Joy Pacitto MS, CCH

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We were meant to be healthy! 

I strongly believe  we are  responsible for the good stewardship of our bodies.

Therefore, if you have moved away from your state of splendid health, it is up to you to do whatever it takes to return to well-being. 

This can be hard work. 

No whining allowed!

Listen to what Joy's clients say:


Because of a friend, I was lucky to meet Joy and have Alcat testing done.  My migraines were worsening and I noticed less energy. Foods have always tasted too good and I was noticing an increase in bloating so I felt I might have some intolerances.  After the testing I could not believe the results because was wrong on most of the foods that I thought would be the problem.  With Joy's help I have totally changed my eating and have lost 15 lbs. without trying.  I have not had a migraine in 2 months and I only get bloated when I take in a food that I should avoid.  My energy level has increased despite giving up coffee and tea.  I sleep better and find my triathlon training has improved.  Joy has made this easy and is a true professional.  I only wish I had found her years ago.

Dan, Age 52, Physician


I have experienced a reduction in the muscle pain from fibromyalgia and a boost to my energy level. My mind is clearer and more focused. What is amazing is that I seem to have lost my sugar cravings. I have lost weight and I am enjoying a more varied diet. I just found out my cholesterol dropped too.

Jane, Age 60, Retired Interior Designer


My doctor told me I would always have pain in my legs because I have an early case of osteoporosis. He said there was nothing I could do about this and I should live with this. After paying attention to my own food sensitivities I am riding horses again. I can muck out a stall with the best of them.  I feel well enough now that I can pursue my dream which is to work therapeutically with children and horses.

Sue, Age 46, Registered Dietician


I feel better than I have in over 20 years. My doctor put me on medication for my acid reflux and said to cut back on certain foods. I do not like taking medication. It was not removing the 'foggy brain' feeling I would wake up with and I always felt like I was getting sick. Within 2 days after meeting with Joy, my energy excelled, I sleep better, the inches dropped quickly and the pounds followed. I am more alert, no more 'foggy brain', my sense of humor is back! I am enjoying some foods I never would have tried before after finding out about my food sensitivities. The whole world has just opened up for me!

Jean, Age 55, Technology Analyst


I used to have eczema on my arms. I got tired of using the medical treatments because I didn't want to get stuck using medications for the rest of my life. So I just lived with this and covered it up by always wearing long sleeve shirts. After following the food sensitivity recommendations I noticed one day the eczema was almost gone.  I was so surprised. This must mean the eczema had to do with something I was eating.  I hadn't figured on this being a benefit.  Good for me.   

Joe, Age 59, Attorney


"Nutrition with Joy that says it all. Prior to working with Joy and having my blood analysis, my condition and vitality were slipping away. At age 45 I have always stayed pretty active. I would do cardio pretty vigorously 2-3 times per week. My weight continued to increase and my conditioning decreased. I just thought it was middle age and this was the way it was going to be, a slow steady decline in quality of life and health. The key to my weight loss of 25 lbs over three months was understanding my unique blood chemistry. I now realize how absurd, demoralizing and counter productive traditional "one size fits all" nutritional advise is. I feel better, look better and am healthier and stronger when I added the ALCAT eating program to my existing moderate exercise. The problem for all of us is that we don't know what food is good for us and what food is making us unwell. If you struggled with weight, sleeplessness or other ailments, get your own tailor made personalized prescription for health and success. Joy can be your nutritional warrior to keep you on track and is an invaluable resource in winning the battle for wellbeing, once and for all."

 Brian, Age 45, Guilford, CT

Joy Pacitto has helped me with a chronic digestive issue that has been bothering me for many years, leading to weight loss, reflux, and lack of energy. Her nutritional guidelines, supplements and lifestyle recommendations have all helped me feel so much better, and actually put on some desired weight. Unlike allopathic physicians who develop a "sickness" treatment plan for you, Joy treats you like a partner in your "wellness" treatment plan. It's a creative experience, and always has a positive, hopeful focus. I recommend that anyone who has a stubborn chronic condition call Joy for a consultation. 

