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My experience with Bova Health and Wellness has been life changing. I came to Dr. Bova’s office in October 2016 on the recommendation of my sister in law. I ran into her after not seeing her for about a month; she looked fabulous, she just glowed. I asked her what she was doing and she said that she started seeing a wellness doctor, Dr. Bova.  I shared with her that I was beyond frustrated.  For years I had tried so many diets, eating plans and elimination diets, I stuck to them completely only to yield very little weight loss results. If I went off of the eating plan I would gain back all the weight I had lost and then some. I just couldn’t win. Prior to my first visit with Dr. Bova I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and resigned to my fate of having an auto immune disease that severely limited my ability to lose weight.

I read Dr. Bova’s website and loved what he said about healing your body. 

At my first visit Dr. Bova reviewed my lab results with me and explained what was going on with my body. He explained that in addition to an autoimmune disease I also had a leaky gut. He provided me with an elimination diet and started me on supplements to heal my leaky gut. After the first week I lost 8 pounds! I was floored with the results.  I was eating the same number of calories per day that I had been eating in the prior 3 weeks, which had netted me a 4 pound loss in total. I thought the weight loss was a fluke; but the second week I dropped another 3 lbs. After a month I was down 15 ½ pounds. Dr. Bova explained that I had a lot of inflammation to have lost so much weight. The second month my weight loss stalled. I stayed true to the plan but my weight stayed the same during the entire second month. After that Dr. Bova added more supplements specific to my autoimmune disease. During the third month I was down another 10 pounds.  This month included many celebrations: birthday, Christmas and New Year’s.

I am 54 years old. Last week I ran my third marathon. Not only a marathon but 4 different races over 4 days: 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon.  48.6 miles in 4 days. My recovery was amazing. I attribute that to the eating plan that I have been following with Dr. Bova. Our races were in Disney World so in addition to the races we walked around the parks.  I logged over 220,000 steps in 7 days. I was still full of energy.  

I even lost more weight on vacation! People may think that I lost weight because I was training for a marathon; but that is not the case. I actually gained weight when I was training for the other two marathons. What is different this time is that I am eating the right foods for my body and my autoimmune disease. I am eating real, nutritionally dense, whole foods and eliminating processed foods. I am giving my body the fuel it needs and it is responding in a way that I never thought was possible.

Dr. Bova and Allie have always been professional, as well as caring and supportive. I am very thankful to have found Bova Health and Wellness.

I feel better now than I have in years!

-Michele R.

I began seeing Dr. Bova to help address symptoms associated with Crohn's disease.  He provided a thorough evaluation and designed a diet and supplement plan specific to my needs.  After following his recommendations for a few weeks, my symptoms were eliminated.  I had more energy throughout the day and no longer suffered from the discomfort of my disease.  I am truly grateful for the help he provided me. 

-Jaclyn K.

 

 

Just a few months ago I was in an enormous amount of physical pain. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I believe my 15 years of battling sinus infections, rashes, hives, headaches, overweight, inflammation to point of pain was caused from the foods I was eating! In the past 11 weeks I have been under a strict detox through the care of Dr Bova. I feel amazing today! I feel 10 years younger! I am pain free. As well as rash free! I am down 25 pounds!!!! My hair has stopped falling out and is growing like never before! My insides are relaxed which allows me to live not just healthy but happy! I know this is my new way of living and there are going to be bumps but bumps are easier to climb then mountains!
Thank you Dr. Bova! 

-Kathy F.

Functional Neuro Doc’s are not easy to find but worth the long drive, especially Dr. Bova! I am about 3 hours away but count the drive very worthwhile for the benefit. I have had autoimmunity (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) for years and more recently vertigo and balance issues to the point where each day was a real struggle. Dr. Bova was able to identify problem areas and help me strengthen and heal significantly in just a few months. In the Bova process (and under the supervision of my regular Dr. back home) I was able to wean off of a prescription and now am happy to be med free and continuing to progress in strength.

Blessings to Bova and his patients!

-Paul M.

