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Functional Medicine Explained

Gut Health

Gut Health: The health of an individual’s gut determines what nutrients are absorbed along with what toxins, allergens and microbes are kept out. It is directly linked to the health of the whole body. Intestinal health could be defined as optimal digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food.  But this is a job that depends on many other factors. More than 100 million Americans have digestive problems. Two of the top selling drugs in America are for digestive problems, and they run in the billions. There are more than 200 over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for digestive disorders. And these can and do create additional digestive problems.

If an individual’s digestion is not working properly, first thing is to understand what is sending the gut out-of-balance in the first place.

Low-fiber, high-sugar, processed, nutrient-poor, high-calorie diet, causes all the wrong bacteria and yeast to grow in the gut and damages the delicate ecosystem in your intestines.

Overuse of medications that damage the gut or block normal digestive function, i.e. acid blockers (Prilosec, Nexium, etc.), anti-inflammatory medication (aspirin, Advil, and Aleve), antibiotics, steroids and hormones.

Undetected gluten intolerance, celiac disease or low-grade food allergies to foods such as dairy, eggs, or corn.

Chronic low-grade infections or gut imbalances with overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, yeast overgrowth, parasites.

Toxins like mercury and mold toxins damage the gut.

Lack of adequate digestive enzyme function, from acid-blocking medications or zinc deficiency.

Stress can alter the gut’s nervous system, cause leaky gut, and change the normal bacteria.

Visits for intestinal disorders are among the most common trips to primary care doctors. Most, which also includes most doctors, do not recognize or know that digestive problems wreak havoc in the entire body. This leads to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more.

Having proper gut health is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to everything that happens in the body. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

Intestinal Permeability and Disease

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November 27, 2020

Testing for Wheat Sensitivities

Gluten related diseases are a global phenomenon. The numbers are outstanding; 10% of the global population reports having wheat sensitivity,… Read More

November 27, 2020

Screening Technology in Gut Imbalances

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November 25, 2020

Food Allergy

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November 14, 2020

Benefits of the Elimination Diet

The food that we eat has an impactful effect on our health. Sometimes symptoms like depression, eczema, mood swings, headaches,… Read More

November 12, 2020

Chiropractic Alignment Can Help With Acid Reflux and Digestive Problems

Acid reflux is a common digestive problem. It happens when the stomach acid flows back into the esophagus or food… Read More

October 28, 2020

“Leaky Gut” – What Does It Really Mean?

Leaky gut is becoming more prevalent as practitioners are understanding the severity of this health condition. Leaky gut has more… Read More

May 5, 2020

Safe to Eat Lectins & Harmful Lectins to Avoid

Grains, legumes, and beans, such as kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, soybeans, and lentils, have high amounts of lectins.… Read More

May 4, 2020

Thyme To Heal The Body

It is truly amazing that this herb can have purifying effects on the body and even enhance the flavors of… Read More

May 1, 2020

7 Fiber-Rich Foods for The Body

Studies have shown that most Americans are still falling short by taking the recommended amount for daily fiber intake. Read More

May 1, 2020

Are Lectins Good or Bad for Your Health?

Lectins found in plant-sources are a defense mechanism that can trigger a negative response in humans because they can attach… Read More

April 30, 2020

The Critical Link To Crohn’s Disease and The Gut

Inflammation, intestinal permeability, and other harmful factors can cause the gut not to work properly. It can cause many problems… Read More

April 29, 2020

A Hidden Source of Joint Pain, Gut Imbalances, and Thyroid Problems

Curated by Dr. Alexander Jimenez Lectins can be a common and hidden source of health problems and weight gain, even… Read More

April 28, 2020

The Amazing Benefits That Aloe Vera Has

Aloe vera can help the body's gut system by making sure that no disruption and inflammation can affect the intestinal… Read More

March 15, 2020

Bifidobacteria and The Gut System

When the body is dealing with inflammation or having stomach issues, then the bifidobacterial genus will be affected as well.… Read More

March 2, 2020

Arabinogalactan The Immune and Gut Enhancer

There are many beneficial properties that larch arabinogalactan can provide as this supplement can help stimulate the body's immune system… Read More

February 28, 2020

Spore-Based Probiotics and The Gut

By consuming spore-based probiotics, the gut can benefit these probiotics since the spore probiotics can aggressively attack the bacterial pathogens… Read More

February 25, 2020

Vitamin D and The Gut Connection

Vitamin D is essential to the body since it not only promotes healthy teeth and healthy bones, but it can… Read More

February 20, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Mercury and Autoimmune Connection

Also known as quicksilver, mercury is a liquid metal and is a naturally occurring element that is found outside in… Read More

February 10, 2020

Amazing Probiotic And Prebiotic Function For Your Body

With scientific research, media, and works of literature, finding information about how probiotics and prebiotics play a tremendous role in… Read More

February 3, 2020

Zinc’s Functional Role In The Body

Zinc is highly crucial in the immune system because when the immune system is deficient, it can cause a development… Read More

January 30, 2020
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