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What You Can Do To Recognize And Reduce Stress

We hear it again and again at The Guyer Institute: I want to reduce stress. What can I do?

Stress can come from relationship problems, money woes, being out of shape, worrying about your children. The list of stressors is almost endless.

“Stress produces a series of responses in the body and in the mind, says Dale Guyer, MD, founder of The Guyer Institute. “But if it persists, the rush of chemicals can have a series of damaging effects. Finding ways to calm yourself – to reduce stress – is essential.”

Stress can lead to a faster heartbeat, higher blood pressure, shallow breathing, and weakened immune systems. Also: headaches, sleeplessness, loss of libido, and even depression.

Over time, these impacts can disrupt the body and mind’s natural balance. When we’re “out of sync,” your health can pay the price. You feel burned out, can’t concentrate as well, are often angry.

The team at The Guyer Institute knows that exercise, better nutrition, meditation and breathing exercises can all reduce stress. So can talking things out with friends or a counselor, prioritizing what’s important and what’s not, and taking quiet time for you.

Yoga is a proven way to reduce stress. The controlled breathing and movements, peaceful environment, and focus on balance can send your heart rate down.

Millions use a range of yoga techniques and classes to keep calm and become attuned to the integration of mind and body.

Coloring for adults is also a relatively new and powerful antidote. It can reduce stress significantly. You can enter a more meditative state, focus on creating, experience the moment, and allow your brain to rest and restore.

In The Guyer Institute’s Supplement Store, several products can help reduce stress.

Zen-ity – Contains lactium, and provides mild but effective help for anxiety.

Phosphotidyl Serine – Aids in neurotransmitter balance, regulates cortisol, and can help with sleep.

Ashwagandha – An adaptogenic herb that keeps body in balance, lessens stress hormones, and lowers tension.

With the expertise of The Guyer Institute, you don’t have to do it alone. We can consult and advise you on the myriad ways to reduce stress, and improve your quality of life.

New, Easier, More Advanced Electronic Medical Records

To create a better experience for our patients and practitioners, we are elevating our electronic medical records (EMR) system.

The Guyer Institute has always been patient-centered, and the new EMR is designed with your care at the forefront. It’s called Power2Practice – you can learn about it at www.power2practice.com.

All existing patients will receive an email in the coming weeks asking them to register. If you’re a new patient, after you speak with our new patient representative, you’ll be ready to register.

Power2Practice is comprehensive and user friendly. It is also tailored for the field of integrative medicine – our advances mean advances for you.

We’ve been carefully planning this transition so we could find the best program available for our needs. Nikki Schukman is director of patient services at The Guyer Institute.

“After speaking with many of our patients and hearing their concerns and interests, we elected to change EMR platforms,” Nikki said. “We’re confident that patients will find Power2Practice to be helpful and effective.”

Nikki goes on to say, “All of our staff has attended extensive training. Everyone is excited to share this new patient portal with our clients to enhance their experience.”

Power2Practice offers a wide range of integrative features, which allows for better information, communication, coordination, and tracking. The EMR also helps us stay abreast of the latest trends seamlessly, which we’re then able to discuss and offer to Guyer Institute patients. 

This applies to our array of IV Therapies, for example, and the full spectrum of patient services. Our labs, too, can work more in concert with each other.

Our appointment will be streamlined to benefit you, as well.

Most of all, it will be easier for you and for us to see where you’ve been, what’s provided the best results and satisfaction, and where you want to go. 

Power2Practice is a hi-tech, reliable, and accessible program for your integrated health goals.

Once again, the new Guyer institute EMR website is www.power2practice.com. You’ll receive that email soon to get started! 

Make Nutrition A Daily Priority For Healthy Living

Our health is dependent in large part on what we put into our body, and National Nutrition Month is a great reminder to make nutrition a priority.

That month is March, so now is the perfect time to think through how you handle nutrition.

If changes need to be made, now is the time to start. If you do not focus on healthy choices, you may be wasting all the other good things you do.

The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa has long made healthy eating a key ingredient of its care. Dale Guyer, MD, is a master gardener. He knows from firsthand experience that plentiful fresh produce is essential to optimal body function.

“There is no underestimating the importance of what you consume,” Dr. Guyer says. “To maximize health and ward off disease, great nutrition needs to be a constant, not an afterthought.”

The Guyer Institute is seeing several positive nutrition trends this year:

Increase in Plant Based Diets: Many patients take advantage of this type of diet to help reduce systemic inflammation. They also know it is healthier for the environment.

More Nut Milk:  Patients are often eliminating traditional milk from their diets. They opt for macadamia nut, coconut, cashew, almond or other nut milks. Nuts may help reduce risk factors for many chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.

