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Supplements

Supplements: What is more fundamental to our existence than diet and nutrition? Most of us eat at least three times a day. This creates a cumulative effect, as to either our diet help fuel our body or it harms it. Bad nutrition, diet, and obesity can lead to conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic pain. Having knowledge about dietary supplements such as, vitamins along with proper nutritional balance, and effective techniques to shed weight can help those striving to change in their new healthy life. A dietary supplement is used to provide nutrients in order to increase the quantity of their consumption, or to provide non-nutrient chemicals which are claimed to have a biological/beneficial effects. Dietary supplements come in all shapes and sizes. There are capsules, drinks, energy bars, powders and traditional tablets. The most popular are calcium, iron, vitamins D and E, herbs like echinacea and garlic and specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900


Is Fructose Bad for Your Health?

Is Fructose Bad for Your Health?

Fructose is one of the main components of added sugar. It is a simple type of sugar that makes up about 50 percent of table sugar or sucrose. Table sugar is also made up of glucose or the main energy source of the human body. However, fructose needs to be turned into...
Excess Sugar and Chronic Inflammation

Excess Sugar and Chronic Inflammation

Our diet can significantly affect inflammation in our bodies. Several foods can increase inflammation while other foods can reduce inflammation. According to healthcare professionals, a diet that is high in sugar may be associated with chronic inflammation. A...
The Connection Between Nutrition & the Epigenome

The Connection Between Nutrition & the Epigenome

Nutrition is considered to be one of the most well-understood environmental factors associated with changes in the epigenome. Nutrients in the foods we eat are processed by our metabolism and turned into energy. One metabolic pathway, however, is responsible for...
Safe to Eat Lectins & Harmful Lectins to Avoid

Safe to Eat Lectins & Harmful Lectins to Avoid

Grains, legumes, and beans, such as kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, soybeans, and lentils, have high amounts of lectins. Other foods with high amounts of lectins include wheat and seeds of the grass family, such as barley, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, and...