Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit have been working diligently with local authorities and health facilities to ensure the safety and wellness of its visitors. In addition to implementing extensive wellness and safety protocols, both destinations are fully prepared to assist all travelers who require COVID-19 testing prior to their departure.



• As of January 7, 2021, all air travelers flying to Canada, regardless of citizenship, must present a negative COVID-19 viral test result administered within three days (72 hours) before departure. The test must be performed using either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP).
• As of January 26, 2021, all air travelers arriving in the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result administered within three days (72 hours) before departure. The test must be a viral detection test for current infection (i.e. a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) test or viral antigen test) approved or authorized by a relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 viral test results may be presented to the airline in either paper or electronic form.
• If test results are not presented, passengers will be automatically denied boarding.


• For Canada, all travelers ages five and above are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.
• For the United States, all travelers age two and above are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.


To schedule your covid test click on the following link

We offer you test in Punta Mita Hospital, Sayulita Health, and house call service

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9, other travellers Sept. 7

The federal government announced today it plans to let fully vaccinated tourists visit Canada again soon.

Ottawa now says that — starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. — fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in that country will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two weeks.

The government said it plans to allow fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries to enter Canada on Sept. 7.

A government official speaking on background to journalists today said that, as of Aug. 9,  children under 12 — who aren’t yet approved to receive a vaccine — will be exempt from the quarantine requirement after entering Canada and can move around with their parents if they follow public health measures.

The official said those children should avoid group settings such as school, camps and daycares — especially indoor ones.

How that restriction applies to tourist destinations remains unclear.

The key here is for parents or any travellers coming to Canada to understand what are the requirements and plan accordingly, said the official.

It is possible that they are attending tourist locations or activities — as long as things are outdoors, I think the risks are limited.

Proof of vaccination

Foreign visitors would also have to follow provincial and territorial public health measures.

Adults entering will need to present proof (in either English or French) that they’ve received a complete round of one of the vaccines approved for use in Canada. That means two doses of either the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca products, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days before arriving.

All travellers must use the government’s ArriveCAN portal to submit their information. If they meet the government’s criteria, they will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Travellers will still need to get a COVID-19 molecular test result before they arrive in Canada.

However, the government announced today that it plans to launch a new surveillance program at airports and land border crossings starting Aug. 9. Fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a COVID-19 molecular test.

Canadá abre sus fronteras en agosto para los estadounidenses y en septiembre a todos

El gobierno de Canadá anunció este lunes que las fronteras del país serán reabiertas a los estadounidenses totalmente vacunados a partir del 9 de agosto para los viajes no esenciales, y a partir del 7 de septiembre a todos los viajeros del mundo que estén completamente vacunados.

El gobierno de Estados Unidos aún no ha tomado una decisión sobre el levantamiento de las restricciones a los canadienses que deseen viajar a Estados Unidos por motivos personales.

Los estadounidenses que recibieron las dos dosis contra el Covid-19 tendrán que presentar una prueba oficial de vacunación antes de poder cruzar la frontera. Las vacunas autorizadas en Canadá serán las únicas aceptadas por los funcionarios de las fronteras canadienses.

Las vacunas autorizadas en Canadá son las manufacturadas por las farmacéuticas Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Moderna y Pfizer-BioNTech.

Los residentes totalmente vacunados de las islas de San Pedro y Miquelón, un territorio francés cercano a Terranova, también podrán entrar a territorio canadiense a partir del 9 de agosto sin necesidad de tener que cumplir una cuarentena.

Si la situación epidemiológica continúa siendo favorable, Ottawa abrirá las fronteras a partir del 7 de septiembre a todos los viajeros del mundo que hayan sido totalmente vacunados.

Si la situación epidemiológica evoluciona de forma desfavorable, estaremos preparados para modificar los procedimientos de entrada a Canadá.

Bill Blair, ministro canadiense de Seguridad Pública.

¿Tu prueba Antígeno COVID-19 dio resultado POSITIVO?

¿Tu prueba Antígeno COVID-19 dio resultado POSITIVO?

Con una prueba de antígeno de resultado POSITIVA se recomienda realizar una Prueba confirmatoria de PCR.

La prueba de PCR requerirá otro hisopado.

Los resultados estarán listos vía correo electrónico dentro de las 12-24 horas.

La prueba tiene un costo adicional.

Mientras esperas tus resultados, recomendamos lo siguiente:

1) Cuarentena hasta que los resultados de PCR lleguen a tu correo.
2) Si la prueba PCR es negativa y no tienes síntomas, continúa con tu actividad normal sin cuarentena.
3) Si la prueba PCR dio resultado positivo:
●Realiza cuarentena por lo menos 14 días.
●Si cuentas con síntomas, solicita una evaluación médica.
●Es recomendable notificar a las personas con las que has estado en contacto cercano en los últimos días. Tendrá que someterse a pruebas para asegurarse de evitar la propagación del virus.

Información útil

¿Puede mi resultado ser falso positivo?
SI. La prueba de Antígeno tiene un valor predictivo positivo del 90% (SENSIBILIDAD) y un valor predictivo Negativo del 98,9% (ESPECIFICIDAD).

¿Puedo estar infectado y que la prueba de antígeno no detecte la infección?
SI. La prueba de antígeno es más precisa cuando tienes síntomas. Las muestras recolectadas después de haber tenido síntomas durante más de cinco días pueden tener más probabilidades de ser negativas. Por lo tanto, la prueba de PCR siempre es más precisa.


Is your COVID-19 Antigen test result POSITIVE?

Is your COVID-19 Antigen Test result POSITIVE?
With a POSITIVE Rapid Antigen test result we need to perform a more accurate confirmatory Covid 19 PCR test.
The PCR test will require another nasal swab and will need to be analyzed in the lab. Your results will be ready within 12-24 hours. There is an additional cost for this test.
While awaiting your results we advise the following:
1) Self quarantine until the PCR test results is reported.
2) If the PCR test is negative and you have no symptoms, you may resume normal activity without quarantine.
3) If the PCR test is positive:
●Please self quarantine for at least 14 days.
●If you have suspicious symptoms, you will need medical evaluation.
●It is advisable to notify people you have been in close contact with in the past few days. They will need to be tested to make sure we contain the spread of the virus.
Fact Sheet for patients
Can I have a false positive test?
YES.The Rapid Antigen Test when Positive predictive value of 90%.(SENSITIVITY) and a Negative predictive value of 98.9% (SPECIFICITY).
Can I be infected and the rapid test does not pick up the infection?
YES. The Rapid antigen test is most accurate when you have symptoms. Specimens collected after you have had symptoms for more than five days may be more likely to be negative compared to the PCR test.Therefore the PCR test is always more accurate.

