Barbara Ann Grova, CHHC, AADP is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and is the Founder and Director of Nutritional Healing, a thriving Wellness Practice with offices in Ronkonkoma and St James, New York. She is a writer, speaker, educator and soon to be author. Barbara Ann is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has over 17 years of experience in health and nutrition.
For over 20 years Barbara Ann worked as a Finance and Operations Manager for Arrow Electronics, Inc., one of the largest electronics distributors in the world. Arrow is a very fast paced, competitive, highly stressful and ever changing environment. Barbara Ann was able to create a feeling of well being and manage stress among her staff and peers through exercise and nutrition recommendations. One of Barbara Ann’s greatest passions is creating ‘Life Balance’ for employees in the work place. She has taught many clients about her proven techniques in “The Ten Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress” through nutrition,exercise, breathing and guided imagery programs.
Barbara Ann specializes in Family Nutrition, Women's Health and Weight Loss; peri-menopause, menopause, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer and IBS. She offers many different options for individual and group Nutritional, Wellness and Cleansing programs. In addition, she is passionate about working with the nutritional and lifestyle needs of families that have children with behavioral issues, obesity, Aspergers’s, allergies or ADD/HD. She teaches parents how to disguise healthy foods so their kids will eat them. She has experience with managing the nutritional and lifestyle needs of children going through early (precocious) puberty since her own daughter experienced this condition at the age 6.
She has recently lost 45 pounds on a very successful program that she has been developing for the past 3 years called the “Smooth Changes Nutrition Plan”, specifically designed for women going through hormonal transitions, who want to lose weight and feel fabulous in their body.
Her other Programs are designed specifically for you and your body type, metabolic type, blood type, ancestry, health issues and lifestyle. She teaches you about the foods that get your metabolism fired-up so your body will start melting fat again, also how to incorporate guilt-free self-care, prevent disease and how to slow down the aging process. You will learn how to heal your body naturally without the use of drugs or medication
Her clients say she offers a very compassionate, warm, gentle, non-deprived approach to teaching you how to bring your mind, body and soul back into balance.
Barbara Ann is a lecturer at:
· Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY on ‘Mindful Eating’ and ‘Eating According to Your Metabolic Type’
Barbara Ann will continue to lecture at Stony Brook University this Fall.
Barbara Ann also conducts lectures for business and civic groups as well as businesses including:
· Port Jefferson Rotary
· Marie Whitman Real Estate, Pt Jeff, NY
· Reach For The Stars Tutoring, Coram NY
· Sports Time, Kings Park, NY
· Ronkonkoma Chamber
· Mom’s Club of Sayville, NY
· Monthly at Baby’s R US, Sayville, NY
· On the Board of Directors for Le Tip International
· Member of the LI Center for Professional and Business Women
· Member of SWBEC, Suffolk County Women’s Enterprise Coalition
o Nominated for the Board of Directors
o Committee member for the ‘Spring into Business’ trade show
· Member of EEWN, East End Women’s Network
· Member of the Ronkonkoma and Holbrook Chambers
. Religious Education Instructor, Ronkonkoma, NY