La Casa’s New Look and New Therapies


Musings from 20th Street

La Casa NY News
We are so happy to invite New Yorkers to stop in and see our  renovation– making our space more beautiful than ever.
Also, we have four new therapies to partake of. We are seeing amazing–sometimes even miraculous– results from them.
I have been watching the development if the HOCATT for 5 years, and finally decided that I couldn’t live without it. Its cost made it a difficult decision. But, it’s there, and everyone loves it. LOVES it. not LIKES it. LOVES it.  I have also been using the Nanovated Hydrotherapy Bath in my personal bathroom for two years. Because of its location in my apartment, I only invited clients to use it whom I had known for a while. Now that I have created its own room for it at La Casa–a beautiful new bathroom–all can come and use this very advanced Oxygen/Hydrogen therapy. The MRT device was introduced to me at a Dietrich Klinghardt seminar I took recently. And finally, in this day and age, no holistic center is complete without IV therapies.
HOCATT stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy.” The HOCATT is the most advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-technology, wellness healing system on the planet.
We are pleased to say that the Platinum HOCATT we have is the only one in NYC. It combines 10 different therapies in one system, delivering them all simultaneously. Each of the therapies (with the exception of one) has been offered at La Casa for the 26 years we have been open. But they delivered as separate systems, performed individually, and doing all of them would typically take several hours. With the HOCATT, all these therapies are delivered in a half hour.
The device is a personal steam sauna in which the body receives an infusion of ozone, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, steam, Photon light, infrared light, frequencies (130 bundles of over 1000 healing frequencies) and oxygen. It is the only ozone system that utilizes the benefits of carbonic acid, serving to open up the circulation to the skin so that when the ozone gas is infused, it is absorbed not only by the skin, but into general circulation, as well. Additionally, the Photon and infrared lights increase blood flow. These light waves break inflammatory cycles by dilating small blood and lymphatic vessels. This increase in circulation results in both accelerated healing and pain relief. Pure oxygen is inhaled throughout the session, boosting the immune system, enhancing energy, and reducing stress.
The HOCATT facilitates overall health rejuvenation.
Benefits of HOCATT:
• Increases blood circulation
• Increases blood oxygen level and metabolism (anti-aging)
• Increases core body temperature
• Combats and disposes of pathogens and toxins (detox)
• Relaxes muscle tension
• Increases energy levels
• Increases Serotonin levels (relaxing)
• Burns up to 600 calories per session
• Activates skin tissue
Here is a list of just a few of the over 1000 frequency specific microcurrents that are available:


