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Functional Medicine Explained

Diets

Diets: The sum of food consumed by any living organism. The word diet is the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management. Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of healthy foods, including good quality vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and lean meats, the body can replenish itself with the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Having a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control various health problems i.e. types of cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples, as well as, describes the importance of a balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles. Dr. Jimenez emphasizes how a proper diet combined with physical activity can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, and ultimately promote overall health and wellness. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

Not All Foods Are Beneficial For Bone Health and Osteoporosis Prevention

There are certain foods that although healthy, for individuals trying to prevent osteoporosis, they could stunt healthy bone growth. There… Read More

August 7, 2020

What is Folate Metabolism?

Folate, and its synthetic form folic acid, is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays a fundamental role in a variety… Read More

June 9, 2020

MTHFR Gene Mutation and Health

The MTHFR or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene is well-known due to a genetic mutation that may cause high homocysteine levels and… Read More

June 5, 2020

Good Calories vs Bad Calories Overview

Calories are defined as a measurement of the energy our body produces from the foods we eat. However, not all… Read More

June 4, 2020

Ketogenic Diet for Metabolic Syndrome

The ketogenic diet also referred to as the keto diet, is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that has been demonstrated to… Read More

February 27, 2020

Important Facts to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

According to healthcare professionals, metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions or disorders that can increase the risk of developing… Read More

February 26, 2020

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

According to healthcare professionals, metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions or disorders that can increase the risk of developing… Read More

February 25, 2020

Dr. Alex Jimenez Podcast: Metabolic Syndrome

  Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of… Read More

February 21, 2020

Podcast: Metabolic Syndrome Explained

https://youtu.be/K8quvajGRgc   Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety… Read More

February 19, 2020

Podcast: BIA and Basal Metabolic Rate Explained

https://youtu.be/irPltd6o8wA   Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss basal metabolic rate, BMI, and BIA. Body mass and body… Read More

February 18, 2020

Functional Neurology: Foods to Eat and Avoid with Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, causes the thyroid gland to produce excess amounts of hormones. The thyroid gland is a… Read More

February 6, 2020

Functional Neurology: Hypothyroidism Diet

Hypothyroidism is a health issue that occurs when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones. According to healthcare professionals, thyroid… Read More

February 4, 2020

Functional Neurology: Foods to Eat and Avoid with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is medically defined as a collection of health issues that can increase the risk of developing a variety… Read More

January 24, 2020

Functional Neurology: How to Improve Adrenal Fatigue with Diet

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of the kidneys and they are essential for our everyday wellness… Read More

January 17, 2020

Functional Neurology: Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson's disease (PD) and about 60,000 more people are diagnosed with… Read More

January 8, 2020

Detox for Back Pain and Sciatica

The human body can absorb toxins in a variety of ways, from the type of foods we eat to the… Read More

June 5, 2019

How Foods Can Affect Sciatica

Sciatica is a health issue caused by the compression or impingement of the sciatic nerve, or the longest and largest… Read More

June 4, 2019

Methylation Donors for Methylation Support

Can methylation donors help promote a balanced methylation support? Many doctors and functional medicine practitioners generally recommend higher doses of… Read More

March 15, 2019
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