Diets

Diets: The sum of food consumed by any living organism. The word diet is the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management. Food provides people with the necessary energy and nutrients to be healthy. By eating a variety of healthy 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. Having a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control various health problems i.e. types of cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers nutritional examples, as well as, describes the importance of a balanced nutrition throughout this series of articles. Dr. Jimenez emphasizes 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. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900 

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

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

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

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

Diet & Autoimmunity: The Wahls Protocol

Dr. Terry Wahls is the creator and author of the Wahls Protocol. After a personal health battle, she discovered and… Read More

May 15, 2020

Cancer: Holistic Supplements and Lifestyle Changes Post Treatment

After the diagnosis and completion of cancer treatment, many individuals are highly motivated to stay healthy and approach their health… Read More

May 15, 2020