Nutrition and Wellness

Dr. Jimenez Nutrition and Wellness Functional Medicine Team. Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating various 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. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals, and water.

Healthy eating does not have to be hard. The key is to eat various foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products and drink lots of water. Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat. Saturated fats usually come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarine, and shortenings.

Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples as well as describes the importance of balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles, emphasizing 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.

General Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

Issues That Affect More Than The Heart

Introduction In the body, the heart is a vital organ that pumps blood to all the muscles, organs, tissues, and… Read More

June 29, 2022

Viscerosomatic Gut Bloating

Viscerosomatic Gut Bloating: Everybody has healthy bacteria in the gut, but it can get thrown off balance with unhealthy bacteria… Read More

June 27, 2022

Asthma Causing Issues In The Cardiovascular System

Introduction The body requires the heart in the cardiovascular system to pump oxygen-riched blood to all the muscles, tissues, and organs to… Read More

June 24, 2022

The Connection Between Pelvic Dysfunction & Lower Abdominals

Introduction The lower half helps stabilize the body and provides movement from the legs and rotation in the hips. The lower abdominal organs… Read More

June 23, 2022

An Advance Look Into Gut Disorders & Sympathetic Nerves

Introduction The body relies on the gut system to help regulate its homeostasis and metabolize the nutrients for the immune system. The beneficial… Read More

June 22, 2022

The Aspects Of Visceral Hypersensitivity & Gastrointestinal Pain

Introduction The gastrointestinal or gut system helps modulate the body's homeostasis and metabolize the immune system. With its connection to the brain, the… Read More

June 21, 2022

An Advanced Look At Visceral Pain Associated To The Chest

Introduction In the body's upper half, the cardiovascular system's heart helps pump nutrient-riched oxygenated blood all around the body to… Read More

June 20, 2022

Viscerosomatic Issues Causing Pelvic Pain & Gut Disorders

Introduction The body is held up by skeletal joints that keep the body upright and provide everyday movements for the body to… Read More

June 20, 2022

Viscerosomatic Pain Affecting The Gut System

Introduction The body works by ensuring that the brain in the central nervous system and the gut in the gut system are metabolizing homeostasis… Read More

June 17, 2022

An Advanced Understanding Of Inflammation Affecting The Gut-Brain Axis

Introduction One of the unique features of the body is when the gut and nervous systems have this communication partnership where information is transported… Read More

June 15, 2022

Asthma Coughing Back Pain

Asthma, coughing, and heavy breathing can contribute to back muscle strain, soreness, and pain. An asthma attack can cause the… Read More

June 13, 2022

Metabolic Dysfunctions In The Body Caused By Stress

Introduction Everybody deals with stress at some point in their lives. Whether it be a job interview, a huge deadline, a project,… Read More

June 13, 2022

How The Gut Microbiota Modulates With The Parasympathetic Nerves

Introduction The body has many nerves that intertwine and branch out from the spinal cord in the central nervous system. These nerves provide… Read More

June 13, 2022

Upper cross syndrome and Gastroesophageal reflux: When chiropractic and nutritional treatments meet.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) is a prevalent condition associated with many factors. Indeed, being overweight, having bad posture, congenital physiological derangements,… Read More

June 12, 2022

Traumatic Brain Injuries & Gut Issues

Introduction The gut microbiome is "the second brain" in the body as it helps regulate homeostasis and metabolize the immune system for functionality and… Read More

June 10, 2022

Preventing Insulin Resistance With Magnesium

Introduction The body requires energy to move around and get to places as fast as possible. The primary energy source… Read More

June 9, 2022

An Advanced Look In Diabetes And Stress

Introduction As the world is in constant motion, many people have to endure stressful situations affecting their bodies and health. The body… Read More

June 9, 2022

The Gut-Skin Connection: Psoriasis

Introduction The skin and the gut have a unique connection. The gut system is home to trillions of microorganisms that help metabolize… Read More

June 8, 2022

The Gut-Skin Connection: Atopic Dermatitis

Introduction The skin is the largest organ in the body and encounters numerous factors that can either benefit or harm… Read More

June 8, 2022