Getting vitamins intravenously is getting more and more popular. It’s no longer only reserved for celebrities, professional athletes
and wellness enthusiasts. Intravenous Therapies have amazing benefits and a quick fix concept.

Eating healthy, being active and feeling good are important but with peoples’ schedules becoming busier and busier, there are days when we have so little time left to take care of ourselves. Days when we just need…

  • an extra boost of energy because of physical exhaustion/fatigue or a special event in your life
  • or immune system boost for weather changes or cold/flu
  • a terrible hangover you need to get over quickly
  • jet lag to get you back on track
  • before or after sport activities like marathons

Intravenous infusions can get you back on track and on your feet within hours…rather than the days or weeks when you take your regular measures. Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is an ideal way to replenish your body instantly.

What is intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy?

Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a method of administering vitamins, minerals, amino and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream.

What is the difference between IV therapy and oral vitamins?

Since oral vitamins must bypass the acidic nature of the stomach and high-dose vitamins may possibly cause irritation, IV therapy allows for increased absorption right from the start. The second your infusion begins, vitamins, minerals, and other powerful nutrients are instantly circulated through your bloodstream and absorbed by your cells that need it the most; there’s no waiting for the liver or stomach to play catch-up.

How long does a single session last?

Depending upon the protocol, sessions of IV therapy can be 40 minutes to an hour and a half.

What protocol should I do?

After assessing your current symptoms, needs and wellness goals, I will suggest the best IV Protocol for you at present time and I love personalizing it but adding extra ingredients when necessary based on your unique needs.

Is IV therapy safe?

IV therapy is extremely safe. Before an individual receives any treatment whatsoever, vitals signs are tested, blood pressure is monitored, and health history is carefully evaluated. Every IV therapy session is performed under strict medical supervision. After the treatment ends, patients can resume their activities and daily responsibilities immediately.

Who administers and supervises the IV therapy?

In my office, I personally will be preparing, administering, & supervising your IV Therapy. I have been doing this type of therapy for over 10 years and I have been giving Vitamin Infusions for 2 years while working part-time in a very well-reputed Complimentary Medicine Center in Midtown Manhattan that specializes in Intravenous Nutrient Therapy. Last December, I did a presentation on this topic at A4M World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas.

In my Brooklyn office, I have more than 10 IV therapies to administer that may benefit you. My clients have 5 that are the top favorites…

  • Immunizer…to strengthen your immune system
  • Revitalizer…to help overcome hangover in NO time
  • Energizer…to increase your energy levels INSTANTLY & keep it
  • Glamorizer…to support healthy hair, skin & nails
  • Rejuvenizer…to defy your age – a natural anti-aging formula

So, as the fall and winter weather takes hold, consider how IV Vitamin Therapy can benefit you and your family…especially post the holiday season celebrations!

And, if you’ve experienced the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy, we’d love to hear about your experience below!

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help your body to thrive on multiple levels! You can’t overestimate the significance of probiotics, they’re good bugs…healthy flora in your gut.

If you would ask me to choose only one supplement that I believe, in general, is a must…I would pick probiotics as my first personal and professional choice.

The bacteria in your gut is crucially important, not to just digestive health, but overall health. Think about it…at least 80% of your immune system is in your GI tract. Here’s some very recent research on what effects healthy microflora and how strong and long its impact.

Low Fiber Diet Caused Loss of Specific Bacterial Species

The study, which was published in January in Nature, used mice specially bred in aseptic environments to ensure that their intestines were empty of microbes. They were then populated with microbes from the intestine of a human being and split into two groups. One group received a high-fiber diet and the other was given a low-fiber diet. Except for fiber content, the diets were identical in protein, fat and calories.

Although the groups started the study with identical gut-bacteria profiles, within a few weeks there were differences…described by the researchers as “massive.”

Specifically, the microbial ecosystems of the low-fiber group became depleted…and the diversity of the bacteria populating their guts plunged as well. In fact, over half of the bacterial species were diminished in population by 75 percent…and some species of beneficial bacteria had disappeared without a trace.

