Meet Our Practitioners
Alexandra Blydenburgh MSACN
Alexandra Blydenburgh MS, CN
Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner
Founder Of Wellness Done Naturally
Alexandra has always had a passion for healthcare. When she learned she could help people through nutrition, she was convinced this was her calling. After she received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Nutrition from Long Island University, she decided to use her knowledge in the best of ways. She herself struggled with health issues, and began a nutrition program using muscle testing, in order to regain control of her health. As soon as she started seeing results, she knew that her next step was to pursue the muscle testing technique.
Once she received her certification, she began to use muscle testing, whole food supplements, and diet changes to turn her own patients health around. Alexandra utilizes the best of whole food nutrition,whole food organic supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies and essential oils to get a body to optimum health.
Alexandra also completed her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition with honors from New York Chiropractic College and is committed to furthering her education through constant research and study. She currently teaches biology at Farmingdale State College.
Alexandra has committed her life to helping her patients get well through her total health restoration program. She believes in treating the underlying cause of the problem, rather than chasing symptoms. Alexandra truly thinks that food education, lifestyle change and the addition of nutritional supplements can restore almost any persons health.
Dr. Marlene Povilaskaus DPT,CWC
Doctor of Physical Therapy,
Health and Wellness Coach
Physical Therapist, Wellness & Health Coach, Clinical Educator
Marlene started her journey by embracing her own health issues and finding the source of them was poor nutrition. She realized that nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle is the only true way to health. She had always had a passion for people which is why she became a Doctor of Physical Therapy in her twenties. Once she herself felt changes through nutrition and various muscle testing techniques, she decided that was where her passion would lead her. She then received advanced training in diabetes, became a certified wellness coach and served as a certified clinical instructor.
Marlene then received her certification in Nutrition Response Testing in Clearwater, Florida. She also has attended various Morphogenic Field Technique courses as well as continuing education courses for physical therapy, nutrition and wellness. She greatly appreciates different ways to analyze and restore a persons health.
Marlene is passionate about seeing others get well through natural measures and is committed to helping her patients get their health back. With 20 years of working in healthcare, she brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and dedication to her patients.
Angelique Marzigliano MSACN
Angelique has been a healthcare enthusiast since she started college. Always an advocate for mindfulness and nutrition, she eventually realized nutritional counseling was her calling. She began her educational journey at St. Joseph's College majoring in pre-med and quickly realized she had a very different thought process than her peers. She was more focused on finding a natural way of treatment for common diseases and even did her senior thesis on utilizing a vitamin E derivative for cancer treatment.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology, she began to explore more information about the field of nutrition through an introductory nutrition course at Nassau Community College. It was there that she fell in love with a natural way of healing and attended a Nutrition Symposium, which exposed her to her future professors at New York Chiropractic College and their inspiring viewpoints. She applied and started classes the following fall and realized she had found what she had been searching for her whole college career; a place she felt comfortable and confident.
She went on to complete her Master's in Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. She plans on becoming a board certified Nutrition Specialist and is dedicated to improving the lives of others through nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification. She became certified in Nutrition Response Testing in September 2018.
Ariana Golub NTP, RWP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Samantha Prashad Future ACTCM
Doctor of Acupuncture and
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Future Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Samantha started her journey with a passion for research, human biology and medicine. What fascinated her about the human body was how each system, cell, and organ worked in harmony, and why illnesses affected each person differently. She graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a major in Fiber Science, a concentration in Biology
and a minor in Nutrition. While preparing to take the MCAT her younger brother began his battle for health and this experience made her rethink the traditional Western Medical approach. As she delved into the field of alternative medicine she realized that there was a whole other world of possibilities to help patients. During her last year in undergraduate, she shifted her career direction to a field that treats the whole body in a
more natural way.
Samantha is currently completing her Dual Masters and Doctorate program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). Throughout her education she studied several techniques that incorporate muscle testing such as Nutrition Response Testing (NRT), Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), and is currently finishing her Certification in Brain Health Coaching.
Many patients tend to feel hopeless about their health, Samantha is passionate about restoring hope and faith that wellness is possible through innovative approaches. She uses the wisdom of Eastern Medicine and integrates muscle testing, pulse reading and diet analysis to come up with clear plans for patient care.