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Wellness: A key factor to spine or back pain conditions is staying healthy. Overall wellness involves a balanced diet, appropriate exercise, physical activity, restful sleep and a healthy lifestyle. The term has been applied in many ways. But overall the definition is as follows. It is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. It is multidimensional, bringing together lifestyle both mental/spiritual and the environment in which one lives. It is positive and affirms that which we do is in fact correct. It is an active process where people become aware and make choices towards a more successful lifestyle. This includes how a person contributes to their environment/community. They aim to build healthier living spaces and social networks. It helps in creating a person’s belief systems, values, and a positive world perspective. Along with this comes the benefits of regular exercise, healthy diet, as well as personal self-care and knowing when to seek medical attention. Dr. Jimenez’ message is to work towards being fit, being healthy, and staying aware with our collection of articles, blogs and videos. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900 


Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Treatment

Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Treatment

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Research studies have estimated that approximately 595,690 Americans die from cancer every year, that’s about 1,600 deaths every day, on average. Cancer is frequently treated utilizing a...
Multi-Dimensional Roles of Ketone Bodies

Multi-Dimensional Roles of Ketone Bodies

Ketone bodies are created by the liver and utilized as an energy source when glucose is not readily available in the human body. The two main ketone bodies are acetoacetate (AcAc) and 3-beta-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), while acetone is the third and least abundant, ketone...
The Function Of Ketones In Ketosis

The Function Of Ketones In Ketosis

Ketosis is a natural procedure the human body goes through on a regular basis. This method provides the cells with energy from ketones if sugar isn’t readily available. A moderate degree of ketosis occurs when we skip a meal or two, do not consume many...
What Are The Risks Of Nrf2 Overexpression?

What Are The Risks Of Nrf2 Overexpression?

The nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 signaling pathway, best known as Nrf2, is a protective mechanism which functions as a “master regulator” of the human body’s antioxidant response. Nrf2 senses the levels of oxidative stress within the cells...
The Ketogenic Diet vs the Modified Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet vs the Modified Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet seems to be one of the most popular topics to reach the current diet world. The ketogenic diet, or the keto diet, is characterized as a high fat, low carb dietary regimen. With claims that you can eat all the fat you want while not feeling hungry...
The Role Of Nrf2 Activation

The Role Of Nrf2 Activation

Many current research studies on cancer have allowed health professionals to understand the way the body detoxes. By analyzing upregulated genes in tumorous cells, researchers discovered the nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 signaling pathway, best known as Nrf2....
What Are The Benefits Of Nrf2?

What Are The Benefits Of Nrf2?

Oxidative stress is a major contributor in the development of a variety of health issues, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, accelerated aging and neurodegeneration. Antioxidant rich foods, herbs and supplements can be utilized to protect the human body from...
What Is Sulforaphane?

What Is Sulforaphane?

Sulforaphane is a phytochemical, a substance within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds, found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. It can also be found in bok choy, kale, collards, mustard greens and...
The Emerging Role Of Nrf2 In Mitochondrial Function

The Emerging Role Of Nrf2 In Mitochondrial Function

Oxidants are generally produced in a controlled manner in order to regulate essential processes in the human body, including cell division, inflammation, immune function, autophagy, and stress response. However, the uncontrolled production of these oxidants can...
Nrf2 Signaling Pathway: Pivotal Roles in Inflammation

Nrf2 Signaling Pathway: Pivotal Roles in Inflammation

Nrf2 supports the activation of a group of antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes and genes which protect the human body from the effects of health issues associated with increased levels of oxidative stress, such as Alzheimer’s disease. A variety of natural...
Understanding Nrf2 and its Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Understanding Nrf2 and its Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, affect millions of individuals worldwide. A variety of treatment options are available to treat the symptoms of several neurodegenerative diseases although the results are...
Nrf2 Explained: The Keap1-Nrf2 Pathway

Nrf2 Explained: The Keap1-Nrf2 Pathway

Oxidative stress is described as cell damage caused by free radicals, or unstable molecules, which can ultimately affect healthy function. The human body creates free radicals to neutralize bacteria and viruses, however, external factors, such as oxygen, pollution,...
Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic, autoimmune disease characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints. With RA, the immune system, which protects our well-being by attacking foreign...

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