Dalal Akoury, MD, MBChB, MS, MPH. CEO/Owner P. 843.213.1480 F. 843.492.5130 email@example.com awaremed.com 4710 Oleander Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29572AWAREmedMaking You Aware of BetterChoices for Your HealthDr. Dalal “Dolly” Akoury, MD, founded AWAREmedHealth and Wellness Resource Center in 2007 to helptransform the lives of those who walk through the doorof her Myrtle Beach office. … Body, mind and spirit. “I want to make people aware of the choices they can make,” says Dr. Akoury. “Part of what I do is to raise the awareness about health and wellness.”AWAREmed is the result of Dr. Akoury’s pursuit to revealthe truth about health and wellness, after she realizedthat the traditional one-size-fits-all medicine fed topatients is doomed to failure. Akoury instead stressesthe importance of transforming patients’ lives throughincreasing awareness about health and wellness and byempowering them to find their own inner healing power.“My mission is focusing on the root cause of the issues,rather than putting a band-aid on it,” she says. “Thereare better choices you can make to better yourself.”Akoury practices personalized medicine throughlifestyle healthy choices for primary prevention, as wellas the underlying causes of common illnesses, insteadof patching up symptoms. Illnesses and diseaseslike diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovasculardisease that are on the rise. Instead, the outcomesof her patients dramatically improve when they arebalanced physiologically as a whole. In other words,patients, when treated with a strong emphasis onprevention, restoring balance and a search for thecause of the problem, have greatly improved results.
“Modern life forced us to change the way we live. We’re exposed to more toxins than ever,” says Akoury. “With wellcare at AWAREmed, we focus on prevention: changing the internal milieu and then changing the whole body.”Preventive treatments at AWAREmed involve the application of bio-identical hormonetherapies and advanced nutritional therapies. Akoury’s quest for a medicallywholistic practice included training with the world’s leading experts in: • Bio-identical hormone replacement • Interventional endocrinology • Growth hormone replacement • Adrenal dysfunction • Thyroid disorders • Advanced nutritional therapies • Integrative and functional medicine • Integrative cancer treatment • Integrative addiction – recovery Mission Statement: to ensure an appreciation and availability of health and wellness to everyone, at every stage of life, through an understanding of the body’s innate healing ability, and to ignite the Akoury’s age management and lifestyle medicine, customized nutrition and fitness programs spark of health that all people carry deep inside, help men and women resolve symptoms, including weight gain, sexual dysfunction, declining energy levels, and stress brought on by menopause and andropause (male menopause). and to help them rediscover that sparkle of wellness AWAREmed therapies are effective in augmenting traditional approaches to disorders, in both a personal and global way, continuously such as adrenal fatigue/stress, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, breast cancer prevention, cardiovascular protection, cholesterol (too high or low), cellular nutritional and synergistically aligning body, mind, and spirit. deficiencies, constipation, gas/bloating, decreased exercise endurance, depression/ mood disorders, diabetes/elevated sugar, fatigue, erectile dysfunction (ED), hair loss (men and women), migraine headaches, high blood pressure, immune disorders/Dr. Akoury, an integrative functional medicine physician, earned her pediatric oncology increased infections, indigestion, infertility, inflammatory disorders, insomnia, irritability,fellowship training in 1992 from Emory University. She is fellowship trained and certified in memory loss, menstrual irregularities, osteoporosis, polycystic ovaries, PMS, postpartumanti-aging functional and regenerative medicine. Pediatrics and Pediatric hematology/ depression, prostate enlargement, sex drive/low libido, spinal disorders/back pain/oncology, and has more than 20 years of accumulated experience in emergency room failed back syndrome, dermatological disorders/premature aging, sports injuries, tissuemedicine and has performed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking. This lifetime laxity/premature facial and body aging, and overall improvement of wellness.of experience, along with a unique sensitivity, genuine compassion, and a driving passion “Our staff are functional medical doctors,” says Akoury. “We provide a transformationto inspire health in everyone has prepared “Dr. Dolly” to be the doctor she is today. and use lifestyle as a vehicle … all the while holding the patient’s hand through the transformation. This is science-based medicine, not voodoo or quackery. WeBoard Certifications and Associations: practice the art of marrying the wisdom of the past with 21st century molecule- genetics scientific advancement. We practice the medicine of the future NOW.” • Board Certified in Pediatrics (ABP) • Diplomat in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) What that means is that these treatments and therapies are NOT experimental and they • Member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine (FAAFM) have been applied successfully and safely to our patients. An abundance of research • Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) now supports the view that the human body functions as an orchestrated network of • Member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) affect on each other. Dr. Akoury and her staff are committed to remaining on the forefront of • Graduate of Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) research and advancements in age management, regenerative and functional medicine • Student in the Functional Medicine Certification Program. to improve the quality of her patients’ lives with optimal health, vitality, and wellbeing.