After suffering from an extreme facial rash for close to 9 months, I had enough. I had been to countless doctors, dermatologists, allergists, GI specialists and everything in between and not a single one could seem to find a root cause of my blister-like rash that randomly appeared out of no where. Each doctor happily prescribed me with another “band-aid” like ointment, anti-biotic or steroid with the hopes that this would “fix” my problem. It did not. Along with this pesky rash I was suffering from leaky gut, a weekend immune system (caused by my Celiac disease), chronic fatigue, chronic constipation, mild hyperthyroidism and excruciating plantar fasciitis – I was a living nightmare.

After my first visit with Dr Bova I left feeling 100% confident that he would guide me through all of the changes I needed to make to bring my body to its ideal health. And he did. After just 2 weeks on the diet my rash was gone, my energy and mental clarity was through the roof and my digestion was beginning to regulate. Now, at my 11 week mark I am happy to report that my rash has not been inflamed in over 2 months, I am currently very happy with all of the foods in my diet, my energy and mental clarity are still on point and my digestion has been fully regulated.

I will continue to see Dr. Bova on a bi-weekly basis for chiropractic adjustments to help my plantar fasciitis, which has seen a significant improvement as well. I can say with certainty that Dr. Bova is by far the most knowledgeable, helpful, enthusiastic and passionate doctor that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Dr. Bova has helped to assure me that this way of medicine is reliable and successful. I recommend him to anyone who may be suffering from any common medical issues.

-Natalie D.

I came to Dr. Bova with chronic idiopathic urticarial (CIU) which is simply hives for no known reason. They were so bad that it took over my quality of life. I had been to my doctor, allergist, dermatologist, and bounced back and forth between the three. What they said was the same every time…"we don’t know what is causing this. Take more drugs."

By the time I came to Dr. Bova, the hives were not only all over my face and body, but in my throat and joints. I even had a hard time walking. I felt helpless and all I had to show from my previous efforts was literally a bag of pills.

Dr. Bova looked over my blood work and asked some questions. He took the time to talk with me and fully explain what was happening to me and more importantly, why it was happening. No other doctor had ever taken the time to do this with me.

I followed Dr. Bova’s instructions and made some life changes. Within 3-4 days, the hives went away and within 5 weeks, I had lost 31 pounds and was symptom free. I WAS AMAZED.

What I have learned about food intake and the results on my body from Dr. Bova has been nothing short of LIFE CHANGING.

My entire family has adopted these changes in one way or another and we are all much happier by doing so!

I am so happy with my results and different and better outlook on my health. Thank you so much Dr. Bova!

-Craig D.

We brought our son Oscar who is almost 5 years old, into Dr. Bova's office after seeing almost every type of specialist in the area. Oscar has been under the care of a Family Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrician, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Pediatric Otolaryngology and an Orthopedic Surgeon. He has a Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, ABA Therapist, Behavior Therapist, at home Speech Tutor and an at home Play Therapist. Most visits with doctors and therapists ended with hearing that we were doing everything that we could do, but we knew in our hearts that there had to be someone out there who could help him. 
By the time, we sat down with Dr. Bova we were exhausted (physically and emotionally) having tried so many strategies ourselves. Oscar was nonverbal at the time of our first visit with Dr. Bova. He had chronic diarrhea and would spit up and vomit often. He had sleep disturbances and many behavior problems. He is one of 5 children and things at home were very difficult. Dr. Bova immediately suggested an elimination diet and some supplements. We had already tried going dairy free and gluten free but we had never done it in the way Dr. Bova had suggested. It was not easy at first but after the first couple weeks we started to see changes. Oscar starting using signs more regularly and started to use words. He was finally communicating! His sleep improved and he now goes right to sleep every night and sleeps through the night. His stool is finally firmer. He is more alert and we are seeing less tantrums and outbursts. His eye contact has improved significantly. He responds when we call his name. He is saying “hi” and waving now. He currently has 15 signs and 14 words or approximations. He is sitting and attending better for his therapy sessions at home and school. He is trying new foods he refused before like butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, strawberries and raspberries.  All foods he wouldn’t even touch before and would throw if offered. We work hard on the therapy suggestions at home. Dr. Bova even contacted Oscar teachers and therapists at his school. He had a conference call with them and explained all the therapies he wanted us all to work on at home and school and discussed the diet with them. Dr. Bova and Allie also emailed a list of goals to Oscars teacher so that they can track Oscars progress at school. 
Things have really improved for Oscar and our entire family! While we have a long way to go we finally feel like we are getting somewhere. After almost two years of dead ends we finally feel like we’ve made a break through and real measurable progress. We now know Oscar will be able to speak and communicate with us. I know he has food sensitivities and allergies that we can easily avoid.