After seven weeks, the low-fiber mice were switched to a high-fiber diet. Although some of the animals experienced improvements in their gut-bacteria profiles, the recovery was only partial…and over two-thirds of the extinguished bacteria species never came back.

The findings are troubling, because they show that once a population has experienced the extinction of beneficial bacteria species, proper diet may not be enough to bring them back for individuals in that group.

Internal Deficiencies May Be Passed Down the Line to Future Generations

Even more disturbing is the fact that irreversible loss of specific beneficial microbes was apparently passed down to descendants…four generations later. After mice had been maintained on low-fiber diets for a few generations, researchers found that each generation’s gut-bacteria populations became less diverse.

By the fourth generation, the mice only had a quarter of the various bacterial species present in their great-grandparents’ guts…the other three-quarters had become extinct.

How Does Gut Bacteria Benefit Us?

The intestinal ecosystem consists of literally trillions of bacteria…and thousands of different species…which are acquired through exposure over the course of a lifetime.

Not only are many of them beneficial…but we couldn’t survive without them.

According to senior study author Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, beneficial bacteria ward off disease-causing pathogens, “train” the immune system, guide the development of tissues, and even play a role in mental processes.

As odd as it sounds, beneficial intestinal bacteria…acquired from our mothers during childbirth and infancy…are a valuable legacy.

The Standard American Diet Lacks the Fiber Needed to Fuel Friendly Bacteria

Fiber, which is actually indigestible by human enzymes, is the main food source for friendly gut bacteria. Fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, nuts, bran and whole grains are great sources of fiber.

Since the 1950’s, the skyrocketing popularity of extremely low-fiber, highly-processed convenience foods in America has resulted in people only ingesting about 15 grams of fiber a day…roughly a tenth of what our hunter-gatherer forefathers consumed.

Studies show that rural agrarian populations have much more diverse bacterial populations than those living in industrialized countries… and often possess bacteria that are absent from the intestinal tracts of those eating a low-fiber diet.

Although low-fiber diets seem to be the primary reason for the depletion of intestinal microbiota, researchers say that widespread use of antibiotics, a decrease in breastfeeding and an increase in C-sections also play a role.

Could Our Children and Grandchildren Pay a Price for Our Unhealthy Eating Habits?

Of course, the study was performed on mice, not people. The rapid reproductive rates and short life span of mice means that three and four generations can be easily studied…a process that would take decades if humans were the subjects.

However, the explosion of low-fiber processed foods has occurred within the past 70 years…roughly two generations for humans. And these study results give rise to a troubling question: within four human generations, will we find that populations of irreplaceable gut bacteria have been lost?

Experts say that the low-fiber American diet is already taking a toll on human health. Researchers have found that less–diverse intestinal microbiota are associated with a range of conditions, including autism, allergies, asthma, diabetes and obesity…all of which are on the rise.

It seems like a no-brainer: eating a high-fiber diet (and avoiding the excessive use of antibiotics) is an easy fix for a situation that could ultimately have devastating consequences for human health.

When you have trouble turning down things like wine, French fries, pie and so forth, a detox of some kind can help you get control over yourself and help you overcome those addictions that develop.

So as you’re packing your child’s lunch when they’ve gone back to school…or your own, consider substituting the cookie with a healthier, high fiber fruit instead!

Have you made changes in your eating habits to include foods higher in fiber? We’d love to hear about your successes below!

Forgiveness…

“Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your spirituality. Yet, it remains one of the least attractive things to us, largely because our egos rule so unequivocally. To forgive is somehow associated with saying that it is all right, that we accept the evil deed. But this is not forgiveness. Forgiveness means that you fill yourself with love and you radiate that love outward and refuse to hang onto the venom or hatred that was engendered by the behaviors that caused the wounds.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Forgiving is not easy, even for the most enlightened among us. If you’ve been allowing your present health to be controlled by past hurts, I urge you to commit to forgiving.

These steps can help:

Step 1

Talk to sympathetic friends and family about your desire to forgive. Chatting with others is tremendously comforting.

Step 2

Write a letter to the person you’d like to forgive. You can decide whether or not you send it.

Step 3

See the situation from the other person’s perspective—your own perspective may change.

