Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

By changing the disease-centered focus of medical practice to this patient-centered approach, our physicians are able to support the healing process by viewing health and illness as part of a cycle in which all components of the human biological system interact dynamically with the environment. This process helps to seek and identify genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may shift a person’s health from illness to well-being. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

How to Improve Gut Microbial Diversity

Introduction The gut system is home to many beneficial bacteria that ensure that everything is working correctly. The organs that make up… Read More

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Stomach Issues Brought On By A Herniated Disc

The central nervous system - CNS controls body and mind functions, voluntary movements, including walking, and involuntary movements, specifically the… Read More

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Alleviating Gut Issues With Glutamine

Introduction Inside the body lies the internal organs that provide the nutrients and energy for the body to stay in… Read More

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Spinal Decompression and Digestion

Spinal decompression and Digestion. No one wants to worry about stomach issues. A rich and unhealthy diet can cause digestive… Read More

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Nutritional Supplements For Gut Health | Part 1

Introduction The gut system has an important job: making sure that the consumed food is being digested and transformed into nutrients… Read More

2 months ago

How Probiotics Dampen Gut Disorders | Part 2

Introduction The gut system's primary function is to make sure that the consumed food that a person eats is digested in the… Read More

2 months ago

How Probiotics Alter The Gut Microbiome | Part 1

Introduction When a person consumes food, it is traveled down to the gut system, where it can be digested and biotransformed… Read More

2 months ago

Stress Health

Stress health recognizes how stress affects the body, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Stress that's left untreated can contribute to various… Read More

2 months ago

An Overview Of Therapeutic Treatments For SIBO | Part 2

Introduction The gut system is home to the organs and intestines that ensure that the consumed food is digested and absorbed into… Read More

2 months ago

An Understanding Of SIBO & SIFO | Part 1

Introduction Inside the body, the gut and the intestines make sure that everything is working properly. The gut and intestinal… Read More

2 months ago

GERD & The Role Of Stomach Acid

Introduction The gut system makes sure that any food that is being digested gets turned into nutrient particles and is transported all… Read More

2 months ago

How Sterolbiome & Bile Reflux Affect The Gut | Part 2

Introduction The body requires the gut and the intestines (both small and large) to store, digest, and transport the nutrients from food to all… Read More

2 months ago

How Bile Acids Help Regulate The Gut | Part 1

Introduction The body's primary job is to make sure that each organ system works correctly and does its job. One… Read More

2 months ago

Therapeutic Ways To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Part 2

Introduction The gut system is where food is being consumed and digested in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and excreted out… Read More

2 months ago

The Pathophysiology Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Part 1

Introduction In the body, the digestive system makes sure that the food that is being consumed is digested in the… Read More

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How Gut Disorders Affect The GI Motility | Part 2

Introduction Part of the digestive system's primary system is to make sure that the food that a person is consuming… Read More

2 months ago

Autonomic Functions Of The Gut | Part 1

Introduction The digestive system is home to the gut, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the liver, the intestines, and other organs… Read More

2 months ago

A Look Into Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Introduction The digestive system is home to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract where food is being digested and being transformed into… Read More

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An Overview Look At Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Introduction The gastrointestinal tract is part of the digestive system and its primary job is to make sure that the… Read More

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