We are thankful we found Dr. Bova.

-Caroline S.

Our son, Nicholas, had been suffering from abdominal pain for several years. We had visited numerous doctors and specialists in both New York and New Jersey and none were able to diagnose or properly treat our son’s medical issue. Six months ago, the pain became debilitating, effecting his eating, sleeping, and other daily activities. We were referred to Dr. Bova in April, and I am happy to say that after 3 months of treatment Nicholas is on the road to recovery! Dr. Bova explained Nicholas’ condition in laymen’s terms and provided a clear and effective course of action, which had proven results. We are grateful to Dr. Bova and his staff for the excellent care provided to Nicholas.

​-Shawn + Alicia P.

I came to Dr. Bova because I was at my wits end! For over two years I was having symptoms of IBS. This was affecting every aspect of my daily life including work, outdoor activities, social life, traveling etc. Everything I ate affected me in a negative way, including bouts of diarrhea and irregular bowel movements. Before seeing Dr. Bova, I had been to several specialists, done expensive testing and tried unsuccessful methods of treatment. I have been gluten and diary free …for two years thinking this would cure all, but it didn’t! After all of this, I developed a blister like rash under and around my nose, that would not go away!

Very shortly after seeing Dr. Bova and following the plan he had for me, all of my worst symptoms went away! IBS, bloat, gas, and rash were finally eliminated. Dr. Bova was extremely helpful, answering all of my questions and helping me to understand my body and its reactions. He was immensely knowledgeable, informative, and optimistic through every step of the process. Not to mention, his beautiful wife Allie greeting you with a big smile. Any email or concern I had she would always get back to me in a timely fashion and encouraged me along the way!

-Kyle D.

I spent almost three years dealing with stomach pains and cramping, left without any answers from the handful of doctors I visited. The pain was accompanied by other issues including acne, lack of energy, and itchy skin, among others. Within the first few weeks with Dr. Bova I was already relieved of most of those symptoms, and sticking with his suggestions I’m still feeling my best, months later! I used to hate going to doctors, but I always looked forward to my appointments with Dr. Bova, knowing that he would be able to answer all of my questions in a way that even a child could understand. He really knows his stuff and addresses every problem in the most efficient way.

​-Beth R.

From the very first visit, it was clear that Dr. Bova cared for his patients as individuals and was genuine in wanting to help them find a solution to their concerns. I am an athlete who was looking for assistance to complete my first full IRONMAN. My initial visit was to try to find a solution to my gut issues. We reviewed all of my blood work to see what the problematic areas were and a personalized plan was designed utilizing supplements and diet to help combat the inflammation and leaky gut syndrome that was plaguing me. My gut issues had been problematic on my runs and I knew they would be a huge area of concern for a long endurance event such as IRONMAN.
With Dr. Bova’s knowledge and expertise we were able to conquer my issues which ultimately lead me to complete a 16.5 hour endurance event at IRONMAN Lake Placid! Without his assistance in helping me discover where the imbalances were in my system, I would have never crossed the finish line!

You are NOT a number, but a member of the family at Bova Health & Wellness. A big thank you for helping me achieve my IRONMAN goal!

​-Dawn V.

"I made an appointment with Dr. Bova because I was having some candida issues that I was not able to resolve on my own. He had helped my daughter a few years prior with an underactive thyroid. It was the second or third flare-up in a couple of years and I knew that trying a diet alone would be hard. Expense prescriptions from my family doctor only acted as a temporary aid. After battling skin issues due to the candida for a few months again, I made the time to see Dr. Bova. He prescribed various supplements to help kill the candida and others to help heal my gut. By following Dr. Bova's elimination plan and taking the supplements, my skin issues cleared within 3-4 days.

Seeing Dr. Bova is the first step to getting your health back on track for even the "healthiest" eaters."

-Melissa M.