CANCERDr. Akoury and AWAREmed Reveal the Routeto Treatment, Prevention & Whole HealthNearly a quarter of the deaths in America every year is caused by cancer. That’s1.5 million in 2009, led by prostate and breast cancer, then lung and colorectal.Dr. Akoury and her staff of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Centerwill guide you on the road away from these statistics – a complete U-turn towardprevention and/or treatment. Dr. Akoury help you find the treatment program thatbest meet your biochemical and genetic individuality and internal milieu ID.Here are the steps to help us createthe best treatment plan:Step 1: Take adequate history, lab diagnosticsStep 2: Identify toxic environment, infectious elements and spiritual and emotional stressors.Step 3: Undergo liver detox, total body detox and GI health restoration to aggressively rid body from all infection.Step 4: Strengthen the immune system and support adrenals.Step 5: Evaluate/educate cancer treatment strategies: • Destroying cancer cells • Coping with tumor hypoxia • Protecting healthy tissues • Tumor oxygenation – ozone and Perftec • Emotional support in cancerStep 6: Review/evaluate treatment concepts • Cell Redox Regulatory Therapy • Oxidative Preconditioning • Immune Stimulation Therapy • Signal Transduction Therapy • Cytotoxic Therapy • Diet and Excercise • Emotional Support Therapy • Spiritual Support TherapyStep 7: Analyze available treatment modalities, such as Vitamin C, Allogenic Lymphocyte Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT), Laetrile Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bio-oxidative therapy, Poly MVA treatment and UBIStep 8: Home Care Treatment The tumor-retardant strategies employed in the AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center at-home regimens are:
Bio Oxidation Therapy IV Nutritional SupplementsThe chemical reaction involving oxygen is known as oxidation. Oxidation reactions can Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and mineralsproceed slowly, such as metal rusting, or rapid, such as fire burning. There can be no human it needs to fight recovery from illness. IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitaminlife if oxidation reactions do not occur. Free radicals, also known as toxic species of chemical and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplements.oxygen, are now being investigated as the “final common biochemical pathway” in such You can choose from a variety of IV cocktails, each designed to help yourdiverse disease processes as cancer, heart attacks and the aging process itself. When we use body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor.the principals of oxidation to bring about healing in the body, it’s called Bio Oxidative Therapy. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that most bodies lack adequate level ofBio Oxidation therapies, or “Bio Oxidative Detoxification” are used, i.e., hyperbaric minerals and vitamins to properly heal after daily stresses – and slows their recovery.oxygen, multiple step oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and ozone therapy. At AWAREmed, IV Nutritional Therapy is administered in a most relaxing andOzone Therapy meditative setting, with the patient lying down or reclining by an RN who specializesThe chemical gas Ozone was first used as Ozone therapy in the medical field during in IV therapy and under the direct supervision of a physician. A very tiny butterflyWorld War I. Since its slow beginnings, steady progress has been made in understanding needle is used to minimize any discomfort. The treatment takes approximately 20-the chemical properties, various medical applications and potential human and 30 minutes, during which time you can listen to music or read a magazine.environmental toxicity of Ozone gas mixtures. Today, it is medically applied usingseveral techniques and in varying, but very low concentrations. Beginning in 2001,there were active Medical Ozone Societies in Europe and the United States. IV Nutritional Therapy patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C, for example, are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood ABOUT OZONE levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. I.V. therapy of 50-90 mg/dL. Medical Ozone directly stimulates oxidative metabolism within cells and organelles inside the cells. In addition, it directly increases the production of energy by increasing cellular ATP production by up to 40%. It also directly enhances anti-oxidant defenses, Protein Important Bromelain stimulates oxidative decarboxylation, improves blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, increases blood oxygen levels, improves tissue oxygen extraction, oxygen utilization Essential Vitamin C nutrients Arnica and enhances oxidative detoxification of biological and chemical pollutants. Nutrients: B Complex Zinc and herbs: Glutathione CopperInsulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)IPT, first used for cancer in 1945, consists of a pulse of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)that improves the effectiveness of therapeutic drugs and supports health. Benefits are: • IPT makes cell membranes more permeable, increasing the uptake of drugs into cells. • IPT can help transport drugs across the blood-brain barrier. • Insulin, in addition to its ability to help deliver higher-levels of the chemotherapy drugs into the cancer cells, when the cells become more vulnerable to the chemotherapy drugs. The cells are hit harder and at a time when they are most vulnerable to the assault, thus maximizing results. • Insulin assists debilitated cancer patients with appetite and metabolism,. • IPT is believed to help detoxify. While IPT kills cancer cells, it flushes.Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) consists of concentrated fibrin, stem cells, and platelets thatcombine as a five-fold increase in platelets and bioactive growth factors. Because it isso concentrated, PRP acts as a potent tissue growth stimulant, amplifying the naturalprocess of tissue repair and healing and inducing the production of new collagen.Concentrating these growth factors and injecting them at the site of injury or chroniccondition achieve a robust healing response. PRP therapy is the name given to atreatment done to stimulate healing that involves injection of one’s own growthfactors into injured areas. The treatment helps to regenerate damaged joints, tendons,ligaments, and bone with precisely directed injections. These injections are a part ofa new field of regenerative medicine and sometimes referred to as “biosurgery.”
AGE MANAGEMENTAWAREmed Makes Age ManageableWe all want to feel younger, but reversing time is impossible. Managing your age, however, is.Time affects us all! But the choice between graceful and productive, older years or a period ofslow decay and deterioration is within our reach. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound ofcure in health management – and it’s certainly wiser and more cost-effective. The foundationof our age management program is the utilization of safe, effective therapies that address theunderlying mechanisms of aging, such as: natural hormone replacement, and specific dietaryand exercise recommendations. Prevention is now both programmable and attainable.Natural Hormone Replacement TherapyBy restoring your body’s levels of hormones to those of a young adult, youare taking one giant step away from the aging process, and one closer tohappiness. The core of the system is the HPA, or hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenalaxis, with its constellation of growth, energy and sexual functions.In recent times, growing emphasis has been placed on the earlier overlookedHGH, or human growth hormone, a substance released by the pituitary glandand once thought to be non-existent by adulthood. HGH administration is apowerful age management technique with virtually no side effects.Hormone Imbalance in WomenMillions of women in the United States are suffering from weight gain, adrenalfatigue, menopause or premenstrual symptoms (PMS). Hormonal imbalances arethe root of many chronic health problems and can increase your risk of seriousdisease. The symptoms often first appear in perimenopause or menopause whenestrogen, progesterone and testosterone production begins to diminish.The good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctible through the use ofbio-identical hormones. And through supervised treatment, natural hormone replacementtherapy can make women feel healthier and younger than they have in years.Your Individualized Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Program Includes: • Comprehensive Hormone Level Testing, including Blood, Saliva and Urine • Personalized Hormone Therapy Programs – Matching Solutions with Symptoms • Thorough Analysis of Lab Results, Symptoms, Medical, Family and Personal History • Quality Compounded Hormones and Pharmacy-Grade Supplements • Nutritional Guidance and Support • Customized Women’s Health and Fitness ProgramsHormone Imbalance in MenAccording to the US Census Bureau, nearly 5 million men have lowtestosterone levels and only 5-10 percent of them will seek treatment.Andropause, or male “menopause,” is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone as menage. Symptoms of low testosterone that may cause physical, emotional, psychological andbehavioral changes are gradual loss of energy, muscle, mental focus, stamina and libido.Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone whowant to boost their health and overall wellbeing in their later years. Each person is uniqueand deserve a tailored approach, so it is not a one size fits all diagnosis,” says Akoury.