U.S. airlines announce early winter flights to Riviera Nayarit

  • In response to the growing demand from U.S. travelers, airlines have begun to operate routes usually only active in the winter.

U.S. airlines have begun to operate flights to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region on traditionally winter routes. Such is the case of Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines and their flights from Portland, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.

According to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) data, although air traffic generally decreases in May (before the summer season), this is an atypical situation, given that there has been an increase in the number of flights compared to last month. The operator of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, “Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” (PVR), reported that 14 airlines would be flying to the region, with an average of 47 flights per day, for a total of 1,474 flights during the month.

This development is a possible consequence of a recent announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that U.S. citizens who have already received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be able to resume traveling. To date, more than 53% of the neighboring country’s population has already received at least one dose, a percentage second only to Israel and the United Kingdom.

“The United States is well ahead in its vaccination process, so we’re now seeing some airlines starting to operate routes that are usually active only in the winter,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

As of May, United and Alaska continue to be the airlines with the most flights to this region, with an average of 28 and 64 a week, respectively. Aeromexico and Aerolitoral maintain their supremacy in the domestic market, with an average of 44 flights per week.

New flight from Ciudad Juárez

Viva Aerobus began operating the Ciudad Juarez-PVR/Riviera Nayarit route on Sunday, May 2, with two frequencies per week (Thursdays and Sundays). It will be a non-stop flight with a duration of 2 hours and 10 minutes. Previously, those traveling to this destination from Ciudad Juarez had to make a stopover in Guadalajara, Monterrey, or Mexico City, which took up to a full day.

Booming recovery

Overall airline activity has had ups and downs since commercial airlines resumed service in June of last year, following the end of the first phase of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, only 11 airlines resumed flights to the region. Since then, the Riviera Nayarit has gradually increased its occupancy.

We must reiterate that the health and safety conditions for tourists are guaranteed. Both the airport and the airlines follow protocols and sanitary measures endorsed by state, national and international authorities to prevent possible COVID-19 infections.

The following is the flight schedule for the second week of May 2021:

The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Our hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments follow all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operate at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.

We’re ready!

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work tirelessly to jointly promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).


UPDATE: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).



(72 hours) test appointment 15 MARCH, 8 am

it will useful until 18 MARCH 8 am


(3 days) test appointment 15 MARCH, 8 am

it will useful until 17 MARCH 23.59 pm

Schedule your appointment:
for further information visit:

Dr.David Kulber, Cirujano plástico y cirugía reconstructiva

El Dr.David Kulber, FACS, está certificado por la junta en cirugía plástica y de manos. Como miembro desde hace mucho tiempo de Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, su práctica cubre el espectro completo de cirugía plástica, reconstructiva, de manos y estética. Después de graduarse de UC Berkeley con un título en historia médica y europea, obtuvo su título médico de la Universidad de Ciencias de la Salud / Escuela de Medicina de Chicago. 

Completó su pasantía, residencia y beca en Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hospital for Special Surgery en Nueva York y Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Es director del Centro de Cirugía Plástica del Centro Médico Cedars-Sinai, miembro del Centro Ortopédico Cedars-Sinai y profesor de cirugía plástica en la Escuela de Medicina Keck de la Universidad del Sur de California.

El Dr. Kulber es diplomado de la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía, la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía Plástica, la Asociación Estadounidense de Cirujanos Plásticos y la Sociedad Estadounidense de Cirugía de la Mano.

Ha sido nombrado examinador de la junta de la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía Plástica, vicepresidente de la Fundación de Trasplante Musculoesquelético (MTF) y miembro de la junta de revisión de subvenciones de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH). A través de su compromiso con la investigación, el Dr. Kulber ha participado en innumerables estudios que involucran la regeneración de huesos y tejidos blandos a base de células madre, enfoques quirúrgicos innovadores para la artritis en la mano, mejoras estructurales en la reconstrucción mamaria y el uso de plasma para ayudar a curar las articulaciones.

Ha recibido casi dos docenas de becas de investigación, ha publicado más de 115 artículos y resúmenes y ha presentado sus hallazgos a nivel nacional e internacional.

Ha aparecido en media docena de programas de televisión como experto en la materia. En asociación con Mending Kids International y ahora Ohana One, el Dr. Kulber ha llevado a cabo numerosas misiones médicas en África para ayudar a los niños que de otra manera no recibirían la atención médica que necesitan y capacitar a los cirujanos locales en técnicas quirúrgicas de vanguardia. 

Ahora disponible en Punta Mita Hospital.

Programe su consulta con el Dr. Kulber antes de su viaje a Punta Mita.

+52 329 688 0059

[email protected]

David A. Kulber, MD, FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

David Kulber, MD, FACS, is board certified in both hand and plastic surgery. As a longtime member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, his practice covers the full spectrum of plastic, reconstructive, hand and aesthetic surgery. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in european and medical history, he pursued his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School.

He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He is the director of the Plastic Surgery Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, and a professor of plastic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Kulber is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been appointed a board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Vice President for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), and a grant review board member for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Through his commitment to research Dr. Kulber has been involved in countless studies involving stem cell-based bone and soft tissue regeneration, innovative surgical approaches to arthritis in the hand, structural improvements in breast reconstruction and the use of plasma to help heal joints. He has been awarded nearly two dozen research grants, published more than 115 papers and abstracts, and presented his findings nationally and internationally. He has appeared on half a dozen television shows as a subject matter expert.

In association with Mending Kids International and now Ohana One Dr. Kulber has undertaken numerous medical missions to Africa to help children who otherwise would not get the medical care they need and train local surgeons in cutting edge surgical techniques.

Now available at Punta Mita Hospital.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kulber prior to your trip to Punta Mita.

+52 329 688 0059

[email protected]

Announced for Mexico this week regarding the vaccine.

Dear Friends,

Good news has been announced for Mexico this week regarding the vaccine.

Punta Mita Hospital is actively waiting for the laboratory companies to finish their gubernamental preorders contracts.

