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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine: It is the practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person and utilizes all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare practitioners, and disciplines to achieve optimal healing and health. It combines state-of-the-art, as well as, conventional medical treatments along with other therapies that are carefully selected because they have shown to be effective and safe. The goal is to unite the best of conventional medicine and other healing systems/therapies brought from cultures and ideas. This type of medicine is based on a model of health and wellness, compared to a disease model. Integrative medicine is geared to the use of low-tech, low-cost interventions. This model recognizes the critical role of how practitioner-patient relationship plays in a patient’s healthcare experience. Its purpose is to care for the whole person by taking into account all of the interrelated physical and nonphysical factors that affect health, wellness, and disease. These include psychosocial and spiritual factors of people’s lives. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900


Functional Neurology: Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) and SIBO

Functional Neurology: Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) and SIBO

Do you have difficulty digesting protein-rich foods? Do you have difficulty digesting starch-rich foods? Do you have difficulty digesting fatty or greasy foods? Do you experience abdominal distention after meals? Do you have abdominal pain and inflammation? If so, you...
Functional Neurology: What is the SIBO Diet?

Functional Neurology: What is the SIBO Diet?

Do you frequently eat processed foods that are bagged or boxed? Do you frequently eat fried foods? Do you have difficulty digesting foods? Do you experience constipation or inconsistent bowel movements? Do you have increased bloating or gas? If so, you may be...
Functional Neurology: What is SIBO?

Functional Neurology: What is SIBO?

Do you feel irritable, nervous, shaky, or light-headed between meals? Do you have difficulty eating large meals in the morning? Do you feel fatigued after meals? Do you have sugar and sweet cravings after meals? Do you have an increased appetite? If so, you may be...
Fasting and Chronic Pain

Fasting and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a common health issue which affects many people in the United States. While several medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, can cause chronic pain, it may also develop due to a variety of other health issues. Research...
What is the Longevity Diet Plan?

What is the Longevity Diet Plan?

Adhering to a specific diet to maintain proper nutrition can sometimes make eating stressful. Natural lifestyle modifications are the key to changing your eating habits and this can help you live a longer, healthier life. The Longevity Diet Plan, created by Dr. Valter...
Fasting Mimicking Diet Explained

Fasting Mimicking Diet Explained

Understanding the ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet Fasting is associated with numerous health benefits; from weight loss to longevity. There are many different types of fasting methods, such as intermittent fasting. The fasting mimicking diet allows you to experience...
ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet Benefits

ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet Benefits

Fasting offers numerous health benefits, from increasing insulin sensitivity and promoting weight loss to enhancing the immune system. Although we all want the benefits of fasting, many of us can’t embrace the idea of not eating for extended periods of time....
Functional Medicine Part 4: Women’s Hormones

Functional Medicine Part 4: Women’s Hormones

Functional Medicine Doctor Explains Women’s Hormones We discussed the basics for men’s hormones. Now let’s discuss the basics for women’s hormones. Unfortunately, the effects of our diet and our environment become more obvious in the anatomy and biochemistry of...
Functional Medicine Part 4: Men’s Hormones

Functional Medicine Part 4: Men’s Hormones

Functional Medicine Doctor Explains Men’s Hormones Hello there, it’s Dr. Alex Jimenez again and welcome to part four of “Taking Control of your Healthcare”. Today, we’re going to discuss hormones. Hormones regulate most of the human body’s systems as they are...
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Disc Herniation

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Disc Herniation

Understanding the following, traditional Chinese medicine utilizes herbal medicines as well as various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, in order to treat or prevent numerous health issues. Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, originated in...
Keto Diet: Ketones vs Glucose for Brain Function | Advanced Nutrition

Keto Diet: Ketones vs Glucose for Brain Function | Advanced Nutrition

Ketosis is a metabolic state where the liver takes proteins and fat and produces molecules to use for energy. Ketosis allows a starving person to survive for days (or even months). Some athletes see improvements while others feel miserable whenever they are in a condition that is ketogenic. Is a ketogenic diet right for you?

 

Ketogenic Diet and the Brain

 

Your brain is about 2 percent of your body mass, even though it requires approximately 20 percent of your basal metabolic rate, more if you are a thinker. Various parts of your brain use different amounts of glucose, and almost twice as much in the morning. You will need to fuel your mind more if you are using your mind working hard through the day and solving problems. If you’re working more on engine control, (state a skill involving precision or equilibrium), then you will use less glucose. Many people can attest to how much energy is used by the brain when challenged.

 

Although sugar is run