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Health Coaching

Health Coaching involves a mentor and wellness practitioner that supports and helps individuals reach their optimal health and feel their best through a customized food and lifestyle program that meets their unique needs and goals.

Health coaching does not focus on one diet or way of living.

Integrative Nutrition Coaching focuses on:

  • Bio-individuality meaning we’re all different and are unique
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Emotional needs
  • Physical needs

It emphasizes health beyond the plate and wellness through primary food. However, at the core is the idea that there are areas that impact health just as much as food. This means that:

  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Spirituality
  • Physical activity

All contribute to overall well-being.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness.

These professionals work with clients and teach them how to:

  • Detox their bodies
  • Fuel their bodies
  • Maintain their bodies

This leads to individuals becoming the:

  • Healthiest
  • Happiest

That they can be!

Health Coaching offers services in private one-on-one sessions and group coaching.


Metabolic Syndrome Explained | El Paso, Tx (2020)

In the following podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Dr. Mario Ruja, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, discusses what metabolic syndrome is in more depth. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of other health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a person may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome if they have at least three of the following five risk factors, including abdominal obesity of more than 40 inches in men and more than 35 inches in women, fasting blood glucose levels of 100 mg/dL or above, blood pressure of 130/85 mm/Hg or above, blood triglycerides levels of 150 mg/dL or higher, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels of 40 mg/dL or less for men and 50 mg/dL or less for women. Having three or more of these risk factors can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss in more detail how eating a lot of carbohydrates and sugar are ultimately associated with the risk factors of metabolic syndrome. � Podcast Insight

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Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Basal Metabolic Rate BMI & BIA By Dr. Alex Jimenez Chiropractor | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Dr. Alex Jimenez, chiropractor in El Paso, TX, discusses BIA, BMI and basal metabolic rate with staff. Dr. Alex Jimenez, health coach Kenna Vaughn, Astrid Ornelas, Truide Torres, and biochemist Alexander Isaiah Jimenez all take part in a round table podcast discussion of the importance of measuring BMI, BIA, and basal metabolic rate. BMI or body mass index is frequently utilized to determine an individual’s relative weight according to their height. Healthcare professionals commonly utilize BMI, however, BMI may not be accurate for athletes because their body mass according to their height may demonstrate that they have excess weight or obesity utilizing BMI. BIA is the preferred analysis tool used to determine an athlete’s relative weight according to their height. Excess weight and obesity is a well-known risk factor that can ultimately increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, among other health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Dr. Alex Jimenez, health coach Kenna Vaughn, Astrid Ornelas, Truide Torres, and biochemist Alexander Isaiah Jimenez ultimately discuss in further detail how determining an individual’s BIA, BMI, and basal metabolic rate can help promote overall health and wellness as well as support weight loss for the general population and athletes alike. – Podcast Insight

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Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Auto Accident Doctors & Chiropractor Treatments | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Dr. Mario Ruja, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, discuss how chiropractic care can help with personal injuries, especially automobile accidents. Personal injuries can also include work injuries and slip-and-fall injuries. Auto accidents can cause a variety of injuries and underlying conditions, including neck pain, whiplash, back pain, low back pain, and sciatica. Sports injuries can also cause a variety of health issues. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative treatment option that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health issues associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss how spinal adjustments and manual manipulations are commonly utilized to treat neck pain and back pain associated with personal injuries. Whiplash-associated-disorders are the most common types of health issues resulting after an automobile accident. Chiropractic care can carefully restore the original alignment of the spine, treating neck pain and whiplash caused by personal injuries, especially an auto accident. Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Dr. Mario Ruja, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX further discuss how it’s fundamental for people who’ve been involved in a car crash to seek chiropractic care to treat soft tissue injuries that can cause neck pain and back pain. – Podcast Insight

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Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/
Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochiropractor/
Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeuropathyCenter/
Facebook Fitness Center Page: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessathletictraining/

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Three Points of Weight Loss @ PUSH Fitness Center | El Paso, Tx (2020)

