Well, Laurie Black, owner of You…Only Better in Lenexa, offers a unique way of improving your health and overall sense of well-being.She
says You…Only Better
is the only center in the Kansas City area that is a Releana (hcG) provider.Releana is a patented form of hcG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), the hormone that pregnant women produce.Laurie
says it's been proven to be a potent and effective weight loss solution.Often referred to as the "weight loss cure" and taken as an oral sublingual medication, Laurie
explains that hcG
triggers the hypothalamus gland to release stored fat, causing no loss of muscle and dramatically increasing metabolism. Laurie
says the hcG "turns on like a switch that releases about 2,000 calories of your own fat per day."Although not yet FDA-approved for weight loss, Laurie
says the benefits include younger and smoother skin, a significant reduction of cellulite, and improved skin elasticity.The required diet, however, is extremely strict.Patients have a 500-calorie intake limit per day.Still, Laurie
customers have reported absolutely no hunger cravings and more inch loss than with any other product.
started offering hcG
didn't think it was legitimate.So she
decided to follow the diet for five days in order to be knowledgeable about the program."I'm a huge eater," she
says."My little tiny portions of chicken and tomatoes from the program were so small that I'd normally inhale it before even thinking about eating a meal, but I could barely choke it down."According to Laurie
, such a strict diet would normally put you in a natural state of starvation so you'd be living off your own body fat.But with the hcG supplement, you just have a constant feeling of fullness.Plus, she
says most people on this diet lose up to one pound per day.One of her
clients, Carla, has lost 96 pounds in just over three months, which is the same result you have after surgery, Laurie
says.But you're not out as much money.Laurie has been working in the weight loss industry for more than 20 years.She
originally decided to get a job in the industry after she
lost weight following her
son's birth."I did a weight loss program and thought it was a neat environment and thought maybe I could get into it," she
began managing weight loss and worked with several cosmetic doctors in town.A few years later, she
decided it was time to open her
own business.Besides offering the hcG
weight loss program, Laurie
also offers endermologie, colonic hydrotherapy, airbrush tanning, bed tanning, IPL permanent hair reduction, and microdermabrasion at You…Only Better
.She notes that she is certified in all services including endermologie and colonic hydrotherapy.
The endermologie, colonic hydrotherapy, and hcG programs are the most popular with her
Endermologie is an FDA-approved method for cellulite/inch reduction.Laurie
says it works by reducing the appearance of dimply skin, tightening the body, and lifting saggy skin.The process uses a machine with suction and patented mechanical rollers.It is a full-body massage, with treatments lasting 35 to 40 minutes.Laurie
or one of her two employees, Cassity Brungardt and Cassy Farr, maneuver the rollers over your entire body, giving attention to problem areas.
says it is much like a steam roller that smoothes out jumbled gravel into a nice smooth road.
"My clients have nothing bad to say about endermologie," says Laurie
"My dad died of colon cancer and my mom has had it twice now, and that's what got me thinking maybe there's something to this colonic stuff," Laurie
says.According to the International Association
for Colon Hydrotherapy, colonic hydrotherapy is beneficial for anyone who eats high-fat and low-fiber refined foods, including flour, meat, fat, sugar, alcohol, preservatives, and toxins.Those foods are the primary reason the colon becomes so unhealthy.The therapy is said to be a safe, effective method for removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs, and it's also good for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other digestive problems.Laurie
says male athletes even have colonics done.
Still, there are a lot of people Laurie
talks to who are unsure about these alternative treatments.
The number of Laurie
's clients who have been with her
for many years are a testament to the quality of care Laurie and her
employees provide, she
says."Some of my clients I've had for 14 years, and most have been customers for multiple years," Laurie shares."I've met a lot of my best friends here—we're like a little family."
For more information on the services provided by Laurie
at You…Only Better
, call 913-661-7147.You…Only Better
is located at 13622 W. 95th St., and services are offered by appointment only.
...Cassy and Laurie Black, owner