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Supplements

Supplements: What is more fundamental to our existence than diet and nutrition? Most of us eat at least three times a day. This creates a cumulative effect, as to either our diet help fuel our body or it harms it. Bad nutrition, diet, and obesity can lead to conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic pain. Having knowledge about dietary supplements such as, vitamins along with proper nutritional balance, and effective techniques to shed weight can help those striving to change in their new healthy life. A dietary supplement is used to provide nutrients in order to increase the quantity of their consumption, or to provide non-nutrient chemicals which are claimed to have a biological/beneficial effects. Dietary supplements come in all shapes and sizes. There are capsules, drinks, energy bars, powders and traditional tablets. The most popular are calcium, iron, vitamins D and E, herbs like echinacea and garlic and specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900 

Understanding Inflammation & Immune Dysfunction Part 2

Inflammation is the human body’s natural response to protect itself against injury, infection, and illness. Trauma, exposure to foods (poor… Read More

October 22, 2020

Functional Medicine: Banishing Cancer – Support the Body Naturally | Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0lUQJAoris Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, CEO and Chairman of PERQUE began planting the seeds of his vision when he first… Read More

August 6, 2020

Podcast: Personalized Medicine Genetics & Micronutrients

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIwGz-A-HO4[/embedyt]   PODCAST: Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Marius Ruja discuss the importance of personalized medicine genetics and micronutrients… Read More

July 6, 2020

Health & Wellness: Vitamin Metabolism

Vitamins are essential to the body as they are responsible for carrying out important biochemical pathways. Vitamins also play a… Read More

July 1, 2020

Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?

Our brain is constantly working to help us make decisions, speak, read, and perform many other important functions. It’s also… Read More

June 12, 2020

CoQ10: An Essential Supplement

One of the most important nutrients in the body is Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 is involved in the electron transport… Read More

June 11, 2020

The Importance of Folate and Folic Acid

Folate is a B vitamin naturally found in a variety of foods. The body can’t produce folate, that’s why it’s… Read More

June 11, 2020

Is Fructose Bad for Your Health?

Fructose is one of the main components of added sugar. It is a simple type of sugar that makes up… Read More

June 10, 2020

What is Folate Metabolism?

Folate, and its synthetic form folic acid, is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays a fundamental role in a variety… Read More

June 9, 2020

Excess Sugar and Chronic Inflammation

Our diet can significantly affect inflammation in our bodies. Several foods can increase inflammation while other foods can reduce inflammation.… Read More

June 8, 2020

MTHFR Gene Mutation and Health

The MTHFR or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene is well-known due to a genetic mutation that may cause high homocysteine levels and… Read More

June 5, 2020

Good Calories vs Bad Calories Overview

Calories are defined as a measurement of the energy our body produces from the foods we eat. However, not all… Read More

June 4, 2020

The Connection Between Nutrition & the Epigenome

Nutrition is considered to be one of the most well-understood environmental factors associated with changes in the epigenome. Nutrients in… Read More

June 3, 2020

Natural Ways to Improve Insulin Resistance

Insulin is an essential hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. It is naturally produced in the pancreas and helps move… Read More

June 3, 2020

Nutrigenomics and Traits Between Generations

Researchers are trying to understand how nutrigenomics can affect a person’s health. Studies have shown that epigenetics increases the risk… Read More

June 1, 2020

How Epigenetics Affects Personalized Nutrition

Healthcare professionals commonly give nutritional recommendations based on an entire population, only sometimes changing these according to age, sex, and… Read More

May 28, 2020

Dietary and Herbal Supplements for Back Pain El Paso, Texas

Be sure to talk with your provider before taking or combining dietary and herbal supplements with prescription meds or over… Read More

May 12, 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

Vitamin B Deficiency Along With Metformin

Part of understanding the holistic approach to repairing chronic health disorders is researching and learning about the traditional ways to… Read More

April 30, 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

Beta-Glucan: The Modulator of Immune Health

β-glucan can be found in mushrooms and a variety of other foods like seaweed and oats. This compound can help… Read More

April 28, 2020

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