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  1. 1. “Modern life forced us to change the way we live. We’re exposed to more toxins than ever,” says Akoury. “With Dalal Akoury, wellcare at AWAREmed, we focus on prevention: changing MD, MBChB, MS, MPH. the internal milieu and then changing the whole body.” CEO/Owner Preventive treatments at AWAREmed involve the application of bio-identical hormone P. 843.213.1480 therapies and advanced nutritional therapies. Akoury’s quest for a medically F. 843.492.5130 wholistic practice included training with the world’s leading experts in: • Bio-identical hormone replacement • Interventional endocrinology 4710 Oleander Drive • Growth hormone replacement Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 • Adrenal dysfunction • Thyroid disorders • Advanced nutritional therapies • Integrative and functional medicine • Integrative cancer treatment • Integrative addiction – recoveryAWAREmedMaking You Aware of Better Mission Statement: to ensure an appreciation andChoices for Your Health availability of health and wellness to everyone, atDr. Dalal “Dolly” Akoury, MD, founded AWAREmedHealth and Wellness Resource Center in 2007 to help every stage of life, through an understanding oftransform the lives of those who walk through the doorof her Myrtle Beach office. … Body, mind and spirit. the body’s innate healing ability, and to ignite the Akoury’s age management and lifestyle medicine, customized nutrition and fitness programs “I want to make people aware of 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). the choices they can make,” says Dr. and to help them rediscover that sparkle of wellness Akoury. “Part of what I do is to raise the AWAREmed therapies are effective in augmenting traditional approaches to disorders, awareness about health and wellness.” 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 nutritionalAWAREmed is the result of Dr. Akoury’s pursuit to reveal 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 lossthe truth about health and wellness, after she realized (men and women), migraine headaches, high blood pressure, immune disorders/that the traditional one-size-fits-all medicine fed to Dr. Akoury, an integrative functional medicine physician, earned her pediatric oncology increased infections, indigestion, infertility, inflammatory disorders, insomnia, irritability,patients is doomed to failure. Akoury instead stresses fellowship training in 1992 from Emory University. She is fellowship trained and certified in memory loss, menstrual irregularities, osteoporosis, polycystic ovaries, PMS, postpartumthe importance of transforming patients’ lives through anti-aging functional and regenerative medicine. Pediatrics and Pediatric hematology/ depression, prostate enlargement, sex drive/low libido, spinal disorders/back pain/increasing awareness about health and wellness and by oncology, and has more than 20 years of accumulated experience in emergency room failed back syndrome, dermatological disorders/premature aging, sports injuries, tissueempowering them to find their own inner healing power. medicine and has performed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking. This lifetime laxity/premature facial and body aging, and overall improvement of wellness.“My mission is focusing on the root cause of the issues, of experience, along with a unique sensitivity, genuine compassion, and a driving passion “Our staff are functional medical doctors,” says Akoury. “We provide a transformationrather than putting a band-aid on it,” she says. “There to 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 throughare better choices you can make to better yourself.” the transformation. This is science-based medicine, not voodoo or quackery. WeAkoury practices personalized medicine through Board 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.”lifestyle healthy choices for primary prevention, as wellas the underlying causes of common illnesses, instead • 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 theyof patching up symptoms. Illnesses and diseases • Member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine (FAAFM) have been applied successfully and safely to our patients. An abundance of researchlike diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular • Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) now supports the view that the human body functions as an orchestrated network ofdisease that are on the rise. Instead, the outcomes • Member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and withoutof her patients dramatically improve when they are • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) affect on each other. Dr. Akoury and her staff are committed to remaining on the forefront ofbalanced physiologically as a whole. In other words, • Graduate of Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) research and advancements in age management, regenerative and functional medicinepatients, when treated with a strong emphasis on • Student in the Functional Medicine Certification Program. to improve the quality of her patients’ lives with optimal health, vitality, and wellbeing.prevention, restoring balance and a search for thecause of the problem, have greatly improved results.
