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As write this, I'm sitting outside feeling the brisk and

welcoming chill of the anticipated December winds rushing

past me. I stare in amazement at the early sunset and begin to

prepare myself for the upcoming holiday - a day of unity and

thankfulness.

December is both a goodbye and a sort of preparation for

the new year, a month of joy, and cheer, and prosperity.

Here, at Healthy Magazine, over the past 12 months, we’ve

had the pleasure of spreading health in our community and

partaking in many amazing collaborations with some of the

most talented people in the field. As the end of the year is

approaching, we want to make this next issue the best, as a

way to celebrate our past year of education, love, and health.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Meg Meeker, MD

Olga Lucia Gomez, MD

Dr. Ruben Valdes, DC

Allie Casazza

Rubel Shelly

Sarah May Bates

Maydeline Moreno

Sylvia Morales

Sassi Swanson

Carolina Martinez

Andres Portillo

Davide Castellano

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This year was a true roller coaster of emotions for many of us.

The frenzy of news reports and uncertainty has left all of us

with an uneasy spirit. The advice I give to everyone is to look

forward and take account of what is to come and what we have

to be grateful for. I am truly excited for the new year, a fresh

start for many of us, which I am hoping will inspire us all to take

on a new mindset with a little more love in mind.

It is time to move forward; that's why, this month, we have

dedicated a multitude of articles to helping us all transition

into 2017 smoothly. Let this next year mean something, follow

your heart, and learn to take everything that comes your way

in your stride. Let this next year be the beginning (or simply a

continuation) of your journey to love, health, and happiness.

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EDITORIAL

CONTENT

ISSUE 43

8.

11.

14.

HEALTHY KIDS

IS YOUR PHONE

RUINING YOUR KIDS?

GIFT IDEAS

FOR MINIMALISTS & THEIR KIDS

PROPER SLEEP PATTERNS

MAY BE THE KEY TO HAPPY,

HEALTHY, THRIVING CHILDREN.

HEALTHY BODY, MIND & SOUL

7.

16.

18.

20.

22.

24.

FRESH OPTIONS FOR 2017

SEXY FIT VEGAN - ELLA MAGERS

STRESS EATING:

GOOD STRESS VS BAD STRESS AND HOW WE COPE

EAR INFECTION SYMPTOMS, CAUSES & RISK FACTORS

CANCER:

AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER RIDE

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHYROIDISM?

28.

FITNESS & BEAUTY

ULTHERAPY

30.

GET REAL!

EARN WHAT MAKES A GOOD LOVER

HEALTHY FOOD

34.

36.

THE FORBIDDEN FOOD

THAT’S ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU!

TURMERIC–CINNAMON PEARS

WITH CASHEW CUSTARD CREAM

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HEALTHY SOUL

FRESH OPTIONS

I

like the notion of “fresh

starts” and “second FOR

chances.” How about you?

Did your fall semester in

college or graduate school

end on a low note? The spring

semester that starts in a few

days is a fresh start for you.

Was last year a tough one at work? Did you

lose a job? Have to move your family from

a place everybody really liked to a new

location they hate? One way of coping is

to think of what you can gain rather than

what you’ve lost. Focus on learning from the

experience to help you move forward. Make

some new friends.

Is an important relationship

in trouble? Did someone you

love die? Are you worried

about the bad-attitude

friends your son or daughter

has made? Maybe you

need to look at these things

through fresh eyes and with

hope.

A sense of brokenness is often the

mandatory first step to renewal and healing.

So it isn't a bad thing to lament our losses.

But it is a bad thing to spend the rest of your

life looking over your shoulder to the past

instead of lifting your eyes to the future. It

can be fatal to the human spirit.

As you might expect in light of all this, I

see the turning of the calendar to a new

year as a big deal. Isn’t the idea of a clean

slate appealing to you too? Doesn't the

chance to start over sound great? But I'm

not necessarily suggesting that you make a

long list of New Year's Resolutions. In fact, I

would advise against it.

2017

Long lists are intimidating and frustrating.

Most resolutions are too vague – reduce

stress, save more money, be more helpful

at home. And the notion of pledging to do

something for 365 days is tough on people

who are honest about just how often failure

visits them. Perhaps there is a better way.

Remember the advice Jesus gave about

just taking care of today and not biting

off tomorrow's troubles? "Each day has

challenges enough of its own!" he said.

Think about it, and you will realize that your

own experience confirms it.

In the context of that statement, Jesus gave

this counsel: "Strive above all else for the

reign of God in your life, and the things that

have been worrying you will resolve!" God's

reign requires conscious surrender. Not of

the entire year but of today's trouble, this

stress, or a particular loss. Not of the other

person but of my attitude toward her. Not

of yesterday's failure so much as today's

opportunity.

New Year 2017 is God's mercy to you. With

his presence a reality and in one-day-at-atime

surrender to him, creative new things

will come out of the waste-and-void chaos

of the past. And life will be fresh every

morning.

By Rubel Shelly

HEALTHY MIAMI / 7


HEALTHY KIDS

Have you ever

eaten a meal

with a spouse

or friend and had them

pull their phone out

to text, or worse yet,

answer a call while you

are talking? How does

that make you feel?

Ignored, a bit stupid

and maybe even sad.

Now intensify those feelings

threefold and you will

understand how your child

feels when you pull out your

cell phone in front of him. He

feels ignored, unimportant and

unworthy of your attention.

If this happens routinely, he

learns to even feel unloved.

IS YOUR PHONE

RUINING YOUR KIDS?

Dr. Jenny Radesky from

Boston Medical Center recently

released a study on the effects

cell phone use by parents

or caregivers had on their

children. Not surprisingly,

the study revealed that when

parents used their phones

in front of their children, the

children exhibited behaviors

where they tried to get their

parent’s attention.

The study also found that

parents often showed

annoyance at children when

the parents were interrupted

from their phones. And the

little interaction that parents

or caregivers had with their

children were more negative or

harsh.

As a pediatrician who believes

that children need to form

strong attachments to parents

during their first five years of

life in order to have a strong

sense of security throughout

their lives, this study breaks

my heart.

I have seen far too many children suffer from

lack of healthy attention from their parents. I

know what kids do once they’re teens or young

adult after a childhood of feeling ignored and

unwanted, and it isn’t pretty.

Several years ago I was examining a five-yearold

boy to get him ready for kindergarten.

