Dr. Al Costanza

Alfred A. Costanza, Ph.D., CTN, C.P.T., CN  

Professional Experience:

  • Holistic Health Counseling and Education Wakefield, MA (Est. 1990 – Present) 
  • Founder of Functional Medicine Consulting Clinic 
  • New England Integrative Medicine Collaborative (2003 – Present) 
  • Founder and President of educational organization for the promotion and recognition of alternative and complementary healthcare clinicians
  • Northeast Health Systems, Inc.: Addison Gilbert, Beverly Hospital, Hunt Center Danvers – Dept. of Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health and Holistic Health Services (1998 – 2000) 
  • Functional Medicine Consultant and Nutritionist under the auspices of medical director Stephanie Stevens, M.D. and director Candace Waldron


  • Certificates of Completion (492 CEU/CME’s)
  • East/West Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, Cambridge, MA
  • Certified Polarity Therapist, Polarity Realization Institute 
  • CN Certification and Licensing (License #000293) in Clinical Nutrition, American Health Science University 
  • M.S./Ph.D. in Nutrition and Holistic Interdisciplinary Studies, The American Holistic College of Nutrition 
  •  B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Music, University of Massachusetts at Lowell 

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:

  • Meridian Autonomic Testing, Applied Kinesiology (2014 – Present) 
  • FirstLine Therapy Certified Healthcare Provider, National Institute of Health (2005 – Present) 
  • Business Network International, Wakefield Chapter (2004 – Present) 
  • Board Certified, American Naturopathic Medical Association (1997 – Present) 
  • Licensed, Wakefield, Massachusetts Board of Health for Polarity Therapy (1997 – 2006) 
  • Board Certified, The Society of Certified Nutritionist (1996)


  • 3-Day Seminar Series “Forever Young” at St. Joseph’s Church (2023)
  • Presenter at North Andover Primary Care and Pain Management Clinic on G.I. Health and Our Microbiome (2016) 
  • Presenter at Massachusetts General Hospital on Epigenetics (2015)
  • Approved Medical Expert Witness in Federal District Courts for Massachusetts (2013) 
  • Keynote Speaker, Boston North Nutrition Round Table (2008) 
  • Medical Herbalist, Creator of a unique brand of over 130 custom herbal formulas (1998 – present) These formulas help patients reduce or eliminate the need for medication with the consent of their physician. 
  • Created and taught two summer courses for Melrose High teachers to obtain their CEUs on the deleterious effects of stress and a second course on the effects of a high sugar diet (2008) 
  • Powerpoint and Keynote presentations for New England hospitals, colleges, public and private schools and institutions (1996 – present) 

Personal Interests and Hobbies:

  • Classic Rock Band: The Intricate Society (1968 – 2020) 
  • Classical Guitar: Study, Performance, Teaching (1971 – 2002) 
  • Former Avid Sailor and Downhill Skier 
  • Passionate about helping others attain optimal health without the use of medication





Dr. Al's Holistic Health Services

Open Hours

Monday. 10AM-7PM
Wednesday. 10AM-6PM
Friday. 9AM-3PM
Saturday. 10AM – 1PM

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63 Albion Street 
Wakefield, MA  01880