In the following podcast video article, Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Daniel (Danny) Alvarado, owner of PUSH Fitness Center in El Paso, TX, discuss the three points of weight loss. Excess weight and obesity are associated with metabolic syndrome and a variety of other health issues. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing diabetes, stroke, and diabetes, among other complications. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how weight loss can be a safe and effective way to improve metabolic syndrome as well as overall health and wellness. Decreasing or eliminating sugar and carbohydrate consumption, increasing the consumption of proteins, �good� fats, and vegetables, as well as engaging and participating in exercise and physical activity can ultimately help promote weight loss to improve metabolic syndrome and a variety of other health issues. Furthermore, Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how they can help people with excess weight and obesity achieve their weight loss goals by encouraging and motivating them through every step of the way. Weight loss is essential for people with metabolic syndrome to achieve overall health and wellness. � Podcast Insight

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Daniel Alvarado & Dr. Alex Jimenez

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Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Metabolic Syndrome | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, among other problems. Central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, and low HDL or good cholesterol levels are the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. Having at least three of the five risk factors may suggest the presence of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Alex Jimenez, Alexander Jimenez, Truide Torres, Kenna Vaughn, and Astrid Ornelas explain the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, in further detail, as they recommend diet and lifestyle modification advice and guidelines, such as the ketogenic diet or the keto diet, as well as demonstrate the biochemical and chemical pathways that the body goes through during ketosis to help people with metabolic syndrome improve their overall health and wellness. From eating good fats and staying hydrated to exercise and better sleep, Dr. Alex Jimenez, Alexander Jimenez, Truide Torres, Kenna Vaughn, and Astrid Ornelas discuss how diet and lifestyle modifications, such as the ketogenic diet or keto diet, can help improve the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome to prevent the risk of developing a variety of other health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. � Podcast Insight

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Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/
Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochiropractor/
Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeuropathyCenter/
Facebook Fitness Center Page: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessathletictraining/

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

PUSH Fitness Podcast 001: What It Is & Why We Are Here | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Everybody has a backstory. It is not easy. We got to PUSH Hard. It is not EASY…Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, talks to Daniel (Danny) Alvarado, owner of the PUSH Fitness Center, about the importance of nutrition, diet, and fitness. Stress is the body’s natural response to any physical, mental, and emotional response. Although too much stress can be harmful, getting the right amount of stress is essential for survival. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how stress is the fundamental basis for inspiration and motivation. The PUSH Fitness Center was first created by Danny to help people achieve their optimal health and wellness goals. Hard-work and pushing towards your goal are essential for every individual. Danny discusses how he chooses to inspire and believe in his athletes in order to help them become the best person they can be. Nutrition, diet, and fitness can help prevent a variety of health issues, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Daniel (Danny) Alvarado demonstrate how stress, inspiration, and motivation in people can support the hard work and the extra “push” they need to improve themselves, achieve their goals, and improve overall health and wellness. – Podcast Insight

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Dr. Alex Jimenez

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Basal Metabolic Index & Bioelectric Impedance Assessment Explained | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, among other problems. Central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, and low HDL are the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. Having at least three of the five risk factors may suggest the presence of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja explain the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, in further detail, as they recommend diet and lifestyle modification advice and guidelines to help people with metabolic syndrome improve their overall health and wellness. From eating fiber and staying hydrated to exercise and better sleep, Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss how diet and lifestyle modifications can help improve the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome to ultimately prevent the risk of developing a variety of other health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. � Podcast Insight

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Dr. Alex Jimenez RN, DC, MSACP, CCST

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Facebook Clinical Page: https://www.facebook.com/dralexjimenez/
Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/
Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochiropractor/
Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeuropathyCenter/
Facebook Fitness Center Page: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessathletictraining/

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Chiropractic Podcasting: Why Chiropractic Works | El Paso, Tx (2020)

