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What better place to begin, continue or enhance your well being than in beautiful Puerto Vallarta? Whether you are here on vacation or here to stay, the many health and beauty services available in Puerto Vallarta will keep you feeling fit and looking absolutely marvelous.

As with any international travel destination, Puerto Vallarta offers an unsurpassed menu of beauty treatments and medical services that will keep you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and revived. In addition to the availability of the latest techniques and technologies, the costs of these services are dramatically less expensive than in the States.

Bilingual medical, dental, chiropractic, and physical therapy services, as well as modern hospitals with high-tech equipment and fully accredited physicians, assure that patients can expect the same quality of health care in Puerto Vallarta as they would receive in the US – and prescription drugs are readily available, and at reasonable prices!

Puerto Vallarta is also home to dozens of gyms, spas and fitness centers that offer day packages, vacation packages and even full memberships for those of us who live here year-round. Local beauticians know all the latest hairstyles, coloring, skin and nail care techniques – and these beauty treatments cost about a third of what it would cost at home.

Vacation surgery is gaining popularity, and since most of these procedures are relatively quick, it’s easy to take home not only a tan but a little tucking as well. Liposuction, tummy tucks and other ‘remedial measures’ cost less than half what they do up North, yet they’re staffed by highly trained and board certified professionals.

Puerto Vallarta has a competent, confident and cutting-edge medical community. And since prominent hospitals, world-class gyms and spas, and well-known beauty salons continue to be attracted here, it’s easy and affordable to pamper yourself with professional health and beauty treatments that’ll leave you looking, and feeling, like a million bucks.

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Warning Labels Have Not Affected Junk Food Sales

More than a year after Mexico’s food warning label law took effect, sales of junk food and sugary beverages have not declined significantly, according to a market research and a business group. In fact, sales of unhealthy products have increased in some cases.

Try These Self-Care Methods to Reduce Holiday Stress

The winter holiday season can be stressful. Prolonged higher levels of stress cause inflammation, aggravating existing illnesses and conditions and compromising the immune system. This is why we need to double our efforts for self-care at this time. These three simple techniques will help you manage stress at home and while traveling.

Health Benefits of Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) – and a Recipe

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) not only looks and tastes interesting, but also contains prebiotics, which are foods that feed the healthy bacteria called probiotics in your gut. It’s naturally fat-free and high in fiber. This Pitaya Digestive Fruit Bowl recipe makes a good snack because it can help keep you full between meals.

Living in Puerto Vallarta: Hospitals and Healthcare

Mexico, which comes in second place for healthcare in a list of five countries in a recent survey for retirees, has at least one first-rate hospital in every medium to large city. Puerto Vallarta has several hospitals and there are many English-speaking specialists who we would highly recommend.

Reduce Inflammation with this Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillos, also known as green tomatoes, are native to Mexico and, unlike its look-alike tomatoes, is classified as a vegetable, not a fruit, because its nutritional profile is much different. Historically tomatillos have been used to treat arthritis, joint and muscle conditions, due to over 14 phytochemicals found in this vegetable.

New Vaccination Campaign for Laggards Begins Wednesday

From Wednesday, November 3 to Friday, November 5, another vaccination campaign for stragglers over 18 years of age will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Sinovac will be offered to those who have not yet been vaccinated, and to those who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine in July, from 9 am to 5 pm at the La Lija Sports Unit in Lomas del Coapinole.

More than Twelve Million Vaccines Have Arrived in Mexico

About six million AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Mexico on Saturday. Data from the health ministry showed 5,993,700 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in the Latin American country. News of the vaccine delivery comes after Mexico received almost 6.5 million doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.

Nearly 70M Mexicans Have Received at Least One COVID Vaccine

Almost four in five Mexican adults are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest official data. The Health Ministry reported Sunday that 69.97 million people, or 78% of adults, have had at least one shot. Of that number, just under 53.5 million people, or 76% of the total, are fully vaccinated.

Yaca/Jackfruit a Good Source for Vegan Protein

Yaca has many health benefits ranging from helping with bowel health, skin issues, blood pressure and blood sugars to immune health. However, what is becoming increasingly popular is its use as a meat substitute for vegans and vegetarians, mainly due to its meat-like texture and high protein content.

Mexico: New COVID Cases Have Been Declining For 11 Weeks

The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to decline in Mexico. An average of 4,322 cases per day were reported in Mexico over the past week, according to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker, a figure just 23% of the peak recorded in August, the worst month of the pandemic in terms of new infections.