Nancy of Windsor, CT

"When I first sought Nutritional Therapy, my goal was to find a way to manage the multitude of symptoms and ailments that consumed most of my waking hours.  In addition to joint pain, irritable bowel symptoms, and disturbed sleep, I suffered with colds and sinus infections at least every six weeks.  I met with Joy, who conducted a thorough review of my eating habits, my health history, and my personal goals for my health and well-being.  While following her recommendation of dietary changes, including a variety of vitamins and whole food supplements, I was amazed at the speed and depth of my improvement.  Within the first week my symptoms were noticeably reduced, and within months they had all but disappeared.  In addition, I have more energy, have lost weight, and have only been sick once in the last year.  With these improvements in my physical health, I am a happier, more productive, and better balanced human being.  I cannot overstate the profound positive changes in my life that have resulted from Nutritional Therapy, and I wholeheartedly recommend Joy Pacitto without reservation."

Gail of  West Hartford, CT

 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and placed on medication by my physician to keep my numbers down.  I just wasn't feeling well with the medication.  I decided to seek out the services of a nutritionist and went to see Joy.  After having a session with Joy and analyzing my diet, she mapped out a diet for me based upon my blood type.  She also suggested that I take a vegetable and root supplement to promote better blood flow.  I also added some exercise to my lifestyle.  The end result was that I lost 13 pounds, my blood pressure numbers improved and my doctor allowed me to go off of his recommended medication.  Thanks to Joy, I am feeling like myself again especially with the weight loss.    I enjoyed working with Joy and found her very easy to communicate with.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is trying to heal themselves naturally.  Thanks Joy for your help.  
 Phil of Rocky Hill, CT
I came to see Joy because I was tired of  reading articles on nutrition  only to become more confused than ever. My parents did their best to feed us but we never really learned the difference between a protein and  a carbohydrate.  I wanted  a professional to tell me what was right for my body.
I am a financial advisor and I cannot afford to get sleepy on the job.  Joy answered my questions and taught me how to eat to say  alert and not grab for the coffee and snacks at 3 PM.
Louis of Hartford, Ct

Listen to what clients from around the country say:

Luz from New Jersey – I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. The medical doctor who had diagnosed me had informed me that my condition had to be treated with Western medication and that it was quite likely that the medications would have to be taken for the rest of my life.I wanted more options and more control over my body. I decided to work with a nutritionist for support and guidance. The recommended dietary changes did initially relieve my symptoms but after a few weeks they returned. Frustrated with the reoccurring pain, bloating, and bleeding, I agreed to take the Alcat Test. The test was simple and yet the results were life changing. Many of the “healthy foods” I was consuming daily were simply not right for my body and were causing inflammation. The list of foods to avoid was long but most importantly, it was a list I could have never come up with myself. Foods like black pepper, red lettuce and pears were making me sick. There were approximately 300 food items on the list. After only 3 days of eating the allowed foods I felt better. The pain, bloating and bleeding had stopped. After the first week, I was back to myself. It has been almost a year and I have not taken one pill. I feel great. I am proof that when the body is given what it needs, it will heal itself.


Stephanie From Florida – I want to take a moment and tell you how pleased I am that I had the Alcat Test done. I was feeling sluggish, could not lose weight, had a headache every day, and heartburn! When I heard about the Alcat Test, I was suspicious. How could food have such a negative effect on my system. However, I really wanted some relief.

I had the test done, and started eliminating the foods that I am sensitive to. What an amazing result. I do not have headaches or heartburn anymore. I have a lot of energy, and feel more optimistic than I have in years. A nice side effect also is that I have started losing weight. This has been such a struggle for me, and now I feel that I can shed the extra pounds that I have been carrying for years. I strongly support this test, and would be happy to share my success with anyone!


Bob from Vancouver – I was diagnosed with mild asthma and prescribed the requisite puffers and pills. I had been taking on a daily basis: antihistamines, pp inhibitors and nasal sprays.


On a chance sighting, poolside in Florida, I saw someone reading “Your Hidden Food Allergies are Making You Fat.” The person told me about the Alcat Test and how much of an impact it had made on his health and his wife’s health as well.

