Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
After a frightening near-death experience, Ananda Rubio awakened from a weeklong coma with a renewed sense of purpose. Today, he fulfills much of that purpose by healing others through massage. A licensed massage therapist, Ananda applies his personal healing touch during deep-tissue and Swedish massages, hot-stone therapy, and PNF stretching sessions.
Ananda works alongside a team of like-minded practitioners at Radiant Health Center, a tranquil oasis that emphasizes the healing power of natural therapies such as massage, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine. The spa also hosts an infrared sauna in its secluded garden, where clients can detoxify and become one with nature as they pretend to be flowers in a greenhouse.
Since forming in 1988, Oregon Medical Group has expanded into a team of more than 100 physicians ranging from pediatricians to specialists in orthopedics, dermatology, and neurology. Though the group is distributed among 13 clinics in Eugene and Springfield, all its physicians remain united by the goal of supplying patients with primary care and numerous specialties and services. The group also continues its healing practices outside of regular business hours at its after-hours clinic intended for patients with urgent medical concerns.
Many preemptive blood screenings and employer-required tests don't require a physician visit, which usually cost more than the tests themselves. Any Lab Test Now! removes the unneeded middleman, giving patients an opportunity to work directly with lab technicians. With just a sample of patients' blood and a peek into their dream journal, the technicians can perform DNA screenings, employer drug tests, and wellness exams. All results are court legal and usable by all medical professionals for future physician treatments.
Whereas many massage practitioners stick to kneading backs and shoulders, Steve Brodsky approaches the healing process by working with the entire body. A certified Breema practitioner, Steve manipulates his clients' arms and legs, moving them into stretches and poses that promote total-body alignment. He also performs Thai massages, as well as therapeutic massages that can help bodies recover from days spent tumbling down steps at the amusement park’s stairway ride.
Raw Love nurtures healthy eaters with a menu composed of raw, organic, and vegan cuisine. Made from non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) ingredients and fresh produce from local, organic farms, impeccably fresh dishes flex their flavor muscles without being massaged over a flame. Graze on Mother Nature's with the raw pad thai—raw carrot and daikon noodles sprinkled with a tangy almond coconut sauce, sunflower and pea sprouts, and cashews ($6.50). Or nosh on the rawzagna, featuring thinly sliced and marinated zucchini supporting luscious layers of hempseed pesto, walnut and sun dried tomato pâté, rawcotta cashew cheese, brazil-nut parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and tomatoes ($8). Instead of digging up a red-ant colony’s cache of gleaned sugar, enjoy a sweet slice of raw tiramisu ($8) or one of the fresh-squeezed juice combos, such as the viva verde, a fusion of kale, celery, cucumber, apple, and lemon. The environmentally friendly gastronomes at Raw Love pride themselves on sustainability while using compostable to-go containers and transporting all goods via bicycle.