Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Neal Barnard’s extended family included both doctors and cattle ranchers. Perhaps it was this environment that led him to begin researching the role of nutrition in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, as well as the link between animal-based diets and health care. In 1985, Dr. Barnard founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a means to explore these issues.
The nonprofit organization promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages alternatives to animal testing, garnering support from celebrities including James Franco and Kevin Nealon. The group educates people on vegan-based health and nutrition topics, working to curb conditions such as chronic illness, childhood obesity, and an inability to distinguish a broccoli floret from model-railroad shrubbery.
Holistic licensed chiropractor Dr. Justin Klein at Got Your Back Total Health wants his clients to avoid illness at all costs by practicing preventive care. He and his team agree it's easier to stay healthy when you have the right plan in place. Utilizing the strategies of Chiropractic BioPhysics, Dr. Klein retrains bodies to accept optimal alignment through
functional movement exercises, chiropractic alignments, and
low-garde traction techniques. However, Dr. Klein's pursuit of wellness doesn't end with chiropractic adjustments. His practice is also home to massage therapy, and up to 20 yoga classes scheduled every week. Dr. Klein also corrects more ingrained problems with nutritional counseling and physical and corrective movement therapy. He's even got the next generation covered; while parents undergo treatments, kids can chill out in the office's dedicated kids' room.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Weight Loss and Transformation
Brands Used: Metagenics, Zymogen, Thorne, Garden of Life, Mega Food
The infrared saunas at Silver Spring Hair Scalp & Wellness Clinic harness naturally occurring far-infrared radiant heat to help clients shed excess water weight and detoxify their bodies in 20-minute sauna sessions. During each session, gentle warmth raises clients' core body temperatures to encourage a healthy sweat, helping rid the body of environmental toxins, heavy metals, and lost sea monkeys. The heat boosts the circulatory and lymphatic systems and accelerates the body's metabolism, which can dissolve fat cells and flush them away to create trimmer profiles. Muscle tension from overexertion, minor injury, or arthritis can melt away during restful sauna sessions as oxygen and blood flow increase in afflicted areas. After a series of treatments, clients can feel slimmer, enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing, and boil water with a simple smoldering touch.
Dr. Lisa Wang doesn't just practice Chinese medicine—she also spends her days teaching others about its benefits. As a third-generation doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 35 years of experience, she leads frequent workshops on medicine, tai chi, and meditation and teaches a college course in ancient alternative healthcare. At Wang Wellness Center, she and her team of expert practitioners use all-natural and ancient treatments such as acupuncture, facial massage, ayurvedic medicine, and homeopathy. Treatments such as acupuncture may help with weight loss, symptoms of PTSD, PSM, and menopause. These treatments aid conditions that range from chronic pain to breathing problems to stress from dreams about being trapped inside a hard chocolate shell.
Licensed chiropractors at SMART Medical and Rehab Therapy may use cutting-edge medical technology to diagnose problems, but their treatments also utilize the body?s natural healing abilities. This dual approach to chiropractic and rehab sessions is used on clients suffering from a variety of ailments, and the practice specializes in auto accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, and headaches.