Nutrition Zone provides customers with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve their health goals. A variety of health-amplifying products are offered, including vital vitamins ($1.92–$29.99) and supple supplements ($1–$106) from trusted brands such as CytoSport, MuscleTech, and Body Fuel. The well-informed staff is happy to dispense tips, tricks, and product suggestions to aspiring fitness gurus and stair-masters. Step into the Smoothie Zone for your juicy, high-powered fruit concoction (up to a $6.99 value), such as the colada collision, made with bananas and nonfat yogurt. Pick any one mix-in you’d like and feel the flavorful burn.
Over the course of almost 30 years of professional experience, Shelli Lucas Dellinger learned and practiced the intricate techniques of occupational therapy, hand therapy, structural integration, and ergonomic evaluation. She relies on all of these skills as the lead practitioner at Lucas Health Solutions, combining elements of each to design her own signature treatment modality: The Postural Analysis and Alignment Treatment Method. The PAAT Method provides a comprehensive, full-body approach intended to help clients live healthier, more fulfilling lives by addressing the structural complications that can inhibit movement and function. Every initial appointment begins with a consultation so that Shelli and her team can design a personalized treatment regimen based on individuals' posture, range of motion, and particular conditions. Over time, a combination of hands-on care and lifestyle advice can help alleviate these conditions, holistically restoring function and helping alleviate the pains caused by everything from rotator cuff injuries and headaches to tendonitis and scoliosis.
Adhering to the idea that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, Gastric Banding Medical Group does one thing well: they change lives. As a dedicated Lap-Band system center of excellence, the clinic specializes in helping people reach their weight-loss goals with a procedure that's less invasive than traditional gastric-bypass surgery. Medical director Dr. Ronald L. Gertsch leads the team of bariatric surgeons at the state-licensed and Medicare-certified center, earning a highly respected accreditation through the Bariatric Surgery Center Network of the American College of Surgeons in the process.
Its state-of-the-art facility provides a comfortable backdrop for the procedure, which, like squeezing into a cherished childhood cummerbund, reduces stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The doctors also facilitate the journey toward health with advice on diet and exercise as well as noninvasive laser lipo treatments.
BodyLogicMD's nationwide network of physicians helps to restore men and women to youthful vigor with an integrated combination of fitness programs, customized nutrition plans, and natural bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy. Doctors must undergo rigorous training to become a BodyLogicMD provider, including the completion of a fellowship for anti-aging and regenerative medicine and membership in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
The company's chief medical officer, Dr. Jennifer Landa, has shared her anti-aging expertise with numerous television and print outlets. In a Shape magazine article, she gave advice on staying energized and healthy, such as controlling stress, eating fruits and vegetables, and not sleeping next to a cuckoo clock.
At Motwani Lasik Institute, one of the oldest refractive practices in San Diego, Dr. Manoj V. Motwani's lasers have sharpened the vision of professional athletes, physicians, and crime fighters alike. The doctor, who has more than 15 years of experience performing refractive surgeries and has done LASIK on more than 100 physicians, corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with devices such as the Nidek and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q system lasers. Dr. Motwani also specializes in correcting past LASIK and/or RK surgeries.
"You make such an impact and a difference in people's life—it's very satisfying," Dr. Motwani says. "People get to see without those contacts or glasses as if they never needed anything at all. This can completely change the quality of someone's life."
After 25 years as an elite athlete, Greg Bourque had something of a holistic epiphany. "I received treatment for six months for a bicycling-related knee injury and was getting no relief," explains Greg. "Then I tried acupuncture and the next day I was 100% better, and the next week rode 500 kilometers pain-free." The experience was so eye-opening, that he became a practitioner himself. Greg has been in practice since 2000, and has successfully treated various sports teams and elite athletes––cyclist Chris Horner and ultramarathon runner Josh Cox to name a few. Though his athlete patients range from 30 to 50 years old and come to Greg for a variety of reasons, he also offers acupuncture and massage services for non-sports-related ailments such as chronic tension, headaches, and stage fright.