Your Individualized Treatment Plan Includes: One of the tools that Dr. Akoury recommends to assess adrenal function is a saliva hormone • A combination of creams, gels, pills and self-injections. test. It measures the amount of cortisol and other adrenal hormones inside the cells • Testing hormone balances of: testosterone, estrogen, PSA, cortisol, where they are active. Also recommended is a program of lifestyle changes including DHEA, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Prolactin and Luteinizing a balanced diet, stress management, adrenal support and regular relaxation? hormone, plus a complete blood count, complete metabolic profile, Hemoglobin A1C, Insulin and Lipid Panel AWAREmed offers a comprehensive menu of laboratory and diagnostic testing, including specialized studies that help her diagnose the root cause.Hypothyroidism in Men & Women Call to set an appointment to find out about the natural hormone therapies we offer.Having an underactive thyroid gland, or hypothyroidism, occurswith a considerably higher frequency than reported. NutritionAs age increases, thyroid problems in men and women become While aging isn’t caused by one factor, free radical damage is the dominant theory of whymore difficult to detect because the number of symptoms often we age. In addition to free radical damage, your body’s everyday processes generate adecrease, with only weight loss and depression remaining. lot of waste products that must be regularly detoxified. So at AWAREmed, we groove our patients into safe and effective methods of detoxifying the body, along with putting correct nutrition in the body. Restricted calorie diet (RCD) can also be a major contributor to lifespanAdrenal Fatigue, Burnout and Metabolic Syndrome expansion. What makes matter worse is that vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, essential fattyAdrenal fatigue is a pervasive syndrome that doctors see regularly in their clinics, yet acids, amino acids, and antioxidants and other nutrients have often been removed from ouroften fail to recognize as a diagnosable and treatable condition. Adrenal fatigue “civilized” food chain by the effects of modern agricultural methods and food processing.and metabolic syndrome are two faces of the underlying stress disorders.Dr. Akoury emphasizes the importance of recognizing the link between metabolic syndrome Physical Exerciseand adrenal fatigue and to understand that both conditions can actually occur concurrently Regular physical activity is a vital weapon in the battle against aging. Exercise will speed upin the same person. “These conditions can arise as stress maladaptations and are intimately your metabolism (even while resting), which will enable your body to function more efficiently.related, yet are often slow to be recognized, if at all, by conventional medicine,” she says.Cortisol has a profound effect on every organ and system in the body. Both lowand high cortisol can negatively affect sleep, libido, mood, concentration, bloodsugar metabolism, energy and immune function, among other things.
