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Plant-Based Proteins Dramatically Improve Overall Health

The benefits and opportunities for plant-based proteins to help you stay healthy are ever-present. And it’s never too late to pick up the pace!

Plant-based proteins – vegetables, beans, nuts and more – have been shown to improve energy and lower the risk of heart disease. They can also elevate mood and reduce stress.

The list goes on. Plant-based proteins can ease the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, and help fight off diabetes.

At The Supplement Store of the Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, we carry our proprietary product called SynerG PRO. It is a concentrated powder supplement that can quickly raise your intake of plant-based proteins.

Patients who use it  often comment they can’t believe how much better they feel within weeks.

The opportunities are there if you want to live longer, live healthier, look better, and feel better. At home, at work, and at play. Our team at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa works closely with you to reach for and achieve these improvements.

Some studies also show that that plant-based nutrition may lower the risk of breast cancer in women who began increasing their intake as teen-agers and young adults.

That is eye-opening news, indeed.

You don’t have to go vegan, but any move in that direction can be beneficial to your health.

Plant-based protein supplements at The Supplement Store mean changes in your diet, of course, but there are many choices so you can find what tastes good to you – and still has the desired results.

People who reside where plant-based proteins are more accepted and enjoy just live longer and with more fulfillment.

One study in the U.S. looked at a controlled corporate setting, an environment where people work hard, deal with stress, and are always busy.

In some important research, 10 corporate sites were selected from across the country – California to Georgia. A select group of employees put on a plant-based nutrition was carefully studied and compared with the control group participants who had no diet restrictions. How’d they do?

The results, according to “significant improvements in depression, anxiety, fatigue, emotional well-being, and daily functioning.”

One reason: plant-based proteins have more of the key amino acids that have been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve mental clarity.

The time is now to increase the amount of plant-based proteins you consume or take. There is no substitute…to advance your quality of life and sustain it.

The Vampire Facial® Can Be A Best Friend To Your Face

Rejuvenate your face with a Vampire Facial®. Sound too good to be true? Well, you can believe it.

The Vampire Facial® at the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute is non-surgical, with little downtime, and best of all: it helps restore the glow to your face.

Denise Kaler, the CEO of the Synergy Spa says, “I can’t believe how much more youthful my face looked after the Vampire Facial®. I felt radiant. It took around an hour to do my face, neck and décolletage. With the topical numbing that was applied prior to the treatment, there was minimal discomfort.”

The Vampire Facial® utilizes the amazing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, combined with micro-needling. This combination can help transform the health of your cells and the appearance of your skin.

The plasma therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from the body, and then using an advanced centrifuge isolate the all-important platelets.


The Vampire Facial® not only helps reduce the effects of aging, but also can significantly improve facial health and improvement after sun damage or injury.

At the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute, our Vampire Facial® leader is Jelena Strauser, a certified medical aesthetician, who has 16 years of experience re-energizing the face.

“I get so much pleasure out of what I am able to achieve with the Vampire Facial®,” Jelena says. “It is wonderful to use science, medicine, and the body’s cellular chemistry. On top of that, my experience and precision-based skill to help our clients maximize the vibrancy of their faces.”

Jelena said she sees satisfied patients leave her room and walk out the door again and again, women and men both.

One client at the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute says she is a believer through and through. “I had micro-needling done in the past with a serum,” she said. “Then I went to the Institute.

“I now realize my body’s own strengths and healing powers – using PRP therapy – are by far the best way to help my face looks amazing!”

It’s recommended that patients who want the Vampire Facial® have the procedure done three times, 8-12 weeks apart. This maximizes the positive impact; however, just one single treatment can make a big difference!

 At Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, your face can glow again. Call us at 317-580-1SPA (1772) for a consultation to see how we can help you look your best.

Probiotic supplements for digestive health – effective as ever

Probiotic supplements have long offered gold standard benefits to improve and maintain the health of your GI tract.

We’re not talking about just tummy aches. We’re talking about disruptions in digestion that can take a heavy toll. Anyone with prolonged GI pain – set off by food, inflammation or other causes – knows how debilitating it can be.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we carry a wide range of probiotic supplements that have proven track records of success – many of our patients swear by them.

“Probiotic supplements are a godsend for so many,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa. “However, many who need these supplements to treat their persistent symptoms and conditions have never tried them. It’s time they did.”