We are waiting for the different companies to complete the necessary procedures at the international level and in Mexico for the import options and approvals for domestic levels

Punta Mita Hospital is in communication with the Ministey of Health to become a hub for the vaccine federal campaign, we have offer to the Ministery our infrastructure, since we have a refrigerator (-80’C) for any vaccine that needs it.
We are also making our specialized doctors available to provide support to our area if necessary for the vaccination and contingency campaign.

We will be sharing more information through our social media channels, and those of Punta Mita Club.

We wish you a nice weekend


Buenas noticias para México con respecto a la vacuna.

Estimados Amigos,

Esta semana se han anunciado buenas noticias para México con respecto a la vacuna.

Punta Mita Hospital está a la espera activa de que las empresas de laboratorio finalicen sus contratos de pre-ordenes gubernamentales.

Estamos en espera de que las diferentes empresas finalicen los trámites necesarios a nivel internacional y en México para las opciones de importación y aprobaciones a nivel local.

Punta Mita Hospital está en comunicación con la Secretaría de Salud para convertirse en un hub de la campaña federal de vacunas y ofrecerles nuestra infraestructura ya que contamos con un refrigerador (-80’C) para cualquier vacuna que lo necesite.
También estamos poniendo a su disposición a nuestros médicos especializados para brindar soporte a nuestra área si es necesario para la campaña de vacunación y contingencia.

Estaremos compartiendo más información a través de nuestros canales de redes sociales, y los de Punta Mita Club.

Les deseamos un lindo fin de semana


Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States (US), or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

When it goes into effect, this Order will replace a  previous order currently in effect and signed by the CDC Director on December 25, 2020, requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result for all airline passengers arriving into the United States from the United Kingdom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this requirement apply to US citizens?

This Order applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

Are foreign nationals no longer subject to Presidential Proclamation travel restrictions if they can show a negative test or documentation of recovery?

The CDC order does not replace the Presidential proclamations. Therefore, a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight does not exempt a foreign national from the travel restrictions outlined in the Presidential proclamations.

With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, all aliens who were physically present within specific countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

For a full list of countries and links to the proclamations on the White House website, visit Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States.

Are territories or possessions of the US considered foreign countries for the purposes of this Order?

No, the Order to present a documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 does not apply to air passengers flying from a US territory or possession to a US state.

US territories and possessions of the US include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

When do I need to get a test to travel to the US? And what kind of test do I need?

Get tested no more than 3 days before your flight to the US departs. Make sure to be tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. Also make sure that you receive your results before your flight departs and have documentation of your results to show the airline.

What if I recently recovered from COVID-19?

CDC does not recommend getting tested again in the three months after a positive viral test, as long as you do not have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have had a positive viral test in the past 3 months, and you have met the criteria to end isolation, you may travel instead with documentation of your positive viral test results and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. The positive test result and letter together are referred to as “documentation of recovery.”

Who is checking to make sure that people have a negative test or documentation of recovery before they board a plane to the US?

The airline will confirm a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.

What happens if I don’t take a test and want to travel to the US?

Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding. If a passenger chooses not to present a test result or documentation of recovery, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

What happens if I test positive?

People should self-isolate and delay their travel if symptoms develop or a pre-departure test result is positive until they have recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must refuse to board anyone who does not present a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of recovery.

What is a verifiable test result?

A verifiable test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test result. Testing must be performed using a viral test (NAAT or antigen), and negative results must be presented to the airline prior to boarding. The test result documentation must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date and the type of test. A negative test result must show test was done within the 3 days before the flight. A positive test result must show the test was done within the 3 months before the flight.

What kind of documentation of my test result do I need to present?

CDC requires that air passengers arriving in the US have a paper or electronic copy of their test result for review by the airline before you board and for potential review by public health officials after you arrive in the US.

If I tested negative before my flight, do I need to get another test when I get to the US?

CDC recommends that travelers get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.

All travelers (including those who have recovered from COVID-19) should remember to wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart from people who are not in your household, and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating. Travelers should look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick. Anyone sick with symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and delay further travel.

For more information, visit After You Travel Internationally

Do I need to get a test before leaving the US?

CDC recommends that you get tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen) 1-3 days before you travel internationally. Travelers should additionally follow any requirements at their destination.

When does this order take effect?

This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

Does this order apply to all flights?  Or just commercial flights?

This order applies to all flights, including private flights and general aviation aircraft (charter flights). Passengers traveling by air into the US are required to have proof of testing regardless of flight type.

Does the testing requirement apply to aircraft crew members?

Crew members on official duty, whether working or in an assigned deadhead status (transportation of a flight crew member as a passenger or non-operating flight crew member), are exempt from the testing requirement as long as they follow industry standard protocols for the prevention of COVID-19 as set forth in relevant Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one?

If you are arriving on a direct flight to the US, your test must be done within the 3 days before your flight to the US departs. If you are arriving to the US via one or more connecting flights, your test must be done in the 3 days before the first flight in your itinerary, but only if the connecting flights were booked as a single passenger record with a final destination in the US and each connection (layover) is no longer than 24 hours long. If your connecting flight to the US was booked separately or a connection in your itinerary lasts longer than 24 hours, you will need to get tested within the 3 days before your flight that arrives in the US.

What happens if my flight is delayed and it goes over the 3-day limit for testing?

If your flight is delayed before departure, you will need to get re-tested if the delay causes your test to fall outside of the 3-day pre-departure testing period requirement.

If I am connecting through the US to another country, do I still need to get tested?

Yes.  Any flight entering the US, even for a connection, will require testing before departure.

What should airlines and operators of private flights or general aviation aircraft do with passenger attestations?

Operators of private flights and general aviation aircraft must maintain passenger attestations for two years, per the Order.

Do airlines and operators of private flights or general aviation aircraft need to keep copies of passenger test results?

No, passengers must show a copy of their test results to airline employees or the aircraft operator before boarding, but the airline or aircraft operator does not need to retain copies of test results.

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine?  Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19?

Yes, all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination status, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

Negative PCR laboratory test taken within 72 hours before the scheduled departure, must be presented to the airline prior to boarding the flight to Canada

Due to the increased surveillance efforts implemented by the Government of Canada, documentation of a negative PCR laboratory test taken within 72 hours before the scheduled departure, must be presented to the airline prior to boarding the flight to Canada 🛩️🇨🇦

Schedule today your PCR COVID-19 test  🔬🩺 at Punta Mita Hospital to avoid any delays in your return to Canada. Results delvered in 12-24 hours
Punta Mita Hospital and Consular Agency of Canada together we can beat COVID-19. 

