by Rita Ferraro
One of the most important things I realized shortly after becoming a Naturopath, was that however important it is to address our patients’ physical/biochemical/immune system imbalances, there is something more. The missing link in achieving wellness was eating according to our autonomic nervous system type.
There are ten metabolic types of diets when looking at the autonomic nervous system, according to Dr. Kelley who truly was genius. Strong sympathetic people are usually people who are Type A personality types always in fight or flight mode. On the other hand; strong parasympathetic types typically have depression, chronic fatigue and/are slow moving.
When matching the person to her/his metabolic type, I have consistently been the most successful. One size diet doesn’t fit everyone. For example, a person with a carcinoma should be eating a vegan diet until everything resolves, but would you believe that someone with lymphoma does better with eating meat three times a day? Who would have thought that! Weren’t we told that if you have cancer you should always be eating a vegan diet? That’s why a natural approach to lymphoma wouldn’t be successful if say one goes to the Gerson clinic in Mexico and is given lots of vegetable juices, white potatoes and vegetable broth. (Over simplifying). What we put into our mouths everyday makes a huge difference in our overall health.
And it is so very important to cleanse/detox your body every so often. This is where I come in. I have studied and practiced detoxification for over thirty years. Many people have a very hard time with this concept. I break it down to the simplest techniques, individually tailored to each patient. Not everyone can detox at the same rate. Let’s face it. By the time I see patients, they are either chronically ill or pretty well on their way. Wouldn’t it be nice to prevent disease before we get sick? We all talk about prevention. I meet people who tell me they are very healthy, but are they? It is hard to stay healthy in a toxic world. Why not cleanse and detox on a maintenance basis?
With the tools to assess your level of toxicity, if the results warrant detoxification, I know what needs to be done. My goal is to provide people with tools that can be done at home so that continuous visits aren’t necessary. You would be surprised at the techniques and supplements now available.
Only three practitioners in the country use my detoxification program. Let me coach you to wellness. Please go to my website and find out some of the modalities that I use, and also read my book.
I came to Dr. Ferraro with chronic diarrhea that had gone on for many years. After going to many functional medicine doctors over the years, my condition didn’t resolve. I couldn’t gain weight. In a week of Dr. Ferraro’s remedies and diet recommendation my diarrhea was a thing of the past. I fly in to see her. I have gained 10 lbs. – D.O.
In my practice, I play detective in a partnership with my patient. With eating the right foods for your metabolic type, elimination of environmental toxins, protection from mold and electromagnetic fields, and emotional and spiritual balance, we can all be healthy and thrive. My office is fragrance and mold-free and chemically safe.
My book, Save Your Life, A Guide to 21st Century Illnesses is an Amazon bestseller. Call for more information and to set an initial appointment: 505-903-9595