Autoimmune Disease & Immunity

Autoimmune Disease & Immunity: Autoimmunity is when your body’s cells attack friendly cells that shouldn’t be attacked. Your body is failing to recognize it’s own cells properly and identifies them as “intruders” that must be destroyed. To some degree, immune systems appear in every complex life form. In order for the immune system to function properly, though, it needs to be able to know which cells to destroy and which to let live.

One of the main components of the immune system in humans is the antibody. Antibodies are very specialized cell-killers; each antibody has but one purpose — to mark a single type of intruder to be killed by another white blood cell. For example, when you get a cold, your body produces antibodies which are specialized to kill only the bacteria that cause that cold. You would probably never get sick again from that same cold because now your body has defenders against it. However, once the bacteria that caused your cold mutates into a new disease, your old antibodies aren’t programmed to kill the new disease — and are therefore useless. For Answers to any questions you may have about autoimmune disease & immunity please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

An Overview Of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Introduction The body is exposed to various environmental factors daily. Whether it is the environment that a person is living, the foods… Read More

August 12, 2022

The Mechanics Of Toxic Metals In The Immune System

Introduction The immune system's role is to be the "protectors" of the body by attacking invaders that enter the body,… Read More

August 11, 2022

How Insulin Resistance Affects The Body

Introduction The body needs the energy to get through the entire day. Energy can come in various foods consumed and… Read More

August 10, 2022

The Link Between Neuroinflammation & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Introduction The brain sends neuron signals to the body to function for everyday movements like walking, running, or resting. These… Read More

August 8, 2022

Hypothyroidism May Affect More Than The Thyroid

Introduction The body is a functional being with the brain to control the host's movements when going to places or resting, the immune… Read More

August 2, 2022

How To Manage Inflammatory & Autoimmune Conditions In The Body

Introduction Everyone tries to make healthy life choices by boosting their immune system. Getting adequate sleep, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty… Read More

July 28, 2022

The Impact Of Multiple Sclerosis On The Body

Introduction Everyone knows that the brain is the command center of the body. This organ is part of the central nervous system… Read More

July 26, 2022

Fibromyalgia Could Cause Something More In The Body

Introduction Everyone has dealt with acute or chronic pain at some point in their lives. The body's response tells many… Read More

July 15, 2022

Nutritional Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treat the gut to Heal the Body

Ankylosing Spondylitis was first described two centuries ago and is the most common form of spondyloarthritis. Indeed, the term spondyloarthritis… Read More

February 13, 2022

What To Do With Inflammation In The Immune System | El Paso, TX (2022)

https://youtu.be/LhqYXET0WvY Introduction In today's podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez, Senior Health Coach Kenna Lee Vaughn, and Master Nutritionist Ana Paola Rodriguez… Read More

January 11, 2022

From Dysbiosis to Diabetes: The road to Diabetes starts in the Gut

Hippocrates first mentioned the connection between the gut and other conditions. "All disease starts in the gut." Indeed, the connection… Read More

January 1, 2022

Wellness as a Healthy Lifestyle

Nowadays, health can mean very different things when we consider our status. Indeed, being healthy is not the same for… Read More

December 30, 2021

Cytokine storm: The Link between Gut Health, Vitamin Deficiency and Mitochondrial Dysfunction.

The symptoms associated with virus infections vary; some patients report physical pain, others have gastrointestinal issues, others say their mucous… Read More

August 19, 2021

Balancing Thyroid Function: Stress, Inflammation, and Nutrition.

Thyroid function is crucial to maintain health. The balance and secretion of hormones like T3 and T4 orchestrate the metabolic… Read More

July 23, 2021

The Link Of Inflammation

Fifty-four million adults currently suffer from Arthritis. In addition to that, about 9% of adults have some type of limitation… Read More

July 1, 2021

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Immunonutrition, COVID-19, and Obesity.

The cytokine storm present in COVID-19 in obese patients (and normal-weight patients) develops acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This syndrome… Read More

June 29, 2021

Immunonutrition, COVID-19, and Obesity. Part 2

Immunonutrition therapy application is varied, ranging from severely ill patients, perioperative immunonutrition, athletic enhancement, and more recently in the COVID-… Read More

June 24, 2021

Immunonutrition, COVID-19, and Obesity. Part 1.

This current year, we are still dealing with two global pandemics: obesity and, despite the new hope that vaccination brings,… Read More

June 22, 2021

The Myth behind Exercise-Induced Immunosuppression.

Physical exercise has a powerful effect on our bodies. Most of the exercise benefits can be measurable such as body… Read More

June 21, 2021

The Perioperative use of Nutraceuticals: Probiotics

Nutritional assessment is a critical step that inpatients have to go through before undergoing surgery. Unfortunately, even with the obesity… Read More

June 21, 2021

An Early Indication On Hyperinsulinemia

Research shows that when the blood glucose rises in the body, insulin is being secreted in the body to help… Read More

May 4, 2020

Manipulation and Immunity: WHO & WFC Immediately Response

Chiropractic and Immunity: An Immediate Scientific Mini-Meta Analysis review and Mandate by the World Federation of Chiropractic and WHO. Read More

March 19, 2020