  2. 2. CANCER Bio Oxidation Therapy The chemical reaction involving oxygen is known as oxidation. Oxidation reactions can IV Nutritional Supplements Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and mineralsDr. Akoury and AWAREmed Reveal the Route proceed 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 vitamin life 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 Treatment, Prevention & Whole Health 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 your diverse disease processes as cancer, heart attacks and the aging process itself. When we use body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor.Nearly a quarter of the deaths in America every year is caused by cancer. That’s the principals of oxidation to bring about healing in the body, it’s called Bio Oxidative Therapy.1.5 million in 2009, led by prostate and breast cancer, then lung and colorectal. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that most bodies lack adequate level of Bio Oxidation therapies, or “Bio Oxidative Detoxification” are used, i.e., hyperbaric minerals and vitamins to properly heal after daily stresses – and slows their recovery.Dr. Akoury and her staff of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center oxygen, multiple step oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and ozone therapy.will guide you on the road away from these statistics – a complete U-turn toward At AWAREmed, IV Nutritional Therapy is administered in a most relaxing andprevention and/or treatment. Dr. Akoury help you find the treatment program that meditative setting, with the patient lying down or reclining by an RN who specializes Ozone Therapybest meet your biochemical and genetic individuality and internal milieu ID. in IV therapy and under the direct supervision of a physician. A very tiny butterfly The chemical gas Ozone was first used as Ozone therapy in the medical field during World 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-Here are the steps to help us create 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 usingthe best treatment plan: several techniques and in varying, but very low concentrations. Beginning in 2001, there were active Medical Ozone Societies in Europe and the United States.Step 1: Take adequate history, lab diagnostics 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 levelsStep 2: Identify toxic environment, infectious elements and spiritual are around 10-15 mg/dL. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood and emotional stressors. 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 organellesStep 3: Undergo liver detox, total body detox and GI health inside the cells. In addition, it directly increases the production of energy by increasing Essential nutrients: restoration to aggressively rid body from all infection. cellular ATP production by up to 40%. It also directly enhances anti-oxidant defenses, stimulates oxidative decarboxylation, improves blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, Protein Important Bromelain increases blood oxygen levels, improves tissue oxygen extraction, oxygen utilization Vitamin C nutrients ArnicaStep 4: Strengthen the immune system and support adrenals. and enhances oxidative detoxification of biological and chemical pollutants. B Complex and herbs: Copper Zinc GlutathioneStep 5: Evaluate/educate cancer treatment strategies: Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) • Destroying cancer cells IPT, first used for cancer in 1945, consists of a pulse of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) • Coping with tumor hypoxia that improves the effectiveness of therapeutic drugs and supports health. Benefits are: • Protecting healthy tissues • Tumor oxygenation – ozone and Perftec • IPT makes cell membranes more permeable, increasing the uptake of drugs into cells. • Emotional support in cancer • IPT can help transport drugs across the blood-brain barrier. • Insulin, in addition to its ability to help deliver higher-levels of the chemotherapy drugsStep 6: Review/evaluate treatment concepts into the cancer cells, when the cells become more vulnerable to the chemotherapy • Cell Redox Regulatory Therapy drugs. The cells are hit harder and at a time when they are most vulnerable to the • Oxidative Preconditioning assault, thus maximizing results. • Immune Stimulation Therapy • Insulin assists debilitated cancer patients with appetite and metabolism,. • Signal Transduction Therapy • IPT is believed to help detoxify. While IPT kills cancer cells, it flushes. • Cytotoxic Therapy • Diet and Excercise Platelet Rich Plasma • Emotional Support Therapy Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) consists of concentrated fibrin, stem cells, and platelets that • Spiritual Support Therapy combine as a five-fold increase in platelets and bioactive growth factors. Because it is so concentrated, PRP acts as a potent tissue growth stimulant, amplifying the natural process of tissue repair and healing and inducing the production of new collagen.Step 7: Analyze available treatment modalities, such as Vitamin C, Allogenic Lymphocyte Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT), Laetrile Therapy, Ozone Concentrating these growth factors and injecting them at the site of injury or chronic Therapy, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bio-oxidative therapy, Poly MVA treatment and UBI condition achieve a robust healing response. PRP therapy is the name given to a treatment done to stimulate healing that involves injection of one’s own growthStep 8: Home Care Treatment factors into injured areas. The treatment helps to regenerate damaged joints, tendons, The tumor-retardant strategies employed in the AWAREmed ligaments, and bone with precisely directed injections. These injections are a part of Health and Wellness Resource Center at-home regimens are: a new field of regenerative medicine and sometimes referred to as “biosurgery.”
