Dr. Laura Fletcher is the Sherlock Holmes of infertility. She sleuths through her patient’s lives searching for unseen factors impeding their desire to conceive. 6.1 million women in the United States struggle with infertility issues, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though there are a wide variety of reasons for infertility—in women and men—environmental factors can be key. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a sort of medical detective on the case to help you figure out the source of your infertility issues? Meet Dr. Laura Fletcher. She visits her client’s homes and offices to test for a wide variety of chemical and metal toxins (such as pesticides or air and water pollutants) that could be contributing to her clients’ health issues. “Doing detective work allows a person to focus in on where to take action, Fletcher explains, “so that the health challenges can start to fade away.” The first visit takes place in the home, where Fletcher takes multiple blood and urine samples
from her client, then sends these samples off to private labs. She also looks for stealth infections in the digestive tract and takes a hard look at her clients’ nutrition. She even examines their household and personal care products, like how a detective would pore over evidence. And like any good investigator, Fletcher believes in the powers of deductive reasoning: by removing these roadblocks and unburdening the body, she’s confident in the restoration of health and fertility. This unusual approach to medicine happened when Fletcher herself became ill and was determined to dive deeper into underlying causes that spurned her health issues. Having come out the other side, she now believes her life purpose is to help her clients in the same way she helped herself. For more information contact Dr. Laura Fletcher by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan brings us yet another go-to beauty treatment. This one feeds your head.
Photo by Alan Silken Blow Me Away’s spa chair for your Head Spa treatment
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When partners Sayaka Lee and Keiko Uehara opened Blow Me Away hair salon in LA, they brought with them a popular Head Spa treatment from their native Japan. The pair has been overjoyed by how wildly popular it’s become here. First, the experience is fabulously soothing and relaxing (good luck not falling asleep). The 30-, 45-, or 60-minute treatment includes a scalp analysis, aromatherapy, micromist steam to open pores, massage, shampoo, and a rebuilding hair mask. The treatment is designed to deep clean, detox, massage, and stimulate circulation. You have the option of following your treatment with their Blow Me Away signature blow-dry. The hair health benefits address challenges like dry, itchy, or oily scalp, clogged follicles, irritation, thin hair, and hair loss. The company uses only organic products and bespoke treatment techniques befitting your scalp and hair. The Blow Me Away website offers a good analogy: “Like plants in fertile soil, our hair’s health depends on how well we take care of our scalps.” Hear, hair. For pricing and to schedule an appointment visit blowmeawayla.com