Nutrition & Detoxification
Adopting a healthy diet is often the first step in improving health conditions. Clinical nutrition is a cornerstone of naturopathic practice and refers to the use of food to optimize health as well as the therapeutic use of food to heal various ailments. Many medical conditions respond well to dietary protocols and nutritional supplementation which have fewer side effects than many conventional treatments.Dr. Rodriguez assesses her client’s diets and makes modifications according to the individual’s needs and their health condition. In addition to teaching about foods and specific diets such as elimination diets, anti-inflammatory diets, blood sugar balancing diets, and hormone balancing diets, she recommends quality nutritional supplements based on your individual needs.
Over time, the body accumulates toxic chemicals and allergens from our food, environment, and our general lifestyle. These can create a variety of symptoms in our body, such as: fatigue, allergies, poor digestion, pain, headaches, skin conditions, etc.
A detox or cleanse helps the body to mobilize and eliminate toxins that have been stored over time. Routine cleansing gives our organs of elimination (liver, kidney, GI tract, skin and lungs) a chance to rest and heal. This therapeutic practice alleviates symptoms, promotes vitality, and in general is good preventative medicine.
Personal detoxification programs may be recommended for specific conditions and often involves a hypoallergenic diet combined with supportive herbal or nutritional therapies to enhance liver function. Supportive practices such as biotherapeutic drainage, massage, hydrotherapy, and lymphatic drainage are often recommended as adjunctive therapies.