ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists—including physicians, nurses, and dietitians—works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.
When teeth in northern Illinois need a little tender loving care, there's no shortage of expert dental practices willing to help them out. In North Aurora, Drs. Melissa Ledwidge and Ingy Nessim at North Aurora Dental Associates emphasize lifetime preventive care through services ranging from general cleanings and Invisalign regimens to oral cancer screenings and root canal therapy. Much like her colleagues in North Aurora, Dr. April Kennedy at Rockford's Affordable Dentistry Today combines comprehensive treatments with same-day emergency services, alleviating the pain associated with infections and abscesses with speed and precision. At Sycamore's Family Dental Care, Drs. Long Pham and Julie Galloway pair their extensive professional experience with a dedication to patient comfort, allaying anxieties through calm, sure-handed handling of treatments large and small.
Backed by a team of medical staffers with a minimum of eight years of experience each, Intelligent Lipo of Rockford’s Doctor of Chiropractic William B. Erickson treats chiropractic ailments and revamps aesthetic appearances. As a former football player, Erickson is familiar with injuries and bodily aches. He treats sore backs with chiropractic techniques such as stimulating muscles with electricity or commanding spines to straighten with drill-sergeant impressions.
Patients with aesthetic concerns can sculpt physiques with the i-Lipo laser fat-reduction system, which won Best Slimming Treatment at France’s Victoire De La Beauté. The system's laser beams break down fat cells into components small enough to exit the cell walls and pass out of the body through the lymphatic system before they reconstitute themselves into a double cheeseburger.
At Newfitu, massage therapists Brie Groskreutz and Todd Harth call upon their respective specialties as they deal with tension-riddled clients. Todd pairs his work as both a massage therapist and personal trainer with Brie’s formal education and training in exercise science. And it’s this combined familiarity with the human body that informs wellness services for all manner of maladies, from sore backs to corsets that should have never been put in a dryer set to hot.
Newfitu’s massage styles include soothing hot-stone, deep-tissue, prenatal, oncology and sports modalities that can be tailored to any field-related injury. Massages can be scheduled to take place at the treatment center or in the comfort of a client’s home. For those seeking ongoing wellness, Newfitu also offers personal training and a core-stability program, during which clients work to strengthen their abs, lower back muscles, and understanding of oversize rubber balls.
Helmed by an I-ACT-certified colon hydrotherapist and nutritionist, Optimal Health Center stocks products and offers services that enkindle healthy glows from the inside out. Among alternative health remedies, both colon-hydrotherapy sessions and enemas flush out digestive tracts with water or infusions natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, Celtic sea salt, and coffee. Far-infrared saunas induce sweating and expunge toxins, and trigger-point massage optimizes the outcomes of colon hydrotherapy. In addition to on-site services, a number of books and DIY cleansing kits allow patrons to expunge toxins or molt in the privacy of their homes.