In the following podcast video article, Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Dr. Mario Ruja, another chiropractor in El Paso, TX, discuss chiropractic care and why it works. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective, alternative treatment option that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, of injuries and underlying conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractic care is a healthcare profession that has existed for many years throughout many civilizations and it focuses on the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations to carefully restore the original alignment of the spine and the human body as a whole. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja describe how they were first interested in becoming chiropractors, or doctors of chiropractic, as they also describe how they feel when they are able to provide pain relief to their patients. Dr. Jimenez and Dr. Ruja will focus on discussing why chiropractic care works and how it is different from other healthcare professions in the way it helps treat a variety of health issues associated with the spine, from neck pain to low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractic care can help promote overall health and wellness. � Podcast Insight

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Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/
Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochiropractor/
Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeuropathyCenter/
Facebook Fitness Center Page: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessathletictraining/

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMI) & Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) | El Paso, Tx (2020)

Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss basal metabolic rate, BMI, and BIA. Body mass and body fat can be measured in a variety of ways, however, several measurement tools may ultimately be inaccurate for many athletes. According to Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja, calculating an individual�s body mass and body fat utilizing various tools is essential to determine overall health and wellness. BMI uses a person�s height divided by twice their weight. The results may be inaccurate for athletes because their body mass and body fat is different, in terms of weight, compared to the average person. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja demonstrate that BIA, or bioelectrical impedance analysis, and various other tools, such as the DEXA test, the Tanita scale, and the InBody, among others, can help more accurately determine an athlete�s body mass and body fat. Basal metabolic rate, BMI, and BIA is essential for parents that have young athletes as well as for the general population. Healthcare professionals that have these tools available can ultimately help provide individuals with the results they may need to maintain overall health and wellness. – Podcast Insight

If you have enjoyed this video and/or we have helped you in any way
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Dr. Alex Jimenez RN, DC, MSACP, CCST

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Facebook Sports Page: https://www.facebook.com/pushasrx/
Facebook Injuries Page: https://www.facebook.com/elpasochiropractor/
Facebook Neuropathy Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoNeuropathyCenter/
Facebook Fitness Center Page: https://www.facebook.com/PUSHftinessathletictraining/

Yelp: El Paso Rehabilitation Center: http://goo.gl/pwY2n2
Yelp: El Paso Clinical Center: Treatment: https://goo.gl/r2QPuZ

Clinical Testimonies: https://www.dralexjimenez.com/category/testimonies/

Information:
Clinical Site: https://www.dralexjimenez.com
Injury Site: https://personalinjurydoctorgroup.com
Sports Injury Site: https://chiropracticscientist.com
Back Injury Site: https://elpasobackclinic.com
Rehabilitation Center: https://www.pushasrx.com
Functional Medicine: https://wellnessdoctorrx.com
Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.push4fitness.com/team/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dralexjimenez
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crossfitdoctor
The Role Of Nrf2 and Inflammation

The Role Of Nrf2 and Inflammation

If there is one thing we are learning more and more about, it is that everything can be related back to inflammation and what we put inside our bodies. Point blank. The food you consume affects your genetics and your inflammatory response in the body. Headaches, achy joints, and overall fatigue have been directly linked to inflammation.

Inflammation

Inflammation was once thought to just be something that occurs when the body has an infection or we hurt ourselves as the body’s natural response. That fact is still true to this day. However, we now know more. Now, we are able to recognize inflammation occurring inside our organs and down to the cellular level.

Just as you roll your ankle and it becomes inflamed, if you eat the wrong foods your gut becomes inflamed. This can then be traced back to leaky gut and in some cases, autoimmune diseases.

So what can we do about it? What is actually happening in our bodies?

The human body is an amazing machine that we are still finding more about each and every day. Let’s first take a look at where this inflammation is coming from. Inflammation can enter the gut barrier as a toxin, protein, pathogen, LPS, or alcohol.

If our body is continuously exposed to these triggers, it can result in our immune system becoming dysregulated. Now that our body has these triggers, things like allergies, asthma, autoimmunity, and poor immune tolerance and regulation become our bodies new regular.

Amplifying Loop

These triggers then signal something called cytokines. Cytokines are tiny and dance around inside of the cell. These cytokines increase NF-kB activity.

NF-kB is then used to transcribe DNA and express an inflammatory state!

