Dr. Len, Nutritionist, Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Len Lopez

Dr. Len Lopez is a Nutrionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is a nutrition and fitness expert, who brings both sports medicine and a natural, holistic approach to health and fitness.

If you need a second opinion on your health and fitness, or need someone to address your aches and pains, Dr Lopez is a great person to see.

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. Lopez believes you must address the “cause” of your health issues, and then repair and restore normal function back to your body.

With over 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. Lopez 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. Lopez is also both an Author and Inventor!

“If you want tomorrow to be different from yesterday – do something different today.“

Dr. Len can provide a 2’nd Opinion to help you find a more natural, holistic approach to your health and fitness problems.

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Are you Caught in this Vicious Cycle?

Not sure if Your Diet is Right for You?

Have Your Workouts Hit a Plateau?

Do Aches and Pains Slow You Down?

Are you taking more Vitamins or Medications than You Want?

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Maybe a Second Opinion with Dr. Len can help you find a more natural, holistic approach to your health and fitness problems.

– Dr. Len is trained and certified as a Clinical Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Chiropractic Sports Physician, as well as, author and inventor.
If you need a little or a lot of help with your health and fitness program Dr. Len can walk you through the process. He’s worked with world champion athletes, weekend warriors to stay-at-home moms.
For 20 years, his approach has been Treat the Cause – Not the Symptoms, as well as, Eat Right – Train Smart.
If you’ve hit a plateau with your diet, workouts or overall health and fitness plan, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Len to see if he can help. There is nothing worst than wasting your precious time, energy and money on programs that aren’t working.
Don’t forget, the workout or dieting plans you followed 5, 10 or 20 years ago may not be right for you today, because….
  1. Your Metabolism may have Slowed Down
  2. Your Digestive system may be more inflamed
  3. Your Hormone levels may be further out of balance
  4. And Lastly, Your level of STRESS due to kids, spouse, job, finances and a mortgage could be higher

So, if you answered yes to any of the questions above or want to know more about your health, it might be time to get a second opinion from Dr. Len today! Get started by checking out Dr. Len’s Online Health Quizzes to access your overall health!

Also ask about our in-office tests to try when you visit Massage Bliss & Cryo
  1. Ph Acid – Alkaline test
  2. Zinc Challenge for Antioxidant/Antiaging and Hormone balance
  3. Metabolism screens

Reasons to See Dr. Len

As a Nutrionist, Dr. Len provides natural, holistic approaches for better health and fitness.

 

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Reasons to See Dr. Len

Nutrionist Chiropractic Sports Medicine Strength and Conditioning Coach
Weight loss, Cravings, and Slow Metabolism Acute and Chronic Aches and Pains Weight Loss and Overcoming Sticking Points
Digestive Issues, Irritable Bowel, Colitis, etc Reduce Pain Meds Over-training, sports injuries and rehab
Hormonal Imbalance (low T, loss of libido, menopause) Muscle imbalance and spasms Burning Fat and Adding Lean Muscle
Heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol management. Sharp, Shooting Pain in Your Legs Better Recovery and Sleep
Sleep isses Headaches Supplements You Do and Don’t Need to improve performance
Diabetes and low blood sugar You Were Involved in a Recent Accident Target Heart Rate for Burning Fat
Abnormal Blood Tests like Glucose, Iron, Cholesterol, Thyroid Function You Want to Live a More Health Conscious Life Injury Rehabilitation
Supplements You Do and Don’t Need The Soles of your Shoes Wear Out Differently Develop customized systematic training programs
Second Opinion’s for a more natural, holisticc aproach to your health issues such as Diabetes, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Cancer, Fibromialga, …. Joint or Muscle Pain Review fitness programs
Trying to eliminating medications. reduce aches and pains
Chronic Back Pain reduce aches and pains
Reduce the number of vitamins you are taking Limited Range of Motion
Food Allergies and Sensitivities Your Hurt from working in unnatural positions like, Sitting for Long Periods of Time, or head down looking at the phone.
Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, mental Health
Fertility Issues, Sex Drive
Pregnancy, to make sure your baby is getting the right nutrition for optimal growth and development

Weight Loss and Fatigue, Dr. Len can help

Dr. Len can set up a customized diet and fitness plan to help you loose weight.

Losing weight is not a simple math equation of cutting calories. How many of you have cut calories, exercise and still not losing the weight? • Maybe it’s more than cutting calories? • Maybe it’s also more than diet and exercise? • Maybe STRESS could be that missing pieces of your weight loss puzzle?

