Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.
Lorry Salluzzi of Soma Healing Center has many highly developed talents—most of them in areas completely foreign to the average earthly being. As a professional medium, clairvoyant, and alternative healer, she helps her clients commune with loved ones' spirits, learn about their futures, and feel better balanced through chakra work, Reiki, tuning fork therapy, and needle-free acupuncture. Gong Wash workshops lead participants deep into the forgotten past to slough away the karma and out-of-date fashion choices that accumulate during former lives. To reinforce their own psychic abilities, guests can sign up for psychic development workshops, and Reiki practitioners of varying levels can hone their skills under Salluzzi's expert guidance.
Many of her clients visit—or call—for psychic readings. Salluzzi prides herself on her ability to see energy, which lets her glimpse auras and always know if her clients are hiding batteries in their mouths. Tarot cards facilitate each reading, but the deck is just a vehicle through which Salluzzi channels her focus. She encourages visitors to bring specific questions, and even pictures and personal items, to their readings.
Tucked inside of Gold’s Gym, Integrative 1 Medical’s staff gives muscles a gentler kind of attention. The licensed massage therapists specialize not only in massage therapy, but chiropractic techniques and other medically based services as well to enhance their clients’ well-being.
Dr. Soon R. Pak, who has a PhD in Oriental Medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and registered professional nurse. She uses her broad set of skills—not to mention a decade of experience as a nurse—to treat an equally broad range of conditions.
During an acupuncture session, Dr. Pak attempts to bring the body back into balance when it is dealing with ailments such as general pain, stress, headaches, and arthritis. Her eastern medicine treatments can be performed in conjunction with traditional western medicine treatments, which may mean treating just the west side of your body.
Dr. Michael Rogers, a Long Island native, has been tending to the spines of Flushing with chiropractic care for the past 14 years. During exams and adjustments, he helps to isolate vertebral subluxations, which occur when vertebrae shift into an abnormal position and put pressure on the spinal nerves. Dr. Rogers uses his expertise to realign the spinal column so that the brain can resume sending signals to the body, reminding the stomach that it isn’t a dog.
Over the last decade, licensed acupuncturist Jae Hyuk Lee has worked in California and Virginia; now he's taking his acupuncture talents to New York City. Within his cozy healing studio, Jae shares his Oriental medicine expertise through private acupuncture sessions and noninvasive herbal therapy. Clients may also peruse his line of organic, handcrafted soaps, which offer exotic essences of ginseng and green tea.