Best of Health & Beauty 2018

Kendyl Kearly and Phebe Wahl | January 9, 2018 | Feature National

Best of Health & Beauty
Spa Valmont

“Everyone is asymmetrical, and the reality is that if you put perfect teeth into an asymmetrical face, it looks unnatural,” explains cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa. As one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the world, Apa offers services here (celebs included!) and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (where he serves as the dentist to the royal family there). Dressed in custom Brunello Cucinelli lab coats, Apa and his team do not merely look the part. From finding the perfect shade for teeth whitening to his Apa Beauty range of products to prolong your out-of-office smile, Apa tailors each smile by recontouring the face using prepless, porcelain veneers. “At the end of the day, you are trying to create overall harmony, not just perfect teeth,” says Apa. Rosenthal Apa Group, 30 E. 76th St.

“Because I grew up in a family full of cooks, I felt I was destined to work with food one way or another,” explains NYC-based registered dietician Tanya Zuckerbrot, who has earned a fevered following for her high-fiber diet approach to wellness and weight loss. This year, the acclaimed author and diet expert releases an updated version of her best-selling book, The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss, as well as a new F-Factor app. Manhattan VIP clients (like Megyn Kelly) receive overall lifestyle support as well as sample her newly launched F-Factor product line that includes bars and smoothies. “I’ve stocked private planes with #FFACTORAPPROVED foods, just the same as I have helped clients clean out their pantries,” says Zuckerbrot of her customized services, which also include cooking classes and supermarket tutorials. “The weight loss space is oversaturated with information and misinformation, so it’s understandable [that] so many people are confused as to who and what to listen to,” Zuckerbrot says. “F-Factor is different: It’s not a fad diet,” she says. “Where most diets are based on omission, advising you to omit certain foods like carbohydrates or fats and thus leaving dieters feeling hungry, deprived and dissatisfied, the F-Factor Program is based on addition—on what fiber you add into your diet to lose weight.”

Family doctor to stars such as Sting, Ralph Lauren and Ben Stiller, Dr. Bernard Kruger is turning medical care from a lengthy annoyance into an opportunity to pamper. Kruger developed the concept of “concierge medicine” by founding Priority Private Care, a members-only 24/7 emergency room and urgent-care facility on the Upper East Side. The health care professionals treat their exclusive clientele to a no-wait, easy health experience that includes everything from flu shots to illness diagnostics. During the summer, PPC expands to the Hamptons for house calls, and if patients require further care, they can receive transport back to the city via private car, ambulance or helicopter. Through a partnership with Liberty Helicopters, patients also get discounts on nonemergent flights. As an oncology expert and health care advocate, Kruger is saving lives in style. 170 E. 77th St.


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