Dr. Duncan Turner began memorizing the Hippocratic Oath at the age of 13, and after brief stints in pediatrics and general practice, he dedicated himself to helping women with holistic and technical care. Equally proficient with weight-loss management as well as medical and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Turner and his staff perform minimally invasive surgery, provide hormone therapy, and advise patients with life-coaching sessions. Dr. Turner keeps the medical center outfitted with NASA–worthy technology, which enables him to offer such innovative treatments as robotically assisted laparoscopic surgeries, ultrasound body-contouring, and laser sessions that hide varicose veins without highlighting them in disappearing ink.
Alternative medicine meets modern technology at Integrative Medicine Center of Santa Barbara, where a team of medical doctors and holistic healers tackle the root causes of pain and seek out preventative treatments. The center’s doctor duo—medical specialist, Dr. Scott Saunders and naturopathic expert, Dr. Kristi Wrightson—investigate patient’s individual concerns and forego solutions such as anti-depressants, pain-killers, or spoonfuls of Nutella for discovering and correcting the underlying problem. Waving a natural medicine flag, the center’s herbalist, acupuncturist, and nutritionist treat clients with a slew of health services—including dietary counseling, metabolic testing, and Reiki therapy—to lead bodies to health from the inside out.
The Ageless Men's Health team helps patients become healthier and more energetic at multiple clinics across the nation. The team specializes in testosterone-replacement therapy, helping men overcome the fatigue associated with the testosterone drop known as andropause. Refreshing testosterone stores in the body can also have an anti-aging effect, which is why the clinicians are happy to help their clients with their testosterone cypionate injections.
Paul Brown loves to help people. For more than 20 years, he administered family support services, including food and housing, to impoverished people. He also managed youth organizations and worked as a therapist at the time. All this fueled his desire to help those in need, and so in 1999, he decided to pursue a certification in craniosacral therapy, accruing more than 1,500 hours of craniosacral experience along the way.
Paul uses the therapy to help alleviate back pain, sinus pressure, digestive problems, stress, and chronic aches. With gentle pressures, he strategically redirects the body’s flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which, when imbalanced, can lead to the central nervous system misfiring and causing pain. Craniosacral therapy optimizes health by decompressing the body and helping restore a natural, balanced flow. Paul is so effective at what he does that he teaches classes in craniosacral therapy throughout the west coast as well as in Canada and the lost city of El Dorado.
Father and son team Drs. Joseph T. and Salvatore A. Garofalo diagnose and treat pedal problems with laser treatments and surgical procedures. The doctors oversee superficial foot issues such as warts and fungus, which succumb to the heat of laser light, while reconstructing flat feet and arthritic joints with microsurgery techniques.
Milk chocolate, vanilla cream, and oatmeal cookies might not sound like health food, but Complete Nutrition offers versions of them that are. Reclaim Light and Lean cookies pack 10 grams of protein and six grams of fiber into the 95-calorie cookings, making them a great way to bulk up or refuel after a workout. The cookies are just one of the many fresh, creative weight-loss, sports, and health supplements on Complete Nutrition's virtual shelves.
Mind & Body Wellness Studio's Pilates mat classes satiate the need to hang, point, and lengthen the body via handy apparatuses such as foam rollers, rings, balls, bands, and free weights. With more than 10 hour-long classes to choose from weekly, students of all fitness levels have the chance to improve posture, restore balance, and strengthen the core. The passionate Pilates purists at Mind & Body Wellness emphasizes proper movement techniques designed enhance mobility and decrease post-class soreness. Pilates mat classes remain small in size, typically hosting a small crowd of 8-12 students, in order to maximize attention from the instructor. See the website for a complete class schedule.