Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness: Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of foods, including good quality vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and lean meats, the body can replenish itself with the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals, and water. Healthy eating does not have to be hard. The key is to eat a variety of foods, which include vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains. Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products and drink lots of water. Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat. Saturated fats usually come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples as well as describes the importance of a balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles, emphasizing how a proper diet combined with physical activity can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, and ultimately promote overall health and wellness.

 

LIVE PODCAST with LIZETTE ORTIZ

Join Dr. Alexander Jimenez, Health Coach Kenna Vaughn, and Personal Trainer Lizette Ortiz to discuss healthy substitutions for homemade favorites!… Read More

July 2, 2020

LIVE podcast with Bridget Swinney, MS, RD, LD and Melissa Romano, RDN

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 23, 2020 01:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Topic: Live… Read More

July 2, 2020

LIVE podcast with local research UTEP team

Join us for a LIVE podcast with a local research team from UTEP to discuss leg length discrepancies and lower… Read More

July 2, 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

Health & Wellness: Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin resistance is directly related to many chronic health conditions. As the research continues to evolve, we see blood sugar… Read More

June 29, 2020

Health & Wellness: Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress represents an imbalance in the body. This imbalance is between reactive oxygen species (free radicals)  and our body’s… Read More

June 24, 2020

What is Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)?: An Overview

Degenerative Disc Disease is a general term for a condition in which the damaged intervertebral disc causes chronic pain, which… Read More

June 23, 2020

Health & Wellness: Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is an ongoing problem that many are not even aware of. Internal inflammation puts constant stress on your… Read More

June 23, 2020

Understanding HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Infections can happen to any individual given specific circumstances, however, infections occurring in HIV/AIDS patients are more commonly referred to… Read More

June 22, 2020

Gluten Sensitivities & Our Genes

Many have heard of celiac disease, but non-celiac gluten sensitivity, not so much. However, this condition is rising and extremely… Read More

June 18, 2020

Health & Wellness: Detoxification

Health & Wellness Detoxification is essential in the human body. As we create energy, there are waste products produced. Properly… Read More

June 18, 2020

What is Crohn’s Disease? An Overview

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBDs are health issues that affect the digestive tract by causing inflammation… Read More

June 18, 2020

Health & Wellness: DNA Methylation

DNA Methylation  DNA methylation is a very important factor in our biochemical pathways. Methylation uses a process of donating methyl… Read More

June 17, 2020

Osteoporosis & Gut Health

There are over one million osteoporosis-related fractures per year. In fact, with a hip fracture, the percentage of an individual’s… Read More

June 17, 2020