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Weight Loss and Fatigue

Losing weight is not a simple math equation of cutting calories. How many of you have cut calories, exercise and still not losing the weight? • Maybe it’s more than cutting calories? • Maybe it’s also more than diet and exercise? • Maybe STRESS could be that missing pieces of your weight loss puzzle?
Has Your Metabolism Shifted? Your metabolism is designed to burn most of its calories from the breakdown of fats 24/7, more so than from the breakdown of calories from lean muscle (protein) and carbohydrates.
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The PROBLEM for most people who struggle with their weight is their metabolism has shifted and instead of burning fats – they burn lean muscle and carbohydrates. In essence they’re burning the Wrong Fuel! Use Dr. Len’s Online health questionnaire to see if your Metabolism has shifted. https://www.drlenlopez.com/health-quizzes/test-your-metabolism
You can burn calories ALL Day long, but if you’re NOT burning calories from the breakdown of fats, you will always struggle with your weight, energy levels, cravings, mood swings, cellulite, inability to focus, difficulty in adding lean muscle and yes…chemical and hormonal imbalances!
The first goal of Dr. Len’s Healthy Weight Loss Program is to restore your metabolism to function the way it was designed so your body can burn-off those unwanted inches, while at the same time increase your energy level.
How does your metabolism effect your energy level? – Your body produces energy by burning calories from the breakdown of fats, carbs and proteins. – The secret is that when you burn fats, you produce two-and-a-half times more energy than you do when you burn carbs and proteins (lean muscle). – This is why weight gain and fatigue seem to go hand-in-hand. – The Solution to your inability to lose weight or have enough energy throughout the day begins by correcting your Metabolism.
In To Burn or Not to Burn – Fat is the Question I explain how your metabolism is a lot like a fireplace, and that you have 3 types of wood to burn. The big fat logs give off a lot of energy (heat) and burn longer than proteins and carbs.
Whereas if you burn up your small branches (proteins) and twigs (carbs), you don’t produce as much heat (energy) and have to constantly re-supply the fire with more small branches and twigs. People who have to eat every few hours or their blood sugar drops or struggle with cravings, irritability are classic examples of people Burning the Wrong Fuel!
Your Diet, Your Workout and Your Stress Hormones are what regulate your metabolism, which is explained in To Burn or Not to Burn – Fat is the Question.
– What you eat and drink controls your blood sugar, which activates various hormones. Some of those hormones trigger your metabolism to store fat, other hormones tell your body to burn fat! The question is which hormones is your diet activating more of?
– Stress triggers your adrenal glands to produce cortisol and adrenaline. This activates your metabolism to burn more carbs and protein. So, if you have cortisol constantly racing through your body all day long – this could be why you haven’t seen the results from all your diet and exercise efforts.
Once you Restore your Metabolism to function the way it was designed – the easier it will be for your body to shed those unwanted inches and pounds, as well as, restore your energy level.
Dr. Len’s initial consultation will review your diet, workout routine, if you have one, as well as, access possible Stress/Adrenal Overload, along with a review of your other health issues that may affect how your body functions.

Inflammation and Digestion Issues, Dr. Len can help

It doesn’t matter if the inflammation comes from the pounding of a good hard workout to arthritic joints, sprains/strains, bursitis, or tendonitis – it’s Inflammation!

The Problem is that an irritated and inflamed digestive system only adds to all the inflammation your body is dealing with and the associated pain it is providing.

Bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, reflux or any other irritable bowel problems are major contributors to your not-so-obvious inflammation and pain problem.

Did you know that your body helps controls inflammation by producing cortisol? But if your adrenal glands are over-worked and having to make more cortisol for all the stress in your life, your adrenals may not be doing as good of a job as it needs to be, which is why you are not able to control your pain more naturally.

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Did you know that most of the inflammation in your body comes from your tummy?
Did you also know that inflammation triggers Pain?
So, if you reduce inflammation – You Reduce Your Pain Problems!
It doesn’t matter if the inflammation comes from the pounding of a good hard workout to arthritic joints, sprains/strains, bursitis, or tendonitis – it’s Inflammation!
The Problem is that an irritated and inflamed digestive system only adds to all the inflammation your body is dealing with and the associated pain it is providing.
Bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, reflux or any other irritable bowel problems are major contributors to your not-so-obvious inflammation and pain problem.
Did you know that your body helps controls inflammation by producing cortisol? But if your adrenal glands are over-worked and having to make more cortisol for all the stress in your life, your adrenals may not be doing as good of a job as it needs to be, which is why you are not able to control your pain more naturally.
The 2 best things you can do for your pain and inflammation problem is…

1. Fix your digestive system and get rid of all your digestive issues. This will reduce the amount of inflammation in your body and help your body deal with the inflammation associated causing aches and pains.

