After receiving her first colonic to ease a bout of chronic intestinal distress, Angela Brake was hooked. Impressed by the efficacy of the treatment, to which she also attributes her relief from lower-back pain and a boost in overall energy, Angela earned an I-ACT hydrotherapy certification so that she could share the holistic healing method with others. In 2008, Angela opened Natural Wellness, with a gravity-fed and double-filtered hydrotherapy system as the clinic's centerpiece. With Angela's guidance, her patients undergo the same cleansing process that helped her overcome her ailments and benefit from common posttreatment feelings of lightness and increased energy.
Healthy Connections, Inc. helps folks shed pounds by making them dinner. Sure, the company delivers meals that are low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol—but they know that weight-loss plans are only as good as the food is enticing. That's why they serve up delicious entrees such as taco salad with creamy cilantro lime dressing, center cut pork loin, and even cheeseburgers on whole wheat buns.
Depending on dietary restrictions and weight loss goals, clients can choose between a 1,200-calorie meal plan or an 1,800-calorie meal plan. In order to keep the selections fresh, the company rotates its menu every six weeks.
MiBella Wellness Center's medical director, Dr. Mia T. Cowan, revealed two important facts in a Birmingham Business Journal interview—that her guiding principle in business is to always be respectful to others and that if she could have any super power, it would be x-ray vision. Dr. Cowan helps patients improve their health through diet programs and vitamin injections. Additional cosmetic procedures, such as SmartLipo, result in figures svelte enough to shimmy into packed elevators or tuck behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Professional lab technicians utilize modern chemistry equations and scientific tests to scrutinize patients' health. But Any Lab Test Now isn't a doctor's office. It’s a place people can go to get comprehensive lab tests that doesn't require them to make an appointment, have insurance, or memorize the Hippocratic oath. The lab can test anything from current blood pressure and physical fitness to potential blood disorders, triglyceride levels, and even liver function—all handy pieces of info to have before starting a workout regime or preparing to fly overseas. In lieu of waiting to receive a bill, patients know about and pay for the day's services upfront, giving the mailman more time to deliver care packages to astronauts.
Dr. Matthew Parker of Heritage Medicine wards off Father Time's wrinkly wrath with nonsurgical, FDA-approved Botox treatments. During the appointment, a steady-handed doctor injects Botox into the creased area, slowing down hyperactive muscles by blocking nerve impulses and putting up stop signs on every skin corner. Results take up to 30 days to fully materialize and the smooth-skin serum can fade frown lines for up to four months. Faces may experience mild discomfort during the injections but an ice pack eases the aches of sending your face back in time. The entire appointment lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes and results in no downtime, so visages can return to normal activities immediately, such as balancing wine bottles on eyelashes.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Count Down Diet—a guided, one-on-one support and nutrition regimen that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.