Are your food sensitivities making you sick?

Food Sensitivities Make You Sick and FatIn my opinion, this test is essential if you truly want a customized plan and achieve optimal results. I have used this test in my practice for over 15 years and the results have been nothing short of miraculous.

The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, mood and digestive disorders.

The ALCAT test is not a food allergy test, but rather, a food intolerance test. Food intolerances are delayed reactions as opposed to food allergies, which are more immediate reactions. Food intolerances are much more common and characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, or inability to lose weight, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders, and behavioral issues. It has been estimated that an upwards of 70-80% of the US population has some type of food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The ALCAT is the most effective food intolerance test available.

The Alcat test requires a blood sample.  Please contact my office at or (914) 361-1532 if you are interested in being tested.

Spring Fling “Afternoon Delight” ZZZZZZing!!!

Spring Fling Morning ZZZZing!!!


Spice up your day and rev up your metabolism with this sassy, sexy little elixir.  Can you say WOO HOO!!!!!


• 2 cups greens of choice (baby kale, baby spinach, swiss chard, romaine – or mix of all)
• 1/2 medium avocado
• 4 inch piece cucumber, chopped
• 1 stalk of celery, chopped
• 1 handful fresh cilantro
• 2 garlic cloves
• Juice of 1 whole lime
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper and/or chili powder
• 1 pinch sea salt
• 1 cup strong brewed green tea, cooled
• 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks


Put all ingredients in Vitamix or blender and process until smooth. Store remaining juice in glass jar and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes approximately four 8oz. servings.









This super hydrating and bloat-busting concoction is sooooooooooooo refreshing and delicious that you will have no problemo meeting your daily H2O requirements.  To make sure you have enough to last the whole day through, after infusing water over night, drain water into another pitcher leaving produce and refill with fresh water and refrigerate.


4 cups watermelon, cubed

1 small Kirby cucumber, sliced thin

1/2 organic lime, sliced thin

1 handful mint leaves


Wash all produce and place in quart size pitcher.  Fill with pure filtered water and let infuse at room temperature for 2 hours then cover and refrigerate over night.  Pitcher can be refilled with water and infused 1-2 more times during the day if kept refrigerated.  Be prepared to hydrate your way to happiness

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Mojo Mocktail


Instead of reaching for the nearest wine bottle the next time you’re having a romantic evening, make this delightfully aromatic, delicious, libido-loving and heart-healthy mocktail instead.  Ooo-la-la!!


1 T rosemary-ginger infused simple syrup (made with stevia)

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed grapefruit or orange juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled

1/4 cup mineral water, chilled


Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

Coconut sugar for rim – optional


1 rosemary sprig

1 tsp pomegranate seeds


Dip glass rim into grapefruit/orange juice and then twist in coconut sugar until coated.  Tap off extra sugar.  In a cocktail shaker, add ice, simple syrup, grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake.  Fill glass with ice and strain liquid from cocktail shaker in.  Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste.  Garnish with rosemary sprig and 1 tsp pomegranate seeds.  Makes 1 serving.

Rosemary-ginger infused Simple Syrup:  In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water, 1 inch sliced ginger and 2 sprigs fresh rosemary to a boil.  Lower heat, add stevia to taste (usually 1-2 T powdered or 6-10 drops liquid) and simmer for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate.


Mocktail 2020

Wishing you all a new year filled with vibrant health and all that makes you smile. Here’s something that should put a smile on your face – it’s festive and fizzy and won’t make you dizzy!! 😉

1 rosemary sprig

1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled


Mineral water, chilled

Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

1 t pomegranate seeds


1 rosemary sprig


Chill a martini glass. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig. Add ice, grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake. Strain liquid into chilled martini glass. Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste. Garnish with rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.

Thanksgiving Mocktini


The perfect cozy concoction


4 orange slices (reserve rind to rim glass)

2 thyme sprigs 

ice (medium cubes)

3 fluid oz cranberry juice, fruit juice sweetened

3-6 drops orange bitters, optional

Sparkling mineral water/seltzer, optional


1 orange curly orange twist


Rub martini glass with orange rind.  Muddle thyme sprig and orange slices in bottom of cocktail shaker.  Add ice, cranberry juice and bitters and shake well.  Strain into chilled martini glass and add mineral water to fill glass if desired.  Stir and adjust sweetness if needed.  Garnish with orange twist.


