Dr. Len

From the desk of Dr. Len

Do you struggle with:
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Digestive issues

- Hormonal imbalance

- Cravings and weight gain
- And stuck in this vicious cycle

Have your fitness results hit a plateau?
Are you in need of a Second Opinion?
Or wonder if all those vitamins are right for you?
 
The Wrong Diet?

The Wrong Workout Routine ?

Or Too Much Stress could be why you’ve hit that plateau?

Dr. Len, who is a Clinical Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Chiropractic Sports Physician believes Good Health is not the same as Good Fitness!
Good Fitness might asks:
o Can you run two miles?
o Can you do 15-20 push-ups and pull-ups?
o Can you touch your toes?
o Hold your breath for a minute?
o Have less than 15% bodyfat for men, 25% for women?

Whereas Good Health Asks:
o Do you struggle with bloating, indigestion, heartburn or other digestive problems?
o What about cravings, irritability, mood swings or low blood sugar?
o Are you constantly fatigued, tired or fight with lack of sleep?
o Struggle with constipation or diarrhea?
o What about headaches, blood pressure or cholesterol problems?
o Do you get regular infections (sinus, colds, flu, urinary, etc)?
So, don’t get confused in thinking all you have to do is exercise. Your body gives you signals (symptoms) that something isn’t functioning right, whether you want to pay attention to it is another story.

Whether your health and fitness program needs a little or a lot of tweaking – don’t make the mistake and waste your time, energy and money on a program that isn’t right for you.

The workout you did 5, 10, or 20 years ago – may not be what you need today.
You have to consider your:
- Digestive and elimination system isn’t the same
- Your metabolism may have shifted
- Your hormones may be a little more out of balance
- Your liver isn’t detoxifying as well as it did before
- Plus there’s all that STRESS you may not have had before
o Spouse, kids
o Mortgage and finances
o Job demands, etc
Add all that up and it might explain why, it may not work today, and why you might need some help navigating through all those symptoms.
- All of those various symptoms you have need to be taking into consideration when design your health and fitness program, because the wrong diet or workout routine may not work well with your symptoms.

Meet Dr. Len

Dr. Len is a nutrition and fitness expert, who brings both sports medicine and a natural, holistic approach to health and fitness.

He is also the author of "To Burn or Not to Burn - Fat is the Question" and "The 10 Biggest Workout Mistakes," and the creator of My Portable Pullup Bar.

Dr. Len believes you have to address the "cause" of your health issues, and then repair and restore normal function back to your body.

With 17 years of private practice and training as a Chiropractic Sports Physician, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Applied Kinesiologist, he provides patients with direction in getting healthy and fit.

Dr. Len says: "Your health is like a chain ... a chain is as strong as its weakest link ... and the body is linked together by various systems (digestive, immune, cardio, hormonal, nervous, etc.) and you are only as healthy as your weakest functioning system."

Dr. Len is also both an Author and Inventor!

"If you want tomorrow to be different from yesterday - do something different today."

Bringing health and fitness together…Naturally!

Come learn about nutrition, fitness, adrenal fatigue and how stress ties into almost everything. We’ll talk about over-training, hormonal imbalance, elimination diets and so much more. I think you will learn something from each episode. If you do, please share it with someone and let us know what you think.

 