During the exam, his mother’s phone rang and

she answered. The young boy looked me in

the eye and said, “We call her phone the family

killer.” From the mouth of babes come our

most important life lessons.

Parents and grandparents, raising great kids

isn’t rocket science. You don’t need to scour

WebMD to figure out how to raise a great kid.

Keep it simple and focus on doing one thing

well: Pay attention to your kids.

Parents, focus on doing one

thing well: Pay attention

to your kids.

Look them in the eyes and swing them in the

air. Get on your knees and tell them you love

and adore them. Turn the television off and go

for a walk or a bike ride.

And if you are a working mom, spend more

time with your child during the week than

away from him. I know you want your career,

but your child must come first. If you need to

work more, then make sure that your husband

picks up the slack and spends enough time

with your children.

If you are a single mother or father, make sure

that you make every moment you have with

your children count. Do the best that you can

to give your child a strong support system

of other adults who will pay attention to her

while you are away.

One of the most painful experiences a person

can have is the feeling of abandonment.

One of the most painful experiences a person

can have is the feeling of abandonment. And

when a child lives a life where no one really

wants to pay attention to him, that’s exactly

how he feels. So my friends, on behalf of each

and every one of your beautiful children, put

your damn phones down!

By Meg Meeker, MD

8 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY

KIDS

8.

11.

14.

IS YOUR PHONE

RUINING YOUR KIDS?

GIFT IDEAS

FOR MINIMALISTS & THEIR KIDS

PROPER SLEEP PATTERNS MAY

BE THE KEY TO HAPPY, HEALTHY,

THRIVING CHILDREN.


HEALTHY KIDS

GIFT IDEAS

FOR MINIMALISTS

& THEIR KIDS

Friends, the holiday season is upon us, and I am over-the-moon excited about it.

Pumpkins, then turkeys, then the finale of peppermint, presents, and snow…

giddy doesn’t even begin to describe my face right now. Well actually, creepy

might do the job since there's no one else in the room and my smile is freakishly

huge...

One of the most common questions I get asked as an intentional home coach involves

this time of year. It means getting and giving more stuff, and minimalism is all about

being intentional with what you bring into your home, right? So how can we even begin

to be intentional in this season? It doesn’t have to be stressful or overly complicated,

promise.

I want to give you some solid gift ideas for minimalists and their kids, so you can

awkwardly tag your relatives in this post on Facebook and forward the email to them

because, well that’s what family does around the holidays - get

awkward. So what have you got to lose right? Let’s do this.

GIFT IDEAS

FOR THE

MINIMALIST

MAMA

AN ART GALLERY WALL

This is really a gift for both the parents

and the kids, but it’s a good one! Since

minimalist kids tend to draw and paint so

much, we mamas have a tough time taking

pictures of the photos and getting rid of the

original, even though we know it’s what we

have to do because there’s just so. much.

art. Receiving a set of matching frames that

would fit a typical piece of paper so we can

start a collage wall for the very best of our

kids’ art would be amazing! Plus, kids beam

with pride when their art is displayed. Play

it safe with a set of simple black or white

frames.

FINE EVERYDAY ITEMS

Getting something like a fine soap imported

from France or a delicious, fancy pack

of macaroons is such a treat! Totally not

something the average mom is going to

spend money on buying for herself. Get fancy

and be her favorite.

BOOKS

I don’t think one can easily have too many

books, and if you stalk her Goodreads

account or sneak into her Amazon wish

list, you may get a peek at what she

would want to dive into by the fire this

winter. The great thing about receiving

a book is that there’s no guilt in letting it

go after you read it, so this can spare an

awkward visit when Aunt Sally drops by

and doesn’t see the 20x30 neon green

picture frame she gave you hanging on

any of your walls. Another great way to

go is Audiobooks. No physical clutter, and

mama can listen while she drives home

from school drop-off and start her day

right.

COFFEE OR TEA

It’s delicious, it’s comforting in cold

weather, and it’s disposable. Fine coffees

and teas are a great gift! Plus, you can

splurge on a mom you know who would

never buy herself the good stuff at

Teavana or Starbucks. Give her a break

from the usual Costco-brand grounds and

make her day.

MUGS

Speaking of warm beverages, mugs make

perfect gifts. Even if the minimalist you

know has plenty of them already, getting

a new one is always exciting and she

can make the choice to let go of one or

two of her old mugs in favor of the super

cute new one you got her. I'd buy from

Starbucks or Target to make sure she likes

it

FRAMED PHOTOS OR WALL ART

The thing about minimalists is that our

homes are very important to us, and

we care about how we feel when we’re

there. If you’re confident you know your

minimalist's style or where she often

shops for home decor, pick up a piece of

art or a pack of frames and take initiative

in printing out some of her Instagram

photos for her. I get my tiny little

Instagram-sized frames at Walmart for

about $1 each and they match my decor

perfectly. Chatbooks is another incredible

option for gifts. They take your Instagram

photos and turn them into beautiful,

high-quality books that make great coffee

table inhabitants and discussion starters.

Anyone would love to have one of those in

their home.

AN EXPERIENCE

This is the ultimate gift for a minimalist

because it’s the whole point of why we

live the way we do. We want to live life,

not be stuck at home cleaning up after

it. Experiences > things. Splurge for your

minimalist and her family to take a trip to

Disneyland, or get them season passes to a

local family fun zone. Snag a deal on plane

tickets for she and her husband to finally

visit New York City and offer to watch the

kids. Take her to do something she’s always

wanted to do or get her tickets to see her

favorite play. Give her a gift certificate to

her favorite restaurant. Get creative and

thoughtful here, because that’s what the

giving of this season is about.

HEALTHY MIAMI / 11


HEALTHY KIDS

Allie Casazza is The Purposeful

Housewife. She is all about helping

you purge the clutter that's

clogging your joy, rediscover the

purpose in your days, and live with

intention.

As Annie Dillard said, "How we

spend our days is of course how

we spend our lives." Allie will

inspire you to spend yours the

way you want to. That means

intentionally setting up a home

and a life that fosters purposeful

living for what matters. The

Purposeful Housewife is a place to

find clarity in your role as a mom.

Learn more about Allie

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GIFT IDEAS FOR THE

MINIMALIST DUDE

A MINIMALIST WALLET

This is the cool new thing, and it’s

taking over the man world. Take

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wallets by clicking here.

