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Health & Fitness

Health and Fitness is our section that introduces you to stories that affect your health and fitness. We’ve got health tips, fitness advice and more.

Dr. Cinthia Becerra, a pioneer of hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in Mexico for more than seven years, offers the only clinic in Mexico (Pause Clinic) that specializes only in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement.
According to Patients Beyond Borders, Mexico and Costa Rica are the most popular destinations for dental care, cosmetic surgery and prescription medicines. The industry has been booming in Mexico as travelers seek care at a lower cost than in their home country, saving between 40% and 65% at Mexican medical centers.
Aesthetic injectable and skin rejuvenation specialist Dr. Valeria Lizaola recently opened the doors to Renew IV Bar and Med Spa, PV’s own premier IV Bar in Zona Romantica. It specializes in IV therapy and aesthetic procedures that combat signs of ageing, rejuvenates, and refreshes skin. Some of Dr. Lizaola’s specialties include:
A grinder chat and a desire to lead a fuller and more enjoyable life led Gerwin Rutten to seek an unusual, but very old South American form of natural healing, Ayahuasca. Rutten, who is sales manager for Out & About PV, has taken a spiritual journey that has helped him emotionally and physically, opening his eyes to a different world of natural healers. 
Of French Canadian origin, Dr. Odile Desage is the CEO of the Anamaya Medical and Dental Center in Puerto Vallarta. Anamaya, which means "free from all diseases", has the mission of providing a comprehensive and warm service to its patients. Dr. Odile arrived in Puerto Vallarta in '98 and when she fell in love with the city she decided to settle here.
One year ago, Dr. Omar Hernández started this project, Dr Puerto Vallarta, to provide high-quality medical service in Puerto Vallarta. Originally from Mexico City, he moved to Puerto Vallarta in 2016, when he started working at different resorts providing detailed oriented consultations in English.
Taking time off in Puerto Vallarta can be an almost cathartic experience for many, especially in these challenging times and now it can also be a life changing visit as well.  Blanca Villaseñor is one of the leading nutritionist experts in the area and is highly experienced in pre-surgery weight control and post-op nutritional care.  She is also certified in ketogenic dieting which is a great program for visitors who have a short amount of time in town but still want to lose some weight, whether it be for an upcoming surgery or a better beach body.
Dr. Cinthia Becerra is one of the precursors in Mexico of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy which, as opposed to traditional medicine, represents a less aggressive treatment for gender dysphoria.
As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination.
Vallarta S-O-C-C-E-R “Jugando por Nuestros Dereechos” , a new LGBTQ sports project in Puerto Vallarta, has been years in the making, and is the dream of Armando del Toro finally coming true. Teams named "La Puntis" and "Unicornios F.C." have...
We have big queer news to cover this week including: COVID-19 and HIV Concerns; A judge just paused a Trump Policy that may affect us all; plus a church just walked away from their domination affiliation and you won’t believe why they did it?
S.E.T.A.C. Wellness Center announced that during the month of March, their staff will apply the protocol performed to determinate if you’re a candidate to receive a PrEP treatment (antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV) for free. O&APV talked with the staff...
Puerto Vallarta, the privileged destination of the Jalisco coast, is recognized as a paradise for the senses and the general well-being of the body, mind and soul, therefore, it is the ideal venue for the Free Soul Festival. The Free...
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Wellness Center, is celebrating 10 years of operations with a party free to the Community at Industry nightclub on Saturday, November 16, from 7:00-10:00 pm. DJs will play dance music throughout the night, and all...
If you’re looking for that perfect smile, and you’re not sure where to start, the professional staff at Integral Dental Services can help map out your journey. If you have pain in a tooth or molar… if its color has...