Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2011

Live Chat w/ Melissa Machado from Organic Hispanic Health

Mi Gente…

As many of you know, we have been focusing a bit (as a company) in promoting heathy lifestyle changes that are culturally relevant via blogs, radio broadcasts and health events.

Late last year, I fell ill with with a near fatal case of Pneumonia and spent almost 3 months recovering. As an adult…I always have been a healthy guy…even though my DR. has always wondered how someone who is overweight (yes I am Gordito) has been able to keep things like sugar and cholesterol under control especially since I have a family history of diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. The day I was admitted to the hospital…it was a loud wake up call… I may not make it to 40.

I made it through because of the love of my family, prayers from friends & supporters (like YOU) and the wonderful care of the staff of South Shore Hospital in Long Island – Special shout out to Dr. Coletta my pulmonanary doctor. One thing that has been on my mind lately is the question of HOW?

  • How do I get started living a healthier life?
  • What is the right way to do it?
  • I am on a budget, will it cost me a lot?

These are questions that I am sure many people have as they worry about the solutions… but fear of the unknown polarizes us into a state on inaction. I am not where I want to be even after such a impactful event so I thought it would be important to restart the conversation about making culturally relevant lifestyle changes that will make us healthy.

Our special invited guest this week is Melissa Machado from Organic Hispanic Health

Their mission is to raise the standards of health and nutritional advice provided to Latinos/Hispanics in the United States and to provide the highest quality health counseling through the following core value practices:

  • Promoting the use of whole, fresh, unprocessed foods
  • Promoting the use of local or organic foods, or both whenever possible
  • Promoting home and community gardening
  • Promoting awareness for alternative medicines/therapies, and simple, effective home remedies
  • Promoting Self-Awareness and the development of the whole person, connecting the mind-body-spirit
  • Promoting physical activity that is purposeful and enjoyable
  • Promoting home cooked meals that the entire family helps prepare


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Live Chat w/ Melissa Machado from Organic Hispanic Health