• Candida 

• Depression 

• Diabetes Type I 

• Eczema 

• Epstein-Barr 

• HIV 

• Hypertension 

• Parasite: Tapeworms 

• Parasite: Flukes 

• Vertigo 

• UTI 

• Parkinson’s Disease 

I was introduced to this system by my friend, the late Burton Goldberg. It is a truly revolutionary healing system. There is only one other Nanovated bath in the world, and I was lucky enough to sample it before I made the decision to buy my own. The other Nanovated bath is housed in the medical clinic of Leigh Erin Coneally, MD. She is a holistic oncologist, and well-known for her successful treatment of many life-threatening afflictions. I caught up with Leigh Erin at a cancer conference we were both speaking at in California, and asked if she was happy with the system. She explained that she has conducted live blood cell analyses and dark field microscopy assessments on many of the people who have used the system. She said that after the bath, the blood always looks cleaner, more coherent, and more organized.
I decided to try the system for myself. I stepped into a regular bathtub at her clinic, and happily luxuriated in warm water for a half hour, all the while bubbles and more bubbles were being spewed out of jets, surrounding me, enveloping me in their soft cloudlike composition. The experience was quite pleasant, very much like a Jacuzzi. But nothing earth-shattering. The earth-shattering part came when I stepped out of the tub, looked down at my legs, and realized that my former crocodile skin (been that way for at least a year) was smooth as silk. Even though I was submerged, there was none of that pruneiness to any part of my body. There’s a good reason for that, and the reason is related to why the bath has such remarkable healing benefits.
All those bubbles are pure oxygen and hydrogen, and had the effect of oxygenating my body to the same extent as a Hyperbaric Chamber. I have taken hyperbaric chamber treatments quite a few times. I tolerate them. They are not pleasant. They are noisy, and when the pressure changes, my ears tell me it is so, like on a plane. Also, there are certain conditions under which they are dangerous. I took my daughter once to a clinic for a hyperbaric treatment (before I owned my own), thinking it would be an all-round good thing for her to do. Who can argue with getting more oxygen into the body?  She was all set to get into the chamber, and I mentioned parenthetically that she had been suffering from a sinus infection. The practitioner informed me that she could burst an eardrum from the treatment. Grateful for the important information, we left. Unlike the hyperbaric chamber that can cause discomfort or even injury, in the Nanovated Bath you are submerged comfortably in warm, highly filtered, structured water that has been super-charged with stabilized nano-sized molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. 
Each bath is replete with TRILLIONS of bioavailable oxygen and hydrogen molecules that are nanobubbles and nanoplasmoids. Nanobubbles are similar to normal gas bubbles except they are far, far smaller and are attracted to and driven against your skin. Since they are so small, each and every cell of your skin can readily use all the oxygen and hydrogen it wants. If you were to line up 12,000 of our nanobubbles end-to-end, you would have the length of the head of a pin. Nanoplasmoids are similar in size and have the same attraction qualities as nanobubbles but also have a unique energetic (electrical) “charge.” These nanoplasmoids, coupled with the nanobubbles, give the water its unique abilities to heal the skin, radically detox the whole body, and let the bather reap all the benefits of oxygen and hudrogen therapy . . . all while comfortably soaking in a warm bath. Your body is able to absorb these health-giving/life-sustaining molecules, and put them to immediate good use.
There is something special that happens when nanobubbles get to be 150nm or smaller. The electron charge around the bubble itself changes the polarity of the water from net positive to net negative which means the water and, more to the point, all the tiny bioavailable gas bubbles themselves, are pushed up to and against whatever positively charged things come into contact with the nanobubbled water. Your intestinal lining, for example, is positively charged; so is your skin. 
Also, since the net charge is changed, the nanobubbles themselves are not easily able to touch each other. Thus, they remain very small and do not coalesce into a larger bubble. These tiny bubbles do not have enough mass to float and thus remain suspended in the liquid for extremely long periods of time (especially if bottled and sealed). And, since the gas bubbles are almost the size of the molecule of water itself, it almost begs the question if we are actually talking about gas anymore . . . as all gasses are technically fluids. 
The technology used in the Nanovated Hydrotherapy system comes from combining and coordinating advances made in the fields of aerospace, nanotechnology, and electrical engineering in order to bring more oxygen and hydrogen into the body. Lack of oxygen in the body is the root cause of thousands of maladies, including pain and inflammation. Diseases thrive in oxygen-poor environments. We need oxygen to provide nutrients and energy to all of the cells in their bodies. 99% of diseases cannot live in an oxygen rich environment. The Nanovated Bath is an easy, safe and infinitely pleasant way of infusing the body with additional life-preservative oxygen and hydrogen.
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD posits that low body temperature is the second leading cause of chronic disease. (Toxicity has the privilege of being in the number 1 position.) 
MRT is a fast, easy, non-invasive, effective microcirculation therapy that bathes muscles with warm, oxygenated blood, and raises the temperature of the whole body. One hand is enclosed in a special mitt inside a heated vacuum chamber. Although the therapy involves only one hand, the effect is systemic. The therapy takes advantage of a unique arrangement of blood vessels called the arteriovenous anastomosis—AVA—in the palm of the hand. The job of the AVA is to act as the body’s radiator to dump excess heat. The MRT treatment induces the AVA to be used as a portal, infusing heat into the entire circulatory system. It is a non-Invasive, drug-free pain relief therapy.  
We are pleased that IV Therapy will now be offered on Saturdays, starting on Nov. 9, and within a few months, additional days will be added. Infuse Life, currently located in Scarsdale, will deliver these services.
Allan Warshowsky, MD is the Medical Director of Infuse LifeHe is a founding Diplomat and Director Emeritus of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, a member of the American Holistic Medical Association, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a respected member of the Board of Xymogen Advisors. He was a founding physician and Director of the Women’s Program at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing in NYC.
Infuse Life will have a team of a Phlebotomist and other medical practitioners. Appointments need to be made by contacting Francesco @ (914) 874-5588
  • Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation         
  • Laser and PhotoLight                 
  • IV Ozone
IV therapy serves many purposes. It: 
• hydrates the body 
• activates the immune system 
• invigorates the body with vitamins and minerals
• helps to overcome tiredness, fatigue, flu, hangovers, and jet lag 
• beautifies the skin with anti-aging effects
• improves over-all health
Only pure, organic materials are used. Allan Warshawsky, MD will be the medical practitioner addressing your specific needs.
• L-methionine
• Inositol
• Choline
• B12 (cobalamin)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Glycerophosphocholine (GPC)
• Glycine
• Taurine
• Vitamin C (ascorbate)
• Glutamine
• Tryptophan
• B2 (riboflavin)
• B5 (pantothenic acid)
• B6 (pyroxidine)
• Inositol
• Niacinamide
• B12 (cobalamin)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Glycerophosphocholine (GPC)
• Glycine
• Taurine
• Vitamin C (ascorbate)
• Glutamine
• Tryptophan
• 0.9% NaCl
• Vitamin C (ascorbate)
• Zn (Zinc)
• B- Complex
• Toradol (ketorolac)