My Alcat Test results identified wheat, white potato and dairy as being strongly intolerant – this was no surprise to me as I often feel “off” after eating these foods. However, the test identified chicken, coconut, carrots, tomatoes, veal, pork and fennel as strongly intolerant as well. Garlic, beef, dates and others were identified as being a medium intolerant level. Though only mildly intolerant, grapefruit and apples have caused severe coughing episodes. I would have never suspected these foods as being “unhealthy” to me without the use of the Alcat Test.


Dan from Michigan – Our daughter has been taking Ritalin and Paxil for over 5 years to deal with hyperactivity/ADHD as well as other health, concentration and academic issues. The Alcat Test identified numerous foods that we needed to eliminate-such as beef, lemon, grapes and apples. Once we eliminated these foods, we saw a dramatic change with our daughter. Within 24 hours she was much more calm. We slowly weened her off Paxil and Ritalin, and now she is TOTALLY off of these drugs for more than 2 months. The new diet has done wonders.


Bob from Louisiana – My wife, daughter and I are participating in the Alcat Test for food sensitivity program in New Orleans, LA (which is, by the way, the toughest “battleground” to undertake and participate in a “weight loss program” with all the festivals and activity being centered around food). However, this is the easiest weight program I have ever taken part in. We are all learning how to eat healthy and enjoy the food we are preparing. Plus, we are saving money by not eating out as often.

Each day I have a wonderful gourmet lunch and dinner just by eating from my green column which gives me plenty of items to select. The four day rotation of starches, vegetables, fruits and proteins gives us a great opportunity to mix up our foods and keep eating interesting meals. Of course in New Orleans, while we’re eating one meal, we’re planning the next meal. It’s the first time in my life where I’m involved and help plan meals for 4 days in advance. Usually, my wife took care of that. She still does; however, each meal I think about what I eat and make sure it’s on my green list. It’s not hard to eliminate foods on my red, orange or yellow list. I have more than enough selections on my green list. I really don’t feel like I’m changing how much I eat, just what I eat has changed. Before I began the program, many mornings I felt sluggish and tired even after a night’s sleep. Now each morning I feel great and feel great all the way to bedtime. This program has positively changed my family’s life forever.


Laura from Kansas – For the past several years I have been experiencing a decline in my overall health – joint and muscle pain, fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, skin rashes, acne and irritation, weakened immune system, rising blood sugar and pressure, and steadily increasing weight regardless of how hard I dieted. I took the Alcat Test on the recommendation of my doctor.

I am 6-weeks into the elimination and rotation and the results have been nothing short of a miracle! I have lost 13 pounds, my skin is clearing up, I sleep well, digest well, feel strong and have a lot of energy. I realize now that I have had food sensitivities all of my adult life – I am only sorry that it has taken this many years to finally get to the cause of my health problems. If I had only known that good health was really so simple to achieve. Thank you!


Tiffany from Dallas – For years I was in pain with no help from doctors. I was poked and prodded in very way with no results. Then finally, I came across what you offer, decided to give it a try, and I feel SO much better. My quality of life has improved substantially thanks to this test. So I just wanted to extend my thanks to you for offering an alternative for those of us who have had little to no success with traditional testing.


Bari from California – I have been aware of the foods I am allergic to for years and eliminated those foods from my diet. The awesome thing is that the foods on the food intolerance list were different from foods I noticed myself responding allergically to. I had no idea my immune system was intolerant of veggies such as broccolli and fruits like grapes.

I always thought, “The more fruits and veggies the better.” However, after eliminating the foods on the red and orange lists for one week I have experienced benefits beyond my expectations. My mind is clearer and I am thinking more creatively and with more clarity. I have more physical energy and endurance and am not fatigued as I was a week ago. My digestion is much better. A friend said I look like I’m glowing! Thank you for the great guidance.


Joe from Fort Lauderdale, FL – At 220 pounds, I had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Adult Onset Asthma, and High Blood Pressure. I was Border Line Diabetic and had Pitted Edema in my legs. My ailments were only outnumbered by the medications I took for them.