Just add a shot of your favorite boozy beverage (bourbon or whisky work best). Cheers!


I was introduced to this unique and delightful liqueur on Kitchen Cocktails, a weekly Zoom happy hour and fell in love!!  OTTO is a premium liqueur made purely with Bergamotto (En. Bergamot Orange) from Calabria, Italy and adds such an uplifting, light citrus and floral fragrance/flavor to almost any cocktail.  The many healing properties of bergamot include helping to alleviate anxiety and stress. I say bring it on!!!


1 ounce Otto, Premium Bergamotto Liqueur

1 ounce sweet vermouth or red wine

2 ounces mineral water

1 ounce prosecco



Organic lemon peel

Rosemary sprig 


In a large wine glass, fill with ice, add lemon peel and a rosemary sprig.  Add Otto, vermouth or red wine, mineral water and prosecco.  Stir well and enjoy!

Substitutions: The first time I made this I didn’t have any prosecco or vermouth. I used red wine and more mineral water to make up for the prosecco. It was delish!!

Limoncello Spritzer

The perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Cocktail – refreshing, delish and just the right amount of fancy… Cheers!


1 part Jovis Limoncello (best limoncello ever!!!)

2 parts mineral water

1/2 organic lemon, freshly squeezed



1 long curly lemon zest


It a well-iced cocktail shaker, stir all ingredients until combined. Strain into iced martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Enjoy!

Here is where you can purchase Jovis Limoncello – amazing!!

Virus-Busting Vixen

An upscale immune-boosting version of an old-school favorite  
Serves 1


1 ounce of organic artisanal gin (Farmer’s Organic Gin) – ALCOHOL

3 ounces high-quality artisanal tonic water (Fever-Tree) – QUININE

1-2 lime wedges – VITAMIN C



1 lime slice – VITAMIN C

1 rosemary sprig – OLEANOLIC ACID*


Fill a wide mouth balloon-type glass with lots of ice (it melts slower that way).  Add the gin and the tonic water.  Squeeze the lime and drop wedge into glass.  Stir well and add garnish.


2 ounces of non-alcoholic gin (try Caleno)

4 ounces high-quality artisanal tonic water (Fever-Tree)

1-2 lime wedges (juice and wedge)


*Oleanolic acid in rosemary has antiviral properties


An immune-boosting concoction to keep you healthy and hoppy
Serves 1


1/2 lime, freshly squeezed

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 ounce alcohol of choice (vodka, gin, rum, tequila work best)

2 ounces organic carrot juice (fresh pressed or bottled)

1 T Rosemary-Infused Simple Syrup (see recipe)


Sparkling mineral water


Lime wheel


Muddle grated ginger and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Add ice and all ingredients except mineral water and shake well.  Strain into an iced cocktail glass of your choice and top off glass with mineral water.  Garnish with lime wheel.


Bring to a boil 1 cup water and 1 cup raw, organic honey stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low and stir until honey is dissolved, reduced and thickened – about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and add 4 rosemary sprigs and let herbs steep for at least 30 minutes while syrup cools.  Remove herbs from syrup and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a glass mason jar.  Infusion can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

MOCKTAIL:  Replace alcohol with 1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice and reduce simple syrup to 1 teaspoon.


Here is the first in my Immune-Boosting Cocktails/Mocktails Series designed to increase your wellness while putting a smile on your face


This sassy little anti-viral, vitamin-C-rich cocktail is my favorite way to shake off the cabin-fever blahs and boost my immune system at the same time – now that’s what I call a win-win!


3-4 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice

1 ounce high-quality vodka or gin (I like Prairie Organic Crafted Spirits) 

1 T honey-rosemary infused simple syrup

Splash of St. Germain (Elderflower)

Mineral water



Rosemary sprig

Grapefruit wedge


In an iced cocktail shaker, shake all ingredients except mineral water.  Strain into iced glass and top off with mineral water.  Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Herb-Infused Simple Syrup:

Bring to a boil 1 cup water and 1 cup raw, organic honey stirring occassionally.  Reduce heat to low and stir until honey is dissolved, reduced and thickened – about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and add 4 rosemary sprigs and let herbs steep for at least 30 minutes while syrup cools.  Remove herbs from syrup and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a glass mason jar.  Infusion can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

FOR A MOCKTAIL: Replace alcohol with more mineral water and replace St. Germain (Elderflower liqueur) with Elderflower syrup or cordial which are alcohol-free.