David Rodgers is a Licensed Nutritionist (LN)* and received his Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, one of the nation’s foremost regionally accredited universities focused on natural health. David uses the areas of nutrition, natural supplements, detoxification, and lifestyle changes in order to help clients achieve major health goals.
David specializes in four main areas:
– Weight Loss and Muscle Toning
– Heart Disease / Diabetes
– Digestive Conditions (IBS, Crohn’s, Coltitis, Gastritis, etc.)
– Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia
For a more comprehensive list of conditions that can be significantly helped by nutrition and natural therapies, see the conditions page.
Prior to and concurrent with his degree program, David spent a large portion of ten years researching, analyzing, and synthesizing texts and research journals dealing with the effects that nutrition, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, probiotics, phytochemicals, herbs, exercise, and lifestyle measures have on people’s health. Upon finding all of the above measures have profound effects on the body and specifically chronic disease, he decided to formalize his education and start a clinic known as the Nutrient Balance Center.
Having been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease using Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standards, David shifted his research toward autoimmune and stealth infectious diseases. Using only dietary changes, natural supplements, and lifestyle and exercise changes, he eliminated over 95% of his symptoms. While current lab results still show a small amount of positive antibody bands for Lyme Disease, enough bands have disappeared so that David no longer has Lyme Disease according to CDC standards. (It is important to note, however, that it is possible for many people to have a very significant Lyme Disease case, even if CDC diagnosis standards are not fulfilled).
David also specializes in home and grocery store visits to help people recover from and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. While conventional nutrition assessments occur in an office setting, David decided that the best help could be given where the patients are on a daily basis. With this in mind, David offers home visit consultations where he helps “makeover” clients’ refrigerators and food pantries. Additionally, David travels with clients to their own grocery stores and helps purchase healthy versions of all foods normally on clients’ shopping lists. For more information, see the cardiovascular page.
*Note: The State of Michigan does not currently offer nor require licenses for nutritionists or dietitians. David holds a Nutritionist License (LN) from the State of Minnesota.