Wellness Spotlight: The Guyer Institute

All the Right Moves to Look and Feel Your Best!
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." 
—    Henry David Thoreau
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    Stressed? Fatigued? Look as tired as you feel? Daydream about a more youthful appearance and zest for life? You’re not alone. And today, consumers are looking to complementary, or integrative, medicine for answers. For over 25 years, Dale Guyer, M.D. — founder of The Guyer Institute and a renowned expert on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and preventive medicine — has helped thousands return to vibrant health using innovative, evidence-based approaches to discover and treat the root causes of his patients' conditions. 
    In 2015, Dr. Guyer complemented the cutting-edge therapies offered by opening the doors of Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute. With the addition of the Spa, the Institute achieved its goal of becoming the best of the best by offering clients the latest technologies and treatments in regenerative medicine. 
Recently, Synergy Spa became the first in Indiana to launch Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection (ALMI or “All Me”) therapy — a revolutionary, all-natural technique of skin rejuvenation. “ALMI is the most exciting thing to come to the aesthetic industry since platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy,” says Denise Kaler, CEO of Synergy Spa. During the ALMI procedure, a small sample of blood and adipose tissue (fat) are extracted from your body, spun in a centrifuge to isolate regenerative stem cells and growth factors, and then injected into specific area (face, neck, hands). The treatment minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restores youthful volume, and leaves your skin looking smooth and youthful. 
“The beauty of the ALMI procedure is that a person can turn back the clock with a stem cell facelift,” says Dr. Guyer, who also uses stem cell therapy to treat painful musculoskeletal issues.  “And during the same visit a person with a bad knee, hip, or shoulder can have stem cells extracted and injected into injured areas — all in about one hour.”
Synergy Spa is also one of only four locations in Indiana offering Vampire Procedures — Vampire FaceLift®, P-Shot®, O-shot®, and Vampire Hair Regrowth® — utilizing PRP therapy. Whether you desire to add natural-looking firmness to your face or breast, minimize scars, stimulate hair restoration, or enhance sexual experience, the non-surgical Vampire procedures could be your answer.
     CoolSculpting® — a noninvasive, fat-freezing procedure that permanently removes unwanted fat — is one of the most popular treatments at Synergy Spa, according to Denise Kaler. “Clients can’t believe the amazing results, and love the fact they can have the procedure over a lunch hour — no needles, no surgery, no special diets,” says Kaler. “It’s rewarding to witness transformations that make people so happy.” Lead technician Grace McDonald attended CoolSculpting University in California, and is CoolSculpting Certified with an in-depth understanding of the technology and how to deliver phenomenal results. 
Aesthetic services. Licensed aesthetician Jelena Strauser — well-known in the industry — trained in L.A, Netherlands, and Czech Republic, and shares her expertise — from permanent make-up to micro-blading to facials— with Spa clients.
Make the Call: To schedule a complimentary consultation or an appointment, call 317-580-1SPA (1772). Visit www.guyerinstitute.com for more information about these procedures and a complete menu of services. Note: You do not need to be a patient of Dr. Guyer to become a client at Synergy Spa. 

Sidebar: 
Benefits of ALMI
—Dramatically improves skin tone and texture
—Ideal for sensitive areas — eyes and lips
—Instantly visible results
—Completed in about 1 hour
—No anesthesia or downtime

Building a Future "Executive" by Teri Ouellette

Building a Future “Executive”
Have the trailers for the Disney movie “Boss Baby” got you wondering about the “secret life” of your little darling?  Is there more going on behind those “big baby blues” than you ever imagined?  The answer is a definite yes!  While your baby may not be an “executive” just yet, every baby is busily building “executive function” daily!  

You may have heard of the term “executive function” connected to the development of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain in teenagers.  This part of the brain is what helps us to “think about what we think” – organize our thoughts and act on them with consideration.  We inhibit (stop) actions that might not be the best idea, while recalling processes (such as directions) and putting them in the correct order.  You can easily see how this skill affects driving, for example.  Waiting to make a left turn onto a busy street requires a lot of impulse control and ordering of actions!  
While we see executive function issues in teens, we are becoming more and more aware of how those skills develop from infancy.  The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard (www.developingchild.harvard.edu) has been doing extensive work on how children build these skills over time.  The development of inhibition and working memory are good examples.  How do we learn to stop ourselves from doing things we want to do, but shouldn’t (inhibition)? One way is to simply learn to wait for an expected reward.     “Where did Mommy go?” – (wait, wait, wait) “Peek-a-boo!”  Did you realize “peek-a-boo” was building your baby’s brain? Another brain-building skill is to teach your child to remember a rule or warning (working memory) and repeat it to themselves to help them inhibit their behavior: “Don’t touch! Hot!”  “We pet the doggie, we don’t pull his tail.” Eventually it becomes “Don’t take candy from strangers” and “Call me if you are in trouble” , You get the idea!
Another aspect of executive function is ordering our actions.  This involves both inhibiting the first thing we think of, and manipulating the series of potential actions mentally through working memory.  It starts with things like learning the sequence of toileting (“Did you wash your hands?”) and dressing (putting on socks before shoes) and eventually results in completing a long-term homework assignment by actually starting it two weeks before it is due.  
You can help your young child develop this skill by talking about how you order your tasks.   “Should we pick up Sally before or after we stop at the library?” Also talk out loud about your reasoning processes: “I am really hungry, but if we stop to get lunch now, I’m afraid we will be late and Grandma will be frustrated.  I think we should pick up lunch and eat on the way.”  Even if your child doesn’t participate in the process, hearing your reasoning and predictions about the outcomes helps them to understand how you process information and make decisions.  
Take the time to talk about your life with your children.  Share the way you make decisions and how you feel about them, and talk about those processes in books, TV, and movies.  Practice organizing and using schedules, and talk about when and how you need to change them.  All of that will pay off in the development of their executive function in high school and beyond! 
May is National Speech and Hearing Month – enjoy talking with your children.

Teri Ouellette, MS Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd
President
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

Suskind, D. (2015).  Thirty million words: Building a child’s brain. New York:Dutton.