A Choice for Life's team of natural health managers, colon therapists, and nutrition consultants combines its healing arts to personalize plans for wellness within a 2,700-square-foot facility. Five-day juice cleanses flush toxic vestiges of processed food, drugs, alcohol, and swallowed glow sticks with herbal- and protein-based potables or supplements augmented by carefully selected fruits, veggies, or meats. FDA-approved colon-hydrotherapy equipment focuses on freeing the digestive tract of built-up waste with 10–20 gallons of water channeled gently into undercarriages after flowing through an antibacterial UV-filtration device. Health experts also completely makeover lifestyles as they mold new regimes around a medicinal philosophy that combines western practices with holistic methods and proper nutrition. A Choice for Life makes use of modern technology to diagnose ailments, such as employing a Xyto Compass hand scanner to pinpoint deficiencies that throw off internal pH balances faster than chugging a beaker of hydrochloric acid.
When it first opened its doors in 2000, the European Foot and Ankle Clinic set out to keep feet healthy by combining conventional medical treatments and holistic practices. Over the past 12 years, this unique approach to treatment has garnered a following, and the clinic gradually expanded to 10 locations throughout Chicago. At each location, multilingual doctors in podiatric medicine treat issues ranging from heel pain to toenail fungus to chronic stubbed toes caused by regularly throwing childlike temper tantrums.
The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.
Body and Soul Healthcare, P.C.‘s board-certified chiropractor, Dr. Sheila Crowe, focuses her attention on lifestyle education as she and her team, including four trained massage therapists, enhance clients' health with holistic treatments. Dr. Crowe strives for empathy and good communication in her relationships with patients, developing custom treatment plans to help each past the finish line of whole-body well-being by assessing their health with an orthopedic, neurologic, and multiple-choice exam. Along with chiropractic treatments and nutritional counseling, Dr. Crowe encourages healthy minds and bodies with breastfeeding support in-office and over the phone, as well as holistic treatments for fertility and prenatal care.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.