W/ JONATHAN MENDOZA
Thanks to Jonathan's extensive education, he has experience in the following areas:
Sports Therapy with Olympic and Professional Athletes
Family Medical Services
Functional Medical Services
It has been his dream to open a holistic health & wellness center that offers a well-rounded approach. Jonathan hopes that you will become a part of his vision.
"It's been almost 10 years in the making of being in this position to do what I finally want to do: pursue this dream."
"When you start telling nurses about nutrition, they get it. Why? Because nurses are sick and tired of working in the hospital, seeing all these sick people come in. They'd rather get to the point where they stop them from coming to the hospital, and try to reverse some of those chronic illnesses."
FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
Hello, hello and welcome to Episode Two of the How to you health podcast. I'm Allison and we have an awesome interview with our very own Jonathan Mendoza Today, I wanted to dig into his history a little bit since he's never really talked about himself that much. So he's really awesome and really smart and you learn a lot about why he treats health the way he does now. We are brought to you by Cinderella, the liver detoxing fat burning shot that is made only with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. And we are also brought to you by flabs. To fitness specializing in 20 minute workouts you can do anywhere as well as personalized nutrition coaching and online training sending workouts directly to you so you can do them however you need to and wherever you need to. These two products obviously work very well together. But they each work very well on their own two. Super excited about this podcast for you guys. Hope you enjoy it. Hey, guys. I'm Allison. This is john, welcome to the How do you help podcast. If you are watching on Facebook Live, you've seen me before I was the invisible voice last week. If you're listening on the podcast, then you've heard my voice before. So no need to Super introduce here. We got Baldo behind the cameras today, if you're watching live and cable though. Um, and basically I just wanted to kind of backtrack a little bit because we realized after last week that john hasn't ever really shared much of his story with you guys. And it's a pretty interesting one. So I wanted to go touch on that and kind of delve a little bit deeper into why he's so passionate about health and everything. So, john, first off, can you just kind of give everyone a little bit of background on like your education and your growing up and all that stuff. Okay,
Jon Mendoza 2:11
sure. Well, everyone, good afternoon. I am a nurse practitioner and a chiropractor. And the background with that is that I know a little bit about traditional medicine, I know a little bit about natural medicine, traditional and natural from both sides of the spectrum. So I was trained as a family nurse practitioner in family medicine, women's care, pediatrics, and even a little bit of urgent care. And I've also been trained in sports rehab as a chiropractor, in addition to doing like preventative care, and you know, car accidents and stuff like that. But the reason that Allison and I are even sitting here today even Baldo behind the camera is that I want to treat health and wellness in this country. And I am passionate about nutrition, but I'm more passionate about health and wellness. And so from a long time ago, I decided that I was going to do whatever I could to help people get better. And do that from a natural standpoint, from a very conservative standpoint, because I believe that we're overprescribed in this country. And I think there's a lot of surgeries that go on needed. And most of the time people tend to get pills or you know, surgery offered to them before the natural method. And there's a lot of times that the natural method would be just fine for that person's needs. And so I wanted to be the voice for the health and wellness aspect to provide that other option for people.
So where along your training, did you have that kind of shift in mentality because a lot of people go to medical school being like, I just want to open my practice, I want to be a doctor and have all these clients or in your case, be a chiropractor and just have all these clients and give adjustments all day and go home and be done with it. So was it like reading in medical school in chiropractic school in nursing school like we're, we're along your journey? Did you decide that? You liked the natural approach better, like what caused you to change your mind?
