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I help women and men understand their bodies to determine the right food nourishment and lifestyle interventions for optimal, health and longevity.
Have you tried everything, visited doctors, taken medications, tried popular diets and wellness tips and still don’t feel your best?
Many people are living the same experience. The road to health can be confusing and many times leave you with more questions than answers.
Mainstream medicine is superb at treating acute cases and surgery but often times runs short at giving individualized care to treat chronic conditions which are predominant in the population nowadays. With a one size fits all approach feeling neglected, frustrated, not heard and isolated are all common ground for many.
The good news is that research shows that chronic illnesses may be prevented and improved with lifestyle modifications which are things we have control of and can implement in our daily life to better our health and our quality of life.
That’s what we do in our practice, we help you navigate the confusing wellness world, guiding you to understand your body and determine the right nourishment and lifestyle enhancements to build a solid foundation for optimal, health and a vibrant life. The side effects are only positive benefits.
We specialize in skin health, autoimmune and hormone support, stress and weight management and longevity.
Our frame of work is most successful with people who are minded to make significant changes in their diet and lifestyle in favor of their health.
We provide virtual and in office services.
What is Functional Nutrition ?
Functional nutrition is the holistic approach to food nourishment.
It works in the Functional Medicine model but looking at the lifestyle modifier factors that can be controlled with everyday habits and behaviors. It focuses on the body as a whole ecosystem, and the main goal is to address the root cause of symptoms that are causing disturbances and hindering optimal body functioning. It takes in consideration all aspects of the human body that influence the person’s health and wellbeing including: diet, stress levels, gut health, mental health, toxins and sleep quality among others.
The main difference from standard nutrition practice, is the holistic approach. Standard nutrition, in contrast, focuses more on following nutritional guidelines created for an entire population.
How Functional Nutrition Counseling works
Functional nutrition’s motto is “food as medicine” this reflects the functional medicine philosophy where foods have the power to heal or harm. It is not about a specific diet or a one size fits all dietary plan, it is a fully customized approach according to the person’s bio-individual needs that embraces the holistic health concept of using food and lifestyle modifications to optimize body functions focusing on real, whole foods, and addressing deficiencies, either dietary or lifestyle and the root causes that are impeding the body to function optimally.
Our counseling process is customized to your needs
- We help you identify and remove inflammatory triggers in your diet and lifestyle that may be contributing to your symptoms and health problems.This is a crucial step to begin the healing process. This step is considered a “non-negotiable” and fundamental key to proceed with the next level of care.
- We work in partnership, meeting you where you are with empathy and care, listening to your story and taking a detailed history to recognize triggers from present and past events that may be involved in the root cause of your symptoms and interfering with your healing.
- We create a plan of action customized to fit into your life demands, and make any necessary adjustments as situations change and you evolve in your healing journey, providing you with a road map that you’ll understand and easily implement in your daily life.
- We stay by your side every step of the way to help you overcome your challenges, share with you knowledge and skills, and provide you with all the tools you need to optimize your health and nurture your body to create opportunity to heal and thrive in a sustainable manner.
What makes our therapeutic approach so successful?
We look at all aspects of your history and your health with a personalized lens and utilize tools and frameworks that help us identify subtle clues in your unique complexity giving us a close understanding of how to serve you best in your healing journey.
Functional Wellness services
Beat AutoimmunE program
Autoimmune disease is the outcome of the interplay between genes and environmental triggers, many times hard to identify, that cause the immune system to wreak havoc.
In this program you will learn about the most influencial factors that contribute to the development of autoimmune disorders and how to support your body with targeting anti-inflammatory foods and daily habits to manage and diminish symptoms, so that you can start feeling like yourself again.
Initial Session 90 min. $150
Follow up session 50 min. $85
A personalized session where we discuss your health goals and talk about life-enhancing, rejuvenating foods and crucial lifestyle habits and modifications that will benefit your overall health and wellbeing.
We dig deeply to identify influential factors and appropriate interventions for health optimization.
Skin Recovery Program
Have you suffered from a skin condition like acne, rosacea, melasma, psoriasis etc. for a long time and have tried everything and nothing has helped? Maybe it’s time to let the symptoms aside and look deeper into the root of the problem.
Learn about the relationship between the skin and other body systems, body detoxification, gut health, anti-inflammatory foods, stress managing techniques and much more which are all crucial for
optimal skin health.
Rejuvenation and Longevity Program
Healthy aging is about being proactive and learning effective ways to optimize your health and maintain your vibrancy and youthfulness inside and out.
Learn about nourishing foods and the fundamental elements that support your body to maintain a healthy brain, increase endurance and vitality and stay healthy at every age.
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Because you deserve to feel good all around
The Holistic Ritual
70 min. $165
Healing Vibes... This service focuses on getting your whole body back into balance, release tension, emotions and leave you feeling recharged and rejuvenated. Integrating diverse holistic modalities such as: our unique propietary facial massage blends, foot and hand work, TCM & BQC points, aromatherapy, energy work and breathing techniques. Reflex stimulation awakens the nervous system and create movement, removing stagnation and bringing in nourishment and life to every cell of the body.
Stress Relief Therapy
60 min. $150
Chronic stress is one of the most detrimental factors for our health, being the culprit of many disturbances in our body systems. If left off guard, it can cause serious illnesses and health conditions. In our stress management session, different holistic techniques are used including: breathing, tapping, ancient tools, BQC,TCM and Marma points and energy healing to relax your mind and your body, releasing tension and anxiety and restoring balance.
Ayurvedic Marma Chikitsa Therapy
60 min. $150
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian alternative medicine system. Marma therapy is the energy healing of Ayurveda. It comprehends 107 points which allows access to the vibrational energy centers of the body or “chakras.” Marma points are vital energy points and are used as a healing tool to address imbalances affecting the body, mind and consciousness. They are effective for pain relief, balancing stress, emotions and anxiety, body detoxification, improve organ functions, balance the “doshas”, support the immune system, enhance release of neurochemicals like serotonin and melatonin refining cognitive abilities and sleep quality. Also perfect for preventive care and rejuvenation. The treatment is done with a subtle touch, sound healing tools, aromatherapy and crystals, it is deeply relaxing and soothing to the body and mind. The results are transformative at every level restoring a full sense of wellbeing.
Dora Salazar is a Licensed: Aesthetician, Cosmetologist, Massage Therapist 53239/ Certified Medical Electrologist and Laser Technician/ Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor / Certified Holistic Nutritionist/ Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner/ Board Certified Health Coach/ Herbalist/ Skincare Educator/ Consultant/
Established since 1996