Dr Dalal Akoury, MD is the founder of AWAREmed and the director of the Wellness U program at Cinzia the Spa at North Beach Plantation. Dr Akoury is board certified in anti-aging functional and regenerative medicine, as well as having accumulated more than twenty years of experience in emergency medicine and pediatrics, and a master’s degree in public health. Dr Akoury has also served fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and preformed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking. This lifetime of experience, along a unique sensitivity, genuine compassion, and a driving passion to inspire health in everyone, has prepared “Dr Dolly” to be in this place at this time. About developing her dream, AWAREmed and Wellness U, Dr Akoury says, “my mission is to ignite the spark of health deep within everyone, and to allow this sparkle of wellness to shine through everyone’s eyes, becoming one with the universe, and aligning body, mind, and spirit.”-----------------------------------------------------------------------Chance Diebold earned a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College in Tempe, AZ. She also holds a BS degree in psychology from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Walden University, and is a trained hypnotherapist and Reiki Master-Teacher. A writer, editor, and researcher on various topics, Dr Diebold has a particular interest in global health, individual environmental detoxification, psychological health, psychoneuroimmunology, and mind-body medicine, and her work has appeared in both popular print and industry journals. Dr Diebold is a recognized speaker on a variety of topics in natural health enhancement, preventative medicine, and psychological health, and she actively educates doctors, businesses, and the public on the benefits of healthy living, wise lifestyle choices, and the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Dr Diebold says, “My focus in medicine is to bring individual people into balance, uniting mind, body, and spirit. By using the most natural and least invasive methods possible, people will find that they can live long, active, healthy lives, achieving a personal state of optimal health.” Dr Diebold’s practice emphasizes mental and emotional wellness, and is also involved in supportive treatment of chronic conditions, graceful aging, and environmental detoxification and allergy management. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiffany
This is an introduction to AWAREmed’s Lifestyle 101. We will touch on each topic within our Four Pillars program, guide you through the personal goal setting process, and provide the tools you need to live a healthy and balanced life. After this three week introduction, we invite you to join one of the groups now forming to become involved in the full six-week Lifestyle 101 program.
Break! Every few minutes we will stop talking and start moving … we may take a short exercise break, a meditative moment, or enjoy the pleasure of a bite or two of whole, organic food.
In the body, the antioxidant process is similar to an apple turning brown. That browning is oxidation, just like what happens in the body. Once you cut an apple, it begins to brown, but if you dip it in orange or lemon juice - which contains vitamin C – the apple stays white and fresh.
Time for a break!
An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur. An acidic balance will decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
COULD BE USED AS A BREAK EXERCISE
Please see one of our staff members after class or call if you have any questions. See you next time!
Presented byDalal Akoury, MD
AWAREMED INSTITUTEMISSION STATEMENT The mission of AWAREmed Institute is to ignite that spark of health that every person carries deep inside, and to help them rediscover that sparkle of wellness in both a personal and global way, continuously and synergistically aligning body, mind, and spirit.
OBJECTIVE The objective of Wellness U is to form the nucleus for a movement toward wellness, a social network of support and empowerment that accompanies the lifestyle program that is at the very core of AWAREmed Institute. Lifestyle 101’s objective is to coach each participant as they work toward their own goals, set during each facet of the program.
THE PROGRAM: LIFESTYLE 101 Introduction to the Four Pillars program Personal Goal Setting Tools for a healthy and balanced life Become part of the foundation of the AWAREmed wellness community An opportunity to take part in the full Wellness U programs
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Contributors Nutraceutical Company Laboratory Sponsors YOU the participant, without whom we would have no program!
EATING FOR HEALTH Eating for beauty Skin health Anti-aging: What makes cells age? Eating to nourish the brain Oils, nuts, and fish Carbs and the brain (complex vs. processed) Eating for fitness Protein and carbs Eating for the spirit Organic vs. commercial Vegetarian vs. carnivore diets
NUTRIENT ASSIMILATION Efficient breakdown of food is vital Chew Preserve stomach acid Maintain balanced intestinal flora Nutrient absorption occurs in the small intestine 20-22 feet of tubing Surface area of a tennis court!
WATER! Water is vital to the body and its function Water absorption occurs in the large intestine Are there differences in water? Bottled vs. tap water
THE ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANTS Antioxidants are dietary substances Beta carotene Vitamins C and E Selenium Glutathione Prevent damage to the body’s cells Repair damage that has already been done Improve immune function and lowers risk of infection and cancer
ANTIOXIDANTS (CONT) Work by significantly slowing or preventing oxidative damage caused by free radicals Free radical damage leads to cell dysfunction and degenerative diseases like heart disease and to premature aging A diet that contains plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts can supply all the antioxidants your body needs
What makes up the digestive system?What is a healthy digestive system?What harms the digestive system?
DETOXIFICATION Cellular function and waste Your liver: THE detoxification organ Specialized detoxification diet/plans Known or suspected allergies Immune system balance Calms inflammation Increases longevity Kick-starts changes in lifestyle
CHEWING Eating as exercise! Muscles of the face Why exercise is vital
FACIAL EXERCISES Like any other muscles, exercise keeps your face looking young and healthy
COMMITMENT Lifestyle change requires a commitment Wellness U provides the tools YOU provide the action Group and social support are vital Stay on course, do your best, and forgive yourself if you get off track Involve your family and friends Children, especially, learn from the adults around them, so set a good example