Bluetooth headphones

This is something super useful

for the man who listens to music

or podcasts while he works (like

my hubby) and gets rid of the

stupid cord that always comes

with listening on-the-go. Bonus:

it also eliminates the need for

a bluetooth headset for talking

on the phone. Getting rid of two

things for one? Minimalist win.

BEARD GOODS

For the hipster or generally badass

minimalist, beard goods are a

total slam dunk. Get him some

fine beard balm or a classy new

trimmer and he’ll love you just a

little bit extra. I get my husband

beard balm here, and he loves it.

A BAG

A fine leather dude bag is a great

idea! This is another gift he can

ditch his others for and just have

one awesome bag for carrying his

stuff around during the day or a

weekend work trip.

A KEY-BAR

I got one of these for my hubby

a couple Christmases ago, and

he flipped out. He still loves it.

Basically, what a Key-Bar is is a

metal key holder that eliminates

the jingle, bulk, and jumble of

keys. It's minimalism at its finest,

plus it looks super manly and you

know, guys are into that.

A GIFT CARD

Something you need to

understand about minimalism

is that one of the key points is

quality over quantity. So instead

of having nine pairs of Target

shoes, my husband has one

amazing pair of black Nike shoes

that are good quality and go

with everything, a great pair of

sandals for the warmer seasons,

and a pair of leather dress shoes

for church and weddings and

things on the fancier side of life.

My point is, getting a gift card to a

high-quality store is a minimalist

dream because we prefer to spend

our money on fewer quality items

than tons of crap. No offense to

the rest of you...

GIFT IDEAS FOR THE

MINIMALIST’S KIDS

BOOKS

Again, the books have the popular

vote here. We minimalist mamas

want our littles to use their

imaginations, to bloom and grow

without the noise of modern toys,

so books pretty much take the

cake. I really only get rid of books

if they’re damaged or my out of

my kids’ age range. Opt for a great

classic (or even a set of classics)

you know for sure isn't a part of

their collection yet. For example,

I found a beautiful edition of

Where the Wild Things Are at a

little boutique downtown this

week, I bought it for my kids and

am beyond excited to read it with

them! Books are the blood in the

minimalist mama veins.

OUTDOOR TOYS

Another of the main purposes

behind having an intentional

home is for the kids to get outside

more often than the typical 2016

child. A pack of baseballs and

a couple of gloves for playing

catch, a swing and slide set for the

little ones, a bug catching kit...

anything that encourages the kids

to head outside and play is a win.

ART SUPPLIES

The opportunity for creativity is

everywhere when the toys are

limited. You can add to that by

spending your holiday budget on

pads of drawing paper, crayons,

markers, colored pencils, paint

and an easel… whatever kind of

art the kid in mind is into. I know

it seems like a cheap way out,

but it’s a favorite in a minimalist

home. My kids plow through those

giant art pads in a week or less,

so getting art supplies is such a

blessing! Plus, if you’re buying for

an artist who’s a little older, you

can splurge on a really nice art set

or professional art lessons.

EXPERIENCES

Another repeat from the adult

sections, but yeah, it’s that

important. My kids understand

that one of the main reasons

we limit our stuff is so that we

can spend our time out doing

awesome things instead of always

picking up (which is what we

used to spend our time doing.

Boo). Spend your money on an

awesome day trip or season

passes to a local fun zone and

you’re a winner in our book.

GO AHEAD AND GET THEM

A TOY

For me, toys are not the enemy.

Useless junk is. Kids are kids, and

kids love toys. I love when my

parents bless my littles with a

toy they’ve really been wanting,

and my husband and I buy them

toys for Christmas and birthdays

sometimes as well. It’s just the

way it is- kids love to play with

toys- and the point of minimalist

is not to deeply deprive or torture

kids, but to help them thrive

and play intentionally. Kids just

play so much better without

toy clutter. So if you’re going to

buy a toy, make it one that has a

purpose or is something the kid in

your life is just DYING for.

I hope this post serves you as a

launch pad for minimalist gift

ideas. I know it can be stressful

to buy for someone who lives this

way, but take it from me - the one

thing that sucks more than getting

junk is getting only thoughtless

gift cards to Walmart because

everyone was too nervous to buy

us anything. We’re not monsters

or freaks, and we all love the

thought that goes into gifts. Go

all in and use this post as a guide

to help you let go of the worry

that comes with shopping for the

minimalist in your life.

Are you a minimalist or have

you ever bought something for a

minimalist in your life? Share your

thoughts on the

topic in the

comments

section!

12 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY KIDS

PROPER SLEEP PATTERNS

MAY BE THE KEY TO HAPPY,

HEALTHY, THRIVING CHILDREN.

Isn’t it funny

how the one

thing we

hated more than

vegetables as

children is the

one thing we

can’t ever seem

to get enough of

as adults? If we

knew then, what

most of us know

now, we would

have slept more.

The effects of sleep

deprivation were Studied

ad nauseam where it

pertains to adults. But if

we actually want to delve

into why our sleep patterns

are the way they are,

we must look at sleep in

children and understand

why it’s such a valuable

commodity and fully

comprehend the full effects

of not getting adequate

sleep.

Sleep is as important, if not

more, than any one thing

we do to take care of our

bodies. For children, this is

even more so. They’ve not

yet developed the horrible

sleeping patterns that

time, pressure, and workrelated

stress. What proper

sleep does for children will

have positive lasting effects

for their entire lives. Sleep

is so vital it has quickly

become an urgent health

mission in America.

Some of the many benefits of getting

adequate rest are ones any parent, medical

practitioner, or educator would appreciate.

Proper sleep has a direct correlation with a

child’s mood; thus, impacting their ability to

learn and to behave properly. Sleeping for

the recommended hours (based on a child’s

age) has been proven to lower a child’s risk of

becoming obese, developing diabetes, having

learning disabilities, and having difficulties

paying attention in class or at home. Just as we

adults know that proper sleep is as beneficial

to a child’s overall health as nutrition and

regular exercise.

When a person – young or old – begins to sleep,

the body gets to work to repair and repackage

the bodies neurotransmitters. These are the

chemicals that allow our brain to recognize

signals and patterns and enable our brain cells

to communicate with the rest of the body.

Mostly, these signals tell your body to purge

what it doesn’t need to make room for what

it does need. It rids itself of harmful diseasecausing

toxins and rejuvenates the healthy

cells in our bodies.

