Dr. Alex Jimenez, El Paso's Chiropractor
I hope you have enjoyed our blog posts on various health, nutritional and injury related topics. Please don't hesitate in calling us or myself if you have questions when the need to seek care arises. Call the office or myself. Office 915-850-0900 - Cell 915-540-8444 Great Regards. Dr. J

Autoimmunity

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. There are over 80 different forms of autoimmune diseases. Some autoimmune diseases trigger one specific tissue while others target multiple. In the United States, there are around 53 million or 1 in 6 individuals suffering from some form of autoimmunity. 

The symptoms of autoimmunity can appear in the brain, internal organs, connective tissues, and essentially can impact every area of your body. The key to autoimmune diseases is to detect them as early as possible. Early detection allows monitoring the disease to be easier with the chance of slowing progression and improving overall disease management. 

As of now, there are two main forms of treatment. One is referred to as ‚Äúold school traditional medicine‚ÄĚ and involves a diagnosis, immune depression and immunotherapy drugs while the other is referred to as ‚Äúnew school functional medicine‚ÄĚ involving early detection using lab work and removing the triggers to repair the damage. In addition to this, two components we have to help naturally protect ourselves against autoimmune diseases are oral and central tolerance.¬†

Oral and Central Tolerance 

Failure in oral tolerance is directly related to higher intestinal permeability, allowing large molecules to seep through increasing the risk for autoimmune diseases. Central tolerance is associated with lymphocytes. Oral tolerance comes in contact with many antigens. Food immune reactivity is one major component. When it comes to autoimmune diseases, genetics play a minor role. In fact, only about 30% of autoimmune diseases factor into genetics while the other ? are associated to food and dietary components. 

Diets For Autoimmune over 50 years ago. Nutritional influences play a role in risk factors but the percentage is not yet supported. The first step, however, is early detection. I recommended detailed lab work performed to assess your intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, and inflammation factors. By learning these numbers and what influences your microbiome, you are able to see what autoimmune diseases you are more susceptible to and your practitioner is able to create a more specific treatment plan. 

There are diets created to reduce inflammation and keep symptoms at bay. AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet was made to reduce inflammation and relieve the symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases. A few great sources of foods include vegetables (aside those in the nightshade family), omega-3s or high-quality seafood that contain high levels of omegas, lean meats, small amounts of fruit and using oils such as coconut, extra virgin olive, and avocado.  

 

Inflammation is necessary but we want to limit excessive inflammation as this causes extreme damage to the body. With early detection and the correct precautions being taken, we have the ability to transform lives and slow down if not prevent certain autoimmune diseases. -Dr. Alexander Jimenez

 

*The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. 

 

Related Posts
References:  

 Berin MC, Sampson HA. Food allergy: an enigmatic epidemic. Trends Immunol; 34:390-397, 2013.

 Meulenbroek LA, de Jong RJ, den Hartog Jager CF, et al. IgG antibodies in food allergy influence allergen-antibody complex formation and binding to B cells: a role for complement receptors. J Immunol. 191(7):3526-33, 2013.. 

Vojdani A. A potential link between environmental triggers and autoimmunity. Autoimmune Diseases; Volume 2014, Article ID 437231, 18 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/437231, 2014.

 Vojdani A, Kharrazian D, Mukherjee PS. The prevalence of antibodies against wheat and milk proteins in blood donors and their contribution to neuroautoimune reactivities. Nutrients; 6:15-36, 2014, doi:10.3390/nu6010015.

 Vojdani A. Antibodies as predictors of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Expert Opin Med Diag; 2(6):593-605, 2008.. Vojdani A. Antibodies as predictors of complex autoimmune diseases. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol; 21(2):267-278, 2008

 Vojdani A. Antibodies as predictors of complex autoimmune diseases and cancer. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol; 21(3):553-566, 2008.

 Vojdani A., Bazargan M., Vojdani E., et al. Heat shock protein and gliadin peptide promote development of peptidase antibodies in children with autism and patients with autoimmune disease. Clin Diag Lab Immunol; 11(3):515-524, May 2004.

Vojdani A., Pangborn J.B., Vojdani E., Cooper E.L. Infections, toxic chemicals and dietary peptides binding to lymphocyte receptors and tissue enzymes are major instigators of autoimmunity in autism. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol; 16(3):189-199, 2003.