✉️[email protected]

Global Affairs Canada is committed to continue providing consular services and to be accessible to Canadians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Your email will be answered however given the high volume of requests that are being received, service standards may be affected.

While regions in Mexico are beginning to reopen after closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City and offices of the Government of Canada across Mexico are not yet resuming regular operations. Until further notice, Consular points of service in Mexico are closed to the public and will continue to offer only essential consular services: urgent passport services, emergency medical/welfare concerns and COVID-19 related services. Notarial services continue to be suspended. Depending on the service required, assistance and support may be provided through email exchanges, by phone, by mail, by fax or other electronic means.

Service standards for passport applications and renewals do not apply at this time. Anticipate delays. We are unable to provide updates on passport applications that have been submitted. Should you require urgent passport services (for travel in less than 60 days or residency requirements), please call 55-5724-7900 ext. 379-3348 or send an email to [email protected] to initiate a request with any Canadian consular point of service in Mexico.

Please note in Canada, passport services are reduced. While you may be issued an emergency travel document to return to Canada, you may be unable to renew your regular passport until normal services resume. For more information on passport services offered in Canada at this time, please visit: ovid19/passport.html#canada

For all other consular emergencies, contact the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City at 55-5724-7900 ext. 379-3348 or Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (call collect where available) or email [email protected]

Check the Government of Canada’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice regularly ( h/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html) and take the recommended health precautions. Check the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the public 2019/advice-for-public)

We would like to remind you that even though regions are starting to reopen in Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very present in the country. These preventive measures are being taken to keep everyone safe. We hope to resume regular operations in the near future.

Affaires mondiales Canada s’engage à continuer de fournir des services consulaires et à être accessible aux Canadiens 24 heures par jour, 7 jours par semaine. En raison des préoccupations persistantes liées à la propagation de la maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19), des mesures préventives ont été adoptées dans l’ensemble de notre réseau mondial de bureaux. Votre courriel sera répondu mais, compte tenu du volume élevé de demandes reçues, les normes de service peuvent être affectées.

Bien que les régions au Mexique commencent à rouvrir après les fermetures liées à la pandémie COVID-19, l’ambassade du Canada à Mexico et les bureaux du gouvernement du Canada au Mexique ne reprennent pas encore les opérations régulières. Jusqu’à nouvel ordre, les points de service consulaires canadiens seront fermés au public et continueront à n’offrir que des services consulaires essentiels : services de passeport urgents, assistance médicale et de bien-être urgente et les services reliés à la COVID-19. Les services notariés sont toujours suspendus. Selon le service requis, l’assistance et le support peuvent être fournis par échange d’e-mails, par téléphone, par courrier, par fax ou par tout autre moyen électronique.

Les normes de service en matière de demandes et de renouvellement de passeport ne s’appliquent pas présentement. Prévoyez de délais. Nous ne pouvons pas fournir de mises à jour concernant les demandes de passeport qui ont déjà été soumises. Si vous avez une raison valable pour présenter une demande de titre de voyage d’urgence (principalement un voyage urgent ou des exigences en matière de résidence), veuillez appeler le 55-5724-7900 poste 379-3348 ou envoyer un courriel à [email protected] à l’avance pour prendre un rendez-vous avec n’importe quels points de service consulaires canadiens au Mexique.

Veuillez noter qu’au Canada, les services de passeport sont présentement réduits. Ainsi, même si un titre de voyage d’urgence peut vous être délivré pour rentrer au Canada, vous pourriez ne pas pouvoir renouveler votre passeport régulier jusqu’à la reprise des services normaux. Pour plus de renseignements sur les services de passeport offerts au Canada en ce moment, vous pouvez consulter ce lien : seport.html#canada

Pour toutes les autres urgences consulaires, contactez l’Ambassade du Canada au Mexique au 55-5724-7900 poste 379-3348 ou le Centre de surveillance et d’intervention d’urgence 24/7 d’Affaires mondiales Canada à Ottawa au +1 613-996-8885 (appelez à frais virés si disponible) ou envoyez un courriel à [email protected]

Vérifiez les conseils aux voyageurs du gouvernement du Canada régulièrement (https: // voyageurs.html) et prenez les précautions sanitaires recommandées. Consultez les conseils au grand public de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé sur le coronavirus. (https://w

N’oubliez pas que même si les régions commencent à rouvrir au Mexique, la pandémie de COVID-19 est toujours très présente au pays. Les mesures préventives ci-haut sont prises pour assurer la sécurité de tous et de toutes. Nous espérons reprendre nos activités normales bientôt.

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Thrombosis - Trombosis

Trombosis es la formación de un coágulo sanguíneo, conocido como trombo, dentro de un vaso sanguíneo. Impide que la sangre fluya normalmente a través del sistema circulatorio.

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado qué te impide sangrar cuando te lastimas? En un cuerpo sano, los coágulos de sangre juegan un papel importante en esto. En el sitio de un corte, las plaquetas sanguíneas y los glóbulos rojos se mantienen unidos por una molécula similar a una cuerda llamada fibrina. Esto forma un coágulo de sangre, que obstruye el corte y detiene el sangrado. Este es un proceso importante, pero puede causar problemas de salud importantes cuando ocurre en el momento equivocado. Cuando se forma un coágulo de sangre en las venas, se conoce como tromboembolismo venoso. Esto puede causar trombosis venosa profunda y embolias pulmonares. Cuando se forma un coágulo en las arterias, se llama aterotrombosis, que puede provocar un ataque cardíaco y un derrame cerebral.

¿Qué es la trombosis venosa profunda (TVP)?

La trombosis venosa profunda ocurre cuando se forma un coágulo de sangre en una vena principal, generalmente en la pierna. Este coágulo de sangre impide que la sangre fluya fácilmente a través de la vena, lo que puede provocar hinchazón, decoloración y dolor en la pierna. A menudo se diagnostica con un sonido ultra.

Los signos y síntomas de la TVP incluyen:

  • Molestias, pesadez, dolor, dolor, palpitaciones, picazón o calor en las piernas.
  • Cambios en la piel de la pierna, como decoloración, engrosamiento o ulceración.
  • Hinchazón de piernas, tobillos o pies.

Los pacientes con TVP corren el riesgo de desarrollar síndrome post-trombótico (STP). El STP puede involucrar hinchazón crónica de las piernas, dolor en las pantorrillas, pesadez / fatiga en las pantorrillas, decoloración de la piel y / o úlceras venosas.


