Jessica Abreu could not understand why she felt so poorly all the time. What she perceived as a “healthy” 20-something lifestyle was evading her; doctors, too, were baffled as to why she was constantly exhausted, holding on to weight, losing her hair, and always in a fog. When she became a medical assistant more than a decade ago, her passion for healing her body and making her own changes grew — yet a proper diagnosis was not forthcoming.
In fact, it wasn’t until she met Dr. Anthony Azar, who ran a full blood panel of 13 markers on her thyroid (her other doctors tested only two) that she found clarity. “It was a miracle,” says Abreu. “Everything changed for me then.” Now, as a certified wellness coach, nutritional consultant, and owner of Dobbs Ferry’s Core Nutrition & Wellness (145 Palisade St, Ste 209; corenutritionwellness.com), Abreu and her business are sharing that “miracle” with the masses.
Founded four years ago, Core Nutrition & Wellness offers such clinical services as thyroid balance, medical weight loss, and hormonal therapy in tandem with Dr. Azar and Dr. Timothy Morley, who serve as Abreu’s clinical liaisons. She also showcases an extensive roster of noninvasive weight-loss methods, including CryoSlimming, a practice that painlessly freezes off fat cells. For those looking to maintain and build their muscle, Core is the only facility in the county that offers Accufit, a new FDA-approved technology that attaches electrodes to muscles to activate them. Accufit works for all muscle groups, but for Abreu’s clientele, the abs, glutes, and thighs are most popular. The end result typically mimics the same effects as six weeks in a gym, both physiologically and aesthetically.
To some, such treatments may seem too good to be true, but Abreu is quick to point out that while her services are effective and powerful, they’re not magic. “In order for any of this to be successful, you still need to have a healthy lifestyle,” says Abreu. “Maintaining progress with a wholesome diet and consistent exercise is important; otherwise, you just end up in the same spot you were in before the treatments.”
While such Core Nutrition & Wellness treatments as lymphatic draining and IV therapies are good for the body, the soul nurturer at Core is Abreu herself, who effortlessly provides the key emotional support that accompanies the physical component.
“I want to help others because no one could help me. I have so much knowledge now, as to checking the proper markers and changing diets correctly, that it allows me to give someone answers and pushes them that much closer to being comfortable in their own skin.”