometimes we are the “last resort.” The final destination in their long, now dispirited journey to recovery. Whatever the impetus for seeking us out, we fully believe that the healing process begins the moment a person steps through our door. Although it seems like overstating the obvious, we are keen to point out that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and other complementary therapies are not equipped to deal with severe trauma. But beyond the emergency rooms and immediate physical damage, the therapies we employ can be highly effective for dealing with chronic pain and other long-term injuries. In helping our patients recover we apply a combination of stretch therapy, myofascial release therapy, acupuncture and cupping, even rehabilitational 26 / HEALTHY MIAMI

fitness, to our treatment programs. Working together over time, we pay attention to what therapies they respond to best and work to provide as much immediate pain relief as possible. To paint a picture of a common scenario, one of our more recent arrivals was an active 20 year-old man who had been hit by a car while on a bicycle some months prior. Suffering from significant shoulder injuries, he was in excruciating pain. Not enthusiastic about the options presented by his physicians--endure major SLAP-TEAR surgery, or, lifelong chronic pain--he sought us out to provide a less invasive treatment plan. Lucky to have his treatments covered by car insurance, he immediately began acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and manual therapy. Within a month he noticed a significant reduction in pain and six months later not only had he foregone the surgery, he was pain free. In treating patients like this we have come to realize a common misconception is that holistic therapies are not covered by insurance or workmans’ comp. The sad result is that it often prevents people--including those who would otherwise benefit greatly from these therapies--from exploring their possibilities at all. Last year we were contacted by a 40 year-old

firefighter who had fallen a staggering 20 feet to the ground when his gear failed while repelling from a helicopter. In addition to manual therapy we provided him with a number of herbs: mostly to help with the fusion of his bones from a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula. He recovered in half the time expected, with all therapies covered by workmans’ compensation. One of the more interesting side effects of working with car injury patients has been successfully alleviating their peripheral conditions at the same time. These are issues that did not result from the car accident itself, but are often exacerbating their symptoms and injuries. An example was a woman who initially came to us for car injuries, but who also suffered from severe PMS and painful menstrual periods. During her cycles she found herself dealing with pain from both conditions, which had become overwhelming. We employed acupuncture and herbal remedies for both maladies, eliminating not only her severe menstrual pain but also the pain stemming from her physical trauma.

Our success in treating car accident patients such as these has only reaffirmed our belief in a more holistic approach to health.

If you have found yourself in similar circumstances, we highly recommend you find a licensed and reputable holistic practitioner who can help guide you through your options. Should you wish to contact us here at the Acupuncture Centers of South Florida, our skilled and licensed health-care specialists are always happy to provide a free consultation, which includes a postural assessment. By taking a whole body approach to recovery, including emotional and psychological health, we treat, monitor, and empower patients to regain their lives and return to the joy of a pain-free existence. By Kristen Ross


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FITNESS & BEAUTY

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he whole of our lives are centered on the breath, yet the breath is something we rarely, if ever truly pay attention to. The breath serves as our barometer throughout life. We tend to breathe mindlessly, however none of our daily functions would be possible without a single breath. When proper attention is placed on the breath, a beautiful transformation within the body begins. Yoga treats the body as an integrated whole, placing an emphasis on connecting the movements with the breath. There are many misconceptions about yoga, however yoga is not just stretching, nor does one need to be flexible in order to practice. All one has to do, is show up and BREATHE. Yoga is that simple. Breathe, Move, Connect. Whether it is Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, or any other kind of yoga, the premise will always remain the same: BREATHE. There are several different styles of yoga one can practice, however, two of the most popular styles are Vinyasa (also known as Power Yoga) and Hatha yoga. Power Yoga is lively and energetic, it incorporates a series of Sun Salutations that flows through a series designed by the instructor to strengthen and stretch the entire body, while simultaneously helping to quiet the monkey-mind. Sun Salutations are a series of planks, pushups, downward dogs, and lunges. The planks and pushups are great for building upper body strength, downward dog is excellent for decompressing the spine and stretching the hamstrings and calves as well. The lunges

