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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.

CoolSculpting® Reaches A Milestone As Popularity Surges

1000 CoolSculpting® treatments and counting!

We’re honored to announce that Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute has been named a member of the Cool Club: 1000 times we’ve helped our patients look leaner and feel better with CoolSculpting.®

“Synergy Spa is trusted, sought out, and we deliver first-rate procedures,” says Denise Kaler, CEO. “Patients would simply not be coming back – or coming for the first time – if it didn’t work, and they didn’t feel comfortable with the experience.”

If you don’t already know, CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment that in many cases leads to 25% less fat on as many as eight different areas of the body.

The procedure is FDA-certified, and can remove excess fat on your abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, buttocks, even under your chin, around your neck, and other areas too!

CoolSculpting® can benefit both women and men. More and more men have been walking through our doors as the word spreads.

“Women are telling their husband, partners, friends about the amazing results,” Kaler says. “We are thrilled when a man sees he can remove unwanted fat, too!”

Our experts at Synergy Spa use a carefully engineered device with vacuum technology to isolate the bulging. The freezing effects follow. There is little to no discomfort and no downtime. 1000 plus treatments performed at Synergy Spa have more than confirmed its ease of use.

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A CoolSculpting® treatment takes about 35 minutes for each area treated. Many who come in for it decide to come back at regular intervals to keep their bodies looking as good as they can.

We always consult with our patients about the results, as well as the complete array of ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and stay in good shape. CoolSculpting® is just one great avenue.

Being part of the Cool Club is more than cool. It means we’re elated about helping so many patients lose some of those bulges and be happier with the way they look.

Call 317-580-1SPA (1771) to set up your CoolSculpting® appointment today!

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! 

Synergy Spa: The Place Where Beauty and Wellness Meet

Spring is here, and Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute is on another magazine cover! The April Indy Metro Woman magazine includes a wonderful article and photos about what we do, why, and how it helps improve your health and appearance. Our theme: take care of you.

“It’s great to have this kind of exposure,” says Synergy Spa CEO Denise Kaler. “It reaffirms that we are the first choice MedSpa for so many in greater Indianapolis.

At Synergy Spa, we help patients “take care of you” in a serene setting that includes world class treatments. Case in point: ALMI. The advanced all-natural treatment is often called All Me because it’s all natural – it can do wonders for the volume, texture and tone of the skin and cells on your face and hands.

With ALMI, some of your own extracted tissue is spun in a centrifuge so regenerative stem cells can be isolated. It is then injected into specific areas to stimulate growth factors. Dr. Dale Guyer, Medical Director of Synergy Spa, says ALMI can “turn back the clock in 90 minutes, with no down time.”

Bridget Williamson, PA-C. helps you take care of you by using her expertise and education to lead our full range of Vampire® treatments. From facelifts and the O-Shot to Hair ReGrowth and the P-Shot, Synergy Spa’s Vampire® treatments can add natural-looking firmness to your face or breasts, minimize scars or enhance sexual experience.

Synergy Spa certified technician Jessica Loesch, who attended CoolSculpting University, achieves outstanding results with CoolSculpting®. And CoolAdvantage® is the latest advance to help you take care of you: it targets key areas of unwanted fat and reduces it in less time.

“CoolAdvantage® is amazingly effective,” says Denise Kaler.

Also on our team to serve you: Jelena Strauser, who’s been extensively trained, not only in the U.S, but also in Europe, L.A, and Chicago. Jelena does permanent make-up, microblading, and much more.

Our story in Indy Metro Woman captures Synergy Spa and its people. Take care of you by experiencing a unique MedSpa where beauty meets wellness.

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.

A New, Smart, Medically Sound Way To Lose Weight

You can’t fight Mother Nature, but you can lose weight in a smart, medically supervised way. Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute is at the forefront to help you. 

As we add on years, our metabolism slows and energy declines. It’s so easy to put on 10 or 20 pounds almost without realizing it.

Now there’s a fast, proven way to turn things around and begin to lose weight naturally.

Synergy Spa now offers Prolon, the scientifically studied 5-day program that mimics fasting – but you eat real food. Prolon meals are plant-based, so they are healthy, organic and nutrient rich.

Consistently, patients have lost, on average, 5 to 6 pounds of body weight using Prolon alone. The collection of different foods decreases waist size and preserves your muscle and bone mass.

Prolon to lose weight is available only in medical practices and has been validated by the world-renowned Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California.

“Clients are raving about their results,” says Synergy Spa CEO Denise Kaler. “Every person who’s tried this 5-day meal plan loves it. We are so happy to be among the first in Indiana to offer Prolon.”

And, Kaler says, Synergy Spa has seen ideal results when the Prolon program once every one to two months is combined with LipoLean shots or CoolSculpting.®

“The programs when put together are positive and motivating,” Kaler says. “You see and feel yourself lose weight. It keeps you moving toward more lifestyle changes to keep those extra pounds off.”

CoolSculpting® is well-known and remarkably effective.

LipoLean injections contain a calibrated mix of nutrients to target and dissolve excess fatty cells, then detoxify.

Expertly trained staff at Synergy Spa work with patients who use Prolon alone or in concert with LipoLean and CoolSculpting.® We monitor blood chemistry and hormone balance over time. We consult on any possible health effects.

Put simply, you can lose weight with the help of a team. Call Synergy Spa at 317-580-1SPA (1772) so we can set up a time to introduce you to Prolon. It’s the safe way to lose weight.

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.

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 …

CoolSculpting® Reaches A Milestone As Popularity Surges

1000 CoolSculpting® treatments and counting! We’re honored to announce that Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute has been …

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. …