Good health begins with what one decides to place on his/her fork.

That decision is at once, both simple and complex. There is no one “diet” that is the “best diet”. There areas of confusion and paradoxes, but the most enduring lesson from our educational activity is the foundational role of nutrition in the pursuit optimal health.

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The most powerful medicine is that which a person delivers with a fork.

Irene Maltzan, our nutritionist applies an approach that is tailored to the patient’s individual needs. She reviews the critical information from our intake forms and coordinates initiation and follow-up with Dr. Rainford.  

Irene believes nutrition should have a holistic approach, meaning that she wants to know how ALL areas of a patient’s life are affecting his/her overall health — for example, is stress at the job or in personal relationships causing overeating, or is a lack of sleep or low energy preventing an effective exercise routine. .

Irene applies the principles of bio-individuality in designing a plan based on our patient’s unique needs, lifestyle, personal preferences, and background. She utilizes a wellness pyramid which emphasizes the importance of high-quality vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, and water. To complete the picture, the pyramid model is supported with the lifestyle factors that enhance optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity, and spirituality.

Irene is available for individual consultations, group instructions, and cooking classes.

Our Mission

To reduce the burden of cardiovascular and related chronic diseases by empowering patients to make optimal choices for their health through offering appropriate testing, management, and education.

200 E. Eckerson Road, Suite 200
New City, NY, 10956