Meal Delivery Plans: This year more than ever, patients are taking advantage of meal delivery plans. The benefits include saving time, pre-portioned amounts, and the ability to tailor many different dietary styles, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, organic, and many more.

Nutrition can and should be buttressed with supplements. Three popular products we carry:

SynerG – A potent multivitamin and antioxidant that helps fill the gaps in nutrition

Vitamin D – Supplementing with Vitamin D3 5000 helps promote healthy metabolism and better immune function

KMG – blend of potassium and magnesium in a highly absorbable form, which helps balance electrolytes.

For lifestyles on the go, the supplement store also sells the nutrition based ProBar line. http://bit.ly/TheSupplementStore

At the Guyer Institute, we advise: your body is only as healthy as the food you consume.

The Mystery Mineral That Can Boost Your Body And Mind

More than 80% of adults have low magnesium, and The Guyer Institute can help you understand the many benefits of bolstering your levels. We have an array of supplements that enable this mineral to get to and remain at the ideal level.

Why is this so important? Low magnesium can contribute significantly to low energy, depression, abnormal blood sugar levels, increased anxiety, and aggravated asthma.

The real challenge comes because low magnesium levels decrease both naturally, and if you consume too much soda, coffee, salt, and alcohol. Many people do, yet they don’t know it is likely affecting their body’s chemistry and a healthy way of life.

“Magnesium deficiency is extraordinarily common,” says Dale Guyer, MD. “Here at the Guyer Institute, we can obtain your levels, counsel you on the best courses of action, and help you regain and sustain optimal magnesium and improved well-being.”

Low magnesium levels can also cause major digestive problems, raise blood pressure, and increase the risk of heart disease. It’s apparent: the impacts can be profound if you remain unaware of your levels of this vital mineral.

The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa has a superb stock of magnesium supplements available to help you boost your magnesium. http://bit.ly/TheSupplementStore.

It is critical, though, to talk with one of our practitioners to determine if magnesium supplementation is right, smart, and safe for you.

The Guyer Institute also offers IV therapies containing magnesium. It is the most direct way to raise low magnesium and ensure all of its advantages.

Here, a rundown of our major magnesium supplements and their unique attributes. They can make a distinct difference in your health.

KMG

– Blend of potassium and magnesium in aspartate form

– Usual dose: twice daily

Magnesium AAC

– Broad approach to supplementation

– Usual dose is 2 daily

MagE Powder

– Highly absorbable and water soluble

– Gentle on GI tract

– 1 tsp daily

Magnesium Threonate

– Unique because it crosses blood/brain barrier

– Improves magnesium uptake in brain

– Usual dose: 2-4 daily

At The Guyer Institute, we assess, educate, treat, and monitor. Low magnesium can and should be addressed. Stay in sync: it’s a key to having the health you want.

It’s Heart Health Month – Here’s What You Should Know

To live your best, you have to have heart, and heart health. The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa supports Heart Health Month this February. We want our patients to stay out of danger.

Sure, it seems simple to maximize heart health. Eat better, exercise more.

If it were simple, heart disease would not rank #1 in deaths for American men and women. People often need specific guidance and motivation.

Our commitment at The Guyer Institute is to keep you on your toes, and offer sound heart health advice and products. On diet, focus on foods that naturally help the heart.

Salmon and other fatty fish rich in Omega-3 can reduce triglycerides and reduce plaque buildup. Omega-3 supplements can be great for you heart health, too, 

Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which can do wonders for cholesterol levels. Blueberries and strawberries have been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and improve heart health.

Dark chocolate, and nuts like almond, walnut and pistachios have positive effects. They help with circulation, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Citrus fruits contain high levels of flavonoids, which can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

At The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute, we carry three key products that can make a real difference. store.theguyerinstitute.com

CoQ10 – Studies show this supplement can restore deficient levels, extend lifespan, and improve quality of life.    

Ribose – 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.

When it comes to exercising for heart health, The Guyer Institute advises smart, safe, achievable steps.

30 minutes a day or 150 minutes a week will strengthen your heart muscle. And that muscle needs more attention than any other.

Exercise burns calories, lowers blood pressure, can reduce cholesterol. And it’s free. Put your mind in the right place, and exercise to keep your heart in shape. 

Make this Heart Health Month the one where you focus on your heart, keep it up, and stay healthy.

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The Amazing CoolSculpting® Featured At Feb. 20 Event

CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world.

And Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute is holding a special CoolSculpting® event after work on February 20th. It’s a Tuesday combination soiree/seminar that we’re calling Total Transformation.

