Can being bitten by a tick make you a Vegetarian? A Wellness Wednesday Post by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

Can being bitten by a tick make you a Vegetarian?

The “Not so Silent” Disease: Sleep Apnea – A Wellness Wednesday Post by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

Sleep Apnea can cause everything from fatigue and sleepiness to high blood pressure and obesity. Learn more about this not so silent disease…


The truth about artificial sweeteners – A Wellness Wednesday Post by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

You think you are doing yourself a favor by drinking diet sodas?  Think again.


Screening for Prostate Cancer – A Wellness Wednesday Post by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

New guidelines suggest all men should discuss Prostate screening with their doctor.  Don’t let fear of rectal examination cost you your life.


Wellness Wednesday – Tips on how to survive Thanksgiving as a Diabetic.

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A Thanksgiving survival guide as a Diabetic.


Wellness Wednesday – FB Live video about symptoms of Diabetes you can’t ignore!


Before you can treat diabetes….you need to know that you have it. Find out the symptoms of diabetes in this quick LIVE chat video I made today for Wellness Wednesday. And you ladies… listen up, you have special health issues that put you at higher risk!!

Please share. You never know who’s life you might be saving.

In Case you Missed it! Watch my video on the difference btwn #Diabetes & Type II Diabetes.

Watch my video on the difference between Diabetes & Type II Diabetes. And don’t forget about my online course – use FBLIVE10 for 10% off.

November is National Diabetes Month.

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Today is Wellness Wednesday! Head over to my FB page for a live video and online course coupon code: #diabetestips

Today is Wellness Wednesday! Head over to my FB page for a live video and online course coupon code: #diabetestips

See my Online Course: The Diabetes Solution for Women



Gun deaths are at epidemic proportions.  After the massacre in Orlando Dr. Jorge believes that gun control is crucial.   Listen to him make his case.

Wellness Wednesday: MEDICAL MARIJUANA???

Dr. Jorge goes toe to toe with a medical marijuana advocate.  You don’t want to miss this one.  Should marijuana be legal?  Are there medical indications for marijuana?  Does marijuana cause addiction.   Get Dr. Jorge’s take on a lot of these issues and watch the sparks fly.



Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge on Autism and Vaccines

I can talk till I am blue in the face about how vaccines do not cause autism and some people just don’t listen.   But, let a twelve year old genius go on the internet and tell you all the reasons that vaccines DO cause autism and he gets millions of views in one day.  Maybe I’m just wrong.

Don’t count on it!

Image Credit: Image via Facebook/Marco Arturo
Image Credit: Image via Facebook/Marco Arturo


Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge on Silent Heart Attacks

Did you know that every 43 seconds and American gets a heart attack. Deaths from heart disease are six times more

than deaths from breast or prostate cancer. Now “silent” heart attacks have been found to be even more dangerous. Find out more about it on today’s Wellness Wednesday.

Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge in the Living Out Loud Studio; taking about menopause and how it affects a woman’s chances of heart disease.

Co hosts Barbara Venezia, Rene Horsch and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez discuss matters of the heart- so to speak. What are the signs of a heart attack? How can you best prevent one? What are determining factors? Gender? Age? Sleep?

Wellness Wednesday: May the Fourth (Be With You)

Is there a special force that keeps us healthy? Does the power of positive thinking really help? Dr. Jorge discuses the intangibles forces of wellness.

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Is The Cure for HIV Around the Corner?

Dr. Jorge talks about how one man got cured of HIV.

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-3

This is the third in the series of what are the causes of heart attacks. Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk by a factor of 12. Don’t think that’s a lot? Multiply your income by 12!

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-2

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-1

Hepatitis C

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez talking to us from London regarding Hepatitis C, its impact in the world, and a cure.

Why Do Hispanics Have More Diabetes?



Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer (Spanish Video)

From CROI: the Latest on HIV Treatments and Possible Cures

Marijuana Update


“Common Cold” vs “The FLu”

Every wonder what the difference is between having the “common cold” vs. “the flu”? It’s actually quite simple. I was feeling horribly while filming this video blog…hopefully by the end of it you can decide if I had a cold or the flu.

The ZIKA VIRUS Epidemic

As if Ebola, SARS and Swine Flu were not enough to worry about, now we have to worry about the ZIKA Virus too? Yes. We do. ZIKA is a well-known RNA virus that has been around for yours and is known to be transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. In other words, if the virus has infected someone and it is in his or her blood, if the mosquito bites him or her it can transmit it to the next person it bites. A bit scary because if you live in an area where there is this particular type of mosquito, ZIKA can spread very rapidly.

In the past only 20% of the people infected with ZIKA got any symptoms at all. They would usually just get flu-type symptoms. In the worse case scenario they would get what is called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a paralysis that usually starts in the feet and moves up the body). But something appears to have changed. In Brazil there are usually 160 cases a year of microcephaly (children born with small brains and heads). Something that is usually fatal. Alarmingly, there have been close to 4000 cases of microcephaly in Brazil over the past six months. Many of these children or their mother have tested positive for the ZIKA virus. More cases are being found in Venezuela and other Southern and Central American countries. The fear is that as the seasons change and North America gets warmer, that ZIKA and its mosquito will find its way north to regions it is not usually found.


To make matters a bit worse, today there was a case in Texas of a man who travelled to South America, contracted ZIKA and transmitted it to his female partner. She had not been to South America or any other area that has ZIKA.

There currently is no treatment or vaccine for ZIKA. That is what it is important that you either go to and find out more about ZIKA or ask your physician what they recommend if you plan to travel to areas where ZIKA is currently endemic. Both the World Health Organization and the C.D.C. are suggesting that pregnant women and women of child bearing age consider not travelling to these areas. Now, with the Texas case, it might be wise to abstain from sexual contact with someone who has also travelled to those areas.

If you have travelled to Central or South America, it is best to consult your physician, especially if you have symptoms of the flu: fever, body aches, and sore throat. In the mean time, stay informed and vigilant.

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Dr. Jorge E. Rodriguez (Dr. Jorge) divides his time between two practices in Southern California, where he takes care of everything from heartburn, to heart attacks, to heart break. He is also principal investigator of clinical research trials.


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