About Ann Marie
Ann Marie De Gregoria Nutrition Therapist, Holistic Intuitive & Reiki Master
Ann Marie holds a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner certification from the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Denver, Colorado, a leading private nutrition school. To date, she has completed 260+ hours of in-depth nutrition courses including Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Nutrients as Building Blocks (learning both clinical & holistic nutrition), Food as Therapy, Personal Relationship with Food, Body Typing, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition, Digestion & Detoxification.
Ann Marie has continued her education as a Holistic Coach learning: The Art of Visual Diagnosis (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine), Meridian & Organ Diagnosis, Emotional & Spiritual Diagnosis, Chakras Healing & Energy work, as a Reiki Master.
Ann Marie’s passion for nutrition started at an early age, when she was encouraged to use food as a way to protect and heal her body. Food, as well as herbs and supplements, were always used to promote mental and physical strength, as well as maintain an overall positive state of health and wellness. As a teacher of nutrition, her main goal is to help others incorporate these teachings into their lives, as well as their families’ lives.
To accomplish this goal, Ann Marie meets with people 1 on 1, gives speaker presentations, is a “Blogger” and is currently writing her first book, due at the end of 2016! She has been featured in Luxury Living Magazine, and she has also been a guest speaker on Internet Radio, W4HC, Health Cafe Live, Bonko.tv and on FireHouse Kitchen.
Finally, Ann Marie has spent 12+ years in Corporate Sales and Marketing, working with Fortune 500 companies. She put herself through college, and graduated from Northeastern University. She holds a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. Today, she lives on Long Island, New York with her wonderful family – her husband, 2 small children and sweet Lab.
Ann Marie’s Story
My story is a combination of both science and spirit. As a child I have always been connected my intuition – I have made decisions that may not always have made sense – even to me – but I have always honored the voice within. I can confidently say that every single time my intuition has guided me appropriately. It has never failed me.
I am a huge believer in life as being a place to grow our minds, bodies & spirits. That said, we go through challenges that test all 3 along the way. It is important to have a person like me to guide you through and make sense of it on all 3 levels. I too have had many, many teachers along my journey, and this is how we all help each other to move our souls forward and progress in the grand scheme of life.
That said people first come to me for support for the body based on my formal education, and although I understand the science really well, the spirit within (intuition) continues to steer me down the right path of understanding true healing.
My story reaches across 3 generations – 4 even, but today I will write only about me… As for my own experience, when I was too busy to listen to my body and didn’t practice self love but instead allowed willpower to prevail, I paid for it dearly. At 27 years of age, I developed arthritis in my hands. It was painful – Excruciating at times – especially throughout the night and day as a nagging, dull, but constant pain.
I battled this for about 7+ years. During that time it grew worse at times, followed by a wicked eczema and psoriasis all over both my hands! This was mainly my palms, fingers, knuckles and between my fingers. It was ugly, inflamed & extremely irritating!
In the middle of this, I gave birth to 2 small children 2 years apart. I handmade food 3x/ day, studied through an intensive nutrition program (with straight A’s) and slept little for years on end. There was no relief! My adrenals were tapped out, my thyroid started to go, my digestion was getting worse with each decade and I had breathing issues as well. My body was spent!
This was definitely a combination of food allergies, the beginnings of an autoimmune condition and unrelenting stress! But what I can tell you is this – “conditions”, ailments and even disease itself are symptoms of an unbalance in your body, mind & soul. It is your responsibility to listen and honor these “cries” for help.
Today I am here to tell you that I managed to heal & rebalance my body, mind & soul! If I did not make the changes that I learned, I know that I would have been very sick. These were symptoms to let me know something was wrong, and today I am here to tell you that I healed myself using “Food As Thy Medicine”! And you can too!