Carole Childers, the founder of All Ways Healthy, is something of a modern day Odysseus. When her two daughters were younger, only alternative therapies could address their childhood health problems—which sent Carole on an epic quest across the city, seeking out specialty stores with her desired products in stock. Nowadays, she strives to make healthy living a little less time-consuming with her natural-food store.
The groceries, organized by dietary lifestyle for speedy shopping, range from gluten-free cupcakes to USDA-certified organic produce. None of the food contains preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or a hidden side of fries—and for additional information on any food item, shoppers can consult with Carole, who is a licensed dietary nutritionist. To complement the healthy food, the shop also carries skincare and beauty products, none of which were tested on animals.
Endermologie Chicago keeps its machines humming seven days a week behind the quaint façade of Red Cottage Salon & Spa. Endermologie's combination of deep massage and suction smoothes and contours faces, thighs, buttocks, and bellies, augmenting the work of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The procedure imparts special benefits to bodies taxed from undergoing liposuction, giving birth, or being born.
Head trainer Jacki Larisch passes along an abiding passion for horsemanship to each student that she works with at Creekside Farm. Jacki inherited her love of horses from her parents, themselves International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) level competitors, and it continued through her four years as a member of The Ohio State University Hunt Seat Equestrian team. Today, Jacki shares her experience in proper English hunter and jumping technique in lessons that aim to create knowledgeable, well-rounded equestrians even if their previous experience only involves hours spent on coin-operated stallions outside grocery stores.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Duffy—who received his plastics and reconstructive training at the Mayo Clinic—and his experienced team revitalize guests with surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic services at the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center. Dr. Duffy draws from his 20 years of experience to perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries such as face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. He also noninvasively beautifies faces by topping them with chemical peels, injecting them with Botox, and glazing them with a fresh coat of paint.
Midwest Beautiful Image’s team of skin therapists specializes in fostering youthful appearances with noninvasive technology. Their menu of services ranges from microdermabrasion treatments and custom facials to Beautiful Image microcurrent treatments, which aestheticians perform to help firm the skin, tightening the face over the course of about 10 treatments. Unlike traditional surgery or nontraditional shrink-wrap tuxedos, these procedures cause no discomfort.
Affordable Labs offers convenient, efficient, and timely medical testing in a comfortable office setting. The lab operates free of insurance company requirements, allowing them to keep costs down for their patients. Nimble lab technicians draw blood, analyzing for factors such as cholesterol levels or kidney and liver functions, and pass along results within 48 hours.