• 0.9% NaCl (Saline Solution)
• Toradol (ketorolac)
• Zofran (odansetron)
• B- Complex
• B1 (thiamine)
• B2 (riboflavin)
• 5-MTHF – Active Folate
• B12 (cobalamin)
• Zinc (Zn)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Thiamine
LYME DISEASE; symptoms of untreated Lyme:
Treatment Methods:
• UVBI (Ultraviolet Blood Radiation) with Ozone
• Weber Laser Therapy
• Ozone Therapy
• B- Complex
• B1 (thiamine)
• B2 (riboflavin)
• Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
• B5 (pantothenic acid)
• B6 (pyroxidine)
• B9 (folic acid, folate)
• B12 (cobalamin)
• Vitamin C (ascorbate)
• Glutathione (GSH)

Respectfully submitted by:
*Licensed Psychologist
*Certified  Psychoanalyst
*Stone Carrier Medicine Woman, Native American Traditional Organization


Click the image above to watch a video about how one client recovered from a fever and sickness using La Casa‘s HOCATT. 


Click the image above to watch Jane demonstrate how the “brilliant” HOCATT device works and explain the multitude of health benefits that come from using it. 

Book Your Room at La Casa de Vida,
Puerto Rico Now!

Our stunning La Casa de Vida, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico continues to get better and better. We’ve been welcoming guests into our rainforest cottage, and amazing new yurt, to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, gardens, and spa treatments.

Based on our many online reviews, all have had fantastic times!

“Accommodations spotlessly clean and exactly as in pictures. Very relaxing location in mountains near El Yunque. Very private and unique basic room with chickens and a cat or two roaming around. Owners very non-obtrusive yet leave contact info should you need anything. We are looking forward to returning next time we are in Puerto Rico. It’s less than a 30-minute drive from SJU. Also best barbecue on island 5 minutes away as you turn off main road from San Juan. Highly recommend!”


 “This place is so beautiful! Unlike anything we have seen yet!​”


“Beautiful location and view, at a good price. The private terrace overlooking the hillside was lovely. Waking up to the view out the terrace doors was wonderful. And the rooftop balcony was even better. Clean comfortable room with fun decor. Big shower. Beautiful rainforest property and surrounds. A few good restaurants nearby at the bottom of the hill on the main road. No coffee maker, minifridge, etc. in the room so we brought a cooler for our water and snacks. Good value place overall.”


“A little piece of Nirvana and a great location to stay at if you want to explore the rain forest and the north east part of the island. Don’t expect 5 star amenities but if you want to get back to nature, this is the right place. Host is kind and helpful with suggestions and knowledge of the local area.”



You can make a reservation via Airbnb by clicking HERE.