Jon Mendoza 4:09
Well, you have to kind of back up. So like back in high school, I injured my arm when I was a pitcher. And I did the physical therapy they tried to give me you know, medicine to help my back as well. did was it like the exercises did a lot better than it was just simply just taking a pill. And so at that point, I saw the rehab that it took to get better. And so I wanted to know, I knew I wanted to help people and being an athlete, I wanted to do sports, medicine and rehab. So I thought about becoming an orthopedic surgeon, but I didn't. I was lazy. I really didn't want to go through like 15 years of school and wound up doing that anyway. But I didn't really want to cut people like I just didn't I knew that I didn't want to do that because it went against my approach and my philosophy. I thought that the body is healthy enough could pi heal on its own. I just didn't know anything about it. And so I discovered chiropractic because it was natural form of healing. And when I had my shoulder injury when I had my low back injury in high school, in addition to my shoulder, I also knew that I probably could have benefited from a chiropractor, but no one ever mentioned go to a chiropractor that can help your back. In fact, most people back in the day used to say, stay away from chiropractors, because you know, they, they can't help you out like like medicine could, which is a crock. Because we now know, chiropractors can help numerous things, not just back pain and headaches and stuff like that. But my approach was in when I was in chiropractic school, I also wanted to expand my scope. And so I started nurse practitioner school while I was in chiropractic school, because I knew I wanted to offer vitamin shots and vitamin IVs, or even talk about helping diabetes with nutritional aspects. And so I decided that I wanted to do something natural, but I wanted to go into the traditional route to go to basically like, see head on and see if I can make a difference that way. But to answer your question, I thought about being in this position in this chair, talking about health and wellness from probably about maybe, Oh, 708. So it's been almost 10 years in the making of me being in this position to do what I finally want to do is, you know, pursue this dream. That's awesome. So
one thing that really, I guess I've never I've never asked you this either before that I was just thinking while you're talking about all that is he likes the natural approach, obviously to healing. You're super into nutrition. I've seen his notes on nutrition, this guy's got 10 years worth of evernotes filled with just the most ridiculous deep, deep digging nutrition research I've ever seen. And I guess my question is, like, when you were in chiropractic school and decided that you just loved what vitamins and minerals can do. Why didn't you go do study nutrition? Like why did why did you decide to be a nurse practitioner rather than studying nutrition and becoming an RD? Allah's
Jon Mendoza 6:58
right? So I get a lot of Actually, I don't get that question asked a lot. I get asked like, why did you go to medical school? And why didn't you become a physician or whatever. And I you know, at first I used to struggle with this idea because I wondered if I should have become a physician, you know, once again, the sports, orthopedic and all that. But the truth is, physicians don't know nutrition. And the reason I learned about nutrition 10 years ago is because I was in chiropractic school, we had a nutritional section of of chiropractic school. What most people don't understand is that I probably took more medically based classes very similar to medical school than medical students do. The I took tons of neurology, I took tons of physiology, biochemistry is when I fell in love with biochemistry and started learning about the Krebs cycle and how we make ATP and all that. But then I learned about gross anatomy. I was working on cadavers, in chiropractic school, like I worked on a full cadaver for like a whole year. And I didn't want to pursue going to be a physician because I felt that they weren't going to teach me what I wanted to learn. I mean, one thing they don't teach in medical school chiropractic school, and nursing school is how to own business. But then on top of they don't teach you anything about nutrition. I learned that in chiropractic school. And so I wanted to pursue that because as a chiropractic doctor, you can actually treat a lot of different elements through nutrition. And it went one step further, because since chiropractors are kind of out there to begin with quotations, quotations, a lot of times their approach is against the norm, and dietitians even our DS and can typically go with the norm. And so like I said that, for example, like Alison's a nutritionist, she's certified, she knows that, that most nutritionists and dietitians will recommend things like, you know, whole wheat bread for a healthy nutritional plan. And that's just all sugar. And so chiropractors will say, Well, you know, you don't want to go bread. If you're a diabetic, you want to get rid of the bread and your sugar in your diet. So why don't you go paleo or go, you know, ketogenic and most chiropractors will even promote things like that as well. nutritionists don't do that, in fact, Allison's kind of a rogue nutritionist because she believes in plant based paleo diet. And, I mean, they won't even teach that to nutritionist. They don't teach paleo. They don't teach ketogenic diet. They don't teach bulletproof diet to nutritionist. And quite frankly, I hadn't, I didn't want any part of that. So no offense to the nutritionists and dietitians out there. It's just that when you start going that road, you're at the mercy of whatever doctors are prescribing this treatment plan for you right like you work in a hospital. The doctor says this person needs to follow this set delegated plan with, you know, a bunch of like, ensure on top of that, and I'm like, no eat real food and most likely this person is going to be healthier. But once again, you know, the dietitians don't even know some of the things that I want to learn. And so I never thought about pursuing a dietitian if anything, I was to become a do And then do is weren't taught nutrition? So you know, that's that's still out of the question.