are great for strengthening the quadriceps, gluteus maximus and hip flexors. Power yoga is a great way to challenge the body physically. The intensity of the poses linked with the breath helps to clear the mind, bringing the practitioner into the present moment. Power yoga promotes strength, stability and flexibility, and it helps return the body to a state of peace, harmony, health and overall well being. Hatha Yoga is gentler and goes at a slower pace than power yoga. Hatha is great for restorative and strengthening purposes as well. Every movement is also synchronized with the breath. Hatha is great for practitioners who enjoy a slow and steady practice. In the classes I teach, I like to use the analogy of the mind being like a fireworks display, thoughts going off like crazy, sometimes without much direction. Yoga helps quell the crazy, it helps get the practitioner into their body to see how it feels physically, mentally and emotionally. Since the breath is our barometer it helps bring that attention inward. The great “side effect� of a consistent yoga practice is a peaceful mind, and a strong, lean and toned body. Paying attention to the breath does not stop once one leaves the mat. I try to encourage people to take the peace they feel on the mat, off the mat as well. True health comes from within and being healthy is no longer just about being physically fit, it is about treating the entire body, mind and soul well for an overall sense of well being. By learning to connect with your breath as you move, not only will your physical appearance change, but you will have a deeper and more profound appreciation for your body and for life.

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HEALTHY FOODS

HOT WATER & LEMON IN THE

MORNING?

Consider swapping your standard cup of coffee for a glass of hot water and lemon first thing in the morning. The combination can benefit your body in numerous ways, including helping you to lose weight and keep hydrated, and improving your digestion and upping your vitamin C intake. You can even spice up this morning drink to boost its benefits. FUNCTION: Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning stimulates your digestive system. This improves your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Poor absorption of nutrients can cause you to feel hungry even when you are not. EFFECTS: Lemon water cleanses your palate on the way down. Once in your body, it helps to gently flush your kidneys and your liver of wastes and toxins. It also can help cleanse your lymphatic system, another body system that eliminates toxins.
Significance: 
Both lemons and water are on list of fatflush foods. Water helps you stay hydrated. Your body stores more fat when you are dehydrated because your kidneys need help from your liver to function when your body is in this state. This hampers the liver’s ability to burn fat. Water also is a natural appetite suppressant. Being dehydrated, in contrast, can

cause feelings of hunger. Lemons may help reduce cellulite because the fruit stimulates blood flow to your skin and helps your body flush out waste. Lemons also boost your body’s ability to metabolize fat.

coronary heart disease, and lowers your risk for stroke, cataracts, and gout. This antioxidant vitamin also may help lower cancer risk when consumed via fresh fruits, according to Oregon State University.

BENEFITS: Lemon juice provides a high amount of vitamin C, notes Atkinson. One lemon gives 30.7 mg of vitamin C, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The recommended daily amount is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. People who consume more vitamin C have more efficient digestive systems than people who don’t. Lemon also increases the acidity of your digestive system, which helps you to absorb calcium better. Calcium absorption helps you lose weight because calcium is stored in fat cells. The more calcium in your fat cells and the easier it is to stimulate their burn. Vitamin C also boosts your immune system, helps prevent

POTENTIAL: Adding a tablespoon of lemon juice along with some of the lemon’s zest can provide 1,600 oxygen radical absorbency capacity, or ORAC, units to your diet, according to Women’s Health magazine. An ORAC unit is a measurement developed by the National Institutes of Health to measure a food’s antioxidant capacity. A higher value means more antioxidant benefits, such as fighting cell-damaging free radicals. One antioxidant lemon juice provides is eriocitrin, which may protect against oxidative stress in the liver. 
Please check with your doctor before start any exercises and drink plenty of water!

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND A GREAT STEAK

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5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING GREEN APPLES


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THE SCIENCE BEHIND A

GREAT STEAK

Everyone has a different idea of what makes the perfect steak, but most of us strive for a meal that is tender, flavorful, and safe to eat. In this article, we will take a closer look at the science behind cooking steak to learn how to make a mouthwatering masterpiece of meat.