Ever heard of WWOOF? It’s an international organization that pairs volunteers with farms. The volunteers donate their time and skill to help with various tasks, and the farm provides food and board. La Casa PR has been participating in this program for 3 years, and had the most amazing volunteers come through. We’ve all made life-long friends in the process.

Here’s what one WWOOFer had to say about their recent stay with us:

“Jyl is such an AMAZING host!! She gave me a warm welcome to Puerto Rico. Took me to beautiful beaches, Old San Juan and even a dance class! The workload was manageable and never straining. Jyl is extremely considerate and always made sure I was well-rested before doing tasks around the farm. The land itself took my breath away, especially the rooftop view! If you’re looking for a farm where you can work, have fun and relax this is the place for you!”

With a mind to all the women who, like myself, are always ‘ON’ and pulled in so many directions, women who give their all to others (but often forget to give to themselves) — and women who can’t WAIT to escape the cold and dreary November in the NorthEast! — my friend Andreea has curated the Beautifully Brazen Retreat in Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa for Women only.

It’s taking place on November 3rd—9th. There are only seven spots left, so if you are interested, don’t sit on this beautiful invitation too long!

You can get all of the delicious details


Last Musings, I talked about breadfruit saving the world from starvation. This Musings I want to talk about papaya since we have whole orchards of papaya trees growing on my farm in Puerto Rico. We are never hungry for papayas. 

It took me a while to develop my love for papayas, mostly because of the smell. I hate to say it, but at first sniff, it smells a little like vomit. Sorry. But that’s what always came to mind to my snoozle whenever papaya was put in front of me. I’ve gotten over that. And now, it is my second favorite fruit (mango beats it out). I add liberal amounts of lemon or lime, sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top (which we also have in abundance on the farm), and voila: the best breakfast anyone can hope for.

Papayas are known locally as papaws or pawpaws. Health benefits of papaya include reduced risks of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, macular degeneration and cancer. They aid in digestion, improve hair health, improve blood glucose control, builds and maintains collagen, lowers blood pressure, improves bone health, reduces inflammation, and improves skin and wound healing.

Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C, and one single medium fruit provides 224 percent of recommended daily intake. Papayas are also a good source of the following nutrients:

·      folate

·      vitamin A

·      magnesium

·      copper

·      pantothenic acid

·      fiber

·      B vitamins

·      alpha and beta-carotene 

·      lutein and zeaxanthin 

·      vitamin E 

·      calcium 

·      potassium 

·      vitamin K 

·      lycopene


“Life-style trumps genes” is one of the most important lessons on health that I want to impart. My mother and sister were both dead of cancer long before they reached the age that I am currently (73). Pictures above are of me on my 72nd birthday. I am healthy, have no diseases, live an active lifestyle (swim, run, do yoga), and am a 53-year vegetarian. Yet, according to genetic predictions, I should probably be dead. Statistical estimates are that I have a 16 times higher chance of getting cancer than someone without my genetic history. Rather than dying, I thrive in my lifestyle, my age, and my infinite curiosity. CURIOSITY is the CURE.

My mother was my first inspiration/lesson about the reversibility of cancer.

I created La Casa Spa and Wellness Center long before holistic medicine was widely known. My mother and I spent the 1970s seeking alternative cancer therapies because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer mestaticized to terminal bone cancer. Following sound principles of holistic health, my mother was able to reverse her cancer condition entirely, moving from her wheelchair to joyfully playing tennis again.

After my father died, my mother’s cancer came roaring back with a vengeance. I understand the resurgance of my mother’s illness to be entirely related to the loss of her one-and-only-beloved.

These experiences — of my mother getting sick, my mother fully reversing terminal cancer, and my mother’s cancer coming back after the biggest emotional loss of her life — inspired me to specialize in my psychoanalytic practice to work with cancer patients, and to fulfill the need for a holistic healing center. La Casa started as a destination holistic center in the rain forest jungle  of Puerto Rico, and then in the urban jungle of NYC. I invite my readers, and all others, to partake of the restorative and profoundly cleansing therapies that have brought La Casa world-wide recognition. A personal note: there is not a single therapy offered at both La Casas that I have not incorportated into my own lifestyle.

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