25 years ago, a personal interest in diet and weight loss led founder Linda Parker to open Transformations, where she and her staff seek synergy between lifestyle change, medication, medical supervision, and proper diet guidelines and education. To this end, trained professionals walk with patients on the sometimes-difficult road toward their personal weight-loss goals. Nutritionally balanced diets and dedicated coaches aim to help patients maintain a targeted healthy weight.
Julius Acupuncture & Natural Medicine fends off present and future illnesses through preventive care and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture sessions use hair-thin needles to stimulate acupoints on the body, regulating the flow of energy along vital pathways and promoting natural healing from within. Massage sessions can be called on to soothe muscles with gentle touch, helping improve range of motion and flexibility while easing muscular pain. Julius Chadee's herbal remedies can supplement traditional pain regimens that rely on eating chicken soup and icing your body with frozen Advil.
Wendy Shumate, or Wild Wendy as she is sometimes known, is a one-woman wrecking crew when in comes to physical fitness. The proprietress of Wild on Fitness leads sinew-sculpting boot-camp classes in the park by day and quiet, peaceful yoga sessions on the beach. Wendy also works mano a mano with clients through customized personal-training sessions and keeps workouts lively with dance-infused Turbo Kick and hip-hop hustle classes.
Deborah Imani, founder of The Nile Wellness Center, believes that the health of a person's internal ductwork correlates directly to their overall well-being. By keeping the last 5 or 6 feet of the digestive tract uncongested through colon hydrotherapy, she promotes a lifestyle free of toxins, excess weight, and unhealthy stress. The drug-free work done by her and her staff has earned rave reviews from the readers of Creative Loafing Atlanta as well as a spot on Proactive Resources' 2012 Best of Atlanta list.
Not just concerned with drawing impurities out of the body, Deborah also touts the importance of what a patient puts in. As the author the book First Generation Raw, she helps readers move toward an organic uncooked diet packed with more vitamins and fiber than a lumber store made from bricks of frozen spinach.
At Sabe Spa & Wellness, technicians use a noninvasive body-sculpting procedure to shake excess inches from targeted areas such as love handles, thighs, and abdomens. Low-frequency ultrasound vibrates the membranes of fat cells, breaking them down with the help of the LED light and causing them to release their contents into the body and shrink to the size of an ant’s top hat. As customers drink plenty of water and exercise, their metabolic processes naturally remove the contents of these broken-down fat cells.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics helps clients shed weight with physician-supervised plans supplemented by personalized packages of vitamins and supplements. During the 90- to 120-minute initial consultation, a weight-loss consultant evaluates new clients with measures such as an EKG, a complete physical exam, and a blood panel to detect high levels of spaghetti sauce in the veins. After getting a good idea of the clients' corporeal health, the doctors administer a blood-sugar-stabilizing shot of vitamins B1 and B6. The clinic's staff then creates a custom bundle of supplements, multivitamins, fat burners, and, if necessary, FDA-approved appetite suppressants to aid visitors on their journey to fitness, slimmer pants, and the ventilator ducts outside their boss's office.