I think it's good to note too we've had this discussion before that, like, I'm lucky that I got a nutrition coaching certification that's not overseen by any sort of board. So like, I mean, the benefit of being a registered dietician is obviously that you can prescribe foods to people and you can prescribe meal plans and things like that, that like, um, you know, you can basically like write out a meal plan and say, like, follow this and your diabetes will improve. So you have like, one step up on the hierarchy, I guess you could say, but at the same time, in my position, while I can't prescribe anything to cure anything, it varies by state, obviously, but I'm in Texas, at least like I can say, based on what I know about nutrition, this is how I would eat if I were in your position. And like it's never a prescription, but it's just mostly like coaching and advice. And it actually is more a lot about the behavior change because people have so many emotional and histologic ties to food. And so I think like the benefit of not being a registered dietician, but still having the nutrition certification is that like, I don't have to answer to a board of directors. So I can say like, I really enjoy the plant based paleo diet, I can say I have tried bulletproof. I have tried keto, and I know how they work for me, like, if you want to try one of those, I can coach you through it and let you know how it works, because I've done it before. Um, but I think that's like a benefit. And for you, I mean, nurse practitioner, you said, the reason you like nurse practitioner as well is because it's the only medical field in this country currently, that has an expanding scope of practice. Everyone else is niching down because there's all these specialists coming out. Yeah, like endocrinologists, and oncologists. And, like all of these people that are like so specific and have such strict rules on what they can and can't do in their practice. and nurse practitioners kind of have to be jack of all trades to some extent. So that makes sense.
Jon Mendoza 12:03
Yeah, like, it's, if you're going to start getting into the scope of practice, this is the actual behind the scenes thing that people don't see. So like, I love being a chiropractor. The fact that I can get people better with my hands is just an incredible thing that you can literally help someone's back pain get better, or headaches or nerve pain, by simply adjusting the spine and letting the body take over on its own as an incredible thing. But in the field of chiropractor, there's many different ways to practice chiropractic, like you go to one chiropractor on the street, he's gonna, or she's gonna practice completely different than the other chiropractor is down the street. I mean, it's just how it is. The nurse practitioner scope is an interesting one. So when I was in school, there's a guy that told me that out of all the scopes and and health care, the one scoped is constantly growing as a as been ability to do more within your scope, our nurses and nurses rock because I love being a nurse as well being a chiropractor, and and nurses are the backbone of this health care system here in this country, like go anywhere, and there's a nurse there that's helping you out with filling out forms or checking you into the hospital or giving the meds or checking on an elderly patient and reporting to the doctor. Yeah,
one of my good friends that I roomed with in college actually was studying to be a nurse. And she was I asked her why she didn't want to be a practitioner, because she was super passionate about health care. And her whole thing was like, doctors don't do anything. She's like, I want to be helping people. I want to do it. Yeah, they totally like nurses. I mean, doctors do stuff. Don't get me wrong. But nurses are definitely the ones that like interact with the clients, or patients more and like they know how to get the dirty work done.