2. Increase your intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA), which are your bodies natural anti-inflammatory. The simple fact is that saturated fats promote inflammation and unsaturated fats promote anti-inflammation.

The key thing to remember about your digestive system, is that the food you consume to fuel your body is supposed to nourish and strengthen your body!  But if you regularly struggle with digestive issues – how do you expect to nourish and strengthen your body?  The continual irritation and inflammation of your gut doesn’t allow your body to efficiently digest, assimilate and absorb the nutrients you ate and paid for.  Almost every health issue could be traced back to your tummy  Poor Elimination (detoxification) allows those unwanted toxins to stay in your body longer than they are supposed to, which pollutes and poisons you from the inside.  Overcoming any health issue begins by first ensuring that the nutrients you are giving your body are being properly utilized and not contributing to your health problem.  Some of the simple steps to help fix your tummy could be simply taking the time to Sit, Eat and Relax.  Just because you ate it doesn’t mean your body absorbed it! Your body has to break those food compounds down and assimilate them for absorption. If you are eating on the go, in a hurry, on the run…you are not letting your body do it’s job, which could be the simple fix to your problem.  However, if your digestive problems have been going on for a while and you haven’t addressed it properly, you may need to…
– Supplement your diet with enzymes and probiotics
– Temporarily eliminate certain foods that you have created a sensitivity too.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Len to set up a plan to help with your inflamation and pain issues.

Strength and Fitness Training, Dr Len Can Help

Dr Len Can Help you with improve your Results from your Strength and Fitness Training.
Has your fitness results plateaued?

The four primary reasons people exercise are to…
– Look Better
– Feel Better
– Sleep Better
– Have Better Sex
Exercise can be a double-edge sword, because it is a form of stress.
The more intense the workout the more stress you place on your body.

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Fitness Training

Is your workout the right one for you?
Have your fitness results plateaued?

The four primary reasons people exercise are to…
  1. Look Better
  2. Feel Better
  3. Sleep Better
  4. Have Better Sex
Exercise can be a double-edge sword, because it is a form of stress.
The more intense the workout the more stress you place on your body.
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The question is, can your body handle the additional STRESS? Or does it over-load your adrenal glands, which can affect your metabolism, hormones, mood, energy level, and so much more.  The Problem for most people who exercise and hit a plateau is usually a result of preforming the wrong workout for the current level of health and fitness.  If your body is already too stressed (adrenal glands are being overworked) and can’t handle the additional physical stress? How do you get your body to Rebuild and Repair?  Exercise is when you tear the body down, it’s that catabolic breakdown phase of our day. It’s when you spike your cortisol and adrenaline levels from a tough physical workout.  The more intense the workout – the more testosterone (TT) and growth hormone (GH) you produce, which are 2 hormones that help you burn fat and add lean muscle.
– Walking is exercise, and will spike your TT and GH – but it is not very intense.
– Jogging is more intense than walking and will cause a larger spike of TT and GH.
– Running and sprinting are more intense and triggers a bigger surge of TT and GH.
– The same rules of intensity applies to weight training and high intensity interval training – the more intense it is the greater surge of those important hormones.
Just because you go to the gym, doesn’t mean you pushed your body to an intensity that will spike your TT and GH.
The biggest gains from your workouts come from the other 23 hours of the day when you’re not working out that activates your Anabolic Rebuild Repair phase. This is when the results you hope to see in the mirror happen.  The secret to driving that positive anabolic rebuild repair phase begins by turning off the catabolic phase, because they don’t work at the same time.  Simply ending your workout doesn’t automatically turn off the catabolic phase.  If you finish your workout and quickly wolf-down a protein shake, bar or meal and hustle out the door, race down the road in that go-go lifestyle you created for yourself, there is a pretty good chance you are still in that catabolic breakdown phase….which delays the start of that Rebuild phase you are after.
Book an appointment with Dr. Len to adjust your strength and fitness plans and to  increase your results from your workout.

Physical exercise is a stress on your body, and causes your body to produce more cortisol and adrenaline. If your body is exhausted and you’re having to make more cortisol and adrenaline, due to all the stress in your day, you may deplete your body’s ability to make TT and GH.