Step 4

Don’t forget to forgive yourself. Sometimes we can be harshest with ourselves.

Step 5

Understand that you are responsible for your own attitude. Don’t let holding a grudge keep you from feeling free, open, and powerful in your own life.

Step 6

Forgive and watch how much easier your relationship with many other aspects of your life gets.

So what hurt are YOU holding on to?






Tap into the power of FORGIVENESS and share with us the difference it’s made in the quality of your health and your life!

A body detox can help you in many ways…maybe even ways that you haven’t ever considered.

Doing a detox not only makes you feel better, it also help you get rid of bad habits.

There are a variety of ways to detox and you get to choose the one that works best for your lifestyle. For example, you can detox just by drinking more water…or go on a water fast. You can try drinking more green juice…or simply choose to eat clean.

Detoxing Offers A Variety of Benefits. It Can…

Jump-Start Your Diet

If you have problems turning down food that is not good for you, and you’re snacking a lot, a planned detox such as a juice cleanse can help jump-start your new diet. It can help you get over cravings, shrink your stomach and deliver more nutrition to your body to help you become stronger.

Increase Energy

A good detox can help you get your energy back. This is because you will get rid of bloating, food reactions, and other things that get in the way of a good night sleep, like caffeine or junk food.

Improve Your Skin

When you let your digestive track rest and drop certain foods from your diet such as dairy, you will improve your skin pretty quickly. Most people see a change in their skin within just a couple of weeks when they restrict their food intake.

Help Prevent Chronic Disease

Many people who go on a detox plan such as a water detox, green juice detox or other similarly strict plan, end up preventing and even reversing chronic disease. People often see marked improvement and a lowering of medication for diseases like type II diabetes and high blood pressure.

Overcome Addiction

When you have trouble turning down things like wine, French fries, pie and so forth, a detox of some kind can help you get control over yourself and help you overcome those addictions that develop.

It’s clear that if you detox your body, you can improve your life substantially.

If you’re ready to feel lighter, have more energy and improve other health concerns, give detoxing a try. It’s super important to learn about the different types of detox methods you can try. Each detox will help you take care of various problems that you may have.

Have you tried detoxing before? We’d love to hear about your successes below!

We’ve all heard it before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This meal will set the tone for the rest of your day, so you want to do it right.

The types of food you most likely think of when you think of breakfast are probably the last things you want to eat for breakfast. You need food rich in nutrients to get your day started right, not food that is going to weigh you down.

It’s natural to want to go for that quick refill in the morning, but while certain foods in typical breakfast might fill you up, it most certainly does not charge you and get you ready to take on the day. So here are ten foods you’ll want to think twice about when you wake up in the morning.

10 Foods Not to Eat for Breakfast

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1. Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast

Say it ain’t so. Who doesn’t love a big, syrupy pancake breakfast in the morning? Your body, that’s who. Pancakes, waffles, and French toast are not good to have first thing in the morning. All of those carbs and sugar are not the way you want to get your day going.

2. Pastries

Donuts, danishes and other pastries are not your best friend in the morning. Lots of sugar but little fiber makes for a rapid rise in blood sugar. This is not the way you want to start your day because it won’t be long before you have a sugar crash.

3. Bagels

What, now we can’t even have a bagel and a schmear in the morning? What is this world coming to? Like the other pastries, bagels will give you that great big high, but a very quick low. Before long you’ll be hungry for more, but you’ll also be bloated and possibly even constipated. So just skip the bagel.

4. Breakfast Smoothies

Okay, not all breakfast smoothies are created equal. There are some that are a good choice, but you want to stay away from processed ingredients & fruits as well. Breakfast smoothies created with fruits, juices, ice cream, chocolate syrups and powders, agave nectar, protein powders, or non-organic peanut butter are not doing you any favors. You need a breakfast smoothie that is going to be rich in nutrients with ingredients like fresh greens and vegetables, chia seeds, and almond or coconut milk.

5. Boxed Cereals

And we always thought that if you ate your Wheaties every morning you would become an Olympic athlete. The problem with most boxed cereals is they are loaded with sugar and artificial flavoring. Cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, and Honey Nut Cheerios have lots of ingredients listed that just aren’t good for you. If you stick with the organic cereals and ones with a few ingredients (without sugar at the top of the list), then you’re fine.