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Len

  • Linda L.
    Once upon a time, that sounds weird, but this is the only way I can begin these note.3 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I have never felt so scared in my life. I was given the news on March 1 1996 and I had surgery on March 15,1996. I thought I did good, what I did not know was that the cancer therapy that I would be on for the next 24 months would change my life more so than the disease itself. You may believe what you like, but only when you have walked in my shoes can you truly understand and empathize with me. The changes in my body were slow, but painful. The change in fingernail color, the constants fatigue the crying. By the end of my first year I was so sick of feeling sick, I prayed I would be okay when all was done. I had to energy and I was always a busy lady, active and happy. The medication left me exhausted all the time and I hurt all over. I did not have the energy for much, but I did push myself I would not let the cancer therapy take full control, otherwise I knew that I would lose the battle. So, about a month ago I hurt my back at work, I am sure that my lack of exercise due to the cancer therapy created the problem along with the weight gain and so on. So, I was given the name of Doctor Lopez and was told he would help me and not use any drugs. What could I possibly lose from going to him? Well what I did no know was that he would change my life, from the moment I started seeing him I began to feel better. We got me back on my feet, with exercise his treatments and no drugs. God that felt so good so then we began to heal me further we started on the inside, we began by putting me on a diet and I did not consider it a diet, I thought of it as a step towards saving myself. I am very disciplined, and I followed his directions to the letter. I can tell you that within three days I began to feel the difference. I feel less bloated, I slept better, and I had more energy. You see I have been off the cancer therapy for 1 year and I knew it would take up to 2 years for the residue of the drugs to leave my body, so I can be patient, but this was a big change. I have actually been taking Advil four to six times a day for the pain in my knees, but since I have began with Dr. Lopez it has stopped. He let me know what was causing my problems and with his help I will be able to regain what I have lost within the last three years. I know that it will take time for me to be back to feeling good, but trust me since I began with Doctor Lopez I know that this will be a permanent change and I consider this a life long commitment, and it is truly not difficult. If I can do it, so can you. I would like to thank Doctor Lopez and thank God for giving him to become a specialist in his field.      
    Linda L.
    Dallas Customer
  • S Moores
    Dr. Lopez, Before seeing you I had tremendous back pain, lack of energy, and inability to feel hungry or eat normal. Since you’ve been treating me my back pain has stopped and now I have my energy back and can live a better life. Thank you so much for all your help and support!
    S Moores
    Dallas Customer
  • Gail M.
    Dear Dr. Lopez, I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me over the past several months. When I first came to visit you, I was miserable. It hurt me to walk, I could not sit through a movie and I was tired all the time. It was a major effort to walk from the front to the back of a grocery store!! I had been to various doctors, had many tests preformed, taken numerous prescriptions but was still in pain and had been for almost two years. Thanks to your help, I an able to walk short distances without discomfort and have more energy than I have had in a long time. I believe with your continued assistance, I will eventually be walking longer distances and regain the strength I had a few years ago. I believe God guided me to you and I give Him and you the credit for my improvement. Thanks again and God bless.
    Gail M.
    Dallas Customer
  • Lotz
    To whom it may concern: I had suffered with Collins for over 4 years, chronic pain & diarrhea 8-10 hours a day- especially after eating. When I came to see Dr. Lopez, he changed my diet. Within 24 hrs I was much better. As I follow his plan and take the nutrients he gives to me, I can now have a very normal life. I’m so pleased and relieved! Its now been over 4 months since I started- I have to do my part and follow instructions. It is so nice to feel well again!
    Lotz
    Dallas Customer
  • Garp
    1. Garp, Dallas
    Dear Dr. Lopez, Thanks for all you help the past few weeks.  Have had stress incontinence for the past several years and am scheduled for surgery. I came to you 2 weeks prior to my surgery date, and during this time I have seen at least a 60% improvement. I am amazed at this improvement during this short time span! Thanks again!
    Garp
    Dallas Customer
  • Skuns
    I am delighted to find that Dr. Lopez is treating me as a whole entity. I have a number of health conditions which need to be addressed, but I am absolutely delighted that the very first time I saw Dr. Lopez the chronic pain in my rt. Shoulder disappeared, and a week and a half later the shoulder is still pain free.  
    Skuns
    Dallas Customer