Experts suggest that families follow a strict

routine around bedtime. Adhering to that

cycle, helps your child to recognize cues and

to keep

themselves

in check.

Their bodies

and brains

will naturally

begin shut

down in a

sense to

allow them

end their

days and

"Sleep is as

important, if not

more, than any

one thing we do

to take care of

our bodies."

sleep as they should. Children between the

ages of five to about twelve-years-old should

sleep about nine and a half hours per night.

You might find that your kid does well with

slightly more, but whatever the case, it is our

jobs as parents to create an environment

that is conducive to sleep. Create a nighttime

routine like bath, a book, and sleep. Explain

to your child how the body works and what

it does when you’re sleeping. They’ll be

fascinated to know that sleep helps protect

their hearts, can prevent weight gain, can

destroy toxins and germs, can increase their

ability to concentrate, and can help them to be

the best person they can be because they did

what their body needed to do to make them

thrive.

By Olga Lucia Gomez, MD

14 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY

BODY

MIND

& SOUL

7.

16.

18.

20.

22.

24.

FRESH OPTIONS FOR 2017

SEXY FIT VEGAN -

ELLA MAGERS

STRESS EATING: GOOD

STRESS VS BAD STRESS

AND HOW WE COPE

EAR INFECTION SYMPTOMS,

CAUSES & RISK FACTORS

CANCER:

AN EMOTIONAL

ROLLER COASTER RIDE

ARE YOU SUFFERING

FROM HYPOTHYROIDISM?


COVER STORY

Making a

difference by living

consciously and

with compassion

for all living things.

Ella Magers didn’t set out to start a health

revolution when she came into this world, but her can-do spirit

and never-wavering compassion for living things took hold

of her at seven years old and sparked an idea that she’s since

carried with her every day of her life. At that tender young age,

she connected the food on her plate with a living, breathing

animal and never looked back. Her ingrained belief that, as

humans, we should protect and love all living creatures soon

led to a lifelong commitment to live well and be well. She

became an advocate for preserving lives and learning all she

could about the treatment of animals as it pertains to the

agricultural industry and beyond.

Most notably, she researched and exposed the pervasive

cruelties that exist in animal agriculture, and parlayed that

information into what she’d one day call her calling – building

a platform to teach others how to live consciously and

compassionately and change their lives in the process. Fitness

had always been a part of her life, but not until she’d grown

older and had a deeper understanding of what it truly meant

to live well and thrive, did she comprehend just how vital it

was to her overall wellbeing. Beginning with gymnastics and

swimming at five years old, she developed a lifelong love of

exercise. It was only naturally that she’d jump into the fitness

industry after school. That passion was a natural fit for her longheld

belief that one should live with compassion for animals.

She blended those two disciplines and used them as motivation

to expound upon those ideas and create a base for what is now

a very successful health and wellness business that not only

revolutionizes how her clients move and eat, but gives them all

the tools they need to live more compassionate lives.

The motivation that prompted her to begin a health movement

still resonates with her today. The treatment of animals still

weighs heavily on her because unfortunately the atrocities she

discovered long ago still continue in the world today, although

not as pervasive as they once were. She also firmly believes that

the devastating environmental impact of animal agriculture

on our planet is still a motivating factor as her business grows

and the numbers of lives she’s directly impacted also increases.

Her belief that we should not eat in a way that harms animals

carries over into her belief that we should also eat in a way that

doesn’t harm our bodies. For her, eating a balanced plantbased

diet is the best possible thing we can do for ourselves,

our health, our energy, our skin, and, on a deeper level, our

spirits, which is the whole base of what she aims to teach her

clients. This comprehensive approach to living and being well

is what she teaches her clients and is ultimately what changes

their lives for the better.

Ella’s ability to inspire others is natural. Through example

and solid fact-based information, she is the epitome of one

who lives a balanced life. She is both strong and lean. She

demonstrates what it is to treat yourself well and to treat

animals and agriculture well while also living in the "real world"

and battling "real-life" problems. Adversity and hardships are

a natural part of living, but for Ella, they are not the end-all and

be-all. They instead are motivators to do what is best for you,

your body, and the environment.

Everyone makes mistakes, but with Ella’s tools, clients learn

that they can overcome temporary setbacks. It’s never too late

to educate themselves, make conscious decisions, and do what

is right for them. Her desire to teach others to live a balanced

and conscious life is the over-arching theme of her life-changing

programs.

16 / HEALTHY MIAMI


COVER STORY

"Ella’s

ability to

inspire others is

natural. Through

example and solid factbased

information, she is

the epitome of

one who lives a

balanced life."

Both programs,

the 6-Week Plant-

Empowered Coaching

Program and the 8-Week

Empower Consulting

Program, give clients or

budding practitioners the

tools they need to transition to

healthy, practical, sustainable,

plant-based, and active

lifestyles for themselves or their

clients, thus proving her belief

that success is equivalent to

happiness and balance, as well

as making a positive, lasting

difference in the world.

By Andres Portillo

HEALTHY MIAMI / 17


HEALTHY SOUL

STRESS EATING:

Good Stress vs Bad Stress

and How We Cope Part 1

If you are reading this because you have a rollercoaster

dieting style, or you tend to go into an unconscious

compulsive state when it comes to food, I think this will be

enlightening and helpful in some way. It’s also got some

info on the effects of stress and the difference in kinds of stress

that’s harmful and not – so hopefully this will be helpful outside

of food. As usual there are three parts, the what, why and how –

the tools.

The What

Eating in an unconscious fashion – during times of stress,

particularly of fatty or sugary foods. This eating will happen

regardless of a need for food – and usually end in a state of

shame and powerlessness. Almost like you can’t stop, or

almost like you don’t notice – like you are outside yourself or

unconscious.

18 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY SOUL

There’s a similar thing called

emotional eating – and this is when

you eat during times of upset. Similar

results. You eat way too much, and

then go into a shame spiral. Both

habits often set up the need to do what

they call “controlled eating” which is

basically someone that tries to diet

and eat less because of how they have

been overeating in the in-between

times. The catch-22 is that overall

people who stress eat and then control

eat consume the same amount of

calories as those who don’t control

eat – but instead it’s in the form of a

rollercoaster of dieting then binging

then dieting.

A lot of people confuse the stresseating

habit for “not good at dieting”

or “don’t care about my body enough

to not eat crappy food.” Especially

when you think you’re on a roll and

taking care of yourself, only to fall

into the loop on a constant basis and

undo all the progress you’ve had.