Jon Mendoza 13:41
Yeah. I mean, that's the thing. You have more patient interaction with nurses. I mean, there's plenty of physicians out there that are, I mean, just incredible. And you pick their brains, and you learn so much from I mean, my supervising physician, Dr. Valerie Chavez is a brilliant mind. I mean, she is awesome. And you get to hear her talk about nutrition, recommending things like tumeric for anti inflammation and hashimotos and removing gluten from your diet to help with thyroid issues. But that mentality was acquired later down the road, right? It wasn't taught at first she went to seminars, they were taught about nutrition from chiropractors, that's how she started learning about hashimotos. And then she went to functional medicine. And that started happening. The great thing about being a nurse is that we have our own governing board. So for example, I have a chiropractic board, I have a nursing board. And then of course, the medical board that kind of oversees a lot of things in this state. But the truth is I answer to the nursing board for most of my things. So if the nursing board has a question about what I'm doing, it's more about like, what are you doing? Because we've never been we don't know anything about nutrition. Why are you giving vitamin IVs? And why are you doing hormone replacement? And why are you doing this? And the idea is that when I asked the nursing board questions, you know about, you know, the vitamin IVs and all that they basically told me this one thing Nurse can do anything that they're trained to do, which is a huge scope of practice, probably the biggest scope bigger than the nurse practitioners is, uh, as paramedics, right, like a scope of practice, they're like, they're given the ability to save anyone's life in the threat of an emergency. And so their scope of practice is they can do whatever it takes to save a life we do whatever means Yeah, everything's nested, they're bleeding, stop the bleeding, they can't breathe, make sure they breed nurse practitioners. For years, we're always working for a doctor. It wasn't till recently now that nurse practitioners have been told that you can operate a clinic independently on your own without supervision of a doctor. Now in Texas, the scope is, you know, I still have to have a supervising physician for a little bit. But like probably within seven years, five years, that won't be the case. I mean, it almost passed in this last legislative session that nurse practitioners had full autonomy in Texas, but 32 states in this country have full autonomy for nurse practitioners, which means nurse practitioners can operate an independent clinic on their own without any supervision. Now, I will say this right now, for all those old school people out there that said, I rather go see a doctor bla bla too bad because nurse practitioners now are in family care, they're in urgent care, they're in pediatric care, they're in women's care. Most likely, if you go to a doctor now traditional one, you will see a nurse practitioner or a PA in some sort. And and that is going to be growing because guess what, nurse practitioners are going to have a doctrine program, we're now no longer they're going to say this is a nurse practitioner, Jonathan, this is Doctor nurse practitioner, Jonathan Mendoza. And I don't necessarily need to do that because I already have a doctrine as a chiropractor, but they're all the master programs for nurse practitioners are gearing towards doctors. And so you're gonna have a bunch of Doctor nurse practitioners walking around treating people, for Family Care for pediatric for women's and so the scope is growing every single year. That's why I love being a nurse practitioner.
Yeah, that's super cool. And just to be clear, john is a little bit a jack of all trades, like I don't know if you can see on the video behind us, but we've got a bunch of different certifications and degrees hanging behind us. And I think that also kind of plays into why this large scope is so good for someone like you who is interested in, in nutrition. And you do you just like some of the things that you do you do hormone replacement for your clients, you do vitamin shots, vitamin IVs, we have a health tender bar here, we make vitamin drinks. And on top of that, you still practice chiropractic when people ask you to so you'll you know, give an adjustment and then order bloodwork for someone and sit them down and say let's look at this super comprehensive bloodwork. And based on what your scores are scores, measurements, are you you'll go through it step by step with them, and you know exactly what to say out of it. This is pages of bloodwork, by the way, this is a super comprehensive test that you are for people. And this is great, because as a nurse practitioner, you're trained in all of these things. And therefore you can do these things. It's pretty cool scope, right. But the funny
Jon Mendoza 18:01
thing is, though, I was I was taught this as a chiropractor, and I'm implementing it into the nurse practitioner scope, because I tell you right now, there's only a handful of nurse practitioners out here are doing what I'm doing a handful and I and even that's been an Austin, like I only know like three or 400 practitioners are doing this right. And so what I'm embarking on is something of a path that I've kind of created for myself. I mean, there's probably 40 to 50 nurse practitioner chiropractors in the United States, in general, I'm one of them. And I know all of them because they all went through the same programs that I went through. But this is this is why I do what I do. The bloodwork the hormone replacement, the vitamin IVs, chiropractic adjustments, you know, I take my nurse practitioner hat off, and I put my chiropractic hat on and vice versa. It's because they all are part of a single approach. And that approaches that I'm giving the opportunity for a patient to turn into a client, which means that they take control of their own health and wellness, right, I'm sick and tired of treating disease, I want to prevent it. And so nurse practitioners have always been in the line of treating disease and giving medication and all that and now you have nurse practitioners coming on board like myself, who's saying, No, if you have diabetes, you don't just have to start off on Metformin, you can have a good diet that would probably prevent that agency from getting higher and your fasting sugar from getting higher. But why don't you start taking like bieten v seven, because that will help regulate your insulin. Why don't you take tyrosine which will help regulate your insulin. So
going off of that just a little bit. I wanted to hit on this earlier when we were talking about you're passionate about nutrition. What gave you the idea for vitamin shots and IV specifically and why didn't you want to just play with diet change alone or oral supplementation? Why what what brought you to the conclusion that shots and IVs have Single vitamins or like vitamin blends that you specifically create for a purpose. Like, why? Why did you come to that conclusion?
