Johanna P. Salazar, MS, RDN earned her first Bachelors Degree in Biology from Rutgers University in 2014. She went into the field of pharmaceuticals after graduating. Johanna then decided to go back to school and earn her second Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from Rutgers University in 2020. She continued to strengthen her knowledge and received her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University in 2022.
Johanna uses functional and integrative medicine and tests in her practice. Her passion is to help clients heal their bodies through the proper foods and mindset. Health is not only the foods you eat but also the thoughts you think and how you manage your emotions.
Why Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine focuses on addressing the root cause of someone's symptom/disease. Functional medicine recognizes that there may be more than one factor contributing to someone’s illness. Prevention and restoring the body back to homeostasis are the primary focuses of functional medicine. Factors such as diet, sleep, stress, and exercise are considered as a line of treatment. The main goal is to uncover why someone is ill rather than treating symptoms with a bandaid.
How Are The Sessions Designed?
Each session is designed to take a detailed history and a close look at symptoms. Lab tests are used to uncover underlying imbalances in the body. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to healing the body. Your nutritional plan will focus on nutrient-dense foods, rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. Nutrition and high quality supplementation are used to bring the body back to balance and promote healing. Each session will be tailored to setting up small goals that will then lead to big changes.