Los factores de riesgo que contribuyen a la trombosis incluyen:

  • inmovilización
  • hipercoagulabilidad
  • Daño en la pared del recipiente.
  • Años
  • Cirugía (especialmente cirugía ortopédica y reemplazo total de rodilla)
  • Cáncer
  • Herencia (incluida la mutación genética del Factor V Leiden)
  • El embarazo
  • Aumento de los niveles de estrógeno (debido a la anticoncepción oral o la terapia de reemplazo hormonal)
  • Obesidad
  • fumar
  • Enfermedad de Crohn


¿Cuál es el tratamiento para la TVP?

El tratamiento más común y efectivo es administrar anticoagulantes (agentes de prevención de la coagulación). Estas drogas bloquean la formación de nuevos coágulos. Con el tiempo, los procesos naturales del cuerpo comenzarán a disolver los coágulos que ya se han formado. Inicialmente, se usan inyecciones de heparina o heparina de bajo peso molecular porque actúan en cuestión de horas. Para un tratamiento a más largo plazo, los pacientes tienen una variedad de medicamentos que pueden ayudar. Los anticoagulantes orales directos (DOAC) son los tratamientos recomendados por la guía. Son medicamentos más nuevos que funcionan bloqueando factores de coagulación específicos. Otro medicamento utilizado es la warfarina. Es la terapia más tradicional y se ha utilizado durante los últimos 50 años. A menudo se vende bajo la marca Coumadin y se toma por vía oral. A diferencia de la heparina o la heparina de bajo peso molecular, se necesitan 3-5 días antes de que la warfarina alcance el efecto terapéutico completo.


¿Se pueden disolver o eliminar los coágulos de sangre?

La forma más segura de disolver un coágulo es dejar que los procesos de disolución de coágulos del cuerpo surtan efecto. Esto puede llevar de semanas a años, aunque algunos coágulos de sangre no desaparecen. En el caso de la coagulación masiva o potencialmente mortal, los fármacos para disolver el coágulo se pueden administrar a través de un catéter directamente en los vasos sanguíneos bloqueados para disolver los coágulos recientemente formados. Los fármacos trombolíticos conllevan un riesgo de sangrado. En ciertas situaciones de emergencia, los coágulos se pueden eliminar quirúrgicamente, pero esto aumenta el riesgo de una mayor coagulación.


¿Cuáles son los riesgos de recurrencia de coágulos sanguíneos?

Las posibilidades de un coágulo sanguíneo recurrente dependen de las circunstancias que conducen al primer coágulo. Por ejemplo, si el coágulo de sangre se produjo como resultado de una cirugía o un trauma, las posibilidades de que vuelva a ocurrir son relativamente bajas. Por otro lado, para las personas que desarrollaron coágulos sanguíneos no provocados y que han suspendido el tratamiento después de 6 meses, la probabilidad de recurrencia es de aproximadamente el 20% en los primeros 4 años y aproximadamente el 30% después de 10 años.


¿Cuáles son los riesgos de tomar un anticoagulante?

Con todos los medicamentos anticoagulantes, existe un mayor riesgo de sangrado. Los signos de sangrado excesivo pueden incluir hemorragias nasales prolongadas, hematomas severos, sangrado de las encías, vómitos o tos con sangre y, para las mujeres, aumento del sangrado durante la menstruación. Los pacientes con cáncer, mayores de 65 años y con insuficiencia renal o hepática, enfrentan un mayor riesgo de sangrado.

Es importante que los pacientes que toman anticoagulantes busquen atención médica de inmediato si experimentan:

  • Trauma de la cabeza
  • Un accidente mayor, como un accidente automovilístico
  • Sangrado imparable o prolongado

Los pacientes que están preocupados por los riesgos asociados con tomar un anticoagulante deben hablar con sus médicos acerca de sus preocupaciones.

Para más información consulte a nuestros especialistas


Thrombosis - Trombosis

Is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, within a blood vessel. It prevents blood from flowing normally through the circulatory system.

Have you ever wondered what stops you from bleeding when you hurt yourself? In a healthy body, blood clots play an important role in this. At the site of a cut, blood platelets and red blood cells are held together by a rope-like molecule called fibrin. This forms a blood clot, which plugs up the cut and stops bleeding. This is an important process, but it can cause major health issues when it happens at the wrong time. When a blood clot forms in the veins, it is known as venous thromboembolism. This can cause deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms. When a clot forms in the arteries, it is called atherothrombosis, which can lead to heart attack and stroke.

What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a major vein, usually in the leg. This blood clot stops blood from flowing easily through the vein, which can lead to swelling, discoloration, and pain in the leg. It is often diagnosed with an ultra sound.

Signs and symptoms of DVT include:

  • Discomfort, heaviness, pain, aching, throbbing, itching, or warmth in the legs
  • Skin changes in the leg, such as discoloration, thickening, or ulceration
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles, or feet

Patients with DVT are at risk for developing post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). PTS can involve chronic leg swelling, calf pain, calf heaviness/fatigue, skin discoloration, and/or venous ulcers.

Risk factors that contribute to thrombosis include:

  • Immobilization
  • Hypercoagulability
  • Vessel wall damage
  • Age
  • Surgery (especially orthopedic surgery and total knee replacement)
  • Cancer
  • Heredity (including the Factor V Leiden genetic mutation)
  • Pregnancy
  • Increased estrogen levels (due to oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy)
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Crohn’s Disease

What is the treatment for DVT?

The most common and effective treatment is to administer anticoagulants (clotting prevention agents). These drugs block the formation of new clots. Over time the body’s natural processes will begin to dissolve the clots that have already formed. Initially, injections of heparin or low-molecular weight heparin are used because they act within hours. For longer term treatment, patients have a variety of medications that can help. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are the guideline recommended treatments. They are newer drugs that work by blocking specific clotting factors. Another medication used is warfarin. It is the more traditional therapy and has been used for the past 50 years. It is often sold under the brand name Coumadin and taken orally. Unlike, heparin or low-molecular weight heparin, 3-5 days is needed before warfarin reaches full therapeutic effect.

Can blood clots be dissolved or removed?

The safest way to dissolve a clot is to let the body’s own clot-dissolving processes take effect. This can take anywhere from weeks to years, although some blood clots do not go away. In the case of massive or life-threatening clotting, clot dissolving drugs can be administered via catheter directly into the blocked blood vessels to dissolve recently formed clots. Thrombolytic drugs do come with a risk of bleeding. In certain emergency situations, clots can be removed surgically, but this increases the risk of further clotting.