Now, our bodies are promoting inflammation, all because we let the toxins in. What we put into our mouth and our bodies matter. The foods we eat have the ability to provide nutrients to our cells, rather than facilitating in this ongoing inflammatory response chain.

How Do I Regain Control?

Nrf2 is a key protein in the body that has the function of regulating the genome. This helps the body balance gene expressions and the regulation of our genes. Another thing Nrf2 does is upregulate genes that encode antioxidant enzymes and antiinflammatory genes.

Essentially, Nrf2 helps to fight off inflammation and reduce oxidative stress. Nrf2 activity is part of the detoxification system our bodies naturally have. It helps us to not get sick from every single bacteria we come into contact with. However, Nrf2 is a pathway, not a supplement. So now the question becomes, How do we active Nrf2?

From The Kitchen to The Genes

As mentioned earlier, everything can be traced back to the kitchen and what we put into our mouth to nourish our body. A great way to ensure you are feeding your body what it needs is to make a smoothie in the morning. Smoothies can contain so many nutrient-dense foods to aid in Nfr2 activation.

First, start off with flaxseed in the blender. Blend it up so the flax seeds get broken up and open. Next, add in blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, acai berry powder, broccoli sprouts, and almond milk!

By providing your body and your cells with the nourishment they need, they will flourish. In addition to a smoothie, there are supplements that can aid in Nrf2 activation as well. These supplements include curcumin, fish oil, wormwood, and CoQ10.

It’s clear that the “American Diet” has been causing problems for us. The world is so busy and fast-paced that we are not taking the time or giving our bodies the consideration to shop and make nutritious home-cooked meals. We need to increase our vegetables, fruits, fibers, whole grains and decrease the carbs. Everyone has some degree of inflammation in their body, and many of us do not even realize it! I challenge us to give up fast food for an entire month, cut the soda, increase the lemon water and eat at least one salad a day during this month. By increasing our vegetables and creating plates that are more colorful, our bodies will thank us! – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach�

References:
Gordon, Jacob. �Recipes for NRF2 – MyBioHack: Unlock Your Maximum Potential.� MyBioHack, MyBioHack | Unlock Your Maximum Potential, 7 Nov. 2017, mybiohack.com/blog/recipes-for-nrf2.
Gordon, Jacob. �Why NRF2 Activation Can Make You More Sick – MyBioHack: Unlock Your Maximum Potential.� MyBioHack, MyBioHack | Unlock Your Maximum Potential, 2 Feb. 2020, mybiohack.com/blog/nrf2-cirs-sensitivities.
Lawrence, T. �The Nuclear Factor NF-�B Pathway in Inflammation.� Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, vol. 1, no. 6, 2009, doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a001651.
Ma, Qiang. �Role of Nrf2 in Oxidative Stress and Toxicity.� Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, vol. 53, no. 1, 2013, pp. 401�426., doi:10.1146/annurev-pharmtox-011112-140320.

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal,and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at915-850-0900.

Stubborn Weight: Genetics or Diet?

Stubborn Weight: Genetics or Diet?

Today, there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to diet. The information received can be contradicting, confusing, and leave individuals feeling lost. This can often result in giving up on the diet and being left with joint pain, inflammation, discomfort, headaches and more.

The reason why there is more than one diet out there is because the research is always advancing. We have come to realize that everyone’s body reacts to different food sources and diets differently.

Genetic Code

As more and more research is being done, the more we are realizing how the genetic factor of individual cells directly correlate to a patient’s weight, diet, and changes as they age. For years, as one would get older and start gaining weight, we would attribute it to age. Although age is a factor, what we are finding now is that the genes are actually changing as we age and that is what creates this weight gain.

Sure enough, there are also genes that will tell us if you are susceptible to snacking. These genes can detect if you have a predisposition for heightened snacking or satiety. Satiety is the feeling of fullness after a meal. If you have reduced satiety, you tend to snack more because you do not feel as full after the meals you eat.