LIFESTYLE MEDICINEAWAREmed: One Site-Retreats for a New Life ExerciseA key focus of AWAREmed is on the synergy of the mind-body-spirit connections, Exercise physiologists will customize workouts for you that includealong with evidence-based medical approaches. Turn your life around with the walking, resistance training, and other physical activities.help of our experts, in a medically supervised program tailored just for you. Stress managementThe Four Pillars Our experts will lend support as you practice until you master them. A first classThe four key components of a healthy lifestyle are nutrition, certified Yoga instructor would teach you simple postures and breathing exercisesexercise, stress management and spirituality. to help you unwind, and learn to release tension from mind and spirit.Nutrition SpiritualityAn experienced medical nutritionist will offer nutrition education. You will visit the In a way free of religion, spiritual coaches help you find your place and connectiongrocery. In hands-on kitchen skills sessions, to make healthy food delicious. to everything around you. Discover how this connection impacts your health.
Transformation RetreatAWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center has launched WELLNESS U: Lifestyle 101-Transforming Retreat, a new program that helps reverse and decrease the effects of agingand several common chronic diseases that are plaguing our wellness and quality of life, andcausing us a massive financial burden.While early disease detection and modern treatments are important components of goodhealth, proactive evaluation and prevention are the specialties of AWAREmed Health &Wellness Resource Center, as well as your key to living life to the fullest. Dr. Akoury and thestaff of AWAREmed are trained to search for underlying causes of health concerns – and forpotential problems – and can help you understand and address them in the context of yourdaily life. AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center are in the forefront of a proactivemovement that is committed to making a difference in the lives of participants, by coachingthem and helping them to make long lasting lifestyle changes and to make better choices thatwill literally transform their lives. At AWAREmed, we promise to reduce the number of peopleliving with these miserable states of diseases, instead of simply adding to the numbers afflicted.WELLNESS U: Lifestyle 101- Transformation RetreatWhat to ExpectYour experience will begin in the nurturing environments of Kingston Plantation, aserene resort in Myrtle Beach, where your wellness tale will be unraveled and youwill begin to take control of your well-being. Here, diagnostic experts, preventivemedicine, and wellness services converge to assess, address and optimize yourhealth. Your health will be the center of attention throughout your stay at KingstonPlantation, under the guidance of AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center.The carefully crafted 4-day retreat program includes almost 50 hours of hands-on trainingand guidance from a team of wellness experts, including Nutritional Counselors, FitnessInstructors, Pilates Teachers, Massage Therapists, Stress Management Instructors, and YogaTeachers. Your health will be the center of attention throughout your stay at this retreat.After the program, you will receive: a comprehensive report and a detailedpersonal action plan, a “Lifestyle Prescription,” for your optimal health.In the future you will be able to choose from an array of specially designed healthpackages that focus on a specific health concern or personal goal, including:• Comprehensive Health & Performance• Journey to Optimal Men/Women’s Health• Healthy Weight for Life• Stress Management for Healthy Living• Optimal Fitness• Living with Diabetes• Life Transitions• Thriving with Osteoporosis Prevention and Management• Smoking Cessation• Sleep Enhancement/Insomnia Relief• Comprehensive Integrative MedicineWe offer patient-to-patient networking to help you connect with a support group.Our goal is to provide you with sources of inspiration, encouragement and hope.
