Category: Nutrition and Wellness

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Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Dr. Jimenez presents commentary on obesity and newly reported childhood depression link.

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As if it isn’t tough enough being an overweight kid, a new study shows it could have long-lasting repercussions for psychological health, too.

When compared with normal-weight kids who become overweight adults, overweight or obese youth in the study faced three times the risk of depression in adulthood, the research found.

And, that risk was more than four times greater if they were overweight or obese in both childhood and adulthood, the investigators reported.

The study doesn’t prove that obesity causes depression. But the finding confirms earlier reports of an increased depression risk in young people who are obese, the study authors said.

“Overweight children do have a higher risk of developing major depressive disorder over their lifetime compared to normal-weight children,” said study author Deborah Gibson-Smith.

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How You Can Build Muscle Fast

PUSH-as-Rx ® fitness facility owner and exercise physiologist Daniel Alvarado gives insight into building muscle.

Inability to grow muscles may be associated with poor diet and appropriate exercise. Adequate calories and protein are needed to build muscle.

There are a variety of body types than others and many people lose weight easier than others and a number of people put on weight simpler.

For along with doing weight training exercise those who are looking to pack on some muscle, after the correct eating system is crucial.

Here are the best tips on how to build muscle quickly if you’re planning to gain weight and muscle naturally.

Top Foods to Build Muscle Fast

Here are the best foods to add in a muscle development program:

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The Ketogenic Diet & Athletes: An Interview With Ben Greenfield

Conventional knowledge wants us to believe that athletes must eat a high carb diet in order to function at optimum levels. While many people believe this, nothing could be further from the truth. Ben Greenfield conducted extensive tests on himself to prove that it is possible to be a fat burning athlete, and that being a high carb athlete should be a thing of the past.

Ben’s analysis was very detailed and impressive: he had blood work, biopsies, urine and stool samples taken before the study began. He then walked on the treadmill for three hours and retook the blood work, biopsies the urine, and the stool samples, then analyzed the data. The study was called The Faster Study, and the data is available via PDF for those interested in looking at his findings and Ben’s write-up on the experience can be found here.

 

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Bernadette Banda | Patient | PUSH-as-Rx ®

Bernadette Banda’s fitness journey begins with her ambition to become healthier and lose weight. She was introduced to CrossFit at Push-as-Rx ® and it was her first encounter with the trainers that kept her motivated. Inspired to continue training at Push as Rx, Banda shares her uplifting story for others to find the encouragement to pursue a healthier lifestyle like she did. Bernadette Banda displays her greatest gratitude for the opportunity she was given to improve her life at Push as Rx.

 

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PUSH-as-Rx ®™ is leading the field with laser focus supporting our youth sport programs. The PUSH-as-Rx ®™ System is a sport specific athletic program designed by a strength-agility coach and physiology doctor with a combined 40 years of experience working with extreme athletes. At its core, the program is the multidisciplinary study of reactive agility, body mechanics and extreme motion dynamics. Through continuous and de

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Jacqulyn Rivera | Client | PUSH-as-Rx ®

Jacqulyn Rivera was looking for a challenge when she found Push-as-Rx ®™, and with the range of intense Cross Fit exercises available, she immediately fell in love. Jacqulyn wanted to be healthy, to look and feel good and Push as Rx helped her develop a different outlook on fitness. Jacqulyn enjoys how the trainers focus on working with everyone in order to meet each individual’s required goals.

 

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PUSH-as-Rx ®™ is leading the field with laser focus supporting our youth sport programs.  The PUSH-as-Rx ®™ System is a sport specific athletic program designed by a strength-agility coach and physiology doctor with a combined 40 years of experience working with extreme athletes. At its core, the program is the multidisciplinary study of reactive agility, body mechanics and extreme motion dynamics. Through contin

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Obesity Quadruples Kids Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez looks at obesity in children and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

Close To 13 Million American Children & Teens Are Obese

And new research shows they may be four times more likely than kids with a healthy weight to develop type 2 diabetes by age 25.

Between 2002 and 2005, there were 3,600 cases a year of type 2 diabetes among U.S. kids and teens, according to the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures report. A large study of British children produced similar results, the researchers noted.

“As the prevalence of obesity and being overweight has rapidly risen, an increasing number of children and young adults have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom since the early 1990s,” said study co-author Ali Abbasi, a research fellow at King’s College London.

For the study, published April 25 in the Jou

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Mediterranean Diet: Statins & Stroke Prevention

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez investigates the mediterranean diet, and what it can do for people taking statins for heart attacks and strokes.