Getting your genes tested will allow the treatment plans created to be more personal and more geared to see results! Believe it or not, your genes can tell us if you are genetically prone to obesity,� if you have weight loss resistance when it comes to carbohydrates, and how your body responds to exercise! Using the genes, we can see how many hours per week you will need for weight loss or to maintain your current weight.

Proven Methods

The best option is to know your genes so the diet plan can be geared more towards you directly. However, if that is not a possibility right away, there has been one diet that has been proven time and time again to work for almost everyone. This diet is referred to as the Ketogenic Diet.

In simple terms, the ketogenic diet is a low carb, high-fat diet. This diet works by sending the body into a state of ketosis which burns fat as fuel.

Research shows that those using a ketogenic diet demonstrated a higher percentage of weight loss and kept the weight off longer when compared to those who did a low-fat diet.

Available Resources

Considering the fact that there is misinformation about diets out there, proper education is going to be the key. As someone who has gone through dietary changes myself and figuring out what works best with my body with type 1 diabetes for optimal health, the right team is what made me successful.

Surround yourself with those who are continuously educating themselves and have a system in place. For example, we make sure our patients get one on one time with the doctor and a health coach. From here, the health coach and patient become connected through a virtual database allowing the patient’s food, weight, supplements, hydration, BMI, BIA, and activity to be tracked by the health coach. The health coach can then instant message or video chat the patient throughout the week to ensure they are staying on track, staying motivated, and answer any questions they may have!

Do not be left confused over diets anymore! Remember that your genetic code holds the key to the right diet for you.

The right diet has the ability to make individuals see the results they have been waiting for. It all comes down to the genes. As mentioned, genes change over time but they hold the code. If you are someone who has struggled with diets, feeling good, or are stuck at a certain weight, I highly recommend getting tested! The information you gain from this is so beneficial! I have seen the results first hand, and they are eye-opening. They let you know if you have the genetics that will hold onto fat. This knowledge can help us prevent health issues such as metabolic syndrome! – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach�

Dr. Alex Jimenez�s Blog Post DisclaimerThe scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

 

REFERENCES
Bueno, Nassib Bezerra, et al. �Very-Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet v. Low-Fat Diet for Long-Term Weight Loss: a Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials.� British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 110, no. 7, 2013, pp. 1178�1187., doi:10.1017/s0007114513000548.

 

Metabolic Syndrome: Home Solutions

Metabolic Syndrome: Home Solutions

Metabolic Syndrome affects many people. In fact, more than a quarter of the United States has it! Metabolic Syndrome is not a disease, but instead a cluster of disorders. These disorders on their own are not necessarily alarming but when you have more than one, the body starts to feel the repercussions.

Symptoms

Those with metabolic syndrome often suffer from frequent headaches, inflammation, nausea, fatigue, joint pain, and many more. On top of these symptoms, metabolic syndrome can put individuals at a higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity, Sleep Apnea, and Kidney Disease.

Risk Factors

Individuals who have an “apple or pear” body shape, are at an increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome. There are no “obvious” signs of metabolic syndrome, but rather one with metabolic syndrome has 3/5 of these risk factors.

  • A fasting blood glucose level of 100 mg/DL
  • High Blood Pressure, measuring 130/85
  • High Triglycerides
  • Low HDL (Good Cholesterol)� measuring <40mg/DL Men & <50mg/DL Women
  • Excess Waist Fat (>40in Men & >35in Women)

What Can You Do About It?

Of course, no one wants to be left feeling sick and stranded. There are ways to help prevent metabolic syndrome at home. Below there are five tips for each risk factor and how to prevent/reduce your symptoms.

