Gastro Intestinal Health

Gastro Intestinal Health: The gastrointestinal or (GI) tract does more than digest food. It contributes to various body systems and functions. Dr. Jimenez takes a look at procedures that have been created to help support the GI tract’s health and function, as well as promote microbial balance. Research shows that 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have some type of stomach or intestinal problem that is so severe that it interferes with the person’s daily activities and lifestyle. Intestinal or digestion problems are referred to as Gastrointestinal (or GI) Disorders. The goal is to achieve digestive wellness. When an optimally working digestive system is on track, an individual is said to be in good health. The GI tract protects the body by detoxifying various toxins and participating in the immunological processes or when the body’s immune system interacts with antibodies and antigens. This combined with supporting the digestion and absorption of nutrients from an individual’s diet. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

A Natural Way To Treat Inflammation | El Paso, TX (2021)

https://youtu.be/lveuOLqAmKE Introduction In today's podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez, Health Coach Kenna Vaughn, and Astrid Ornelas discuss a variety of natural… Read More

November 5, 2021

Photobiomics and Gut Health: Part 2 | El Paso, TX (2021)

Introduction   The previous article talked about how photobiomodulation or low laser therapy can help improve the gut microbiome. Today's… Read More

November 3, 2021

Photobiomics and Gut Health: Part 1 | El Paso, TX (2021)

Introduction The body has a variety of functions that work simultaneously to make sure that it's working correctly. From the… Read More

November 2, 2021

Gastrointestinal Stress and Digestion

Gastrointestinal stress and digestion issues/problems have become a familiar experience for many individuals. Gastrointestinal issues include: Dyspepsia or indigestion  Bloating… Read More

November 1, 2021

Debunking The Stool Test | El Paso,TX (2021)

https://youtu.be/kRC5-GsWVtY Introduction On today’s podcast Dr. Jimenez DC, health coaches Adriana Caceres and Faith Arciniaga, and nutritionist Ana Paola Rodríguez… Read More

November 1, 2021

The Integrative use of Herbal Therapy for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: The Functional Medicine Approach

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) has a prevalence of 56% among patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Over the years, this… Read More

October 31, 2021

Blood Pressure and Gut Microbiota: What we know.

The connection between our modifiable life factors and the risk of developing diseases has been extensively reported. Indeed, our eating… Read More

October 18, 2021

Urolithin A vs. Osteoarthritis

Degenerative diseases, specifically those that affect joints and muscle, produce detrimental effects on movement, agility, strength, and quality of life.… Read More

July 7, 2021

The Ancestral Link Between the Microbiome and Mitochondria

It is not news that mitochondria are not the ONLY powerhouses of our body. Indeed, our gut microbiome can metabolize… Read More

July 1, 2021

Ellagitannins: Gut-Derived Metabolites and their Thermogenic Effects

Gut microbiota has a wide variety of metabolic activities. I would like to rephrase that, more than activities, they are… Read More

June 30, 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

Microbial Syntrophy and Gastrointestinal and Anti-inflammatory Benefits

The interaction between beneficial bacteria and the host is called symbiosis. Furthermore, symbiosis depends on multiple factors such as microbial… Read More

June 10, 2021

The Orthomolecular Function of Akkermansia Municiphila.

The beneficial effects of using probiotics in our diets or supplementation have been studied in the last years. Indeed, these… Read More

June 8, 2021

Oregano Extract: its Applications in Orthomolecular Medicine

The main focus of orthomolecular medicine is to treat the leading cause of the condition. Detecting the root cause is… Read More

June 7, 2021

Detecting and Treating Histamine Intolerance (HIT).

Histamine is closely related to allergies and immune responses. Certainly, histamine's involvement in common allergies is the main reason why… Read More

June 4, 2021

Treating SIBO and IBS with the 5R’s Framework

Gastrointestinal issues are one of the main reasons why patients come into a doctor's office. Certainly, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)… Read More

June 1, 2021

How to Boost Tight Junction Integrity Through Nutrition?

Tight Junctions (TJ) comprise different proteins that bind to the actin cytoskeleton to provide barrier integrity to our gut lining.… Read More

March 8, 2021

Tight Junctions: Defective Intestinal Barrier and Pathological Conditions

Our main interaction with food, pathogens, and inflammatory signals is made through our intestinal barrier. Indeed, our gut epithelium is… Read More

March 5, 2021

How Barrier Tissues Protect Us Against Pathogens

Innate and adaptive immunity responses often take the spotlight regarding the defense and protection against pathogens. Nevertheless, barrier tissues have… Read More

March 1, 2021

Exercise + Healthy Microbiome = Lower Cardiometabolic Risk

A healthy microbiota is considered to have rich biodiversity and functions symbiotically with its host to promote wellness. However, dysbiosis… Read More

February 22, 2021

Polyphenolic Modulation of Gut Microbiome and Cardiometabolic Disease

Insulin resistance is a problem that is strongly associated with obesity due to excess body fat and diabetes. However, growing… Read More

February 12, 2021

Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What is it? How to treat it? We all have gastrointestinal disturbances, some of them can be mild, and other… Read More

November 14, 2020