WEIGHT LOSS/DIET/NUTRITIONAWAREmed Wants You to Be a Health &Wellness Gainer and a Belly Fat LoserHere are the serious stats: 1 in 3 Americans are overweight and this ratio isexpected to increase to 2 in 3 Americans in next decade or so.There is no magic pill to melt away the fat that has accumulated over thebody. Ideal weight management requires basic fundamental componentsthat, when worked together, ensures safe and effective weight loss:Experince the RainbowThe Rainbow Diet is a nutritional breakthrough, incorporating all the differentcolors of the rainbow into the food we eat – rich in a variety of minerals,vitamins, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and other nutrients. Your plate should look,well, like a rainbow, full of foods that were available 1,000 years ago:Reds, blues and purples – Blueberries, blackberries, cherries, red and purplegrapes, beets and purple cabbage all contain antioxidant compounds.Yellows and oranges – Fruits and vegetables of this color are high incarotenoids, which have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Greens – Chlorophyll present in all green plants has anti-cancer and detoxifying properties,carotenoids, bioflavonoids, B-12, iron, magnesium, various photochemicals.Restore insulin sensitivityNormal aging causes insulin receptors to be less sensitive to insulin. When insulin levelspass a certain limit, blood sugar rises and a person develops frank type 2 diabetes.Restore youthful hormone balanceMost of those who are overweight deprive themselves of food and exercise, onlyto be disappointed in the results. The reason? Hormonal imbalance. For manymen, it’s abdominal obesity, which could be a result of testosterone deficiency,low levels of DHEA and thyroid hormone. A full blood panel will check the varioushormone levels and identify which hormones are out of.Consume low glycemic index foodsEating high glycemic food raises blood sugar levels too high and tooquickly. Eating nutritious food includes complex carbohydrates, lowglycemic foods and the correct diet for your metabolic type.Restore brain serotoninWhen the brain is flooded with serotonin, satiety normallyoccurs. A serotonin deficiency has been linked tocarbohydrate binging that contributes to excess body fat.Eat to live a long and healthy lifeGetting on any diet that results in weight loss butcan’t be maintained for life is a fad diet. Dr. Akourywill find a treatment that will curb hunger, increasemetabolism, cause permanent weight loss and be freeof any potential health risks or adverse side effects.Factors that affect energy expenditure and ultimately obesitythat are assessed by Dr. Akoury include neurotransmittersincluding serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and histamine, aswell as other factors that relay messages about food intake andenergy levels, such as leptin, cholecystokinin (CCK), neuropeptideY (NPY), ghrelin, agouti-related peptide (AgRP), and adiponectin.
BRAIN & MOOD DISORDER TREATMENT If the physical causes are left untreated, alcohol and drugs abstinence is not sustainable – and cravings, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms would continuouslyAWAREmed Gives You Strength of Mind make sobriety a struggle. The approach is one natural bio-brain restoration using orthomolecular medicine and biochemical restoration in a 6-week program includes:An estimated 26.2 % of Americans ages 18 and older – that’s about • A complete medically supervised detoxifying program with1 in 4 adults – suffer from mental disorder in a given year. Many suffer customized oral and intravenous formulation.from more than one mental disorder at a given time. • A thorough genetic history evaluation to determine “Inherent Factors” inﬂuencing cause. • Appropriate labs, including hormonal and neurotransmitters’The good news is that experts in health, lifestyle at AWAREmed offer a Lifestyle evaluation using trustworthy laboratories.program that teaches you how to avoid becoming one of these statistics and • Medical support, including a customized series of proprietaryhelp you understand mental disorders. A number of treatments, both alternative Intravenous and Intramuscular injections.and complementary, are available for mental disorders, including: • Biochemical repair tailored to each individual personal bio-needs. • Gentle Cranial Electrical Stimulation, used to stabilize brain states,• Therapeutic nutrition return short-term memory, and promote restful sleep.• IV therapies • Integrated Biological protocols, to eliminate allergy-based• Mind-Body-Spirit counseling symptoms and damage from toxic metals and chemicals• Psycho-neuro-immunology • Positive emotional support provided in the form of massage therapy,• Constitutional hydrotherapy meditation, hypnotherapy, and psychological counseling.• Homeopathy • A well designed customized exercise program.Addictions Recovery Platforms Fixing the symptoms, however, only offers a short-term solution. Unless we identifyAlcohol and drug addiction can develop out of physical conditions such as and treat the cause, the disease may and will recur again and again.chemical imbalances, allergies and deficiencies of essential nutrients. Restoringneuro-endocrine and physical balance, we can overcome addiction and put We cannot treat cognitive, mood and mental illness effectively by using drugs oran end to cravings, depression and emotional instability, while restoring optimum psychotherapy only; we need to treat the entire body. What you do to your body, youhealth – without the use of prescription psychiatric chemical toxic drugs. do to your brain. This is the method that AWAREmed practices with success every day.
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