Can you add to that? Just to tie it all in together? And how changing healthcare in America using nurses because I know that that's a big scope of
Jon Mendoza 20:19
practice. Okay, so that's a two part question kind of goes into one another. So like, go back to what Allison's question is, why do we come up with this? Why we do, okay. We offer hangover Ivy's here, but that's not what we're about. We're not trying to promote that lifestyle. But I can tell you this right now. Everything that we use here at MSW Lounge is all very, very high quality, FDA graded, a neutral nutraceuticals, which means that vitamins now should be treated as medicine. So I'm huge into supplementation, because I firmly believe if food is your medicine, you should get all your nutrients from that. But if you can't get it due to our poor soil or poor diets, or poor digestive tracts, then you need good high quality supplements in order to get the same approach that you're looking for when the outcome is diabetes, or Alzheimer's, whatever. And this is, this is how it looks. Everyone knows about b 12. Everyone knows about vitamin D, we need that in our bodies in order to function to produce, you know, melatonin to produce ATP to produce serotonin. We need vitamins in order to function. That's why we eat food. It's not that we love food. And we're foodies is that food is our fuel. And we need the right nutrients from our food in order to get the right end result, which is better serotonin or better ATP for energy. But the vitamin formulas that we make here have all been tested, but it's all been researched. So evidence based medicine is something I'm very proud of. And I firmly believe so if somebody wants to say I'm a diabetic, I need a certain formula. I don't want to take medicine, I want a vitamin formula that will be catered to that need, we can do that. Because I've seen the research. I've tried it for the past, you know, 10 years, and I've seen exactly the difference that it makes. And so the vitamin IVs that we offer here, I mean, I'm looking at the menu up here. I mean, there's stuff for skin, hair, nails, there's stuff for immune boosting, there's stuff for brain boosting their stuff for tons of energy, and all of that stuff is is something that I've learned, and I took and implemented into a vitamin form. So if you if you if you if you see the the question that Allison's asking, if you see the bigger approach, this is the approach. Anyone can take a pill, right, you can find supplements, anywhere down the road, vitamin places that sell them as well. But there's a difference in quality, right, we do know that FDA does not regulate supplements. So basically, Alison, and I could come up with a supplement though some dirt in it from off the street. And all of a sudden, here's a $50 pill of supplements that's going to help you do this, but no one's there to tell us if this is a legit supplement or not. Right. So with thousands of supplements being put on the market, you have to separate the quality. So with that being said, you also have to take into effect that you said you actually digest these pills, right, you take powders or whatever you digest them, they get absorbed in your gut, how many people walk around with digestive issues, whether it's heartburn, constipation, IBS, krones, whatever we all have digestive issues and years. Most people right for years and years have processed bread and dairy products, and processed ingredients and trans fats like years and years of that has disrupted our gut and our our digestive tract. So even the supplements that you spend hard earned money to go get from the store down the road, you might not digest but maybe 20% of those. And then you might only absorb 10 to 20% of that. So the reason I'm so excited about vitamin IVs and shots because you bypass the digestive tract. If you get an IV full of B 12 and vitamin C and even like biotin, like I mentioned earlier, you're getting close to 100% absorption rate because it's going directly in your vein into your blood bypassing the digestive tract.
