Being aware of what we eat can help to maintain internal balance and prevent disease on a daily basis.
There are simple things you can do every day to take control of your health – such as diet, exercise, stress management, and appropriate nutritional supplementation that provides the energy needed for the body to function. Good nutrition not only provides energy, it also insurances the basic building blocks, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that keep the body healthy and vibrant.
A nutritional imbalance in foods consumed contributes to an imbalance in overall health. Eating an unnatural and restrictive diet can lead to yo-yo dieting and drastic ups and downs in body weight. Improper diet practices can cause malnutrition, organ damage, slow metabolic rate and other imbalances within the body. Biochemical and energetic imbalances may present themselves as pain, sleep disturbances, mood changes, abnormal digestion, headaches and various body irregularities.
Once the imbalance has been determined, a customized program can be created with a variety of treatment modalities including acupuncture and first line therapy in addition to food, exercise and lifestyle suggestions.
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Please Meet Our Nutritionist and Acupuncturist Jordana Ross: LAc, MTOM, BA, CMT, NC
Nutritionist / Acupuncturist
"We are all artistic works in progress"
Ms. Ross loves sharing her knowledge with others. Her mottos are: “We are all artistic works in progress,” so, “Learn something new every day of your life,” and, “Educate… don’t intimidate.”
Throughout her life, Jordana has had a natural ability to communicate and she is a voracious learner, having acquired a diverse background in many areas of study. Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree at UC Davis, Jordana returned home to the Conejo Valley and has since trained and worked as a medical massage therapist and certified nutritional counselor.
In 2009, she began delving deeper into the mysteries of the human body and the healing arts by earning her Master’s degree in Acupuncture, Herbology and Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM), graduating Magna Cum Laude with high honors at the top of her class. Jordana has helped hundreds of patients, completing clinical rotations at Simms/Mann Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States, as well as at Providence Hospital’s Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.
An avid traveler and lover of culture, she also studied Asian medicine at Meiji University in Kyoto, Japan and further specialized in pain management, infertility, non-surgical aesthetics and facial rejuvenation techniques.
In addition to integrative and preventative medicine, her other interests include making music, gardening, cooking, hiking and yoga. Jordana is delighted to be a conduit of health by sharing her passion for meditation, movement and seasonal nutrition while helping to correct the root cause of her patients’ imbalances through diet and lifestyle changes, acupuncture and herbal medicine.