Q: How Does The Mediterranean Diet Stack Up Against Statins In Preventing Heart Attacks & Strokes?

A: Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet and statins can be effective in helping to lower the risk of potentially fatal complications of heart disease. But there has been no published scientific research in which a large number of people were given either statins or a Mediterranean-style diet at random and then followed carefully to see what became of their heart health.

 

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Gluten-free diets could raise risk of coronary disease, study says

A new study found that gluten-free diets could increase cardiovascular risk in people without celiac disease. The study claims that gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease, but such diets result in a low intake of whole grains, which are linked to cardiovascular benefits.

Researchers say that gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged, as people could miss out on the benefits of whole grains.

Researchers say that gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged. Image credit: iStock.com / Everyday Health

People with celiac disease, on the other hand, usually have to follow gluten-free diets because the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye can cause them to develop gastrointestinal issues.

Gluten-free diets should not be encouraged to people without celiac disease

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There’s Fiber Added To Coke’s Latest Diet Drink, Coca-Cola Plus. Yes, Fiber. Surprise!

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez takes a look at the latest diet drink with fiber.

COCA-COLA

Coca-Cola recently unveiled a new pop with the ingredient that’s sure to drop easily with its customers: dietary fiber.

The beverage firm introduced the product, which will be called Coca-Cola Plus. The soda is exclusively sold in Japan and features five grams of indigestible dextrin (which is a form of dietary fiber).

According to an announcement from Coke in February, the product is an integral part of Coca-Cola Japan’s Food of Specified Health Use (FOSHU) beverages. FOSHU beverages are intended to appeal to Japan’s health conscious consumers who are 40 and older. Coke, which has had a popular FOSHU tea beverage in the marketplace since 2014, said it took over a decade to research and develop Coke Plus, which was recently accepted by the Japanese government. If its “ ” claims that are healthy will actually do that much to help consumers, yet,

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Why Am I Hungry? Bizarre Things Stoking Your Hunger

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez & Athletic Fitness Trainer Daniel Alvarado take a look at why people trying to lose weight are always hungry.

Why Am I famished … like all of the time?” Is that a question you’re asking a lot lately? That’s because weight loss is a bit more complex than “calories in, calories out.” While that is certainly important, getting your hormones under control is essential to stifle an out of control hunger.

Fortunately, you’re not destined to get a life of counting calories (and feeling starved all the time). Eating well, exercising and moving more during the day are key methods to shed weight. However, you can find several other ways to begin chipping away at those last few pounds, too. Here are a few odd things which make you hungry. And how you can start taking steps to reverse overeating …

I Am Hungry Because? 3 Odd Causes

 

1. Salt

Eating

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8 Healthy Foods That Don’t Deserve Their Bad Reputations

It’s hard to overcome a bad reputation — even for food! But some edibles once deemed to be health hazards have been vindicated by the ever-evolving science of nutrition.

“With new research emerging on these topics, our recommendations change,” says Kelly Pritchett, national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

It happened with eggs. One of America’s most popular breakfast foods was branded a villain to heart health in the 1970s due to high levels of cholesterol. Now, experts are changing their tune. They’re even singing praise for the egg — yoke and all.

“The 2015 Dietary Guidelines gives the thumbs-up on having one egg per day,” says registered dietician Joy Dubost. “Eggs are an all-natural source of high quality protein and a number of other essential nutrients, all for 70 calories per large egg.”

In a 2013 study, participants who ate an egg breakfast were better able to control their food intake than those who a carbohydrat

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Eating Fruits & Vegetables Can Protect Against COPD

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone — and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals.

Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,, stated researchers led by Joanna Kaluza, of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland. And the more servings of fruits and vegetables consumed regularly, the greater the protection, Kaluza and her colleagues found.

The study can’t actually prove that diet prevents the debilitating lung disease. However, “we would argue that clinicians should consider the potential benefits of a healthy diet in promoting lung health, and advocate optimizing intake of fruits and vegetables, especially in smokers who are unable to stop smoking,” said the authors of an editorial accompanying the study. Smoking is the main risk factor for COPD. This term applies to a group of brea

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Make Any Recipe A Clean Recipe

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez discusses clean eating.

When it comes to eating clean, it’s often much easier than you think. Plus, you rarely have to alter the essence of your favorite dishes to achieve a cleaner plate. The key to turning them into  a “clean” dish is to start from the root—the ingredients.

To build a cleaner plate, it first starts in the market where you choose your produce, whole grains, dairy, proteins, and other items. Look for ingredient lists that are short and contain no preservatives, artificial colorings, added sugars, and other processed ingredients.

Make sure you balance your plate by filling