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Holistic Health & Medicine and Integrative Skin Care

Doreen DeStefano

Doreen DeStefano

To Doreen DeStefano, RN-BSN, licensed esthetician and owner of Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine and Integrative Skin Care, in Fort Myers, health is like a complex jigsaw puzzle with lots of moving pieces. Solving previously intractable problems and getting all the puzzle pieces to fit together so that function is restored naturally when the body heals itself is what DeStefano finds personally rewarding. She genuinely appreciates the partnering relationships she builds with patients that take their role seriously in the model of care that she practices.

The naturopathic health principles and practices, cutting-edge technology, procedures and professional skin care products that DeStefano uses are the result of her interest in healthy aging and the prevention and resolution of associated chronic symptoms. “Naturopathy is a system of healing based on the power of nature and the human body. This holistic system integrates body, mind and spirit. In the practice of naturopathy, all elements of the individual are considered together to develop a highly individualized healthy living plan, optimized for each client,” says DeStefano.

These naturopathic health principles include whole food nutrition, herbs and supplements, bioidentical hormones, body movement, detoxification and lifestyle changes, along with numerous protocols that create beautiful, younger-looking skin.

Intravenous Nutrient (IV) Therapy

IV therapy is a medical treatment designed to infuse fluids, vitamins, nutrients or other healthy substances directly in to the bloodstream through an IV drip.

Lab Testing

ALCAT Testing identifies cellular reactions to more than 350 foods, chemicals and herbs.

Telomere Testing

This evaluation of the length of the DNA sections at the end of each chromosome help determine the choice of therapies selected to slow the loss of telomere length, which is associated with cell longevity.

Vitamin and Antioxidant Status Testing

The test measures how micronutrients are functioning within white blood cells.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HBOT, which utilizes concentrated oxygen to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood, is highly effective in skin and body rejuvenation.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

This therapy, combined with lifestyle modifications, changes in diet and increased levels of exercise, has a positive impact on health and helps individuals look better and feel younger.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Aesthetic Rejuvenation

The PRP system isolates an individual’s stem cells, platelets and growth factors to combine them with vitamins, minerals and collagen precursors, which are injected into the face, neck and hands to improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and tone.

Skin Care Basics

These include the non-surgical microcurrent facelift, cryotherapy for removing freckles, seborrheic keratosis, hyperpigmentation, warts, moles, etc.; microneedling; a medical-grade chemical Vitality Institute (VI) peel to improve the appearance of skin on the face, chest, hands or other areas; a glycolic acid peel, deep cleansing, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and LED light therapy.

Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine and Integrative Skincare is located at 12734 Kenwood Lane, Ste. 84, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-425-2900 or visit

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