So just to be clear, if you're unfamiliar with like the way that vitamin absorption works, if you eat it, it has to go in through the stomach down into the small intestines, where it will then go through the small intestinal wall and into the blood and blood combined picks it up and then brings the nutrients where they need to go. So if it's in an IV, it's just stuck directly into your vein. Therefore shooting straight into your blood bypassing the digestive tract as Jonathan just said, and and you don't have to deal with the fact that it has to go through stomach acid and your small intestine wall might be completely disrupted by leaky gut syndrome or other absorption issues like like Crohn's and IBS and things like that. So any sort of digestive problems even bloating is a sign that your small intestines aren't absorbing the nutrients as well as they should. And even in someone who has an extremely high functioning gut I think doesn't absorb more than like 35% of any vitamin supplement that they take. If they're lucky, so 100% absorption through the vein. With an IV and it's like 98% or something I think if you get a shot just because you're putting it into the muscle so the blood needs to come through the muscle and pick it up so like a little bit lost somewhere in there, I think. But yeah, so it's still just a tiny percentage. Yeah. And from 100 the hierarchy
Jon Mendoza 25:15
of it is pills are down at the bottom right like yeah, pills, absorption rate hierarchy, right. So you have like pills and you have like, creams and patches and sprays and then shots and IVs. I've usually like the king because you're getting it straight into the bloodstream, right? I mean, it is you can taste the vitamins. When you get an IV here at MSW movie calm, especially the B complex if you get a shot. People tell me they the shot sometimes taken effect, like 3040 minutes after they get and they feel tons of energy, like the absorption rate is almost 100% as well as an IV it's just with an IV, I could put way more vitamins in it compared to a shot that I can only put this much amount, but to go back to what Baldo said, so that's why I love vitamin IVs and shots. That's why we created formulas for not just hangovers, but for energy boost, detox weight loss like the Cinderella one. And then the other thing that I love about it is that we can teach this to people to go implement this in healthcare. So when Baldo asks why are we doing what we do? My passion is health and wellness, right? If I personally want to change healthcare, because I'm sick and tired of treating disease, and I want to prevent that from happening, maybe reverse it and emphasize health and wellness. I can't do this alone. Allison is very much the same mindset as I am SOS Baldo, she's a voice baulas voice right, I will educate a client to say go tell a family member who has autoimmune disorders, about tumeric and garlic and, and anti inflammation dyes. Because they can tell a friend and say, Oh, you know what this helped me. Why don't you tell someone about this. I mean, it's a no brainer. But when you start telling nurses about nutrition, they get it why because nurses are sick and tired of working in the hospital seeing all these sick people come in, they'd rather get to the point where they stop them from coming to the hospital, and try to reverse some of those chronic illnesses. So right now we have nurses that are working with us that have opened their own businesses to provide mobile IVs and mobile shots in the Central Texas area, because they want to change healthcare, we would make it a point now that we know that nurses are the backbone of this healthcare country and healthcare system. So if anyone is going to change healthcare, it's not going to be physicians who don't know anything about nutrition, it's not going to be nurse practitioners who have never ever been taught nutrition back in nursing school is going to be nurses, and nurse practitioners who start attending nutritional seminars and start learning about how vitamin IVs can actually be implemented into their family practice into their urgent care into their women's care. And when they start learning how to balance hormones, like progesterone and estrogen and understand that women are going to make four different types of estrogens throughout their life, or they're going to understand that testosterone is needed for men as they get to age 50. And they started understanding those things, then guess what? Now they give you another option. Okay. And as Allison said before, nurses are the backbone of this country, every single time you talk to someone in a healthcare setting, it's a nurse that's involved that nurse see someone in the hospital 24, seven, they're by their side all the time, they need to change their beds, they need to give them a new IV, they need to feed them again, their blood pressure is getting too high. They recognize that they alert the doctor and tell them this is what's going on in order to carry out the next decision. But the nurses that we're working with now, the nursing scope is changing, and it's expanding. So nurses now have the ability to operate their own businesses. And not only can they do something like an IV drip, but they can do an IV drip flow of nutrition, they will only benefit their clientele. And that's the thing, we're going to change healthcare in this country, by spreading the word through nurses, because there's more nurses in this country, then there are doctors. And that's the truth,