AGING: This is the process of preparing beef for consumption mainly by breaking down the connective tissue. There are two ways to treat the meat and naturally build the kind of flavor that marinating cannot do. A) WET AGING: The individual cuts are vacuum sealed in plastic bags and kept refrigerated for a period of time; this method is popular with producers, wholesalers, and retailers because it takes less time and there is no moisture loss. B) DRY AGING: The side of beef rests in a refrigerator (usually hanging from a hook). The process changes beef by two means. Firstly, moisture is evaporated from the muscle. The resulting process of desiccation creates a greater concentration of beef flavor and taste. Secondly, the beef’s natural enzymes break down the connective tissue in the muscle, which leads to more tender beef. GOOD FAT IS GOOD Most animal muscle is roughly 75% water, 20% protein, and 5% fat; carbohydrates; and different proteins. In this small percentage, it makes up most of the flavor that makes you crave for a steak.

This is because when fat is heated, it melts and lubricates the muscle fibers in the meat, keeping it moist and saturating it with that signature beef flavor.

As a general rule, cuts from not very exercised muscles on the cow, such as the ribs and loins, have most of the fat, meaning the most natural flavor. LET'S COOK IT NOW You have an aged, tender, perfect cut of meat, so now you have to cook it. No doubt that the cooking technique can often be the difference between a tender, juicy steak and something that is more akin to shoe leather. Before you fire up the grill, explore the scientific transformation that’s about to happen: When meat is heated, individual protein molecules begin to break their bonds and unwind from their woundup coil shape. As the heat shrinks the muscle fibers and squeezes out water, the protein molecules recombine or coagulate.

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This denaturing process changes the natural structure of the protein. Now, the real star is called the "Maillard reaction,” which occurs when the denatured proteins on the surface of the meat recombine with the sugars. This process of combining amino acids with sugar not only creates the meaty flavor but also changes the meat’s color. In other words, the Maillard reaction is the reason a red steak becomes brown. The richly pigmented protein myoglobin stores oxygen in muscle, so the more myoglobin, the redder the meat. As the meat is cooking, the myoglobin’s color changes depending on the meat's interior temperature. A rare steak is cooked to about 140 F and remains red in the center. When cooked to a temperature above 140F, myoglobin loses its ability to bind oxygen, and the iron atom at its center loses an electron. This process creates a compound called "hemochrome," a tan-colored compound that gives medium-done meat its color. As the interior temperature rises to 170F, hemochrome rises and myoglobin becomes metmyoglobin, which gives well-done meat its brown-gray shade. Enjoy your summer grilling! By Pablo Liberato

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5EATING

HEALTH BENEFITS OF

GREEN APPLES

Physicians have suggested that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may be used to reduce the risks of chronic illnesses, among them cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a rich source of a photochemical which is linked with reducing the risk of contracting some diseases, such as cancer.

01

Reduces the risk of cancer

Apple consumption has been linked with the reduction of cancer, in particular, lung cancer. Apple is the only fruit associated with a decrease in lung cancer. Women who consume at least one serving of apple per day have a higher chance of a reduced risk of lung cancer. Other studies have found that the consumption of apple together with onions helps to minimize the risk of lung cancer in both males and females. However, the individuals should both be non-smokers.

02

Prevents hair loss and boosts its growth

Throughout history, there is evidence of a personal relationship between hair and self-esteem. Hair loss, or alopecia, is a concern for men, women, and children. Just like other body cells require nutrients, hairs too need nutrients to grow and remain healthy. Apples are rich in fiber and a variety of essential nutrients. They are also rich in antioxidants, making it a cellrenewing substance. Unripe apples contain Procyanidin B-2, a natural compound that appears to handle proteins in a way that makes new hair grow.

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03

Asthma and pulmonary functions

Green apple consumption has been inversely linked with asthma and positively associated with general pulmonary health. Green apples with pear intake has been associated with a decreased risk of asthma and a decrease in bronchial hypersensitivity. Green apples are full of vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen the immune system by helping your body fight off allergies and allergic reactions. If you are suffering from asthma, eating at least one green apple a day will help boost your immune system and manage the condition.

04

Diabetes and weight loss

Eating fruit twice a week could cut the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 23%. Research done on people with pre-diabetes has found that apples could help people avoid developing diabetes. Twenty-four hours after apple consumption, the symptoms of pre-diabetes were weaker because green apples can give your stomach a sense of satisfaction, helping you not to overeat with them. Since green apples don't contain any bad cholesterol, one can quickly reduce one's weight and remain healthy by consuming green apples.