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Low TT for both men and women is either a Production problem and or a Conversion problem.  A production problem is usually associated with too much Stress, whereas a conversion problem is a result of they are converting more of their TT into estrogen, which is common and bad for both men and women, and a direct result with the inability to lose weight or add lean muscle, as well as, lack of libido, estrogen dominance (can you say man boobs?) depression, etc.
Daily exercise is important for both physical and mental health, but if you’re not getting the results you are hoping to achieve for all your hard work, you need to make sure you are not making any of these common mistakes
– Is your aerobic workout too fast for what you are conditioned for?
– Does your aerobic workout trigger Anaerobic Metabolism, instead of aerobic metabolism?
– Can your body handle the additional physical stress?
– Are you absorbing all that protein you are eating?
– Is your workout intense enough to activate TT and GH?

If you hit a sticking point or plateau you might want to get a Second Opinion to make sure you are not making any of the common mistakes that are made all too often. Exercise is truly your fountain of youth, because as you age, you lose about a half-pound of lean muscle a year. In a decade you will lose 5 pounds of lean muscle and completely change your body composition. How many people can say, I still fit in the same jeans and am the same weight I was 10 years ago, but my backside isn’t as firm as it used to be? The only thing that stops that muscle loss is EXERCISE and the production of TT and GH. But not just any form of exercise. Walking and aerobic exercise doesn’t trigger enough of a TT and GH surge to really stop it.

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So, if you want to keep looking and feeling young, make sure you add enough Intense exercise to your fitness training. More importantly make sure your body can handle the additional stress.
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Chiropractic Sports Medicine, Dr. Len can Help

Most aches and pains come from muscle imbalance.

Many of your sprains and strains are also related to muscle imbalance.

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Most aches and pains come from muscle imbalance.
Many of your sprains and strains are also related to muscle imbalance.
Your muscles are what move your body, as well as, bring stability to each joint on your body, including your low back, neck, shoulders, knees, etc. And every muscle has an opposing or antagonist muscle that simultaneously contract/shortens and lengthens/stretches to move your body. The key is to make sure that opposing muscles contract and lengthen equally from both sides of a joint, as well as, from front to back, top to bottom, and left to right.
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The Problem for most people is that our everyday lifestyle puts us in various positions that holds certain muscles in a contracted position, while stretching its opposing muscle for extended periods of time. This leads to muscle imbalance, which could be the root cause of your aches and pains.
– Think about sitting and low back pain. When you sit for hours at a time at work, in a car, plane or in your recliner – you shorten your hip flexors and hamstrings. This creates imbalance around your low back and possible back pain.
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o Do It Yourself Test: Are Your Hip Flexors part of your low back pain?

Lay flat on the floor, with legs straight for at least a minute. See how you feel, how comfortable are you with your legs straight?
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Next, bend your knees. How does that make your back feel? Is it better, worse or no change?

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If it feels better, it’s a tell-tale sign that your hip flexors are part of your low back pain and needs to be addressed.
Some of you will already know that you can’t lay flat for more than 15 seconds and immediately want to bend your knees to relieve your low back!
– How about your head down for hours reading your smartphone, laptop, book, etc.? This shortens the muscles on the front of your neck as opposed to the muscles on the back of your neck, which can lead to neck pain.
– What about having your shoulders pulled forward all day from smartphones, computers, cooking, driving, folding clothes, etc.? This shortens and tightens your pec/chest muscle and creates muscle imbalance to your upper torso and can be the underlying cause of upper back pain.
Let’s not forget the muscle imbalance we create from some of our physical activities.
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Golf, baseball, softball, bowling and tennis to name a few are one-sided sports where you over-use specific muscles on one side of our body more so than the other. This leads to muscle imbalance.
How about the seated position from biking and your body bent at the waist for extended periods of time, further shortening your hip flexors and hamstrings. Or the skateboarder who only pushes with his right leg… these are all examples how we can create various muscle imbalance that leads to those unexplained aches and pains.
Dr. Len trained in Chiropractic Sports Medicine uses manual muscle testing to find muscle imbalance in and around your low back, neck, shoulders and every joint on your body to help find the possible cause of your pain.
Adjusting the bone is an important part of the healing process, but if you don’t address or tweak the associated muscle imbalance – you may not get the lasting relief you are looking for.
So, if you have some aches and pains you haven’t been able to get rid of – maybe an initial assessment with Dr. Len to check for muscle imbalance can help you identify the possible cause of your pain and discomfort.

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Consultation with Dr Len Lopez

Dr. Len is a Clinical Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Chiropractic Sports Physician. If you are looking for a natural approach to your health and fitness needs, would like a Second Opinion, or someone to help you get over the plateau, Dr. Len should be able to help you. If you need someone to address your aches and pain, his natural approach to sports medicine using Applied Kinesiology has proven very beneficial.

30 min: $89

1 hour: $149

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Dr. Len is also both an author and inventor.

“If you want tomorrow to be different from yesterday – do something different today”

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