A Fasting Blood Glucose Level Of 100 mg/DL

  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Increase Fiber
  • Control Portions
  • Set “Carb Goals”
  • Choose complex carbs over simple carbs

High Blood Pressure, measuring 130/85

  • Reduce Sodium
  • Lower caffeine
  • DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
  • Boost Potassium
  • Read Food labels

High Triglycerides

  • Limit sugar intake
  • Increase fiber
  • Establish a regular eating pattern
  • Eat more “tree nuts” ( almonds, cashews, pecans)
  • Switch to unsaturated fats

Low HDL ( Good Cholesterol) measuring <40mg/DL Men & <50mg/DL Women

  • Reduce Alcohol
  • Do not smoke
  • Choose better fats
  • Purple Produce (antioxidants to help inflammation)
  • Increase fish consumption

Excess Waist Fat >40 in Men & >35 in Women

  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Exercise Daily
  • Walk after dinner
  • Grocery Shop without Aisles
  • Increase in Water Consumption

Solutions

Aside from doing these tricks and tips at home, a doctor or health coach will be able to further assist one in healing. The main goal is to take these symptoms and disorders and correct them before they become a full-blown diagnosis.

Rather than just running a basic blood panel, they now have tests that allow us to see multiple different levels and numbers. these elaborate blood tests provide great insight to allow us to see the full picture. By completing these labs, it allows the doctor to evaluate the patients better and provide a more specific treatment plan.

In addition to detailed lab work, there are all-natural supplements that have been shown to help improve these symptoms along with proper diet and exercise. Some of these supplements include Vitamin D, Berberine, and Ashwagandha.

On top of these things, there is also an app that is available to download. This app is called, “Dr. J Today”. This app connects you directly to our clinic and allows us to monitor your diet, supplements, activity, BMI, water weight, muscle mass, and more! This app also gives you a direct portal to message Dr.Jimenez or myself.

As stated before, our main goal is to help you decrease your symptoms before they turn into a full-blown diagnosis. One thing we want to surround our patients with is knowledge and a team atmosphere. With the right team, anything is possible and better health is more attainable than you think!

Having Type 1 Diabetes, I have experienced metabolic syndrome before. It is one of my least favorite feelings that exist. I want our patients to know that they do not have to feel that way and there are treatment plans that can help! I will help to create a personalized plan that is tailed to you, so success is the only option. – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach�

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

References:
Mayo Clinic Staff. �Metabolic Syndrome.� Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 14 Mar. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916.
Sherling, Dawn Harris, et al. �Metabolic Syndrome.� Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 22, no. 4, 2017, pp. 365�367., doi:10.1177/1074248416686187.

The Benefits Of Elderberry

The Benefits Of Elderberry

Elderberry is an ancient plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In today’s world of medicine, Elderberry is most commonly used to treat cold and flu symptoms. However, Elderberry can also help to reduce headaches, inflammation, and even sciatica.

What Is Elderberry?

Elderberry is a genus of flowering plants. The most common is a tree. All parts of the tree can be consumed and used for health benefits. The flowers are typically white or cream-colored and can be eaten raw or cooked.

The berries have a tendency to be tart and are safest to consume when cooked. The tree bark has also been used as a diuretic.

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Do You Have These Symptoms?

  • Inflammation?
  • Shaky, agitated, have tremors?
  • Suffering from flu and cold-like symptoms?
  • Abdominal swelling?
  • Immune problems?

How Can EdlerBerry Help?

Not feeling well is one of every individual’s least favorite things. It can range from coming down with a cold or flu, inflammation, or simply just a headache. All in all, when one these strikes, the first questions we ask ourselves is, “What I can take to relieve this?”.

Elderberries have been used to give the body extra immunity due to their health-promoting properties. Just like any other berry, Elderberries are high in antioxidants. The antioxidant properties Elderberry contains is what gives it most of its power.

Humans develop oxidative stress, and when the oxidative stress levels become elevated, the chances for developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes increase. Elderberry can help to reduce the levels of oxidative stress in the body.

Another great quality of Elderberries’ antioxidant power is the reduction of inflammation. There was a study done that showed after consumption of elderberry juice, the inflammation and oxidative tissue damage became reduced.

In addition to their high antioxidant value, they contain 60% of the daily recommended intake for Vitamin C.

Elderberry also contains polyphenols, which have been shown to help increase white blood cell count, thus supporting the immune system!