This feeling of bewilderment and

lack of control around food can make

you suffer intensely. It can make you

internalize the shame, intensifying

the loop. It can lead to depression,

more stress, more dieting, and a false

concept of your relationship to food.

Even though you don’t LIKE the foods

or the feeling you have after eating

them, necessarily, “I’m just junkfood

obsessed and can’t motivate

myself enough to exercise.” But that

is the RESULT of the habit loop – a

rationalization of it. That’s you just

saying, “Well, this is just me. It’s who

I am because look at my life and my

powerlessness.” HOWEVER, that is

false. This is not YOU, it’s an emotional/

chemical sensitivity that creates a

chemical imbalance – and one that

self-perpetuates. A negative loop that

grows stronger with each repetition –

and the effect it manifests is similar to

a heroin addiction.

As with all things that trap and keep

you mystified – I want to start with

some understanding so you can

separate YOU from the symptoms you

are suffering. You – when balanced –

can easily stop eating when you’re full.

You – when balanced, can get excited

about exercise. You – when capable of

soothing stress, can happily choose

to go running instead of eating or

watching TV. The processes at play are

powerful and chemical.

Sarah May Bates

Founder of Yay With Me a hub of

practical tools to create change in

yourself, from Podcaster/Author,

Sarah May Bates, @sarahmaybee

A lot of

people confuse

the stress-eating

habit for “not good

at dieting” or “don’t

care about my body

enough to not eat

crappy food.”

HEALTHY MIAMI / 19


EAR INFECTION

SYMPTOMS, CAUSES

& RISK FACTORS

Everything you need to know

about ear infections and keeping

your family safe.

We’ve all

experienced it

at one time or

another – the

throbbing pain, the fevers,

swelling. Ear infections have

wreaked havoc on the young

and old since the dawn of

time. For most of us, they’re

a tolerable nuisance, but

treatment is available for the

ones that cannot ignore the

pain.

How do we know what we’re

experiencing could be related

to an ear infection? We could

easily explain away the

symptoms of an ear infection

until the infection becomes so

severe or the pain becomes

too much that we must do

something about it.

Symptoms of an ear infection

are pretty standard for most of

the population. What begins

as a short burst of pain in or

around your ear, may become

a throbbing, searing pain,

then, escalates to a fever

with increasing ear pain, until

finally, you might notice some

irritation, redness, or fluid

expelling from the ear. The

longer these symptoms persist,

the more difficult it becomes to

tolerate. If you haven’t already,

you’ll seek out a doctor to help

treat your symptoms.

Conventional wisdom used

to dictate that a round of

antibiotics be given. We’ve

since learned that antibiotics

may do more harm than good

for many patients. The goal

for medical practitioners is

to ease or relieve some, if

not all, of the symptoms,

but studies have shown that

antibiotics may not be the

best course of action.

Two distinct groups of people

were studied-- One group

was put on an antibiotic

treatment regimen, the

other was not. The results

proved that those treated

with antibiotics didn’t heal

any faster than those who

allowed the infection to run

its course. As a bonus, the

latter group didn’t have to

suffer through the typical side

effects of being on antibiotic

therapies. Natural treatments

proved to be just as effective

in alleviating symptoms.

THERE ARE TWO

TYPES OF EAR

INFECTIONS THAT

ARE MOST COMMON:

1. A middle ear infection

2. An inner ear infection

The first, most often

affect children. It is what’s

commonly referred to as

the Swimmer’s Ear or acute

otitis media. The latter

occurs much less often

and is considered to be a

rare finding. It’s known as

vestibular neuritis (inner ear

inflammation). It irritates the

nerves that connect the ear

to the brain and ultimately

causes disruptions like

vertigo or hearing difficulties.

Like many other infections,

ear infections can be

viral or bacterial. Thier

treatment depends on which

kind you have. Neither

is contagious. You won’t

catch it from having close

contact with someone.

Anytime you suspect you or

someone you love has an

ear infection; you should

seek treatment because

ignoring them can lead to

long-term complications like

a permanent hearing loss,

nerve damage, mastoiditis, or

meningitis.

Children under the age of

six are more likely to get ear

infections. There are some

things that you can do to

decrease the likelihood of

that happening

01. Breastfeeding helps

build the child’s

immune system

02. Quit smoking

03. Decreasing or

removing all

allergens, treating

at the first sign of

discomfort

04. Avoiding processed

foods

05. Taking proper care

of the ears, and

many other natural

treatment regimens

to avoid toxins.

By Olga Lucia Gomez, MD

20 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY BODY

CANCER:

An Emotional

Roller Coaster Ride

For most patients, a cancer diagnosis is an attack

on the mind as well as the body. Effectively

managing the progression of emotions triggered

by cancer is important to the healing process.

Patients often experience several of the

commonly recognized stages of grief, including

denial, anger, and depression. This is normal, and

may last a few days, weeks, or months.

Because every patient’s cancer journey is different, it’s

important to recognize and address emotional needs, and work

through them using available resources. These could include

professional counseling, care team visits, or leaning on friends

and family for support during this challenging time. All of these

can help patients confront the expected emotional roller coaster

that accompanies cancer.

ANGER

Patients sometimes feel

angry in response to the

pain and emotional impact of

cancer treatment. However, it’s

important to express and confront

these feelings to avoid letting anger

get the best of you. Try talking with

friends, family, and your care team.

Journaling can also provide

a more private form of

emotional expression.

DENIAL

According to grief

expert David Kessler,

denial helps people pace

feelings of grief. It is nature’s

way of letting in only as much

as they can handle. As denial

fades, patients can begin to

confront the feelings that

were too painful to deal

with initially.

Following are some additional

ways to cope with the

emotional impact of cancer, as

well as some things to avoid.

DO

• Rely on ways of coping

that have helped you in

the past.

• Deal with cancer “one day

at a time.”

• Participate in support

groups.

• Leverage your care team’s

expertise to get your

questions answered.

• Share your news with

friends, family, and

coworkers when you feel

ready.

• Celebrate good news,

whether it’s a small

victory or a big win.

• Prioritize tasks and

eliminate things that are

not essential.

• Relax with yoga or

meditation.

• Exercise moderately

several times a week

to help with feelings of

tiredness or anxiety.

DON’T

• Fixate on the negative.

