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Theresa Messano, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
As a naturopathic doctor, Theresa is trained in an integrative approach to care that focuses on prevention and identifying the root cause of disease to restore and establish optimal health through the use of various natural therapies.

Theresa was introduced to natural medicine at a young age when her mother’s health declined due to fibromyalgia.

During Theresa’s undergraduate education, she was introduced to the blue zones, where the healthiest, longest-living people of the world reside. The common denominator between these regions was found to be consumption of whole, nutritionally dense foods and regular physical activity. This led Theresa to discover a passion for natural medicine, and upon graduation she pursued training to become a naturopathic doctor.
Naturopathic doctors complete a four-year, in-residence doctoral degree program accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, which is recognized by the US Department of Education. Theresa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stockton University and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport.

Theresa also assisted in a pilot international and multicenter naturalistic study at the University of Bridgeport Naturopathic Clinic to evaluate how 12 weeks of individualized Naturopathic care in adult patients improved quality of life. The study was published in the Natural Medicine Journal in April 2019. She is a member of the New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Facts about Theresa
Theresa ran cross country in high school and at Ocean County College. In 2011 and 2012, her college team finished third and second, respectively, at the National Championship Race.
Theresa enjoys spending time in nature, traveling to new places, working out, reading, and anything involving music.
If there’s one thing Theresa can’t live without, it’s her plants.
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