6. Muffins

AKA mini cakes. Usually packed with artificial sweeteners and processed ingredients, these yummy foods will cause a spike in your blood sugar like many of its other pastry-like counterparts. If you can’t do without your muffin then make your own out of gluten free flour, and use applesauce instead of oil and bananas to sweeten them.

7. Granola Bars

Another food that unless you make it yourself you probably want to avoid. Store-bought granola bars might seem healthy, but they are often filled with fats and unhealthy sugars.

8. Yogurt

The dairy in yogurt is not a good way to start your day. It triggers the release of mucus from your body which can result in a phlegmy cough and runny nose. This is another example of a time when making your own is best. Making a yogurt out of coconut or almond milk will be a much better alternative.

9. White or Even Whole Grain Toast

There just aren’t enough nutrients to make this a good breakfast food and way to start your day. If you truly cannot do without toast, then opt for a gluten free option for your bread.

10. Instant Oatmeal

This highly processed version of oatmeal is packed with added sugar and flavoring and almost no fiber to get your day started right. Opt for rolled oats or steel cut oats the next time you want oatmeal for breakfast. And make sure to add some protein to it like raw nuts or hemp seeds.

Stay away from these breakfast options in the morning and you’re sure to have a much brighter start to your mornings.

What’s your favorite way to start the day? Share with us in the comments below!

It might seem like a Healthy Lifestyle isn’t easy to achieve AND is hard to maintain.

However, if you try to adapt JUST ONE new beneficial habit at a time (per month) or quit one habit that no longer sustains you, you can completely TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH ONE HABIT AT A TIME.

There are certain must haves and dos that can dramatically help you in attaining the healthy lifestyle you seek.

Stay Hydrated

The very first habit to develop is to drink a good amount of water to keep your body hydrated.

Around 60% of your body weight is comprised of water. Water is the most vital nutrient that is used in every function of your body. It keeps your skin youthful and healthy.

How much water you specifically need to get the benefits of proper hydration depends on multiple factors of your daily living: environment, season, stage of life, body weight, physical activity levels, diet, health concerns, etc. Check out what the Mayo Clinic recommends.

Spend Time Outside

Do your best to spend some time outdoors daily…it has a profound effect on your health.

We got used to getting everything done at our fingertips without leaving the house or office. Spending a great amount of time on cell phones, shopping online including the fresh produce, exercising on machines placed indoor and do online shopping as well.

Make sure to get out of the office or house for at least an hour a day to expose your body to outside atmosphere…let your body do the basic things: get some sunlight and take fresh air.

Maximize the benefits by walking briskly or jogging or simply walking leisurely and listening to the music or even having a phone conversation but, please, GET OUT & MOVE if that’s not something you do every day for a sufficient amount of time!

Cut Down On Sugar

Rates of chronic diseases worldwide is increasing day by day due to heavy consumption of sugar…it’s playing a major role in America’s failing health as well.

Apart from increasing your weight, sugar affects the insulin levels and increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, acne, and multiple digestive issues as well.

Opt for natural sources of sugar like fresh fruits and raw unprocessed honey in moderate amounts!

Meditate

Meditation is a great activity for your mind and body…it’s a wonderful stress management strategy.

One of the leading issues that affects Modern America is stress. It entirely disrupts all your bodily systems and negatively affects your health in general.

In many cases, it is impossible to eliminate stress. However, a few simple meditation techniques will help you handle stressful situations better. Meditation can also improve allergies, anxiety, fatigue, heart disease, pain, sleep disorders, and depression.

Eat Clean

It’s essential to feed your body with a diet full of a variety of micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, and balanced macronutrients: proteins, good fats, and healthy “slow” carbohydrates.

Proper nutrition facilitates all bodily activities and functions. Avoid junk food and convenience foods but add organic fruits, vegetables and healthy fats & proteins to your diet.