I started trying to lose weight. Without much support or direction, I tried several nationally advertised well known diet plans. I would lose a little and gain even more. After approximately 3 years of this yo-yo, I had gained an additional 32 pounds, and was now at my top weight of 252 pounds. Then I found the Alcat Test through a book I was reading. Unlike the “diet plans” I had seen before, the Alcat Test spoke of food sensitivity and a medical reason why my body was not responding to a healthy diet.

After taking the Alcat Test, I found my most severe food sensitivities were some of the healthiest foods I ate, and I ate them on a daily basis. (Lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and lemons, to name a few). When I started the Alcat Test rotation diet, I was sure this was something that could change my life. When I eliminated the foods I was sensitive to I started losing weight almost immediately, an amazing 15 pounds the first 2 weeks. In the following 11 weeks, I lost an additional 70 pounds. After approximately 10 days, I was able to stop taking all six prescription medications. I lost an incredible 16 inches on my waist line; and went from a 3XL shirt to a medium.

The Alcat Test is absolutely amazing


Celia from Canada – With 35 years working in the health care system as a Physical Therapist and teacher, I had always been very active and healthy.

About two years ago, I started to get signs that something was wrong. The first thing I noticed was mucus in my throat at night, it began to wake me up and I’d be prowling the house at two in the morning. Gradually more symptoms came, I had rashes on my hands and arms, my head felt ‘spacy’ i.e. mildly drunk, I needed to sleep in the afternoon and felt exhausted, there were joint aches, stomach discomfort, bloating and gas. My doctor did tests and nothing was found. I’m not very good at accepting that there isn’t a logical answer so I decided to figure it out myself.

I then found a book on food sensitivities. The Alcat Test was mentioned in the book and I decided to call directly. I live in Canada and Cell Science Systems is in Florida but the process sounded quite easy. The test kit was sent to me and I had a local pharmacy take the blood, it then went back to Florida by overnight FEDEX. A telephone interview was arranged to discuss the results and the rotation diet. I have to say, I was shocked by some of the foods I must avoid. Yeast was there, both brewers and bakers yeast, which I had suspected but so were many of my favorite foods.

Gradually I will be able to integrate many of the foods back into my diet as my immune system recovers, but the few in the severe sensitivity range will be avoided on a permanent basis.

I can’t praise the Alcat Test enough. My symptoms are now almost gone. I’m sleeping all night my brain is clear again and I feel great. Special thanks Kathryn Holmes who was very helpful. Thank you so much.


Cathy from Ohio – Our son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 4 1/2 years old. However, the behaviors of the disorder were evident much earlier. Up to that time our son was delayed in talking, being potty trained, displaying many of the repetitive Autistic behaviors, and he had tantrums almost daily for up to an hour at a time.

We had been told that many Autistic individuals are also allergic to cow’s milk, wheat, gluten, dyes, etc. Though very skeptical that foods could be escalating his Autism, we decided to try having the Alcat Test done on him. At that point we figured, “What do we have to lose?”

Upon receiving the results of the Alcat Test, we were initially overwhelmed at the list of reactions to foods, and additives of our son. But we decided we would follow it through, and so we did. We read labels, went to a health food store, whatever needed in order to find alternative foods for him to eat. Through the process of the diet change, absolutely amazing to us was the change in behavior. Our little boy went from his occasional kicking, biting, and daily tantrums, to no tantrums. Though the process of reduced behavior took almost 6-8 weeks, we saw almost immediate change in behavior within the first couple of weeks. We also saw improvement in his alertness and able to stay on task and focus better.

Our son is now 13 years old, is a high functioning Autistic-Asperger individual. He attends a public school and is mainstreamed for some classes, and is in the Special Resource class for others. Much of his class curriculum is modified. We attribute the wonderful progress we have seen in our son through the years with early intervention (a key ingredient). But we also certainly credit the Alcat Test and change in his diet with the dramatic difference we have seen in our son’s behavior and alertness. For our son, it was an absolute God-send. Thank you!