What are the risks of blood clots recurring?

The chances of a recurrent blood clot is dependent on the circumstances leading up to the first clot. For example, if the blood clot occurred as a result of surgery or trauma, then the chances of re-occurrence is relatively low. On the other hand, for people who developed unprovoked blood clots and have stopped treatment after 6 months, the chance of recurrence is approximately 20% in the first 4 years and roughly 30% after 10 years.

What are the risks of taking an anticoagulant?

With all anticoagulant medications, there is an increased risk of bleeding. Signs of excessive bleeding can include prolonged nose bleeds, severe bruising, bleeding gums, vomiting or coughing up blood, and, for women, increased bleeding during menstruation. Patients with cancer, over the age of 65, and with renal or liver failure, face a higher risk of bleeding.

It is important for patients on anticoagulants to immediately seek medical attention if they experience:

  • Head trauma
  • A major accident, such as a car accident
  • Unstoppable or prolonged bleeding

Patients who are concerned about risks associated with taking an anticoagulant should speak with their doctors about their concerns.

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Aviso Epidemiológico por Dengue en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara (ZMG)

El Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica a través del Comité Estatal para la Vigilancia Epidemiológica (CEVE), informa sobre la situación epidemiológica del Dengue en la ZMG:

El Dengue es una enfermedad viral transmitida por artrópodos y es catalogada como una problemática de salud pública, su presencia obedece a la conjunción de diversos factores: circulación viral cíclica de los cuatro serotipos, altas densidades vectoriales, fenómenos asociados al cambio climático (cambios en la intensidad y duración de la temporada de lluvias y frecuencia de huracanes), deficientes servicios públicos (escasez en la dotación de agua, mala disposición de la basura), falta de percepción de riesgos y escasa participación comunitaria en las actividades de prevención, entre otros.

En la región de las Américas entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 y la SE 35 de 2019 se notificaron 2.384.029 casos de dengue, incluidas 949 defunciones. El total de casos reportados supera lo registrado durante todo el año en 2016, 2017 y 2018.

Los cinco países de la Américas con las tasas de incidencia más altas son: Nicaragua 1.504 casos por 100.000 habitantes, Brasil 939 casos por 100.000 habitantes, Honduras 778 casos por 100.000 habitantes, Belice 387 casos por 100.000 habitantes y El Salvador 258 casos por 100.000 habitantes.

En México a la SE 37 de 2019 se notificaron 16,403 casos de dengue, incluidas 43 defunciones. El 72% de los casos corresponden a Veracruz (4,845), Jalisco (3,405), Chiapas (1,873), Oaxaca (935) y Puebla (667).

En Jalisco a la semana epidemiológica (SE) 37 de 2019 se notificaron 3,405 casos de dengue, incluidas 39 defunciones (2 confirmadas, 22 en estudio y 15 descartadas). El 68% de los casos corresponden 4 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias: XIII Guadalajara (1,227), X Zapopan (547), XI Tonalá (313), XII Tlaquepaque (228).

A la semana 37 se tienen casos confirmados en el 68 municipios del Estado; en 2019 a diferencia de los años anteriores, el serotipo con mayor circulación es el Serotipo 2 con el 74%.

Se ha observado que los cambios en la presencia relativa de serotipos del virus se asocian con cambios en el patrón de infección y frecuencia de signos graves, como se puede apreciar en el porcentaje de aislamientos del serotipo de DENV 2 en Jalisco que va de 3.7% en el 2017, 13.2% en el 2018 y 74.1% en lo que va del 2019.

Al comparar el comportamiento de los casos probables y confirmados de Dengue con lo ocurrido en los últimos 7 años de acuerdo al canal endémico, el Estado se observa en zona epidémica desde junio del presente año.

El Dengue es una enfermedad viral transmitida por artrópodos y es catalogada como una problemática de salud pública, su presencia obedece a la conjunción de diversos factores: circulación viral cíclica de los cuatro serotipos, altas densidades vectoriales, fenómenos asociados al cambio climático (cambios en la intensidad y duración de la temporada de lluvias y frecuencia de huracanes), deficientes servicios públicos (escasez en la dotación de agua, mala disposición de la basura), falta de percepción de riesgos y escasa participación comunitaria en las actividades de prevención, entre otros.


A las Unidades de Salud y de Vigilancia Epidemiológica

  1. Fortalecer las acciones de vigilancia epidemiológica, para lograr la detección y diagnóstico oportuno de todos los casos probables con el cumplimiento estricto de los lineamientos y procedimientos establecidos en la normatividad vigente.
  2. Garantizar la notificación de la totalidad de casos probables de dengue a través de la Plataforma del SINAVE, incorporando mediante la gestión correspondiente la participación de las unidades médicas privadas.
  3. Supervisar el cumplimiento de la aplicación de las definiciones operacionales vigentes para la identificación de casos.
  1. Asegurar que los profesionales de la salud estén debidamente capacitados para el adecuado diagnóstico, notificación y manejo clínico de los pacientes, en especial atención a los casos de DCSA y DG los cuales deberán ser manejados en un segundo nivel de atención. Para lo cual se pone a disposición el curso virtual del INSP “Atención a enfermedades transmitidas por vector” en la siguiente liga
  2. Seguimiento diario de los pacientes para detectar oportunamente signos de alarma, especialmente en la fase crítica de la enfermedad (entre 4 y 8 día de inicio de la fiebre).
  3. A todos los pacientes con diagnóstico de dengue no grave se les deberá informar los signos de alarma para que puedan identificarlos y solicitar atención médica oportunamente.
  4. El diagnóstico clínico inicial es suficiente para iniciar tratamiento y atención médica oportuna y de calidad.