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your system.

Probiotic supplements are often called “helpful” bacteria, thanks to the effects they have on patients who take them.

The Supplement Store at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa is stocked with excellent probiotic supplement products.

We carry a proprietary probiotic. The product is a blend of 18 different strains of bacteria. It is an extremely potent probiotic, containing 600 billion bacteria per serving.

This probiotic supplement is available in capsule form, called Ultra Biotic, and in powder form, called EcoBiotic.

And the benefits of probiotics may go far beyond the gut and digestive system, and the pain and discomfort that accompanies that.

The products have been demonstrated to assist with:

  Skin Ailments – the right strains of probiotic can help with psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.

  Immune Health – balancing bacteria can help fight off colds and flu

  Allergies – supplements can strengthen the intestinal wall and help keep pro-inflammatory compounds from entering the blood stream

  Mood Disorders – Depression, stress and anxiety may be eased with the addition of probiotic supplements.

In The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we also carry several other highly successful probiotic supplements.

  Prescript-Assist Pro – A vegan and dairy-free broad-spectrum probiotic with 30 plus soil-based, pH-resistant micro flora

  Russian Choice Immune® Immunobiotic Regulator – These feature lactobacillus cell wall fragments, which can offer significant immune system supporting properties

  Saccharomyces Boulardi -This formulation includes a probiotic yeast that helps support immune function and balance gastrointestinal flora.

As always at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, before beginning treatment we would review your health condition and concerns. Then, we carefully counsel patients on the best probiotic supplement to use, and in what amounts.

When these products work, they can be life-changing, you know it in your gut!

It’s Time Now To Turn Back The Clock With ALMI

A new and innovative procedure called ALMI can create a more youthful you. The results so far have been amazing. Dale Guyer, M.D. is the first to offer this revolutionary treatment in Indiana.

ALMI stands for “All Me,” and it is simple, painless, and effective. The years seem to vanish in the glow of this all-natural approach.

Before offering the non-surgical procedure at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, Dr. Guyer was expertly trained to bring this extraordinary approach to our patients.

“I was very impressed with the depth of the training, and the medical thinking and careful planning put into ALMI,” Dr. Guyer said.

“I have seen a lot of rejuvenation procedures for the face, and this one is certainly worth the excitement. Patients are uniquely satisfied.”

The more technical name for ALMI is Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection. This pioneering technology uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) techniques.

The Guyer Institute has been treating patients with PRP for years. With ALMI, this therapy combines with micronized adipose tissue, stem cells, and stromal cells.

ALMI can help treat:

  • Fine lines and shallow look of skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Sunken appearance under the eyes

ALMI applies your own tissues to restore volume, texture and tone to collagen-depleted skin on the face and on the hands, if needed.

The regenerative procedure is offered in an outpatient visit that takes about an hour, with minimal to no downtime.

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, improvements to your look and your skin can usually be seen shortly after the procedure is done. They keep improving over a period of a few weeks.

Most patients are able to return to normal activities right after treatment.

By age 40, most people have up to 20% collagen loss, and by age 50 there can be 30% collagen loss.

In order to restore the skin and youthful appearance to a younger state, the volume and structure must be rebuilt. Using a combination of the body’s regenerative cells and fat tissue, ALMI offers complete rejuvenation and natural looking result. This, without going under the knife.

One ALMI patient said, “I had the privilege of doing the ALMI a few weeks ago, and I immediately loved my results. I have always tried to do little things to stay in front of the aging process.

I have had fillers before, but I noticed they started to wear off fairly quickly because they were synthetic.”

“When I heard about ALMI and using your own body as a filler, I was immediately sold.”

She continued: “The procedure itself was a breeze, very quick and painless. I would do it again tomorrow if I could! I am very happy with my results.”

ALMI appears to be one of the most promising anti-aging treatments in years. For more information and a complimentary consultation, call The Guyer Institute at 317-580-9355.

The best time to prioritize your heart health is: NOW

February is Heart Health Month. To help protect your well-being, some alarming facts about heart health that you should know:

  Heart disease is the #1 killer for women and men, and more deaths occur from heart problems than from all cancers combined

  Heart disease kills one woman every minute

  Only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we can help find out how your heart health is doing and recommend steps to make your cardiac health better.