By Sarah Roach

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Nourish the skin and improve its

The beauty market, an extraordinary, fascinating area of global consumption, has witnessed dramatic changes in the last two decades reflecting the various economic, social, and cultural transformations taking place in different parts of the modern, global world. Among the ingredients that make those products are green apples. Green apple extract is a common ingredient in most beauty products. The antioxidants present in green apples help fight wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin. Being rich in vitamins, which moisturize your skin and improve its texture, green apples can also contribute to preventing and controlling skin ailments such as acne and pimples. A green apple a day can boost the appearance and texture of your skin. A face mask of green apples helps rejuvenate your skin.

It seems that an apple a day can really be as good at keeping the doctor away as the old saying says it is.


Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with local restaurants and grocers who have taken the time to cater to those looking to form healthier dietary habits. We hope you enjoy Healthy Places to Eat. We sure did and look forward to expanding so we can continue to better connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their communities.

www.healthyplacestoeat.com CARROT EXPRESS VEGETARIAN, JUICE BARS, SMOOTHIES & SANDWICHES 1755 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.535.1379

BEEHIVE JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES 6490 Bird Road Miami, FL 33155 305.663.1300

NORMAN BROTHERS JUICE BAR, SMOOTHIES & COFFEE 7621 SW 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33173 305.274.9363

THE LAST CARROT SANDWICHES, VEGETARIAN & HEALTHY 3133 Grand Ave. Miami, FL 33133 305.445.0805

GREEN LIFE CAFE VEGAN & VEGETARIAN CAFE 104 Giralda Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 786.409.5592

HERE COMES THE SUN VEGETARIAN, HEALTHY & VEGAN 2188 NE 123rd St. North Miami, FL 33181

MIAMI SQUEEZE VEGETARIAN, PIZZA, SANDWICHES, SMOOTHIES & JUICES 18315 W Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33160 305.935.9544

MASH POTATOES SEAFOOD, AMERICAN (TRADITIONAL), SANDWICHES 1533 Madruga Ave. #3 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305.667.0504

DELIRIO FRESH CO. SALAD, PIZZA, JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES 2475 NW 95th Ave. Unit 8 Miami, FL 33172 305.499.3304

GREEN GARDEN ORGANICS, INC. JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES 4750 Jefferson St. Coral Gables, FL 33133 305.444.1176

GREENG LIFESTYLE FRESH FRUIT & VEGGIE BOWLS, SMOOTHIES AND JUICE LAB @GREENGLIFESTYLE 222 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 106 Miami, Florida 33137 786.300.6545


GIARDINO GOURMET SALADS SALAD, FAST FOOD 2346 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.460.6010

VEGAN & JUICE JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES, VEGAN & VEGETARIAN 115 SW 107 Ave. Miami, FL 33174 305.220.3430

SMALL TEA CO TEA, SALADS, WRAPS & MORE 205 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 786.401.7189

BERRIES IN THE GROVE AMERICAN BREAKFAST & BRUNCH 2884 SW 27th Ave. Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305.448.2111

VEGANAROMA VEGETARIAN RAW & VEGAN DISHES 3808 SW 8th St. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.444.3826

SMOOTHIE SPOT SALAD, VEGAN, JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES 15708 SW 72nd St. Miami, FL 33193 305.387.9888

NUTREAT RESTAURANT COFFEE & TEA, VEGETARIAN 100 S Biscayne Blvd. #108, Miami, FL 33131 305.416.7577

JUICEE ORGANIC COLD-PRESSED JUICE @JUICEELIFE www.freshjuicee.com South Florida

TEN FRUITS JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES, COFFEE & TEA 143 NE 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33132 305.373.7678

EVOS BURGERS, WRAPS & SALADS 9537 S Dixie Hwy. Pinecrest, FL 33156 305.740.3433

PURA VIDA MIAMI RAW ORGANIC BOWLS, WRAPS AND PITAS, JUICES & SHOTS 110 Wasington Ave CU2 Miami Beach Fl, 33139 754 422 2131

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