The weight-loss professionals at Elite Wellness and Weight Loss focus on helping patients drop pounds healthfully and permanently through nutritious eating practices and building a strong support system. Each program begins with a comprehensive health check, after which a board-certified bariatric physician may prescribe FDA-approved appetite suppressants, which help curb hunger pangs. During the month-long program, patients follow a diet that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates, sugar, and deep-fried butter sculptures. Staffers also help patients cement lifestyle changes to keep the weight off for good. Understanding that some patients may face additional challenges, Amazing Wellness and Weight Loss offers Botox cosmetic and Juvederm treatments to smooth away wrinkles and fill in facial features after weight loss.
When soprano Karen Adair isn’t captivating audiences with her breathtaking vibratos and expressive high notes during oratorios and operas, she’s helping clients of all ages and abilities forge strong connections between mind, body, and spirit during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. As a certified yoga instructor, she leads classes that teach awareness of mental and physical health through asanas linked with breathing, and helps her students boost flexibility and strength while giving personalized corrections and adjustments to stave off injury. Karen keeps her practice sharp by attending continuing-education workshops under Beryl Bender Birch, a world-renowned yoga teacher and author. She brings this knowledge to her studio and clients' residences for private, in-home yoga classes, during which she helps experienced athletes reach deeper stretches or teaches sedentary yoga mats how to stand up.
Targeting fat one pound at a time, Metabolic Research Center gives clients the tools for long-term and sustained weight loss. The team of board-certified physicians, registered dieticians, and out-of-work Soviet prizefighters built the basis of the center's weight-loss plans out of the research of Dr. George Blackburn, a pioneer in the science of nutrition. Dr. Blackburn found that crash dieting elicits a "famine" reaction in the human body, causing it to retain stores of fat and accumulate a layer of dust. Metabolic Research Center's customized programs avoid stringent dieting. They combine smart cooking and grocery shopping with techniques for stress management to address the emotional side of eating, making slimness sustainable.
A glance across Skipping Stone Studio's portfolio relates stories of families, newborns, and high-school seniors through vivid imagery. To capture these memories, three passionate photographers snap shots within a 3,000-square-foot studio. Here, camera wielders and customers work together to select the perfect backdrops, poses, and pronunciations of the word "cheese." Alternatively, the photographers can also travel to remote locations to stage shoots within homes or particularly attractive forests. Skipping Stone's staff then professionally edits individual images before transforming them into prints, collages, and photo albums.
North Cypress Family Practice & Laser Center’s resident physician Dr. Amrit Thandi has experienced the evolution of lasers over the past decade by serving as a Luminary Advisor for Alma Lasers Inc.⎯the brand she still relies on to tighten slack skin, remove hair, and rejuvenate damaged complexions. The technology helps her maintain a practice that avoids invasive procedures, although she can perform minor surgeries at her office or refer patients to other specialists within the North Cypress Medical Center.
A graduate of Dayanand Medical College in Punjab, India, Dr. Thandi completed her residency in family practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she practices general medicine and performs cosmetic enhancements with equal care aided by an aesthetician and a medical assistant. Dr. Thandi meets with each of her patients and has a hand in every procedure, from cosmetic injections to preventative care exams. The two aspects of the practice seem to balance out. Gentle body-sculpting treatments can be incorporated into a weight management regime, and up-to-date medical acuity can address dermatological concerns such as psoriasis or an embarrassing tattoo of the Pythagorean theorem.