A la población en general

a)  Las larvas se encuentran dentro de todos los recipientes que acumulan agua dentro de casa (criaderos), participar activamente en la eliminación y control de los criaderos intra y peri domiciliarios, a través de la estrategia lava, tapa, tira y voltea.

b)  Ante la sintomatología sugestiva de dengue no auto medicarse y buscar atención médica

c)  Ante la presencia de signos de alarma: Dolor abdominal intenso y continuo, vómito persistente, acumulación de líquidos, sangrado de mucosas, agotamiento o irritabilidad, acudir de inmediato a fin de evitar la progresión de la enfermedad a formas graves y muerte.

d)  Tomar abundantes líquidos, Vida suero oral o electrólitos orales para prevenir la deshidratación.

e)  Aplicación de medidas de protección: cubrir la mayor parte de la superficie del cuerpo, repelentes, uso de pabellones en los dormitorios, mallas y redes contra mosquitos en puertas y ventanas, en espacios interiores, el uso de insecticidas domésticos en aerosol, espirales antimosquitos u otros vaporizadores de insecticida.

f)  Colaborar con el sector salud para la aplicación de medidas de prevención y control del vector como la fumigación y eliminación de criaderos.

g)  No hay una vacuna recomendada por el Sector salud.

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Coma bien, tenga conciencia nutricional

¿Sigues una dieta particular?, ¿Eres consciente de tu peso?, ¿Te toma algún esfuerzo especial para comer sano?, ¿Comes según las necesidades de tu cuerpo?

La buena nutrición es una de las claves para vivir una vida saludable. Puedes mejorar su salud manteniendo una dieta equilibrada. Debes comer una variedad de alimentos que contengan vitaminas y minerales. Esto incluye frutas, verduras, granos integrales, lácteos y una fuente de proteínas.

Tu comida debe ser planificada según su edad, así como su naturaleza de trabajo. No caigas en modas o dietas a corto plazo que parecen tentadoras. Pueden prometer ayudarte a perder peso rápidamente. Sin embargo, pueden ser poco saludables a largo plazo. Una dieta buena y equilibrada mejora la calidad de vida y ayuda a prevenir enfermedades. Miremos los diversos aspectos de la nutrición:


Beneficios de una buena nutrición:

Aquí hay algunas maneras en que una buena dieta afecta tu cuerpo positivamente:

  1. pérdida de peso

Perder peso puede ayudar a reducir el riesgo de enfermedades crónicas. La obesidad aumenta mucho el riesgo de desarrollar varias afecciones, como enfermedades cardíacas, cáncer, diabetes tipo 2, osteoporosis.

  1. Manejo de la diabetes.

Comer una dieta saludable puede ayudar a una persona con diabetes a perder peso, controlar los niveles de azúcar en la sangre, controlar los niveles de presión arterial, prevenir o retrasar las complicaciones de la diabetes.

  1. Salud cardíaca y prevención de accidentes cerebrovasculares

La mayoría de los casos de enfermedades cardíacas prematuras y derrames cerebrales se pueden prevenir haciendo cambios en el estilo de vida, como aumentar los niveles de actividad física y comer de manera saludable. Si una persona elimina las grasas trans de la dieta, esto reducirá sus niveles de colesterol de lipoproteínas de baja densidad. Este tipo de colesterol hace que la placa se acumule dentro de las arterias, lo que aumenta el riesgo de ataque cardíaco y accidente cerebrovascular.

  1. huesos y dientes fuertes

Una dieta con suficiente calcio y magnesio es necesaria para tener huesos y dientes fuertes. Mantener los huesos sanos es vital para prevenir la osteoporosis y la osteoartritis más adelante en la vida. Pocas fuentes de alimentos ricos en calcio son lácteos, legumbres, coliflor, brócoli, plátanos, etc.

  1. Mejor humor

La investigación sugiere que una dieta con una alta carga glucémica puede causar un aumento de los síntomas de depresión y fatiga. Evita los alimentos hechos de carbohidratos refinados como pasteles, pan blanco y galletas que tienen un alto índice glucémico. Las verduras, las frutas enteras y los granos enteros tienen una carga glucémica más baja.

  1. Memoria mejorada

Una dieta saludable puede ayudar a prevenir la demencia y el deterioro cognitivo. La ingesta adecuada de alimentos con vitamina D, C, E, ácidos grasos omega 3, flavonoides y polifenoles ayuda a mejorar las funciones cerebrales.

  1. Mejora la salud digestiva

El colon está lleno de bacterias naturales, que juegan un papel importante en el metabolismo y la digestión y ayudan a combatir las bacterias y virus dañinos. Una dieta baja en fibra y alta en azúcar y grasa dificulta este proceso. Una dieta rica en vegetales, frutas, legumbres y granos integrales ayuda a que las bacterias buenas prosperen en el colon.

Mitos comunes de nutrición:

Los carbohidratos engordan.

Esto depende de la calidad de los carbohidratos consumidos que conducen al aumento o la pérdida de grasa. Los carbohidratos simples como el azúcar, los jugos de frutas, conducen al aumento de grasa, mientras que los carbohidratos complejos como los granos enteros y los cereales, las frutas enteras conducen a niveles sostenidos de energía y pérdida de grasa.

Demasiada proteína provoca la caída del cabello.

Esto no es verdad. Comer una dieta rica en proteínas previene deficiencias y reduce la caída del cabello.

¡Las dietas no funcionan!

Las dietas funcionan cuando se adaptan a su metabolismo y estilo de vida. Los programas de pérdida de peso mal diseñados son ineficaces. Los planes nutricionales hechos a medida creados por profesionales de la salud calificados son efectivos.

Demasiada proteína puede causar daño hepático.

No, la proteína metabolizadora es un trabajo natural del hígado. Solo con un problema hepático, uno necesita restringir las proteínas.

Eliminar los productos lácteos conduce a la pérdida de peso.

Excluir productos lácteos enteros ricos en grasas saturadas conduce a la pérdida de grasa. Uno puede incluir productos lácteos bajos en grasa en un programa de pérdida de grasa. No se recomienda excluir los productos lácteos por completo, ya que puede conducir a una deficiencia de calcio.

¡La sed es un indicativo para beber agua!

La sed es un indicador de deshidratación. Beba agua regularmente durante todo el día. Un cuerpo deshidratado compromete el rendimiento y no puede quemar grasa ni desarrollar músculo.

Mitos comunes de nutrición para niños:

Comer con frecuencia los hará saludables

Esto no es verdad. Comer con frecuencia no avanzará el crecimiento y desarrollo de su hijo. El hecho es que los hábitos alimenticios saludables, como el horario fijo de comidas, comer de acuerdo con el apetito, la merienda saludable y una dieta equilibrada son los determinantes del crecimiento. Comer con frecuencia bocadillos y comer en exceso puede provocar problemas de salud como obesidad, diabetes, etc. más adelante en la vida.

El jugo de frutas es saludable

Elija siempre frutas enteras sobre jugos. La fibra es extremadamente importante para un cuerpo sano y el jugo de fruta no contiene fibra, como lo hace una fruta entera.