I would say that makes it a very much a grassroots movement to because through the nurses and everything like that there's many more of them, they know how to interact with the clients and share this information. But you also mentioned that you like to encourage clients to take charge of their own health care. So once people realize how much they can do in their own lives to prevent sickness and disease. I think that turns it into kind of a grassroots movement as well. And every voice that we have, like the three in this room, and the people watching this is going to help spread that and help educate others and help teach everyone that your health shouldn't be reliant on pills that are prescribed to you by a physician who doesn't really know anything about nutrition or the prevention users going to a doctor once you're sick, but what are you doing the rest of the time when you're healthy to try and prevent that disease from from coming or prevent that sickness from coming back? Yeah, um, and so I think what we're trying to do here too with with this podcast is give people an opportunity to maybe send their friends and family to a resource that makes maybe you look not as crazy you listening. I know from personal experience, like a lot of people that I grew up with or things like that, like some of the stuff I'm saying sounds crazy, like no one wants to no one, no one can even imagine that that fast food they just ate has all sorts of chemicals and things that you never want in your body. They're just like, Oh, I was hungry. So I put something in my mouth to make me not hungry anymore. They don't think about how you literally are what you eat, you put your food in your body as fuel, and your body also breaks those things down to recreate cells. So I think having this as a resource for for our clients and anyone else who's listening or watching, like, please send this to people that you're thinking about right now I know you have them in your life that you say, Oh, dang it, you know so and so has diabetes, so and so has been struggling with these gut issues or autoimmunity or things like that, like, you don't have to be passive aggressive about it. This isn't like being rude or anything, this is just another source of information and people other than you that are saying these things, because the closer you are to the person, unfortunately, the harder it is to send some of this information to them. No one wants to hear hear their their sibling preaching about health again, you know, so and I mean, I know you've experienced this with family members as well. And so it's just if you think that you have people in your life that would benefit from this information, I think it's worth their while to send them a link to this video or any of our podcasts or videos and just say, hey, like, here's the start of your education. And it's through things like this, where we're sending that information and putting nurses out on on the road like we have now we have a nurse in Dripping Springs Lagrange we have several locations around Texas of San Antonio, San Antonio is a brick and mortar and it's growing, but it's going to take a community effort and people realizing that we have to take our own health back.
Jon Mendoza 32:06
Yeah. And I'll just I'll close with this because I know we're out of time. I will say this right now, the reason I'm doing this, and the reason I'm so passionate about it is because there's a need for it. I am pre diabetic, my mom had breast my mom had breast cancer, both my parents are diabetic. You know, my dad has heart problems. So we have cardiac issues in our family. I'm doing this because I don't want to take medications when I'm older, I don't want to have a heart attack. I don't want to have diabetes. That's one of the worst things that happen two out of one, I want to see if I can prevent cancer. I mean, I can only do so much right? I'm sitting here under fluorescent lights, right. But I can only do so much. So what I have now is the power within my ability to change the health and wellness for me and my kids, and hopefully their generations to come. And so this is out there. Talk to someone about the idea of saying, hey, there's someone out there who's trying a grassroots campaign to help change health and wellness in this country. But guess what, it's not just me. It's not Allison, it's not Baldo, it's going across this country. Now more and more people are learning about nutrition and how important it is. And if there's a movement going on, and I see it and it's taking years and I'm finally seeing the tide turn. Hopefully in 10 years, we're gonna have a different conversation about this. But hopefully, in 10 years, something like b 12. Vitamin D will be the first thing offered to you, when you have a health issue. It won't just be a medication that has a side effect that might cause you have blurry vision, nausea, vitamin vomiting, all that as well. Hopefully all those prescription commercials that you see on TV will be replaced with vitamin commercials. But the problem is pharmaceutical industries can't Pat nature. So it's a far off from that. And that's a whole nother topic, but the movements happening. It's happening, okay, so MSW Lounge is proud to be part of that movement, and we're spearheading it and we're pushing it to nurses. And if you don't believe nurses can't do it, doubt us and just see what happened. We're
super excited to be spreading this with you guys and sharing how we help. So that being said, thanks for tuning in, and we'll see you next week. Thank y'all
Unknown Speaker 34:12
"As a chiropractic doctor, you can actually treat a lot of different elements through nutrition."
"I didn't really want to cut people, I just didn't. I knew that I didn't want to do that because it went against my approach and my philosophy. I thought that if the body is healthy enough, it could heal on its own."
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Flabs to Fitness, Inc.
Host - Jonathan Mendoza, MSW Lounge; Allison Wojtowecz, Flabs to Fitness, Inc.
Podcast production - Allison Wojtowecz (Flabs to Fitness, Inc. - www.flabstofitness.com)
Guest coordinator - Baldo Garza
Intro song - Benjamin Banger