Academic journal article Human Ecology

Los Milagros

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Los Milagros

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I started in Asesoria Nutricional para el Desarrollo Armonico (ANDA), which is a beautifully decorated alternative health clinic and community center that our mentor and professor, Dr. Angel Pichardo, created for the barrio.

You're faced with brightly colored walls as you enter. The immediate scent of freshly brewed tea and incense drift from room to room. A lively garden of plants is used directly for treatments.

From the moment I met Dr. Pichardo, I was inspired and intrigued by his work and the positive energy he radiates all around him. He connects the health of the body with a holistic approach, which is mainly connecting your mind, body, and lifestyle into the process of healing.

It's something about the way his voice flows with comfort, the eagerness he triggers through his insight, and this playful sense of humor that drives the room into a surge of laughter.

Through observing Dr. …

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