“For years, heart disease or heart attacks seem to be associated in the public consciousness with men, for the most part,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of the institute.

But it is very much a threat to women, particularly as they get older. We’re position to help you reduce the risks and give your heart health the attention it deserves.”

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, first we run a battery of standard but important lab tests for indicators of heart problems. Cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.

But we can go further to assess how your heart health and circulation are doing, and let the evidence tell us how to respond.

Sometimes the signs pointing to a cardiovascular problem are hereditary; sometimes due to lifestyle. We can help determine the root issues.

Our team can test and monitor patients for elevated readings of:

> CRP – C-reactive protein. Your levels can reveal when something in your system is inflamed. Certain inflammation can lead to a heart health occurrence.

> Fibrinogen – A protein produced by the liver. It plays a role in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. Fibrinogen can also cause acute blood clots

> Homocysteine – An amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we counsel extensively on the right diet for good heart health.

We encourage patients to embrace a healthy lifestyle: 20-30 minutes of activity daily, a diet focused on fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and lean proteins.

We can monitor blood pressure and treat abnormal levels.

At The Supplement Store that’s part of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we offer a range of supplements that have been shown to aid heart health. Three key products:

  CoQ10 – Studies show this supplement can restore deficient levels in patients in danger of heart failure, extend lifespan, and improve quality of life

  Ribose – Patients with sustained heart weakness often experience fatigue despite intensive medications. Ribose has been shown to improve ventricular function in the heart.

  SPM-Active – A pioneering nutritional supplement that features standardized levels of SPMs found in fish oil. It supports the body’s natural capacity to respond to physical challenges and physical stress.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we help patients treat their heart and heart heath with more care, more information, and targeted therapies.

It’s the smart way to take on such a serious risk in our lives today.

CoolSculpting® successes featured in area media stories

The January issues of Carmel and Zionsville magazine both featured the CoolSculpting® procedure in their “Healthier You” sections!

The hugely popular fat-freezing method is available and in high demand at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute. You can look more slender and be elated about your improved appearance within weeks. It takes an hour for each area treated.

The most striking results come after about three months, as the normal metabolic process flushes the fat cells away.

Denise Kaler is the CEO of Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute. She was invited to CoolSculpting® headquarters (Zeltiq) in Pleasanton California, where she gave webinars to a worldwide audience.

The response was tremendous. So are the results of clients that go to Synergy Spa for their CoolSculpting.

As Denise told the magazine’s writer, “There are no needles at all, no special diets, and best of all – this is not surgery!”

“There is no downtime with the CoolSculpting® treatment,” Denise continued. “And once the fat us gone, it’s gone for good. It is naturally eliminated from the lymphatic system.”

CoolSculpting® boosts appearance, confidence, and even demeanor. When you look better, you feel better about yourself.

The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® procedure can lead to an amazing 25% percent less fat on eight areas of the body where unwanted fat often occurs.

They include: your abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, buttocks, even under your chin and around your neck.

Men and women both come to us for CoolSculpting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute.

Here’s how it works: A CoolSculpting® practitioner uses a carefully engineered device with vacuum technology to isolate the bulging area or areas. Then they apply the freezing effects.

Nothing hurts – there is some increased sensation to temperature. The sensation is a firm but mild pull and pressure. This ensures the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently and effectively.

 Synergy Spa is a CoolSculpting® certified practice. All the technicians, of course, have been certified. They utilize advanced training protocols to deliver the best possible results.

To repeat, there is no dieting involved in CoolScupting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute.

But, as Denise told the magazines, “Some people just seek a jump-start to begin a better regimen. CoolSculpting® turns out to be just what they needed.”

Our patients tell us time and time again how gratified and happy they are to see these areas of fat diminish. Sometimes, with only one CoolSculpting procedure, or several to see results that last.

This progress and fulfillment, with so little effort and without major costs.

“It’s amazing to know,” Denise says, “that after the treatment, you can go back to work, go work out, or go have a cup of coffee.”

The procedure is no fad; it’s based on facts.

CoolSculpting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute leads to great results you can measure and success you can see.

Key Supplements Boost Exercise Endurance & Recovery

It’s cold outside, but across the area, exercise supplements are helping women and men increase energy during their new year’s exercise routines. They can be accompanied by plenty of aches and pains. Probably lowered energy or low endurance, too.

