Licensed acupuncturist and herbologist Nicholas C. Steadman uses the tools of traditional Chinese medicine to combat stress. With sterile, superfine one-use needles applied at key points across the body, he aims to relax muscles and ease anxiety, headaches, and insomnia. Though the precise mechanism behind acupuncture's effects is not yet known, doctors have begun drawing on new technologies to apply the same basic principles—notably, by replacing needles with lasers. Considered especially effective in correcting painful muscle spasms, cold-laser acupuncture does away with even the mild tingling sensation of traditional needles while reaching myofascial trigger points beneath the skin via beams of carefully calibrated light energy. Steadman combines the traditional and the high-tech within a secluded, zen-inspired suite a block from the vast qi reservoirs of Central Park.
Fresh-cut flowers and potted plants line green wooden shelves outside of Back to Earth, an organic grocery store beckoning passersby to pick up a bouquet of sunflowers or shop for an array of environmentally conscious necessities. Inside, a cooler of organic produce containing fresh berries, asparagus, and tomatoes rests next to a wall of vitamins and health supplements by brands such as New Chapter. A wooden, tiered island in the middle of the store holds fresh fruits and vegetables, and can also double as dry land if the store's Kombucha supply spontaneously explodes. In addition to fresh produce, customers can also pick up popular packaged items such as Pirate's Booty chips, Amy's frozen entrées, Silk soymilk, and natural cosmetic items such as Giovanni-brand body wash.
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Inner Bloom's resident Hatha yoga instructor, reiki master, and reflexologist Sarah Lamb discovered yoga in 1998 as a new way to explore her inner self. During yoga classes, such as Gentle Morning Flow, and reiki and reflexology healing treatments, Sarah aims to help clients attain a mind and body balance. Inner Bloom’s minimalist studio induces a sense of relaxation, akin to the relaxation a marshmallow feels after escaping another s’mores season unscathed.
Formulated by two Harvard roommates, Neurofuse was first devised to give the students an edge over their elite competition. The supplement's purpose has expanded to focus on boosting overall cognitive performance. Many of its ingredients help people accomplish steps toward that goal: Bacopa monnieri was included to improve memory recall and retention, pikatropin to reduce mental fatigue, alpha-lipoic acid to reverse aging damage in brain cells, and caffeine to provide a jolt of energy. Neurofuse boasts testimonials from Wall Street bankers, naval engineers, and tech executives, and the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not convinced or you naturally develop a photographic memory within a month.
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.