That’s what this amazing fat reduction treatment can do: transform you. From 4:30 to 6:30 on the 20th, you’ll see how it can change your body for the better, improve the way you feel, and leave you looking fantastic.

Trouble spots around the tummy, underarms, neck, chin, and thighs become more sculpted with this sensible, uniquely effective treatment.

We’ll have wine, hors d’oeuvres, demonstrations, and lots of information about the FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® works, where it works, and why you should consider it.

We’ll also offer discounted pricing on treatments!

“I know what CoolSculpting® has done for me,” says Synergy Spa CEO Denise Kaler. “The treatment freezes fat away painlessly and with no downtime. Our patients and untold numbers of people around the world love it.”

Total Transformation will also show you the extraordinary CoolAdvantage,™ a new fat reduction applicator that means:

  • Shorter Duration
  • Less Discomfort
  • More Precise Targeting

Traditional CoolSculpting® takes about an hour. That time is cut nearly in half with CoolAdvantage.™ It’s a bold breakthrough.

unwanted fat removal with CoolAdvantage

CoolSculpting® utilizes vacuum technology to isolate the bulging on your body. The device then applies freezing effects on the fat. Affected fat cells can be eliminated through the normal metabolic process in one to three months.

It’s fat reduction as you’ve never seen it. What’s also great: you can go through the procedure more than once. No question, you will want to keep the fat off and enjoy its benefits.

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“The demand is remarkable,” Kaler says. “Our event is a wonderful way for you to know all you want to know.”

You can RSVP at dkaler@daleguyermd.com or by calling 317-580-1SPA (1772). Or, if it’s last-minute just come to Synergy Spa on Tuesday the 20th between 4:30 and 6:30.

CoolSculpting® is a smart, sensational move for your body and your confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

Shockwave Therapy Uses Sound Waves to Reduce Pain

If you have aches, pains, or injury recovery that is taking too long, shockwave therapy could be the answer.

The longer name for this acclaimed, highly successful treatment is extracorporeal shockwave therapy. The abbreviation is ESWT.

ESWT at The Guyer institute and Synergy Spa can do wonders for stressed, overtaxed muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A concentrated dose of these sound waves can reduce discomfort almost immediately.

Shockwave therapy works where other efforts to lower pain level just have not.

At the Guyer Institute, Kelly is our main therapist for the FDA-cleared treatment. She is also a certified medical assistant.

The ESWT treatments we do are noninvasive. After a gel is applied to the treatment area, an applicator is used release pressure waves over the affected area.

Shockwave therapy sessions usually last no more than five minutes. There is no downtime.

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We have decreased the cost for this therapy: the cost of treatment for one area is now $100, with an additional $25 per area treated – not to exceed $150 total.

33-year old Helene is one of our shockwave therapy patients at The Guyer institute. “Hip pain had sidelined me from running,” she says. “I wasn’t sure how to proceed since I love to run. After my first shockwave therapy, there was immediate relief. I began my return to running following a second treatment. I’m incredibly pleased that a short, non-invasive treatment made such a difference.”

shock wave therapy helps improve circulation to lower chronic pain

Treatment areas can include the knee, heel, foot, ankle, hamstring, back, neck, shoulder, wrist, and hand. Painful conditions such as rotator cuff deterioration, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis show demonstrative improvement after shockwave therapy.

ESWT accelerates the healing process by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to re-energize damaged tissue.

Some clinical studies show pain reduction in 90% of patients who undergo the shockwave therapy. Patient satisfaction approaches 80%.

The Guyer Institute is ready to talk to you about this amazing pain relief program. Just call 317-580-9355 with any questions and to set up your appointment.

Shockwave therapy is a superb, smart choice to lower pain.

We Can Help You Deal Much Better With The Winter Blues

You know you’re feeling depressed, but you don’t know why. You are not alone. Fifteen to twenty percent of adults feel this way when days get shorter, nights longer.

Feeling depressed is much more common in the winter months. It often stems from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). And The Guyer Institute can help you combat it.

“It’s not something you’re imagining,” says Dale Guyer, MD, founder of The Guyer Clinic and Synergy Spa. “There are real and sometimes complex chemical reactions happening which can lead to this condition.”

First, if your depression symptoms are serious, affecting sleep, work and life functioning, it’s important to see a physician.

Feeling depressed in a less intense way in the winter is frequently all about the lack of light.

Feeling depressed is tied to molecular biology. Natural chemicals in the body and brain regulate your circadian rhythm.

Vitamin D, in particular, is a critical substance tied to helping with mood stabilization during these months.

Studies also show that serotonin levels (serotonin plays a major factor in mood and brain health) drop when there is less light.

