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Functional Medicine Explained

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

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

Dietary and Herbal Supplements for Back Pain El Paso

Be sure to talk with your provider before taking or combining dietary and herbal supplements with prescription meds or over… Read More

May 12, 2020

Beta-Glucan: The Modulator of Immune Health

Across the country, studies have found that beta-glucans have been ubiquitous in the health food stores due to their immunomodulatory… Read More

April 28, 2020

Supplement Smart for Spine Health El Paso

Smart supplementation along with proper nutrition is one of the biggest factors and plays a large role in an individual's… Read More

March 26, 2020

The Amazing Benefits That Aloe Vera Has

Aloe vera has claimed its way to fame by soothing sunburnt skin; however, this long-celebrated medicinal plant has many properties… Read More

March 15, 2020

Astaxanthin and Its Benefits

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid that can be found in various microorganisms and marine animals. Astaxanthin is common for humans… Read More

March 15, 2020

Astragalus and The Immune System

Astragalus is a unique herb that can help the body's immune system to function correctly. Read More

March 7, 2020

The Role Of Nrf2 and Inflammation

If there is one thing we are learning more and more about, it is that everything can be related back… Read More

March 6, 2020

Arabinogalactan The Immune and Gut Enhancer

Arabinogalactan is a fiber that is found in many plants; however, it is mostly found commonly in the wood from… Read More

February 28, 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

Vitamin D and The Gut Connection

With new research studies taking a look at how high doses of vitamin D supplementation can help the gut microbiome,… Read More

February 20, 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

Coleus forskohlii and Metabolic Syndrome

With more and more future research about Coleus forskohlii, it is essential to know that using Coleus forskohlii alone will… Read More

February 17, 2020

Nutraceuticals for Sciatica

Nutraceuticals can help relieve several different types of chronic pain, including sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. Stephen DeFelice, MD, coined… Read More

February 13, 2020
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