Benefits

There are many products that contain Elderberry to help individuals suffering from headaches, inflammation, and cold and flu symptoms. The company Xymogen makes products that are all-natural, vegan, and free of dairy, soy, and wheat. They have a product containing Elderberry that when taken at the first sign of a cold, can help reduce symptoms and the length of the cold. We are happy to have this amazing product and to be able to provide it to patients.

In total, Elderberries are an all-natural way to overcome not only the cold and flu season but to boose immunity all around. They can also be taken as a preventative measure to help with inflammation.

Elderberry is a great product! It is more of a holistic product and can be used to help patients feel better and recover from inflammation as well as cold and flu symptoms faster.� I personally love the fact that is all-natural because the fewer chemicals that enter the body the better.� In addition to it being all-natural, I also give elderberry to my young son to help him through cold and flu season and love the fact that I know the ingredients his medicine contains is not harmful. – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach�

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.�

References:
�Elderberries, Raw Nutrition Facts & Calories.� Nutrition Data Know What You Eat., nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1883/2.
Jimenez, Alex. �Why The Immune System Needs Elderberry.� El Paso, TX Doctor Of Chiropractic, 21 Dec. 2019, www.dralexjimenez.com/why-the-immune-system-needs-elderberry/.
Mandl, Elise. �Elderberry: Benefits and Dangers.� Healthline, 8 Mar. 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/elderberry.
Tiralongo, Evelin, et al. �Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.� Nutrients, MDPI, 24 Mar. 2016, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848651/.

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is caused by having more than one condition. Metabolic syndrome often leaves individuals with headaches, joint pain, fatigue, and more! Metabolic syndrome is an epidemic all over the world, but in the US, we are seeing this condition all too often.

 

Metabolic Syndrome can be defined as having two or more of the conditions listed below:

 

  • Women with abdominal fat or a waistline greater than 35
  • Men with abdominal fat or a waistline greater than 40
  • Individuals with high blood pressure ( 130/85 or higher)
  • Patients with triglycerides higher than 150
  • A fasting glucose of 100 or greater
  • Low HDL ( good cholesterol ) less than 40 in men and 50 for women

 

These symptoms are often associated with inflammation. Many people believe inflammation is just something that occurs in the joints and on the skin, but inflammation can occur to the organs inside the body and create havoc.

 

Metabolic syndrome does not target a specific population but can affect anyone who has an overlap of the factors listed above. Those who have an “apple” or “pear” body shape, are likely to have higher abdominal fat, and therefore are more at risk.

 

apple and pear body shape

 

As individuals age, their chances of developing metabolic syndrome increases. On top of age, previously having or having a history of diabetes in one’s family also increases their risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

 

Speaking from personal experience, and having Type 1 Diabetes myself, I can say that metabolic syndrome really takes a toll on one’s body. With experiencing these symptoms first hand, it can leave your body feeling exhausted. When the blood glucose level in the body rises, it causes the blood to become thick due to the excess sugar in the blood. This then causes the heart to work harder and raise the body’s blood pressure due to the effort needed to pump. From here, the body responds with a hard and heavy headache, nausea, occasional vomiting, increased thirst, increased urination, and blurred vision. Recovering from a day of high blood sugars can leave you feeling defeated and similar to feeling like you are recovering from the flu.

 

One of the things that occur within the body when an individual has metabolic syndrome is their insulin sensitivity decreases. Insulin is the hormone produced that helps to turn the food you eat into fuel for the body or store it as fat. When the insulin sensitivity becomes decreased, it means not enough glucose in the body is being absorbed.� Leading to high blood glucose levels and increases the risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

 

For those who are suffering from metabolic syndrome, or have one or more of the above risk factors there are ways to take charge. The benefits of taking charge and preventing metabolic syndrome from getting worse or returning means getting back the energy you thought was lost. By decreasing your symptoms and increasing your energy, you could be feeling better than you remembered.

 

The best diet to quickly gain control of blood sugars and raise HDL is the ketogenic diet. This diet works by eating low carb, high-fat foods. In turn, this makes the body burn fat as fuel rather than carbohydrates. It starts by burning the fat around the pancreas and liver and then starts to burn the intramuscular fat ( excess abdominal weight ). By eliminating most carbs and increasing water intake, individuals can see a decrease in depression, brain fog, their risk of stroke, and blood pressure. All while seeing an increase in sleep and energy.

