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‘Wellness Warrior’ Dr. Gowri Rocco Transforming Women’s Holistic Wellness in Corona, California

Dr. Gowri Rocco: Transforming Women’s Holistic Wellness
Photo Courtesy: Dr. Gowri Rocco / Monique Feil Photography

Dr. Gowri Rocco has been transforming women’s holistic wellness in the heart of Corona, California, for over two decades. Dr. Rocco is a women’s health specialist and passionate advocate for self-care and balanced living. Her integrative approach to health combines functional medicine, nutrition, and a deep understanding of hormonal health, making her a sought-after practitioner in her community, a true “Wellness Warrior” indeed.

The Lotus Flower Difference

The essence of Dr. Rocco’s practice is inspired by her beloved sister, Padma, who she says resembles the lotus flower—a symbol of purity, enlightenment, and rebirth. This metaphor came from her life question of whether there could have been something she could have done to prevent her sister from taking her own life 23 years ago.

This purpose extends to her work, which aims to help patients blossom into their healthiest selves. Dr. Rocco founded Optimum Health & Wellness, in 2011, focusing on providing personalized, holistic care that addresses the root causes of health issues rather than just treating superficial symptoms.

Dr. Rocco’s Philosophy and the Importance of Self-Care

In 2023, a study found that almost half of American women prioritize their day-to-day responsibilities over their own health. One reason women often miss preventive care services, such as routine check-ups, is due to limited time availability.

Dr. Rocco highlights the essential role that self-care plays in overall well-being. She said, “Women don’t take enough care of themselves. I tell my patients to always put self-care before their husband or their kids.” “It might sound selfish, but it’s not. If you don’t fuel yourself, you can’t give. Take that extra half hour to go for a walk, sit and breathe, or journal. When you do, your body feels special and good, and you don’t feel deprived or neglected,” she explained. She also encourages women to appreciate the importance of activities such as exercising, cooking, and journaling, stressing their positive impact on overall health. She also advises women to reduce alcohol consumption as it can deplete estrogen levels and disrupt thyroid and cortisol function.

Hormonal Health and Bioidentical Hormones

Dr. Rocco explains that hormones serve as vital communication signals between organs, and hormonal imbalances can often occur with menstrual cycles. She advocates for the use of bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plants, as a means of teaching the body to produce hormones naturally rather than simply substituting them. She frequently assists women experiencing pregnancy difficulties due to hormonal imbalances, especially at the onset of menopause.

She also added that incorporating humor and comedy into daily life — laughter, orgasms, and silliness — are also essential feminine traits that help release natural endorphins. To delve deeper into these concepts, consider reading Dr. Rocco’s book, “Growing Younger: Restore Your Hormones, Energy, and Sex Drive,” described as “a powerful natural guide to optimal wellness and longevity.”

Supplements and Natural Remedies

As women enter midlife, Dr. Rocco notes that they often begin to develop autoimmune diseases such as arthritis or Hashimoto’s. She recommends addressing these issues through diet and exercise whenever possible rather than relying on prescriptions. Essential supplements include vitamin D3, K2, and probiotics, given that modern soil quality often fails to provide adequate nutrition. Additionally, she highlights the benefits of Diindolylmethane (DIM) from cruciferous vegetables for reducing cancer risks and balancing hormones, as well as the importance of good fats for maintaining hormonal health.

“I love Omega-3 oils; they’re powerful for the brain and heart. Good fats are critical for hormone balance. I use a lot of good fats in nutrition with my clients, explaining how it helps them feel better naturally. NAC is antiviral and helps prevent viruses naturally. It’s also a great probiotic for the gut,” Dr. Rocco encourages.

Ultimately, consulting a certified and experienced professional in this field should still remain on top of the checklist because hormones are considered medications, and medications should not be taken without proper evaluation. 

Dr. Rocco’s Lasting Contribution to Community Wellness

Dr. Rocco’s commitment to holistic wellness, functional health, and personalized care has made her a beloved and respected authority in her field and community. Her expertise is regularly featured in prestigious publications like The Epoch Times and Pop Sugar. Her approach goes beyond conventional medicine, focusing on nutrition, lifestyle changes, and natural remedies to empower people to take control of their lives and health. Watch Dr. Rocco’s Sizzle Reel here to see her in action.

Everyone deserves a physician who not only recognizes their unique health needs but also treats the root causes of their issues with precision and efficacy. Dr. Rocco’s specialization in lifestyle and hormone balancing is particularly invaluable, offering essential support to individuals of all ages. Her expertise is especially beneficial to women, who often face complex hormonal challenges and undergo significant life transitions like menopause.

A Compassionate Wellness Warrior Transforming Women’s Health

Dr. Rocco’s mission, driven by a deep calling to empower women following her sister’s passing, has blossomed into a practice that goes beyond conventional medicine. Her approach focuses on self-care, hormonal health, and holistic well-being, offering a more meaningful and comprehensive way to help people, both mentally and physically.

By combining functional medicine with a compassionate and personalized approach, Dr. Rocco has become a “Wellness Warrior” for countless women in Corona, California, and beyond.  Her dedication to helping women reach their healthiest selves is an impactful proof of the transformative capabilities a passionate healthcare professional can have on a community.


Published By: Aize Perez

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