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Functional Medicine Explained

Brain & Mental Health

Brain & Mental Health: Includes an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how one thinks, feels, and acts. It helps determine how an individual handles stress, relates to others, and makes choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life. From childhood, adolescence and on through adulthood.

Over the course of one’s life, one may experience brain & mental health problems, thinking, mood, and behavior can be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems which include:

Biological factors, i.e. genes or brain chemistry
Life experiences, i.e. trauma or abuse
Family history of mental health problems
Experiencing one or more of the following can be an early warning of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little
Pulling away from people and usual activities
Having low or no energy
Feeling numb or like nothing matters
Having unexplained aches and pains
Feeling helpless or hopeless
Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
Yelling or fighting with family and friends
Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
Having persistent thoughts and memories that can’t get out of your head
Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
Thinking of harming oneself or others
Inability to perform daily tasks like getting to work or school

These problems are common but treatment is available, that can help an individual get better and recover completely. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

Functional Medicine for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Approximately 5 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD), one of the most common… Read More

February 10, 2020

Functional Neurology: Metabolic Syndrome and Mental Health Issues

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January 27, 2020

Functional Neurology: What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is characterized as a collection of health issues that can increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke,… Read More

January 23, 2020

Functional Neurology: What You Need to Know About Obesity and Depression

Doctors understand that people with depression can experience weight gain and over time, it may eventually lead to obesity if… Read More

January 22, 2020

Functional Neurology: How Obesity Can Affect Brain Health

Research studies demonstrated that brain health may ultimately be associated with obesity. Scientists also reported that obesity affects the overall… Read More

January 21, 2020

Functional Neurology: Brain Health and Obesity

Research studies demonstrated that brain health may ultimately be associated with obesity. Scientists also reported that obesity affects the overall… Read More

January 20, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Blood-Brain Barrier and The Endocrine System

The blood-brain barrier in the body separates the central nervous system from peripheral tissue. Even though the blood-brain barrier separates… Read More

January 20, 2020

Functional Neurology: Differences Between Dopamine and Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are known as the "happy chemicals" because they play a fundamental role in regulating our mood. These… Read More

January 15, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Gut and “Chemo-Brain” Connection

The gut and brain connection go hand in hand as they send signals back and forth to make sure that… Read More

January 14, 2020

Functional Neurology: Foods to Naturally Increase Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a fundamental role in a variety of brain and bodily functions. This chemical messenger… Read More

January 14, 2020

Functional Neurology: Serotonin and Brain Health

Serotonin, also known as the "happy chemical", is a substance associated with mood, happiness, and well-being as well as a… Read More

January 10, 2020

Functional Neurology: How to Naturally Increase Dopamine

Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter that is associated with the pleasure and reward center of the brain. This chemical messenger… Read More

January 9, 2020

Functional Neurology: Dopamine and Brain Health

Dopamine is a well-known neurotransmitter that plays a fundamental role in sending information between brain cells or neurons. As many… Read More

January 8, 2020

Functional Neurology: Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson's disease (PD) and about 60,000 more people are diagnosed with… Read More

January 7, 2020

Functional Neurology: The Gut-Brain Connection in Parkinson’s Disease

Do you experience chronic gut health issues? Research studies have found that Parkinson's disease (PD) may be associated with the… Read More

January 6, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Mind-Body Connection and Stress Part 2

By exploring how stress can rewire the brain's neural architecture, researchers can see how this is being done, understanding allostasis… Read More

January 2, 2020

Functional Neurology: 8 Steps to Improve a Leaky Blood-Brain Barrier

How often do you feel agitated, easily upset, and nervous between meals? How often do you have difficulty concentrating before… Read More

December 17, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: The Hippocampus and Stress

The hippocampus is located in the temporal lobe of the brain. This S-shaped structure can be easily damaged due to… Read More

December 9, 2019

Can The Weather Predict Your Moods?

The weather can affect anyone's mood. Whether people enjoy the colder seasons or the warmer seasons, their moods can change… Read More

November 13, 2019

Understanding Integrative Hormone Testing

 Trouble concentrating, mood swings, headaches, and fatigue could be a common occurrence in one's day to day life.  These symptoms… Read More

October 11, 2019

The Gut-Brain Connection

The gut-brain connection is essential to the body. When either one is feeling disrupted it can cause problems that can… Read More

October 3, 2019

A Deeper Look Into The Neural Zoomer

The Neural Zoomer Plus is a blood test that is designed to test 48 neurological antigens. When testing for these… Read More

September 19, 2019

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