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Your Health is in Your Hands

Feb 01, 2016 04:43PM ● By Belinda Alonso

Optimizing your health is no longer something you do just at your doctor’s office. More and more these days, people are taking ownership of their own health outcomes. This forward thinking movement is an exciting new paradigm in integrative and functional medicine.
    Such is the case at The iVitamin Bar at Utopia Wellness where health conscious adults can receive the benefits of intravenous infusions of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to both prevent and help treat a wide variety of conditions safely and effectively.
    According to Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, Medical Director of The iVitamin Bar at Utopia Wellness, we are accustomed to maintaining our cars in order to prevent malfunctions and breakdowns yet when it comes to our health, we use and abuse our bodies to the breaking point. Our collective pattern is to then run to a physician for a quick fix expecting them to pull out a pill to repair the problem.
    He challenges us to be part of the movement towards preventative measures in addition to lifestyle and dietary changes. When we play an active role in maintaining our wellbeing, we can improve the quality of our lives. As stated by Dr. Garcia, “It’s time for us to take charge and become more responsible in maintaining our bodies. We’ve become so tuned in to listening to medical experts that we lose touch with the most important expert of this whole process: ourselves.”
    The iVitamin Bar offers a variety of intravenous (IV) infusions set in a hip, social and therapeutic environment. Patrons can enjoy their choice of IV while surfing the Internet on a complementary iPad, relaxing in a massage chair or enjoying an aroma oxygen therapy.
        The Immune Booster IV enhances the immune system, delivering a combination of nutrients and natural substances that the body cannot get in adequate levels by only taking them orally. The combination of vitamins, amino acids and minerals allows the immune system to do what it was designed to do—repair and protect. 
    The Oldie but Goodie IV is a take on the Myers’ Cocktail which has long been considered to be the standard combination for maintaining the body’s natural balance while reducing fatigue, improving mind clarity and promoting faster recovery times from minor colds, flus and viruses.
    The Fountain of Youth IV combines powerful antioxidants for cellular regeneration and helps fight off the aging effects of the sun, smoke and stress.
    Athletes and avid gym goers benefit from the Game Day IV which aids in recovery by boosting hydration levels at a cellular level as well as increasing energy and stamina.
    The Royal Flush IV detoxifies the body and cleanses vital organs while delivering an energy boost and restoring hydration.
    The Hangover IV replenishes and reduces symptoms of overindulging by rehydrating at a cellular level, oxygenating the body and reducing inflammation and nausea.
    The Fat Burner IV offers three ways to help shed pounds by boosting the metabolism, suppressing the appetite and reducing stored fat.
    IV Enhancers such as glutathione (the master antioxidant), B12 injections and aroma oxygen therapy help to augment your needs.
    Dr. Garcia asserts, “Many of us have been brought up to believe that our health depends solely on the quality of the healthcare we receive. The truth is, your health is your responsibility. You are the only person who can make the lifestyle decisions that contribute to your wellbeing. You are the one who must take the steps to preserve your health and promote your wellness. Only you have the power to create wellness for yourself.” 

Belinda Alonso is a certified holistic nutritionist and blogger at Utopia Wellness and The iVitamin Bar. Her blog was featured among “The Top Alternative Health Blogs: 50 of the Best, Must-Read Blogs for Alternative Health Wisdom on the Web.” To learn more about The iVitamin Bar, email [email protected] or visit See ad page 7.