Bodies that are properly cared for perform better, which explains why most Olympic records are held by reanimated mummies. Go for the pharaoh’s gold with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get allergy-testing services at Advanced Wellness in Marlboro (a $420 value). Each treatment includes:
- Initial visit and ALCAT allergy and intolerance test (a $350 value)
- Post-results consultation with a nutritionist (a $70 value)
Advanced Wellness helps clients identify potential allergies to more than 100 food substances that can be linked to chronic health problems. The ALCAT testing system seeks out common food and chemical sensitivities, such as wheat, gluten, and rusty nails dressed as pretzel sticks. After blood is drawn and analyzed at an initial visit, clients sit down with certified nutritionist Christine Schultz to discuss results and receive recommendations. Although ALCAT testing seeks out food intolerances, it does not test for traditional or immediate food allergies (such as Type 1 or IgE mediated allergies) that typically produce an immediate allergic reaction. Knowledge of food intolerances can help combat associated health problems, such as migraines, aching joints, fatigue, eczema, and gastrointestinal problems. Newly informed eaters can be sure to exclude problem foods from recipes, or force them to wear a dunce cap in the corner during family meals.
During his time as an athlete at Villanova University, Joseph Cilea, DC, saw firsthand the effects that focused training and dedicated care can have on the human body’s performance. One Doctorate of Chiropractic later, Dr. Cilea founded Advanced Wellness to bring crooked spines and health habits into alignment with an array of holistic services. Dr. Cilea mends musculoskeletal ailments ranging from arthritis to sport injuries with a three-phase treatment process, which focuses on initially reducing pain before stabilizing the weakened area and then strengthening surrounding muscles with exercises that simulate real-life movements, such as swinging a golf club or washing a spaceship. Advanced Wellness’s team of specialists also targets deeper health roadblocks with alternative treatments, including acupuncture, interventional pain management, and low-level laser therapy, and identifies potential allergies to more than 100 foods with the ALCAT testing system.