• A report by the American

Cancer Society and the

National Cancer Institute

estimates there are more

DEPRESSION

Many factors can increase your

likelihood of becoming depressed,

including physical conditions like

pain or an advanced stage of cancer, a

personal or family history of depression,

lack of family support, or a side effect of

cancer medication. The most common

symptoms of depression in cancer patients are

guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness, loss of

pleasure, and for some, thoughts of suicide.

If you have any of these symptoms for at

least two weeks, you should speak with

your oncologist about treatment

options.

than 15.5 million cancer

survivors alive in the U.S.

today, and that number

will grow to more than 20

million by 2026.

• Feel guilty if you’re having

a hard time staying

positive.

• Suffer in silence.

• Be embarrassed or

ashamed to ask for help.

• Keep your emotions or

symptoms a secret from

the person closest to you.

While the fight against cancer

is not easy, our patients do

not fight alone. In addition to

committed, caring medical

teams, many patients tell

us that their experience

with cancer revealed just

how much – and how many

– people love and support

them. Putting on a brave face

is a form of coping. But it’s

important for patients to allow

themselves to accept needed

help – whether from family,

friends, coworkers, patients,

or cancer survivors.

The good news is that many

support programs and

resources are available.

Cancer journeys are not onesize-fits

all. Each patient must

walk the path that suits him or

her best.

By Nurul Wahid, MD

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HEALTHY BODY

The medications prescribed for

low thyroid patients only replace

the hormones the gland no longer

generates, it does not address

the immune disorder. Hence, the

disorder inevitably continues to

progress.

ARE YOU SUFFERING

FROM LOW THYROID?

So frequently I see patients who present the entire gamut of

Low Thyroid symptoms and continue to suffer these for yearswithout

ever receiving the adequate help they need. They are

told their labs are normal and hence this means they must

be fine. However, they continue to experience the symptoms which

include but are not limited to weight gain, difficulty losing weight,

fatigue and lack of energy, hair loss, brittle nails, crushing depression,

mental fog, poor sleep, irregular periods, feeling cold, hot flashes, slow

digestion, etc.

The way that Low Thyroid

disorders are diagnosed and

addressed is something that in my

experience needs to be revisited

and updated. The primary marker

used to diagnose Hypothyroidism

is TSH. TSH is a pituitary hormone

which is a shadow of how much

T4 (thyroid hormone) is in

circulation. When practitioners

see TSH rise above 4.5 or 5

depending on the lab, they will

prescribe Thyroid Hormone

Replacement (Levothyroxine,

Synthroid, etc) to “bring down

the TSH”. When this is achieved

in the lab work most patients

are then told that the problem

is now fixed and they are all

better. Sadly, statistics show that

nearly 85% of all those diagnosed

with a Low Thyroid disorder will

continue to experience symptoms

of Hypothyroidism regardless of

being on medication and being

told their labs are now normal.

There are many reasons for this

prolonged, yet unnecessary

suffering. One of the reasons

is TSH ranges are not based

on optimal - they are based on

population average. By the time

someone hits 4.5 or higher on

their TSH they are already very

sick. Research is now showing

that optimal TSH range should

live between 1 and 1.5 and that

someone who is showing an

upward trend away from these

values should be considered for

intervention.

There are at least 33

different patterns that could

be causing your continual

problems such as:

pp

Under-conversion

pp

Thyroid resistance

pp

Over-conversion

pp

Pituitary problems

pp

Numerous other

metabolic conditions

that could be causing

your symptoms

Most doctors only check for one of

these patterns by only looking at

your TSH when there are actually

over 9 essential markers to

understand thyroid function.

Even Worse…

The number one cause for their

suffering is rarely ever checked

for in the United States. The

number one cause of Low Thyroid

in this country is a disease called

Hashimoto’s Disease.

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune

thyroid disease. This means that

your immune system is attacking

your own body.

97% of people with

diagnosed low

thyroid disorder

actually have an

immune disorder

called Hashimoto’s.

In Hashimoto’s Disease/

Thyroiditis, your immune system

is attacking and literally eating

your thyroid until you begin to

lose thyroid tissue little by little.

This goes on day by day and

even year by year until one day

your thyroid gland no longer has

enough healthy thyroid tissue

to produce adequate levels of

thyroid hormones.

IS IT REALLY A

THYROID PROBLEM?

Ultimately what you need

to understand is that if you

have Hashimoto’s you do not

necessarily have a thyroid

problem. You have an immune

problem and the thyroid is just

the victim. It’s just a symptom

of a deeper problem.

As you can see there are many

things that are missed in

the proper diagnosis of Low

Thyroid disorder. Even those

that already know they have

Hashimoto’s receive the same

treatment as everyone else

– medication to replace the

hormones they are loosing

- when in reality what they

have is an immune problem.

So many of these patients

that have been diagnosed

sadly go on a rampage of

internet searches and reading

books in an attempt to help

themselves. However, most

of the time they fall short of

their goal because they are not

reading the overabundance of

scientific data that now shows

us that many of these immune

disorders can be modulated

and even arrested. That’s right,

STOPPED!

The first step out of your

continuous suffering is to obtain

a comprehensive diagnosis,

which can only be done

through rigorous testing. That

is the vision of an Integrated or

Functional Medicine doctor- it

is always about the Root Cause

and not just the symptoms.

By Dr. Ruben Valdes, DC

24 / HEALTHY MIAMI


FITNESS

& BEAUTY

28.

30.

ULTHERAPY

GET REAL! LEARN WHAT

MAKES A GOOD LOVER


FITNESS & BEAUTY

Most people are

familiar with

terms like Botox,

microdermabrasion

and skin brushing,

but many may not have heard

of Ultratherapy. As we age, our

collagen production decreases,

causing noticeable sagging in our

skin. Ultratherapy is the ‘antidote,'

if you will, for that.

What it does is stimulate collagen

production through highly

targeted ultrasound therapies

that inflict injury with thermal

heat to the areas most affected

like the neck and face. While

the terminology may sound

brutal, the application is not.

The ultrasound treatment helps

to lift the sagging skin back to

elasticity. It will tighten the areas,

create plumpness where it once

was and fill in any unsightly

cavities. Soon, your skin will look

as youthful as it once did. You’ll

see a marked improvement over

time. Treatment usually consists

of several sessions over a three to

six-month period.

HOW MUCH DOES

SOMETHING LIKE THIS COST?