The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute carries a number of products that can help you fight SAD, and feel better this winter. http://bit.ly/TheSupplementStore

Vitamin D – Supplementation with high doses of vitamin D seems to lessen the “winter blues. Activated Vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain.

The Supplement Store at The Guyer Institute carries Vit D3 5000.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Some research has shown that people with lower blood levels of omega 3 say they are feel more depressed, and have a more negative outlook.

The Supplement Store carries the EPA/DHA SP product to help you.

5-HTP – Less sunlight may cause a drop in serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which can trigger low moods/feeling depressed. Oral 5-HTP has been shown to be as effective as tryptophan in increasing levels of serotonin.

Give us a call at 317.580.9355, and then come in to get some of your levels checked. If you are suffering from SAD, we’ll go from there.

The Guyer Institute is ready to help you have a much more tolerable, enjoyable winter.

The Best Ways To Keep Up The Exercise Throughout 2018

Keep up the exercise after the resolution rush fades! That’s the New Year’s message from The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa.

The most difficult part with resolutions regarding fitness is the steady work required to stay in shape.

“So much about our health, our body’s balance, is mental,” says Dale Guyer, MD, founder of The Guyer Institute. “Your mind is your strongest ally and perhaps your greatest opponent. One strategy: keep up the exercise by making fitness more interesting.”

Here are a few newer and more interesting workout regimens or programs that could work for you in early 2018. Many are available in metro Indy! Or: create your own version for you and your workout friends to keep up the exercise.

Always consult with a physician prior to starting a new fitness regimen.

Trapezing: You get your own silk – a strong nylon blend – which hangs from an anchor a bit like a trapeze. Lift yourself into various positions and movements to build strength and increase flexibility.

Do the Derby: Roller Skating workout emphasizing skating positions and routines to build strength and increase aerobic fitness.

Hop To It: It’s called Kangoo. You get boots like inline skates, but with springs on the bottom. When you jump and land, it strengthens your core and quads while reducing the impact on your joints.

Personal Trampolining: The term Skyrobics has been coined for this fun workout. There’s a method to the “madness” that will get your heart racing.

In addition, there are supplements we carry at The Guyer Institute’s Supplement Store that help boost energy and make your body run more efficiently.

SynerG: a multivitamin/antioxidant. When exercising, it’s vital to give your body access to all the vitamins and minerals needed.

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Magnesium – helps your electrolytes stay balanced. Can reduce the risk of muscle spasms.

CoQ10 – decreases recovery time after strenuous exercise.

Ask our knowledgeable staff at The Guyer Institute about supplements that make the most sense for you.

Keep up the exercise this January and beyond. Help your body perform at its peak!

Fight Winter Aches, Pains With Anti-Inflammatory Steps

We hear the phrase anti-inflammatory so often, it’s almost easy to ignore it. The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa advises: don’t ignore it. Inflammation is real, and it creates real problems. There are steps you can take to fight it.

Winter aches, pains

Case in point: winter. If you feel more aches and pains during the winter months, it’s probably your body’s inflammatory response revving up. Often the immune system is fighting poor dietary choices, as well as bacteria and viruses. That process can cause inflammation.

You feel it when the thermometer drops. Your joints hurt more. A muscle aches for no apparent reason. You need an anti-inflammatory to feel better – and maybe one of The Guyer Institute’s effective treatments, too.

In our Supplement Store, you’ll find SPM, a breakthrough nutritional product that promotes tissue health and immune response support. As the manufacturer says, SPM “supports the body’s natural capacity to physical challenges and resolve physical stress.”

This is an anti-inflammatory weapon working at its best.

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Another superb pain-fighting product we carry at the Guyer Institute is called the “Super Anti-Inflammatory,” a proprietary blend of natural anti-inflammatories created by Dr. Dale Guyer himself.

“It’s the right product to tackle your aches and pains directly and powerfully,” says Dr. Guyer.

A third highly effective anti-inflammatory in the Supplement Store is Vitamin D3 5000. Research shows that appropriate levels of Vitamin D can help block the inflammation cascade.

One study reported that the optimum level of Vitamin D “outlines a clear chain of cellular events, from the binding of DNA to the reduction of proteins known to trigger inflammation.”

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Wintertime and holidays can also lead to weeks or more of poor dietary choices. That can easily inflame the GI tract. All of our anti-inflammatory supplements can help.

If you are interested in treatments for inflammation, we recommend you consider:

MG Pro – creates energy waves which enhance cellular and immune function.

Shockwave Treatment – patients report significant pain reduction after low-level sound waves are applied.

HBOT – optimizes oxygen levels to help heal tissue and fight fatigue.

Follow this anti-inflammatory advice from the Guyer Institute, and feel better this winter!

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