The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa can help. We have an array of exercise supplements in The Supplement Store designed to boost endurance and help your muscles from fatiguing. Improve recovery time, as well.

“The human body needs to be balanced to perform at optimal level,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of the institute. “Our supplements are chosen carefully.”

He goes on, “We look at what has worked best over time and in the right situations to best help our clients and patients.”

One superb supplement: CoQ10. Sometimes known as Q10, it is a naturally-occurring compound found in every cell. It produces energy for cell growth and maintenance. The exercise supplement also has antioxidant effects.

CoQ10 helps restore energy to keep your workout going smoothly. It improves blood vessel functioning and exercise capacity.

Ribose is a powder also available in The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa.

Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that stems from the body’s glucose. It is a critical part of ATP, or adenosine triphosphate. That’s the compound that stores and delivers energy to our cells.

Ribose occurs in RNA, or ribonucleic acid – as an exercise supplement, it helps the system work more efficiently, which can increase endurance and reduce fatigue.  Ribose supplements can also speed up muscle tissue recovery after exercise.

Creatine, a valuable supplement to aid in exercise performance, is available at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa.

Creatine enhances energy production in our cells. Taking the supplement elevates the amount of energy your muscles can produce.

The product can also improve strength and overall conditioning.

Another important supplement at The Supplement Store: magnesium. Lowered levels of this electrolyte can affect the body significantly during strenuous exercise.

Magnesium has been shown to increase strength and help maintain hormone balance.

Our magnesium products also promote faster recovery. At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we purposefully select and carry supplements that are highly absorbable They include:

> KMG – a blend of potassium and magnesium in aspartate form

> Magnesium AAC – contains top producing and performance ingredients

> MagE – a powder that boosts the potential effectiveness of magnesium and is also gentle on the GI tract.

If you are exercising frequently, make sure you take a close look at the products in The Supplement Store that increase endurance and recovery.

They will help you stay at your exercise regimens longer, with less stress on your body, and bring you better results.

The Only Choice for Your Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement

Is it true that any old Omega 3 fish oil will do? No.

What’s true is that the there are clear advantages to the Omega 3 fish oil product called EPA/DHA SP, available at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa. The EPA/DHA SP compound has the ideal blend of key nutrients known to give your body greater benefits.

Our supplement store is the place to go to get these life-improving supplements.

Many studies have shown that women frequently have lower than desirable levels of Omega 3 in their systems. Research shows that Omega 3 can help improve brain health and cardiovascular health, among other important benefits.

The human body does not produce these important fatty acids on its own.

Here’s the dilemma, one that The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa have resolved for our patients. You see, many brands do not disclose the origin of their product.

EPA/DHA SP, the brand we have ready for you, has as its source fish from the least industrialized coast line in the world, Chile.

The EPA/DHA SP with Omega 3 that we stock is also purified, vacuum-distilled, and then sent out for independent testing. This can confirm that the product is free of heavy metals, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

So many people who seek out Omega 3 fish oil supplements do not know the type of fish oil they are taking – they tend to grab whatever is on the pharmacy’s over-the-counter shelves.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we are sure these products have so much potential to help you, your family and your friends’ health. They are comprised of the most promising, productive components. The answer is EPA/DHA SP.

Here are some of the other benefits of best forms of Omega 3.

  • Healthier skin, joints, and connective tissue
  • Ocular health
  • Immune system function
  • Reduction in inflammation levels
  • Less atrophy after brain trauma
  • Improves learning in some children

It’s also true that many Omega 3 fish oil brands inferior to EPA/DHA SP use a semi-natural ethyl ester in their make-up. That structure is resistant to digestion and decreases overall absorption.

EPA/DHA SP at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa uses an all-natural triglyceride form of the supplement. This leads to more effective absorption.

There are signs you that could point to lower Omega 3.

  • Dry, Itchy, Flaky Skin
  • Poor Sleep Quality
  • Poor Circulation
  • Eye Discomfort
  • Mood Imbalance

There is an important caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your physician before taking EPA/DHA SP.

Patients should also know that EPA/DHA Omega 3 fish oil from The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa does not contain wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

Yes, it matters very much which fish oil supplement you take.

Omega 3 is simply too valuable for too many reasons to leave the choice of brand to chance. EPA/DHA SP is the right choice for the optimal results.