That depends on the areas that

you want to treat and how much

of that surface area you want to

address. Most commonly, it can

cost anywhere between $500. 00

for small areas and up to several

thousand for larger areas.

Procedures come with risks. Bear

that in mind before deciding to

have a treatment done, but if your

goal is to look and feel better, this

treatment may be worth the risk.

There is discomfort involved. The

practitioner will use a transducer

wand to direct the ultrasound

to the treatment area; wich is

reported to be the most painful

part of the procedure. You will be

given a pain medication before

the procedure and will likely go

home with some pain medication.

All in all, treatments should take

no longer than a regular office

visit. You might experience some

swelling and discoloration initially,

so don’t plan on returning to the

office immediately after your

procedure.

It can take weeks, even months

before you’ll see any noticeable

changes in the treatment areas,

but understand that good things

take time. Nothing happens

overnight.

ULTHERAPY

A non-surgical alternative that uses ultrasound

to actually lift loose or sagging skin on the

neck, under the chin and above the eyebrow.

With no downtime

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to Ultherapy. Your results may

be vastly different from someone else’s experience. They may not

have experienced any pain or swelling, but that doesn’t mean you

won’t either. We age differently. For some of us, the skin sagging is

disproportionate to our body mass. Remember this is your treatment,

your process, and your body. Don’t compare what happened to one

to what happens to you. And, for all that is holy, don’t choose the first

practitioner you meet without vetting them first.

Sit down, have a

conversation, discuss

your expectations, talk

about your fears, and

get recommendations.

As with any other

health concern, you

do not want to go into

this lightly and find

out later that it wasn’t

for you. Always make

a serious, educated

decision that will have

lasting effects – good or

bad. Make an informed

decision. Be your own

advocate. You won’t

regret it!

By Maydeline Moreno

www.amethystquantum.com

28 / HEALTHY MIAMI


FITNESS & BEAUTY

GET REAL!

LEARN WHAT

MAKES A

GOOD LOVER

Love is a verb. There are no ifs, ands,

or buts about it. Just like any other

thing in life, love takes a great deal

of skill, practice, patience, and, dare

we say, finesse.

We all know words mean nothing if there’s

no action behind them. Action yields results.

Complacency breeds dissatisfaction.

While there are no tried and true ways—no

one-size-fits-all methodologies to being the

greatest lover—there are basic tenets that

will put you way ahead of the curve. To put it

simply, it begins with self-love. You must be

able to love yourself before you dare try to

love another.

Right now is as good a time as any to pause

for a quick self-check. Stop and ask yourself

how good of a lover you are. Are you treating

yourself well? Do you give yourself the time,

energy, and kindness you demand from

others? Are your thoughts self-loving? Do

your actions correlate with your deepest

desires? How comfortable is it for you to

take a good, hard look at yourself nude in

the mirror?

If your goal is to be a good lover, you

must first learn how to love yourself

unconditionally. The ability to do so doesn’t

happen overnight. It takes a willingness to

try and dedication to the effort. Fine-tuning

will be in order. It’s about the journey, not

the destination. Take it one step at a time.

Life keeps us busy. We’re pulled in many

different directions. That’s more reason for

you to take a few moments every single day

to check in and see how you’re doing. Are

you treating yourself well? Have you allowed

negativity to pervade your thoughts? Do

your eating habits coincide with a happier,

more secure you? Are there things in your

daily routine that you can eliminate? Do you

work out regularly? Ten minutes of exercise

is better than none. We all have ten minutes

to spare, whether that means we park

farther from the door, we get off the bus or

train a stop before our exit, or we take the

stairs instead of the elevator. You’re worth

the effort.

Instead of spending your weekends sitting

on the sofa binge-watching Netflix, you

could use that time to exercise. (Yes, with

the TV on!) Imagine how many miles you

could get in while watching your favorite

show! Taking a few minutes to exercise helps

virtually erase what you don’t need. For

some of us, that means stress. For others,

that might mean guilt or shame. Whatever

it is, in only a few minutes a day, you’ll feel

better knowing you’ve done something

about it. Soon, it will become habit, second

nature, and your mind and body will thank

you for it.

Change is never easy, but taking the first

step forward is a thousand times better than

sinking back into the abyss of self-loathing

or feelings of inadequacy. Treat yourself

better. Practice kindness with yourself, and

you’ll soon discover that being a good lover

starts and ends with you.

You must be

able to love

yourself before

you dare try to

love another.

Sylvia Morales

30 / HEALTHY MIAMI


HEALTHY

FOOD

34.

36.

THE FORBIDDEN FOOD

THAT’S ACTUALLY GOOD

FOR YOU!

TURMERIC–CINNAMON

PEARS WITH CASHEW

CUSTARD CREAM


HEALTHY FOOD

THE

FORBIDDEN

FOOD

THAT’S ACTUALLY

GOOD FOR YOU!

You’ve heard of the ‘forbidden fruit.' We all know the

story, but have you heard about the one forbidden

food that has more nutritional benefits than its more

well-known counterparts? Chances are, you haven’t.

Forbidden black rice just

may be one of the healthiest

foods available. Chock-full

of benefits each and every

person on earth needs, these

small grains pack a mean

punch and can mean the

difference between a healthy

gut and one that’s working

against you.

Long ago, black rice was

reserved for those in power

like Chinese Emperors and

their royal families. It was

believed to have healing

qualities, and only those

deemed worthy could benefit

from it. Now, this once

hidden gem is available to the

masses.

While many of us have learned

by now that Brown rice is

healthier than white rice – a

simple carbohydrate that

wreaks havoc on our blood

sugar levels. Researchers

tell us that black rice is the

best option if nutritional

benefits are what you’re after.

Compared to white and brown

rice, black rice has fewer

calories and more protein. It’s

rich in antioxidants. So rich,

it has been compared to the

benefits of eating blueberries

and have proved to be much

more nutritionally beneficial

to our bodies. This is due

to black rice having far less

sugar and more fiber and

vitamin E than blueberries.

It’s also considerably more

affordable. What’s not to love

about that?

Researchers have found

that black rice may be

effective in decreasing skin

inflammation, which could

have a considerable impact

on disease processes from

autoimmune diseases to

cancers and is now used in

weight management studies.

Some studies even suggest

that black rice has heart

healthy benefits, decreasing

the risk of hardening of the

arteries or plaque build up. It

may help with liver function,

cognitive impairment, and

have anti-cancer effects

because it contains the one

thing other foods don’t

contain – anthocyanins,

which help protect the body

from free radical damage,

which leads to cancer.

