Embracing Our Heritage Through the Love of Food

Our Rich Heritage Embraced Through Food! At De Las Mías, we embrace our indigenous and  our Spanish roots.There is so much history that shaped our Indo-Hispano heritage, and some of it is not so good. Oppression and colonization caused pain and suffering. And because of that, we would sometimes like to abandon our past and…… Continue reading Embracing Our Heritage Through the Love of Food

Stress Management and Traditional Latina Remedios

  Stress Management Latina Style  We come from a rich Indo-Hispano tradition of adversity, cultural clashes, magical spirituality and wisdom. We carry this mixed bag passed down by our grandmothers, madrinas, tías and mothers. It’s in our blood and in our soul. We hand it down to the next generation through our DNA, our traditions,…… Continue reading Stress Management and Traditional Latina Remedios

Deep Relaxation: How to Be a Healthy y Calmada Super Mujer

The Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation When we are stressed out, and especially when we have been stressed or worried for a long time, it is important to take care of ourselves and learn ways to cope, such as practicing deep relaxation.  The goal is to keep stress from turning into a health problem. If…… Continue reading Deep Relaxation: How to Be a Healthy y Calmada Super Mujer

Stress, and How It Can Affect Your Health and Weight

  Stress and How it Can Affect Your Health and Weight Stress can affect your health and your weight. To understand more, let’s review a simple definition. Stress is your body’s reaction to change. All change is stressful. Any kind of change that causes your body or mind to react is stress. All of us…… Continue reading Stress, and How It Can Affect Your Health and Weight

Prediabetes and Latinas: It’s Better to Know

Prediabetes and Latinas: It’s Better to Know At De Las Mías we are paying extra attention to prediabetes and Latinas.  By now you have probably figured out that if you are Latina, overweight, and have a mother, father, sister or brother with diabetes, you should get checked for prediabetes. We want to encourage you to take…… Continue reading Prediabetes and Latinas: It’s Better to Know

Sticking with Your New Routine

  Making healthy choices is empowering. Turning those choices into lifestyle changes is even better. But it takes work! Here are some ways to stick with your routine, push through challenges, and turn healthy choices into healthy habits. Have you started eating healthier, or exercising regularly with your comadres? Great work! Getting started is the…… Continue reading Sticking with Your New Routine

What is Portion Control: Part 1

  Do you have a grandma or madrina who’s always using old Spanish dichos to give you guidance? Dichos are little golden nuggets of wisdom passed down by generations. They abound in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and California. Not surprisingly, there are many dichos about food, like the New Mexican favorite, “Panza llena corazón…… Continue reading What is Portion Control: Part 1