Cooper Wellness & Disease Prevention Center

3604 N. McColl Rd. 

McAllen, Texas 78501


        (956) 627-3106





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Medical Provider Personalized Treatment

Sit down with an actual Medical Provider who understands your conditions and knows when to prescribe natural or conventional medicine.

Learn Healthy Cooking

Replace meat, dairy, and sugar in your diet through a variety of delicious and easy recipes. Make better eating choices armed with nutritional knowledge.

Prescribed Natural Remedies

Herbal teas, supplements, hydrotherapy, exercise therapy, charcoal, counseling, poultices, and diet plans are prescribed at you.

Learn Lifestyle Medicine

Understand the cause of your diseases and learn natural remedies and habits to reverse their progression

Prescribed Hot & Cold Therapy

Boost your immune system by increasing circulation and white blood cells.

Discover Simple Exercises

Spend time in nature as you learn the simplest exercise: walking.  

Accommodations Included

Let your body heal as you sleep soundly in a hotel-quality bed.  

Nutrition for Physical Health

Enjoy meals that aren't just delicious, but also low-fat, high-fiber and packed with whole grains, legumes, and nuts.

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Vitamin D, “the Sun Vitamin”


As we move into the sunnier days of the year, it is important that we practice safe and healthy sun exposure during the hotter months. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we receive into the body through our exposure to sunlight. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps our bodies to regulate the functions of over 200 genes and is essential for a person's growth and development. Insufficient levels of vitamin D can result in devastating diseases and chronic illnesses.


Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. Other side-effects of a lack of vitamin D in our bodies are obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoporosis and neuro-degenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have also lead scientists and medical practitioners to believe that Vitamin D deficiency may even contribute to the development of some cancers, especially breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Current research indicates vitamin D deficiency plays a role in causing seventeen varieties of different cancers as well as heart disease, stroke, autoimmune diseases, birth defects, and periodontal disease.


Although sunlight has many health benefits and is important for living a healthy lifestyle, it is important not to become overexposed to harmful UV radiation. Whenever you go outside, make sure that you wear protective clothing and sunscreen to limit your exposure to UV radiation. You should also make sure that you make use of shady areas when possible. Keep an eye on the UV index to moderate your exposure levels.

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