Esconder las verduras

Muchos padres ponen en secreto verduras y otros ingredientes saludables en la comida de sus hijos. Si bien esto puede funcionar a corto plazo, no están desarrollando el hábito de comer una dieta saludable. Es importante hacerles comprender el concepto de alimentación saludable y su importancia en el desarrollo.

Más azúcar significa altos niveles de energía.

Consumir demasiada azúcar es, de hecho, malo para la salud. Puede conducir a una “adicción al azúcar” que puede dañar a los niños tanto física como psicológicamente. Esta adicción puede generar cambios de humor, irritabilidad, cambios en los niveles de actividad, etc. Por lo tanto, debe controlar sus niveles de ingesta de azúcar regularmente y no fomentar el consumo excesivo de azúcar.


Cómo comer sano

Realice estos cambios inteligentes en su dieta:

  • Intercambiando refrescos por agua y té de hierbas.
  • Evitar los alimentos procesados.
  • Comer frutas enteras en lugar de jugos.
  • Limita tu consumo de sal y azúcar.
  • Asegúrate de que las frutas y verduras constituyan el 50% de tu comida.
  • En lugar de freír, elija hornear o asar sus comidas.
  • Reduzca cualquier ingesta de grasa adicional.
  • Lea las etiquetas de nutrición en los alimentos antes de comprarlos.
  • Coma comidas caseras tanto como sea posible.


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Eat Right, Be Nutritionally Aware

Do you follow a particular diet? Are you conscious about your weight?

Do you take any special efforts to eat healthy? Do you eat as per your body’s needs?

Good nutrition is one of the key to living a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet. You must eat a variety of foods that contain vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and a source of protein. Your meal must be planned as per your age as well as your nature of work. Do not fall for fad or short-term diets that look tempting. They may promise to help you lose weight fast. However they may be unhealthy in the long run. A good and balanced diet improves the quality of life and helps prevent illnesses. Let us look at the various aspects of nutrition:

Benefits of good Nutrition:

Here are a few ways how a good diet affects your body positively:

  1. Weight loss

Losing weight can help to reduce the risk of chronic conditions. Obesity highly increases your risk of developing several conditions, including heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

  1. Diabetes management

Eating a healthy diet can help a person with diabetes lose weight, manage blood sugar levels, manage blood pressure levels, prevent or delay the complications of diabetes.

  1. Cardiac health and stroke prevention

A majority of premature heart disease and stroke cases can be prevented by making lifestyle changes, such as increasing levels of physical activity and eating healthfully. If a person eliminates trans fats from the diet, this will reduce their levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This type of cholesterol causes plaque to collect within the arteries, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  1. Strong bones and teeth

A diet with adequate calcium and magnesium is necessary for strong bones and teeth. Keeping the bones healthy is vital in preventing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis later in life. Few sources of calcium rich foods are dairy, legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, bananas, etc.

  1. Better mood

Research suggests that a diet with a high glycemic load may cause increased symptoms of depression and fatigue. Avoid foods made of refined carbohydrates like cakes, white bread, and biscuits which have a high glycemic index. Vegetables, whole fruit, and whole grains have a lower glycemic load.

  1. Improved memory

A healthy diet may help prevent dementia and cognitive decline. Adequate intake of foods with vitamin D, C, E, omega 3 fatty acids, flavonoids and polyphenols helps boost your brain functions.

  1. Improved digestive health

The colon is full of naturally occurring bacteria, which play important roles in metabolism and digestion and help fight harmful bacteria and viruses. A diet low in fiber and high in sugar and fat hampers this process. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains helps good bacteria to thrive in the colon.


Common Nutrition Myths:

  • Carbohydrates make you fat.
    This depends on the quality of carbohydrates consumed that either leads to fat gain or fat loss. Simple carbohydrates like sugar, fruit juices, maida lead to fat gain, whereas complex carbohydrates like whole grains and cereals, whole fruits lead to sustained energy levels and fat loss.


  • Too much protein causes hair fall.
    This is not true. Eating a protein-rich diet prevents deficiencies and reduces hair fall.


  • Diets don’t work!
    Diets work when they suit your metabolism and lifestyle. Poorly designed weight loss programs are ineffective. Tailor made nutritional plans created by qualified health professionals are effective.


  • Too much protein can cause liver damage.
    No, metabolizing protein is a natural work of the liver. Only with a liver problem, one needs to restrict protein.


  • Eliminating dairy products leads to weight loss.
    Excluding whole dairy products rich in saturated fats leads to fat loss. One can include low fat dairy products in a fat loss program. Excluding dairy completely is not recommended as it may lead to a calcium deficiency.


  • Thirst is an indication to drink water!
    Thirst is an indicator of dehydration. Drink water regularly throughout the day. A dehydrated body compromises on performance and cannot burn fat nor build muscle.

Common nutrition myths for children:

  • Frequent eating will make them healthy
    This is not true. Frequent eating will not advance your child’s growth and development. The fact is that healthy eating habits like fixed time of having meals, eating according to the appetite, healthy snacking and a balanced diet are the growth determinants. Frequent snacking and overeating can result in health issues like obesity, diabetes etc. later in life.


  • Fruit Juice is healthy
    Always choose whole fruits over juices. Fibre is extremely important for a healthy body and fruit juice does not contain fibre, which a whole fruit does.


  • Hide the vegetables
    Many parents secretly put veggies and other healthy ingredients in their child’s meal. While this may work in the short term, they are not developing the habit to eat a healthy diet. It is important to make them understand the concept of healthy eating and its significance in development.


  • More sugar means high energy levels
    Consuming too much sugar is, in fact, bad for health. It can lead to ‘sugar addiction’ which can harm children both physically and psychologically. This addiction can generate mood swings, irritability, changes in activity levels etc. Hence, you should monitor their sugar intake levels regularly, and not encourage over-consumption of sugar.



How to eat Healthy

Make these smart changes in your diet:

  • Swapping soft drinks for water and herbal tea.
  • Avoiding processed foods.
  • Eating whole fruits instead of juices.
  • Limit your salt and sugar intake.
  • Ensure fruits and vegetables make up 50% of your meal.
    • Instead of frying choose to bake or grill your meals.
  • Reduce any extra fat intake.
  • Read the nutrition labels on foods before you buy them.
  • Eat home-cooked meals as much as possible.

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