  • Dear Dr. Lopez, As you are aware, my 21-month-old son, Michael, has had serious gastrointestinal problems since birth. He has had various medical doctors on his case including 5 gastrointestinal doctors, geneticists, a neonatologist, an endocrinologist, an ENT, his own pediatrician, and the entire metabolic staff at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. We’ve even taken him to been seen by a world-renowned GI specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg. Just before his first birthday, he was diagnosed with a hypersensitive stomach and dysmotility of the stomach. He was put on many different medications. Prior to seeing you, his doctors had told us they had done all they could for him. He was taking 6 prescriptions at that time. Michael has been vomiting numerous times a day sometimes as much as 20 times an hour. He wasn’t sleeping well at night either. I was getting 5 to 6 hours sleep (not all at once) during the night. I was exhausted! Immediately after seeing you and putting him on natural supplements, he started feeling much better. His vomiting went to only a few times a day (sometimes none at all). The very first night on the supplements he slept 13 hours straight. Even though he slept, I didn’t. I kept getting up to check on him. Of course he was just fine. He had a lot of sleep to catch up on. I have to admit, I was skeptical of the things you were doing. Nothing else had been working for Michael. I learned early on not to get my hopes up. The supplements worked so well we started weaning him off his medications. We discovered that Michael needs 2 of the prescriptions in addition to the supplements. We were thrilled for him to be able to get off so many of his medications. Even though he was doing great, I still wasn’t letting my hopes get to Dear Dr. Lopez, As you are aware, my 21-month-old son, Michael, has had serious gastrointestinal problems since birth. He has had various medical doctors on his case including 5 gastrointestinal doctors, geneticists, a neonatologist, an endocrinologist, an ENT, his own pediatrician, and the entire metabolic staff at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. We’ve even taken him to been seen by a world-renowned GI specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg. Just before his first birthday, he was diagnosed with a hypersensitive stomach and dysmotility of the stomach. He was put on many different medications. Prior to seeing you, his doctors had told us they had done all they could for him. He was taking 6 prescriptions at that time. Michael has been vomiting numerous times a day sometimes as much as 20 times an hour. He wasn’t sleeping well at night either. I was getting 5 to 6 hours sleep (not all at once) during the night. I was exhausted! Immediately after seeing you and putting him on natural supplements, he started feeling much better. His vomiting went to only a few times a day (sometimes none at all). The very first night on the supplements he slept 13 hours straight. Even though he slept, I didn’t. I kept getting up to check on him. Of course he was just fine. He had a lot of sleep to catch up on. I have to admit, I was skeptical of the things you were doing. Nothing else had been working for Michael. I learned early on not to get my hopes up. The supplements worked so well we started weaning him off his medications. We discovered that Michael needs 2 of the prescriptions in addition to the supplements. We were thrilled for him to be able to get off so many of his medications. Even though he was doing great, I still wasn’t letting my hopes get too high. Many times in the past, he would do really well for a while only to come crashing down weeks later. I told myself that if he was still doing well in a month, then I would get excited. After the month was up, and he continued to do well, I again gave it another month. Well, here we are 5 ½ months later and he’s still doing terrific! Michael had been so sick that he was delayed with his gross motor skills. Shortly after seeing you, he began walking. If you recall after one particular visit with you, I could hardly keep up with him. Now it’s a different exhaustion for me. Since he has improved so much we’re now working on getting him to eat by mouth again. Due to the vomiting, at age 8 weeks he stopped eating all together. He has a g-tube in his stomach and a feeding pump is used to feed him. Another “miracle” of how you’ve helped Michael is that prior to seeing you, he was on his feeding pump 20 hrs of the day. Now he’s only on it at nap time and during the night. The reason for this was this is that the supplements have helped calm his stomach, therefore his body accepts larger volumes of food at one time. I am so grateful for what you’ve done for Michael. He is truly a happier and healthier baby. I thank you for that. o high. Many times in the past, he would do really well for a while only to come crashing down weeks later. I told myself that if he was still doing well in a month, then I would get excited. After the month was up, and he continued to do well, I again gave it another month. Well, here we are 5 ½ months later and he’s still doing terrific! Michael had been so sick that he was delayed with his gross motor skills. Shortly after seeing you, he began walking. If you recall after one particular visit with you, I could hardly keep up with him. Now it’s a different exhaustion for me. Since he has improved so much we’re now working on getting him to eat by mouth again. Due to the vomiting, at age 8 weeks he stopped eating all together. He has a g-tube in his stomach and a feeding pump is used to feed him. Another “miracle” of how you’ve helped Michael is that prior to seeing you, he was on his feeding pump 20 hrs of the day. Now he’s only on it at nap time and during the night. The reason for this was this is that the supplements have helped calm his stomach, therefore his body accepts larger volumes of food at one time. I am so grateful for what you’ve done for Michael. He is truly a happier and healthier baby. I thank you for that.
