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Venus Freeze

Have you heard of the Venus Freeze Treatment? The results are so effective, you have to see them to believe that they are real! Some of the benefits of this revolutionary skincare treatment include: Tighter skin Less prominent wrinkles A fuller, more youthful appearance Reduced cellulite  A more contoured silhouette How Does the Venus Freeze Work? This revolutionary, non-invasive treatment works by combining Multi-Polar Radio Frequency with Magnetic Pulsed Fields. The result is one safe device that delivers optimal body contouring results, heating the skin from the inside out. By penetrating into the layers deep beneath your skin's surface, the Venus Freeze dramatically improves your appearance, reduces the appearance of…

The Importance of Vitamin D

Typically referred to as the sunshine Vitamin, this multitasker is becoming known as D for Disease Preventer.  This vitamin actually acts more like a hormone, by interacting with enzymes in the body to promote calcium absorption, bone metabolism, and healthy bone remodeling.  Vitamin D receptors are found in all tissues of the body, including the brain, heart, and muscles. However, a large majority of the US population is suspected to have suboptimal levels of Vitamin D.  A deficiency can lead to increased risk of several diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis.  You might think, that here in Tampa, we would get enough sun…

Dr. G on the Holidays

It’s time for our second installation of Ask Dr. G!  We spoke to him recently about the holidays, his favorite restaurants in town, and his thoughts on the gluten-free trend. So, Dr. Garcia, what is your favorite holiday tradition this time of year? Well, it’s probably not too unique, but I love Christmas Eve dinner and watching my Grandkids open their gifts on Christmas morning. Well, now you need to tell us what’s on the menu at your house on Christmas Eve. We always do lots of Cuban food, we’ll have the roast pork, black beans and rice, plaintains, the whole bit.  And we’ll do some traditional…

Don’t let the Holidays sidetrack you…Have a plan!  

You’ve probably heard that many people gain weight during the holidays.  We don’t believe in being a Scrooge about it, but there are ways to enjoy this time of year without getting derailed.  Here are the top 5 tips from Garcia Weight Loss ·         Plan ahead for parties:  If you’re headed out to a party and know you want some of Aunt Barb’s famous Apple Dapple Cake, make a plan before hand to just have a small slice and balance that by avoiding the egg nog.  We’re also big fans of having a smart protein snack (like our On The Go Bars) before you head out to…