According to Bethenny Frankel, “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”

Sleep Tight

These days there are over 70 different sleep disorders and many people experience daytime sleepiness. Chronic lack of sleep leads to irritability, diminished focus, impaired memory, apathy, delayed emotional responses and moodiness.

It is important to take the steps to improve sleep quality by turning off all electronic devices, avoiding alcohol and caffeine in the evening, and ensuring a comfortable room temperature. Meditation or yoga before bedtime is also very helpful in promoting better sleep patterns.

If leading a healthy lifestyle seems challenging to you or you’re not sure where to start, sent me an email at LiveHarmoniousLife@live.com…I’ll be happy to be your Healthy Lifestyle guide and guru!!!

MUSIC is a powerful remedy for a bad or sad day or when you just do not feel like your usual self.

Whenever you’re down, feeling blue or just feel like you need…

  • a bit of inspiration
  • to be more decisive and assertive
  • to finally take that next step!

FEEL free to listen to my 2018 Music To Inspire Collection.

The playlist list has plenty of musical compositions full of motivation, inspiration, & excitement to keep you going.

If the first few are not to your musical taste…keep listening to a few more. I’m sure you’ll find at least a couple that will…LIFT UP YOUR MOOD…MAKE YOU BOLD…OR MOTIVATED AGAIN!

So remember…

Below please share the songs that inspire YOU & I will add them to my playlist as well!

I stumbled upon this quote and could not agree more and refrain from sharing. I hope your will enjoy reading it and, possibly, it will resonate with you as well…

In short, here’s the recipe for a Happy Life:

Be Humble

Be in Love with Life

Be Tender

Want support in creating your healthiest, happiest life ever?

Give me a call at 646-436-5311 and let’s talk!

Today, more than ever, people are turning to crystals to aid them along their path to healing.

Yes, crystals could be on the rise due to their beautiful aesthetic…but, it’s much more likely, we have been introduced to what our ancestors discovered centuries ago – healing through crystals.

Although it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where crystal healing originated, it’s hard to dispute the power they hold. Using crystals to heal is centered around vibrations. Remember, people consist of both energy and matter. Because of this, our bodies are receptive to a crystal’s vibrations, allowing it to act as a catalyst for shifts in your physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

It’s said that crystals have the ability to cleanse the body of negativity, bringing balance to your life.

Whether you are placing them around your home, a calming bath, carrying them in your bag when you’re on the go, or holding them while meditating, crystals can be used in many ways. Increasingly, women also carry small stones in their bras, placing them directly on the body and closer to the heart. Like many restorative practices, what works for one person may not work for another, so it is important to find what feels right for you.

Alex Hadassah Anzalone’s book “Using Gemstones to Connect to your Superpowers” is a great tool to use when feeling uncertain on how exactly to begin resetting your metaphysical states through crystals.

There are hundreds of stones to utilize, each with their own unique vitality. Therefore, when you’re shopping for crystals, look for the one that’s resonates with you.

Interested in the powers each crystal holds? Read on for a few of my favorites along with their distinct energies:

Quartz Crystal

Known as the master healer, Quartz crystal is made up of silica…the most abundant element on earth. Because of this, when placed on the skin, a merging of forces occurs, enhancing optimal health and re-invigoration. Quartz crystal is used to heal on a physical, mental and emotional level. It allows whomever uses it to align with light and clarity.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It’s said to help open one’s heart to better give and receive love. This popular stone is used to attract peaceful relationships by creating a nurturing, peaceful energy for the bearer.

Amethyst

Amethyst is the stone to turn to during times of anxiety, stress, mood swings and insomnia. When used, this stone has the ability to promote a state of calm, enhancing spiritual awareness, intuition and inner peace.

Tigers Eye

Tigers Eye has the ability to aid in prosperity. This stone is said to relieve your uncertainty, encourage integrity and promote drive. The bearer of the Tiger’s Eye can utilize the stone to grow and maintain wealth by creating a state of balance, awareness and understanding.

Turquoise

Turquoise is a common stone worn by many. Aside from being popular in jewelry, many are unaware of the healing powers this stone holds. Turquoise is highly regarded as a protective stone and a good luck charm. By wearing turquoise, it can give you a sense of confidence and wisdom while in public. It’s the crystal to turn to in times of communication, since it facilitates the ability to speak one’s truth from the highest source of love.

