A glass bottle of milk sways to and fro, its lid hooked to a loop around the deliveryman's wrist as he carries a box of Fresh Connect KC's locally sourced produce to the front door. Hungry homeowners pry their weekly boxes open to reveal mélanges of local produce, grown in accordance with Fresh Connect's unique beyond-organic standards, verified through visits to each farm, which span from small family enterprises to farming programs for inner-city youth. When the ground begins to freeze, Fresh Connect turns to farther-flung farms for each order, sourcing only certified organic produce with a life-long desire to travel. While the contents of each order are bound to the seasons, members can alter their weekly shipments in advance through an online portal, where a preference list feature helps keep unbeloved vegetables from appearing. Beyond fresh produce, Fresh Connect also fills boxes with local eggs, cheeses, meats such as sausage and bacon, and pastries from local bakeries.
The staff at Kansas City Weight Loss knows that it takes more than a fad diet to lose weight. That's why it arms clients with healthy, reasonable nutrition and fitness plans, so that they can change their lifestyles for good. The staff takes its programs one step further, though, striving to reverse the behaviors that often cause clients to gain pounds in the first place: cravings, emotional eating, and over-eating are just some of the problems that staffers work to correct.
Staffed by athletes, personal trainers, and veteran fitness enthusiasts, Complete Nutrition thoroughly educates customers on ideal supplements and nutrition programs for their personal goals. Whether shoppers are looking to slim down for the sandy pleasures of the beach season or bulk up for the dead lifts of the holidays, Complete Nutrition stocks the ingestibles to help them along, including water pills ($39.99), herbal cleanses ($16-$59), and Smart Smoothies ($39.99).
This wellness hub's mission is pain relief, and its approach is rooted in hands-on care—literally. Eschewing drugs and surgery for gentler methods, the doctors use their digits to restore and balance spines, nimbly realigning runaway joints, coaxing ligaments back into place, and restoring hats that have fallen off heads. They specialize in active-release techniques, which target tendons and nerves along with muscle tissue. Other methods include traditional chiropractic, kinesio taping, and rehabilitative exercise.
Northland Integrated Medical, Inc.'s staff of certified professionals helps clients shed unwanted mass with doctor-supervised HCG weight-loss programs. Before each 40-day diet, patients hold court with Northland's proprietor to discuss goals, expectations, and strategies for using leftover dress fabric and attend an examination with a licensed physician to determine their medical suitability for the program. Once the good doctor clears patients and writes a prescription, guests pick up their simple-to-administer drops or injections of HCG from the front desk and embark on a weight-loss odyssey designed to drop 1/2–2 pounds per day.
Meta-Health Weightloss Management, Inc.'s nutritional counselors don't just design weight-management programs to help their clients lose weight—they also want to help them keep it off. In each custom program, these counselors introduce healthy meal plans and provide tips for general healthy living. Meta-Health also encourages pound-shedding with nine supplements, including Metabolic Activation Formula, which accelerates the body's metabolism, and Meta-B, a pharmaceutical-grade combination of B vitamins and folic acid.
Perfect Sense Eye Care’s rock-star ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Wiles, has performed more than 30,000 ophthalmic surgeries to date, and that number keeps on growing. From removing cataracts to correcting blurry vision, the doctor's trusted hands can almost instantly eliminate the need for glasses and contacts. During his LASIK procedure, for example, he carefully reshapes the outermost layer of the eye⎯the cornea⎯thereby allowing the retina to better focus incoming light. Within 24 hours, patients who previously suffered from astigmatism or constantly forgot to open their eyes each morning can enjoy crisp, clear vision.