Dr. Natalie Colicci, ND, MS, CNS, MIFHI


Dr. Natalie Colicci is both a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut, as well as a Certified Acupunture Practioner.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, with a minor in Chemistry, at the  University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.  Dr. Colicci completed her medical training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and received her Masters of Science in Clinical Human Nutrition from the Nutrition Institute at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT.  

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Colicci trained with her mentor, world renowned Naturopathic Physician and author of Eat Right 4 Your Type (The Blood Type Diet) and The Genotype Diet, Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo.  This mentorship included advanced studies in Generative Medicine and Nurtigenomics, treating patients in all stages of life from all over the world. 

Dr. Colicci has a Master Level certification from the Institute of Human Individuality and the Board for Nutrition Specialists.  She has completed certification in the First Line Therapy therapeutic lifestyle medicine program.  She completed her certification as a hypnotherapist, with a specialized certification in Hypnotic Pain Relief, from the National Hypnotherapy Training Center in Albuquerque, NM. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association (IMDHA) , the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and serves as Secretary for the Institute of Naturopathic Generative Medicine.  

Dr. Colicci incorporates a combination of generative medicine, botanical medicine, individualized nutrition and acupuncture when treating her patients. She has extensive experience in gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders as well as weight management.  She specializes in chronic and autoimmune disease.

Dr. Zoe Hickson, ND


Dr. Zoe Hickson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Connecticut, as well as a Certified Acupuncture Practioner.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her medical training at the University of  Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  

During Dr. Hickson’s clinical education, she was extensively trained in mind body counseling, nutritional medicine, women’s health, autoimmune  disease, metabolic disorders, integrated cancer treatment and  prevention, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine imbalances and food allergy/sensitivity analysis. Her clinical training has provided her experience in pediatrics through geriatrics. 

Upon graduation, Dr. Hickson continued her clinical training through a mentorship with Dr. Colicci. This mentorship included extensive training in nutrigenomics, incorporating both Eat Right 4 Your Type (The Blood Type Diet) and The Genotype Diet, as well as individualized holistic medicine with a foundation in science.     

Dr. Hickson is a member of the American Association of  Naturopathic Physicians.  Her areas of specialty include women’s health, and treatment of inflammatory, endocrine and metabolic disorders through functional, botanical and nutritional medicine.  

Dr Desiree Galante, ND

Dr. Desiree Galante is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Connecticut. She grew up in NY in a very rural town in the Catskill Mountains. She received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Plattsburgh State University in upstate NY. Prior to medical school, she worked helping to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an organization that promoted a wholesome lifestyle. 

After seeing how important promoting wellness could be in these individuals’ lives, she was inspired to seek out naturopathic medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Bridgeport in CT, where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude. In addition to practicing at the Naturopathic Family Medicine and Nutrition Center and learning under Dr. Natalie Colicci and Dr. Zoe Hickson, Dr. Galante is also completing her residency at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine while training under Dr. Peter D’Adamo. 

Dr. Galante is proficient in The Blood Type and GenoType Diet, nutrigenomic consultations, and microbiome analyses.Dr. Galante believes that a healthy lifestyle is truly the foundation for optimal health and has a passion for women’s health, optimizing fertility, and nutrigenomic counseling.

In her free time, Dr. Galante enjoys traveling to and exploring new places, hiking trails all over the country, rock climbing, and photography.