Don’t be wary if the above stones don’t resonates with you. There are an overwhelming number of crystals for you to discover. All it takes is finding just one, and you’ll be able to unlock the magical power that crystals hold.

Have a favorite crystal we didn’t cover? Please share it below so that we can all use enjoy them too!

When it comes to fiber, there are more ways to eat it than just chewing on some prunes…which totally might not be your thing to begin with.

And, the best part about high-fiber foods is the benefits. When you’re getting enough fiber, you’re likely to be more regular…meaning you’ll be hitting the bathroom with ease and consistency, just like you should.

When you’re not eating enough fiber, you run the risk of getting constipated (as your digestive system isn’t running as smoothly and efficiently), and it could also result in painful poops and abdominal distention, or bloating, that might seem to never go down. Not fun!

So, by stocking up on fiber-filled foods, your gut remains happy…which then makes you happy too!

Plus, as an added bonus…fiber can create space in our bellies to make us feel satisfied after meal, so we stop over-indulging or mindlessly eating during the day.

WIN-WIN!

Here are a few top picks that are packed with fiber, as well as a few other essential nutrients, like protein and healthy fats.

Berries

Here’s another reason to add a handful of berries to your morning yogurt. Not only are they delicious and sweet, but they’re also high in fiber to keep things moving.

According to the Mayo Clinic High-Fiber Foods Chart, raspberries are a surprisingly great way to get your fiber intake up with approximately 8 grams of fiber per cup full. Need some more ideas…add them to your next smoothie, or freeze them and enjoy a healthy alternative to ice cream.

Beans

Beans aren’t just a great plant protein option…they’re also really high in fiber. So, while you might get a bit gassy when eating them, it’ll pay off once you hit the bathroom.

“I love using beans for snack time. Bean dips can be bulk prepped and go great with whole grain crackers or baked tortilla chips,” says Carolina Guizar, MS, RDN, CDN. Here’s her recipe for Fava bean dip. “Purchase a 15-ounce can of Fava beans, drain and add to a food processor. Add 1 clove of raw garlic, 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice and 2 tbsp of grated Pecorino Romano. Pair with whole grain crackers for a crunchy kick,” she says. This makes three 1/2 cup servings, each with 5 grams of fiber.

Want another option with black beans? “Blend 15-ounces of drained black beans with a sprinkle of cumin and chili powder for added flavor. Top with a store-bought pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and Cotija cheese or Queso Fresco. Baked tortilla chips will be the perfect accompaniment for this dip,” she says. This recipe will yield three 1/2 cup servings with 6 grams of fiber in each serving.

Beets

There’s more to beets than just their pretty, red hue. Turns out, beets are loaded with fiber to fill you up. For a 1 cup serving, it’s only 58 calories, 13g carbohydrates, and 4g of fiber.

How to enjoy them…try a beet salad. Boil fresh beets then slice into cubes. Add fresh arugula and grated Parmesan cheese. Lastly, dress lightly with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Yummy!

Cauliflower

Cruciferous veggies might make you toot, but all that tootin’s good for you. It means that fiber is working!

For a typical serving size of a medium head 5-6” diameter of cauliflower, it comes in at 147 calories, 29g carbohydrates, and a whopping 12g of fiber.

A new way to cook it? Try cauliflower fried rice, where you skip the carb-heavy, sodium-laden take-out you’re used to and whip up your own healthy version with brown rice, cauliflower and peas on the fly.

Artichokes

Get this…one medium artichoke (128g) has only 60 calories and 13.5g carbohydrates…but it gives you a whopping 7g of fiber.

One of the simplest and most delicious ways to enjoy artichokes is to boil them with ½ a lemon and drain. Pull off the leaves and scrape the meat off with your teeth. Once you are out of leaves, use a spoon to scrape the spiky hair off the artichoke heart and then enjoy that too.

Plus, you can always just roast artichoke hearts with some olive oil for an easy no-fuss side dish.

Have some favorite high-fiber food or recipes? Please share them below so that we can all enjoy them!