  • Once upon a time, that sounds weird, but this is the only way I can begin these note.3 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I have never felt so scared in my life. I was given the news on March 1 1996 and I had surgery on March 15,1996. I thought I did good, what I did not know was that the cancer therapy that I would be on for the next 24 months would change my life more so than the disease itself. You may believe what you like, but only when you have walked in my shoes can you truly understand and empathize with me. The changes in my body were slow, but painful. The change in fingernail color, the constants fatigue the crying. By the end of my first year I was so sick of feeling sick, I prayed I would be okay when all was done. I had to energy and I was always a busy lady, active and happy. The medication left me exhausted all the time and I hurt all over. I did not have the energy for much, but I did push myself I would not let the cancer therapy take full control, otherwise I knew that I would lose the battle. So, about a month ago I hurt my back at work, I am sure that my lack of exercise due to the cancer therapy created the problem along with the weight gain and so on. So, I was given the name of Doctor Lopez and was told he would help me and not use any drugs. What could I possibly lose from going to him? Well what I did no know was that he would change my life, from the moment I started seeing him I began to feel better. We got me back on my feet, with exercise his treatments and no drugs. God that felt so good so then we began to heal me further we started on the inside, we began by putting me on a diet and I did not consider it a diet, I thought of it as a step towards saving myself. I am very disciplined, and I followed his directions to the letter. I can tell you that within three days I began to feel the difference. I feel less bloated, I slept better, and I had more energy. You see I have been off the cancer therapy for 1 year and I knew it would take up to 2 years for the residue of the drugs to leave my body, so I can be patient, but this was a big change. I have actually been taking Advil four to six times a day for the pain in my knees, but since I have began with Dr. Lopez it has stopped. He let me know what was causing my problems and with his help I will be able to regain what I have lost within the last three years. I know that it will take time for me to be back to feeling good, but trust me since I began with Doctor Lopez I know that this will be a permanent change and I consider this a life long commitment, and it is truly not difficult. If I can do it, so can you. I would like to thank Doctor Lopez and thank God for giving him to become a specialist in his field.  
  • L. Johnson
    Dear Dr. Lopez, In my lifetime of 80 yrs. I have never digested well. This condition has brought I.B.S. (irritable bowel syndrome), very unpleasant with great discomfort even to sit down. Have gone to many doctors while my condition has deteriorated where at one time all I could take was liquified foods. Patiently I have waited for a doctor that will treat the real problem instead of the symptoms. Since I started to come to Dr. Lopez I have since felt the good results of his treatment. I am feeling like a new person with a body that function the way (natural way) they should. My mind is clear, my body is light and my outlook on life is positive.
    L. Johnson
    Dallas Customer
  • Jeralyn
    Dr Lopez: When I first came to see you I was severely fatigued, was experiencing heavy bloating and just felt bad. Within just a few visits my energy levels improved and the bloating is better. I also have a uterine fibroid tumor which I truly believe we will be able to shrink to a manageable size. Thanks for working with me on these problems.
    Jeralyn
    Dallas Cusomer
  • D. Andaverde
    To Whom It May Concern: I invited Dr. Len Lopez to present a seminar at a health fair hosted by Women In Cable & Telecommunications in October of last year at the Tom Landry Center located in Baylor Hospital. Dr. Lopez, DC CCN, shared his expertise as to how stress affects the body and the different forms that stress can take. He also discussed nutrition, exercise, and gave tips on how individuals can lead a healthier life. We learned about the nutrients our body needs and the process in which the body goes through in order to digest the foods we eat. According to Dr. Lopez, knowing how our body functions, helps us to evaluate our eating habits and make healthier choices. Throughout the seminar we learned about different types of stress and the everyday things we do which may cause stress. Dr. Lopez explained that even simple tasks such as getting out of bed or just standing on our feet can cause us stress. Other more serious ways in which we can cause the body stress are as simple as sitting in front of a computer all day or talking business on our cellular phones. Dr. Lopez’ seminar puts things in perspective by showing you how simple it is to take control of our lives so that we can live healthier and longer. Dr. Lopez presented the topic in a clear, concise manner, which was also humorous and entertaining. I highly recommend this information to anyone who has a desire to become healthier, lose weight or to maintain a healthy, energetic lifestyle.
    D. Andaverde
  • E. Broadway
    I came in to Dr. Lopez office with left shoulder pain and with one treatment he had that pain on the run. I am okay now.
    E. Broadway
    Dallas Customer
  • S. Laekuer
    I came to Dr. Lopez a couple of weeks ago complaining of upper respiratory problems, bloating and chronic fatigue. Within just a few days I was breathing better and feeling less discomfort. Amazingly enough, even by the next day my energy levels were greatly improved. I honestly never expected to see such immediate results. I am confident that I will continue to see more and more improvement in my overall health over the next few months. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lopez’s “Total Health” approach to anyone who is sick and tired of feeling bad and having low energy!
    S. Laekuer
    Garland Customer
  • S. Laekuer
    I came to Dr. Lopez a couple of weeks ago complaining of upper respiratory problems, bloating and chronic fatigue. Within just a few days I was breathing better and feeling less discomfort. Amazingly enough, even by the next day my energy levels were greatly improved. I honestly never expected to see such immediate results as I told his secretary, Ann, when she called to check on me. I am confident that I will continue to see more and more improvement in my overall health over the next few months. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lopez’s “Total Health” approach to anyone who is sick and tired of feeling bad and having low energy!
    S. Laekuer