Notkins A.L. New predictors of disease. Sci Am; 296:72-79, 2007.

Wildner G. Diedrichs-Moehring M. Multiple autoantigen mimotopes of infectious agents induce autoimmune arthritis and uveitis in Lewis rats. Clin Diag Lab Immunol; 12:677-679, 2005.

 Mahdi H., Fisher B.A., Källberg H., et al. Specific interaction between genotype, smoking and autoimmunity to citrullinated ?-enolase in the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis. Nat Genet; 41:1319-1324, 2009.

 Pollard K.M. Gender differences in autoimmunity associated with exposure to environmental factors. J Autoimmun; 38:J177-J186, 2012.

 Vojdani A, Kharrazian D, Mukherjee PS. Elevated levels of antibodies against xenobiotics in a subgroup of healthy subjects. J Appl Toxicol; (In Press), 2014.

 Jayapal M., Bhattacharjee R.N., Melendez A.J., et al. Environmental toxicogenomics: a post-genomic approach to analyzing biological responses to environmental toxins. Int J Biochem Cell Biol; 42:230-240, 2010.

 Chang C., Gershwin M.E. Drugs and autoimmunity - a contemporary review and mechanistic approach. J Autoimmun; 34:J266-J275, 2010.

 Gardner R.M., Nyland J.F., Silva I.A., et al. Mercury exposure, serum antinuclear/antinucleolar antibodies, and serum cytokine levels in mining populations in Amazonian Brazil: a cross-sectional study. Environ Res; 110:345-354, 2010.

 Mustafa A., Holladay S.D., Witonsky S., et al. A single mid-gestation to TCDD yields a postnatal autoimmune signature, differing by sex, inn early geriatric C57BL/6 mice. Toxicol; 290(2-3):156-168, 2011.

Cooper G.S., Makris S.L., Nietert P.J., et al. Evidence of autoimmune-related effects of trichloroethylene exposure from studies in mice and humans. Environ Health Perspect; 117: 696-702, 2009.

 Vaishnav R, Liu R, Chapman J, et al. Aquaporin 4 molecular mimicry and implications for neuromyelitis optica. J Neuroimmunol, 260: 92-98, 2013.

Bonds RS, Midoro-Horiuti T, Goldblum R. A structural basis for food allergy: the role of cross-reactivity. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol, 8(1):82-86, 2008.

Manzel, A., Muller, D. N., Hafler, D. A., Erdman, S. E., Linker, R. A., & Kleinewietfeld, M. (2014). Role of "Western diet" in inflammatory autoimmune diseases. Current allergy and asthma reports, 14(1), 404. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-013-0404-6

 

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Food and Autoimmunity" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, 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.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

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

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

Again¬† We Welcome You¬ł

Our Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training, and Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises, and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapists, and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, unwanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

Join us in improving your health for you and your family.

It’s all about: LIVING, LOVING & MATTERING!

Welcome & God Bless

EL PASO LOCATIONS

Central:
6440 Gateway East, Ste B
Phone: 915-850-0900

East Side:
11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste 128
Phone: 915-412-6677A

Clinic Location 1

Address: 11860 Vista Del Sol Dr Suite 128
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone
: (915) 850-0900
Email: Send Email
Web: DrAlexJimenez.com

Clinic Location 2

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 850-0900
Email: Send Email
Web: ElPasoBackClinic.com

Clinic Location 3

Address: 1700 N Zaragoza Rd # 117
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone: (915) 850-0900
Email: Send Email
Web: ChiropracticScientist.com

Push As Rx & Rehab

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
Email: Send Email
Web: PushAsRx.com

Push 24/7

Address: 1700 E Cliff Dr
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
Email: Send Email
Web: PushAsRx.com

EVENTS REGISTRATION: Live Events & Webinars*

(Come Join Us & Register Today)

Call (915) 850-0900 Today!

Rated Top El Paso Doctor & Specialist by RateMD* | Years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

Best Chiropractor In El Paso

Additional Online Links & Resources (Available 24/7)

  1. Online Appointments or Consultations:  bit.ly/Book-Online-Appointment
  2. Online Physical Injury / Accident Intake Form:  bit.ly/Fill-Out-Your-Online-History
  3. Online Functional Medicine Assessment:  bit.ly/functionmed

Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, 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 *

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Food and Autoimmunity" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, 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.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

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

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*