Eye-Opening Event on Advances in Anti-Aging Medicine

In December, Dale Guyer, MD, and several members of our staff attended the remarkable convention of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, or A4M, in Las Vegas.

The team from The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa learned, among other things, about the latest advances in nutrition, supplementation, compounding, and aesthetics.

This new insight and expertise in anti-aging medicine will now help patients seeking optimum health. The Institute’s integrative approach ensures that patients receive the most targeted, effective treatment available for their conditions.

“Every year, I am so excited to see and hear about the new or next phases of products and procedures,’ Dr. Guyer said. “I also benefit from getting the details on the most recent, promising research.”

Our team also listened carefully to a range of integrative health experts tell us what the field is doing to expand its impact and become even more attuned to patients’ needs and shifting health challenges.”

Some of the key forums included:

  enlightening discussion on female sexual problems and the use of hormonal therapy and nutritional; steps to help improve them.

  Research on lifespan advancements and new methodologies

  Inflammation, how it can affect your health, and strategies for reducing it.

  The field of energetics, and understanding the lessons from ancient therapies

  Cellular detoxification and how it can improve both physiological and mind performance

“There is extraordinary science behind so much of what we do at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa,” Dr. Guyer said. “And there is also an amazing amount of patient data on anti-aging medicine, our own and in the industry as a whole.

These clinically-based facts help guide us moving forward to help those reaching for ideal life performance and productivity.”

From energy replenishment and improved skin care therapies, to easing some of the effects of cancer treatment, the A4M conference sets the standards for where the field has been and where it should go.

Some of the most prominent speakers at the A4M anti-aging medicine event included Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who spoke on connections between medicine, psychology and fitness, and Dr. David Agus of the University of Southern California’s Center for Applied Molecular Medicine.

Also, featured guest Michael Greger, author of “How Not To Die,” and an expert in nutrition, food safety, and public health.

Dr. Guyer and our team of top professionals at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa are now further empowered. We offer the kind of anti-aging and overall body and mind wellness treatments that our patients deserve.

Our Magazine a Must-Read for Improved Wellness

Many people are not aware we have a magazine! Optimal Wellness and Advances in Anti-Aging Medicine is an exciting endeavor to illuminate what we do for patient health. It also explores why we do this work, and how we shape our practice to maximize the benefit to you, our patients.

It is full of product information, insight, patient profiles and testimonials. Also, some of the latest scientific advances in the anti-aging medicine and integrative health fields that are happening at the The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa.

Our founder, Dale Guyer, MD, says, in the forward to the debut issue of Optimal Wellness and Advances in Anti-Aging Medicine:

“I have long envisioned a publication grounded in scientific principles,” Dr. Guyer writes. “This magazine focuses on advancing consumer awareness of cutting edge treatments and integrative modalities.

Often, awareness of options to address specific intrusions into our health are, at best, limited. There are many treatments and options that have the potential to make a profound difference in your experience of life and health.”

Optimal Wellness and Advances in Anti-Aging Medicine is also available as a hard copy at The Institute. You can contact us and we will mail you the issue.

This first edition is a goldmine of information. There is insight on Vitamin D3500, which helps replenish this valuable “sunshine” mineral. That can improve both cardiovascular and immune system health.

There is a story about the amazing positive impact that MG Pro electromagnetic therapy and IV Therapies had on a patient. Together, they helped him recover from severe, long-standing chronic fatigue syndrome.

Another entry provides information on Syner-G (available like so many wonderful products in our Supplement Store). Syner-G is a hypo-allergenic multi-vitamin that provides valuable micronutrients that can assist your body in converting fat to energy.

It can also improve neurotransmitter function in the brain – which leads to faster, clearer thinking.

Other pieces cover:

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • EPA/DHA Supplements
  • Cool Sculpting – or “fat freezing” for those stubborn bulges
  • Max Adren Adrenal Extract Supplement
  • Transfer Factors that Boost Antioxidants and Cell Replication

Vitamin D

Optimal Wellness and Advances in Anti-Aging Medicine from The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa is a must-read. It’s a resource patients and prospective patients can come back to time and again.

Says Dr. Guyer: “Hopefully, you will find our efforts helpful, inspirational, and relevant. Information is a powerful tool. My desire is that readers will find the content not only helpful but, on occasion, even life changing.”

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