 

One of the best ways to reach your goals and stay healthy is to work with a team who understands them and is willing to educate you. We provide 1:1 coaching, scales to track weight that also reports the water weight and BMI of the individual, wrist bands to track caloric activity, and education. The education will help you understand why you are following a specific diet or food guidelines, how that food is breaking down to help you, and what foods to avoid. We will never leave a patient confused or with unanswered questions.

 

Speaking from personal experience, it is best to get a handle on these symptoms before they cause permanent damage. There are ways and things to do to help reduce your risk. I highly recommend seeing us, or a local doctor to start to build your plan. We can create personalized plans that will help you reach your goals, lower your risk, and work with your lifestyle. Take it from me, you do not want to be stuck feeling the side effects metabolic syndrome comes with.� -Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach

 

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

 

References:
Mayo Clinic Staff. �Metabolic Syndrome.� Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 14 Mar. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916.
Sherling, Dawn Harris, et al. �Metabolic Syndrome.� Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 22, no. 4, 2017, pp. 365�367., doi:10.1177/1074248416686187.

Super Foods For A Super Gut

Super Foods For A Super Gut

Gut health is more important than most realize. The gut has been connected to multiple symptoms including but not limited to; joint pain, inflammation, headaches, digestive problems, and even brain fog.

Due to the American Diet, gut health has been lacking. We are seeing an increase in starches consumed rather than fermented foods and dark leafy greens. There are certain foods that many people refer to as “Super Foods”. Within this group, there are Super Foods for your gut! These foods will help to optimize gut health and can even help in gut repair.

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are great as they support a healthy microbiome. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microorganisms. The microbiome consists of good and bad bacteria, including the organisms that make up probiotics.

Some of the best fermented foods that help support these bacterias are Kefir, yogurt, and sauerkraut. Kefir has about 27.7 billion colony forming units per one cup. These foods help to collect bacteria, yeast, and viruses that not only live in your gut but also on your skin!

Healthy Fats

Healthy fats are important to have in the diet. They ensure the body is getting Omega-3s which are polyunsaturated fats. These fats help the brain and nervous system function properly. They also reduce inflammation in the body caused by a leaky gut and can help lower cholesterol.� Two great examples of healthy fats that fall into the superfood category are avocados and salmon.

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens provide an immense amount of nutrients to the body and the gut. Not only are these low in calories and carbohydrates, but they contain essential minerals and vitamins. These foods contain fiber, folate, vitamins K and C, and minerals like iron and calcium. These foods will help to heal and seal the gut. Some great superfoods that fall under this category are kale and seaweed.

It can be hard to get enough dark leafy greens into your diet. A great way to do this is to mix them into a smoothie in the morning! It can add a refreshing taste as well as provide your body with another serving of nutrients!

There are so many foods one can eat to help boost their gut health. The Gut is often overlooked as many people are not fully aware of how much control it has over the body. By increasing or adding some of these foods into your diet daily, the healthy bacteria in your gut will become more nourished.

Increasing fiber, healthy fats, dark leafy greens, and fermented foods will not only provide your gut with healthy bacteria, but it will also keep the bacteria in the gut “full” and not die off from lack of nutrition. Another word for this is prebiotics. Essentially, the food that feeds the probiotics. In addition to these foods, a probiotic supplement will also aid in optimal gut health. Gut health is so important and should never be overlooked. It’s never too late to start paying attention to your gut! – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.�

References:
Hill, Ansley. �16 Superfoods That Are Worthy of the Title.� Healthline, 9 July 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/true-superfoods.
Lee, Linda. �5 Foods to Improve Your Digestion.� Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2019, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/5-foods-to-improve-your-digestion.
Link, Rachael. �8 Fermented Foods to Boost Digestion and Health.� Healthline, 18 Oct. 2017, www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-fermented-foods.