With all the potential

health benefits touted,

there is no reason to avoid

eating this once forbidden

delicacy. Including it

in your healthy eating

plan can only make you

healthier.

With no known side effects,

no studies indicating adverse

effects at all, the least you

could do is incorporate

this super food into your

weekly meal plan and see for

yourself what it does. At the

very least, it will help you feel

full faster and will sustain you

while you go about your daily

activities. There’s nothing

wrong with that.

By Davide Castellano

www.myfreshealthy.com


HEALTHY FOOD

TURMERIC–CINNAMON PEARS

WITH CASHEW CUSTARD CREAM

INGREDIENTS

99

6 medium size Willams

Christ pears, or any

other pears

99

4 tbsp maple syrup

99

1 tsp ground turmeric

99

1 tsp cinnamon

99

½ tsp ground cloves

99

100g cashews, pre

soaked in hot water for

at least one hour

99

1 tsp vanilla extract

99

200ml cashew milk

99

Optinal cranberry

compote

Turmeric is my

best friend.

It is not only

extremely

healthy, it also tastes

good and you can add it

to all kinds of sweet and

savory dishes.

This has been my first

attempt for a sweet dish

with turmeric and we all

loved it. The spicy pears

and the creamy, vegan

custard cream topped

with walnuts are a

heavenly combination.

It does give me a little

feeling of christmas but

hey, the stores always

start selling christmas

sweets around October,

so it can’t be too bad to

be a little early with such

great tasting desserts,

right?

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 200 Celsius

and line baking tray with

parchment paper.

STEP 2

In a bowl mix together maple

syrup, cinnamon, ground

cloves and tumeric.

STEP 3

Peel pears and cut them in

halves. Use a spoon to coat

the pears with the turmeric

glaze.

STEP 4

Put the pears on the baking

tray and bake in the oven for

25-30 minutes.

STEP 5

Meanwhile chop walnuts

into small pieces and add

them to the bowl where a

tiny bit of the turmeric glaze

is left inside. Use a spoon

to mix the walnuts and the

leftover glaze together and

put aside.

STEP 6

For the cashew custard,

add cashews, cashew milk

and vanilla extract to the

blender and blend for at

least 2 minutes so it is all

smooth. Optional you can

add one tsp maple syrup in

case you like the custard to

be sweeter.

STEP 7

Once the pears are golden

brown and soft, take out

of the oven. Pour custard

cream over pears, top with

walnuts and in case you

want to enjoy the pears with

cranberry compote, add a

tsp of compote also on top

of the pears.

Sassi Swanson

Vegan plant based cuisine

earth loving and caring

quality before quantity

sassi@voilavegan.com

www.voilavegan.com

36 / HEALTHY MIAMI


I am Eric Stein -

The Healthy Chefand

I've made it my mission

to go around town to find

HEALTHY PLACES TO EAT.

As new eateries open and close every

week, we learn that the common

factor is that only the strong ones

survive the first year.

With the everchanging Miami food trends,

chefs and restauranteurs find themselves

constantly adapting to the tough market,

and in many cases, by trying to do so, they

lose their original vision.

I’ll personally find more excuses to

go to South Miami more often. So

see you there!

The Heathy Chef

Eric Stein

That is not the case with this fairly new

restaurant we’ve found. Hiding in plain sight

on Sunset Dr. a couple minutes’ walk from

South Miami Metro Station lies EARTH, a

healthy fast food restaurant that has caught

as much attention as the few jewelry stores

nearby.

With a strong conceptual but easy to

follow menu and the ability to customize

pretty much every dish to cater from the

occasional salad eater to the most hardcore

vegan warrior, EARTH has found the perfect

balance between your daily go-to lunch cafe

and the place where you want to take your

future parents-in-law to impress them.

From the moment you step in, the energy

levels in the air spike up when you are

greeted by the always smiling staff and your

gut tells you something good is about to

come.

From their custom made-to-order rice,

barley and quinoa salad bowls to their

fresh and warm wraps, homemade sauces,

juices and smoothies, EARTH has carefully

designed the perfect eatery concept South

Miami was in very much need of and it did it

flawlessly.

EARTH

5831 Sunset Drive

Miami, FL 33143

305.397.8678


places to eatTM

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.

BEEHIVE

JUICE BAR

& SMOOTHIES

6490 Bird Road

Miami, FL 33155

305.663.1300

NUTREAT

BREAKFAST, LUNCH,

COFFEE AND DRINKS

100 S Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33131

305.416.7577

GREENG LIFESTYLE

FRESH FRUIT & VEGGIE BOWLS,

SMOOTHIES AND JUICE LAB

@GREENGLIFESTYLE

222 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 106

Miami, Florida 33137

786.300.6545

THE LAST CARROT

SANDWICHES, SALADS,

SMOOTHIES AND JUICES

3131 Grand Avenue

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

305.445.0805

THE JUICERY BAR

HOUSE SMOOTHIES , SIGNATURE

JUICES, SPECIALTY SHOTS, ACAI BOWLS

635 Brickell Key Dr

Miami, FL 33131

305.350.2277

17082 W Dixie Hwy

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

786.565.9684

EVOS

BURGERS, WRAPS

& SALADS

9537 S Dixie Hwy.

Pinecrest, FL 33156

305.740.3433

DELIRIO FRESH CO.

SALAD, PIZZA, JUICE BAR &

SMOOTHIES

2475 NW 95th Ave. Unit 8

Miami, FL 33172

305.499.3304

MIAMI SQUEEZE

VEGETARIAN, PIZZA, SANDWICHES,

SMOOTHIES & JUICES

18315 W Dixie Hwy.

Miami, FL 33160

305.935.9544

GIARDINO

GOURMET SALADS

SALAD, FAST FOOD

2346 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

305.460.6010

NORMAN BROTHERS

JUICE BAR, SMOOTHIES

& COFFEE

7621 SW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33173

305.274.9363

PURA VIDA MIAMI

RAW ORGANIC BOWLS, WRAPS AND

PITAS, JUICES & SHOTS

110 Wasington Ave CU2

Miami Beach Fl, 33139

754.422.2131

www.healthyplacestoeat.com

healthy menu vegetarian non gmo vegan gluten free

HEALTHY MIAMI / 39

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