  3. 3. 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. 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 cellsThe good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctible through the use of • Testing hormone balances of: testosterone, estrogen, PSA, cortisol, where they are active. Also recommended is a program of lifestyle changes includingbio-identical hormones. And through supervised treatment, natural hormone replacement DHEA, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Prolactin and Luteinizing a balanced diet, stress management, adrenal support and regular relaxation?therapy can make women feel healthier and younger than they have in years. 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,Your Individualized Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Program Includes: including specialized studies that help her diagnose the root cause. • Comprehensive Hormone Level Testing, including Blood, Saliva and Urine • Personalized Hormone Therapy Programs – Matching Solutions with Symptoms 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, occurs • Thorough Analysis of Lab Results, Symptoms, Medical, Family and Personal History with a considerably higher frequency than reported. • Quality Compounded Hormones and Pharmacy-Grade Supplements • Nutritional Guidance and Support Nutrition As 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 why • Customized Women’s Health and Fitness Programs more difficult to detect because the number of symptoms often we age. In addition to free radical damage, your body’s everyday processes generate a decrease, 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 correctHormone Imbalance in Men nutrition in the body. Restricted calorie diet (RCD) can also be a major contributor to lifespanAccording to the US Census Bureau, nearly 5 million men have low Adrenal Fatigue, Burnout and Metabolic Syndrome expansion. What makes matter worse is that vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, essential fattytestosterone levels and only 5-10 percent of them will seek treatment. Adrenal 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 our often fail to recognize as a diagnosable and treatable condition. Adrenal fatigue “civilized” food chain by the effects of modern agricultural methods and food processing.Andropause, or male “menopause,” is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone as men and metabolic syndrome are two faces of the underlying stress disorders.age. Symptoms of low testosterone that may cause physical, emotional, psychological andbehavioral changes are gradual loss of energy, muscle, mental focus, stamina and libido. Dr. Akoury emphasizes the importance of recognizing the link between metabolic syndrome Physical Exercise and 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 upTestosterone replacement therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone who in 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.want to boost their health and overall wellbeing in their later years. Each person is unique related, yet are often slow to be recognized, if at all, by conventional medicine,” she says.and deserve a tailored approach, so it is not a one size fits all diagnosis,” says Akoury. Cortisol has a profound effect on every organ and system in the body. Both low and high cortisol can negatively affect sleep, libido, mood, concentration, blood sugar metabolism, energy and immune function, among other things.
  4. 4. Transformation Retreat AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center has launched WELLNESS U: Lifestyle 101- Transforming Retreat, a new program that helps reverse and decrease the effects of aging and several common chronic diseases that are plaguing our wellness and quality of life, and causing us a massive financial burden. While early disease detection and modern treatments are important components of good health, 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 the staff of AWAREmed are trained to search for underlying causes of health concerns – and for potential problems – and can help you understand and address them in the context of your daily life. AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center are in the forefront of a proactive movement that is committed to making a difference in the lives of participants, by coaching them and helping them to make long lasting lifestyle changes and to make better choices that will literally transform their lives. At AWAREmed, we promise to reduce the number of people living with these miserable states of diseases, instead of simply adding to the numbers afflicted. WELLNESS U: Lifestyle 101- Transformation Retreat What to Expect: Your experience will begin in the nurturing environments of Kingston Plantation, a serene resort in Myrtle Beach, where your wellness tale will be unraveled and you will begin to take control of your well-being. Here, diagnostic experts, preventive medicine, and wellness services converge to assess, address and optimize your health. Your health will be the center of attention throughout your stay at Kingston Plantation, under the guidance of AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center. The carefully crafted 4-day retreat program includes almost 50 hours of hands-on training and guidance from a team of wellness experts, including Nutritional Counselors, Fitness Instructors, Pilates Teachers, Massage Therapists, Stress Management Instructors, and Yoga Teachers. 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 detailed personal action plan, a “Lifestyle Prescription,” for your optimal health. In the future you will be able to choose from an array of specially designed health packages that focus on a specific health concern or personal goal, including:LIFESTYLE MEDICINE • Comprehensive Health & Performance • Journey to Optimal Men/Women’s HealthAWAREmed: One Site-Retreats for a New Life • Healthy Weight for Life Exercise • Stress Management for Healthy LivingA key focus of AWAREmed is on the synergy of the mind-body-spirit connections, Exercise physiologists will customize workouts for you that include • Optimal Fitnessalong with evidence-based medical approaches. Turn your life around with the walking, resistance training, and other physical activities. • Living with Diabeteshelp of our experts, in a medically supervised program tailored just for you. • Life Transitions Stress management • Thriving with Osteoporosis Prevention and ManagementThe Four Pillars Our experts will lend support as you practice until you master them. A first class • Smoking CessationThe 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. • Sleep Enhancement/Insomnia Relief • Comprehensive Integrative MedicineNutrition 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 connection We offer patient-to-patient networking to help you connect with a support In hands-on kitchen skills sessions, to make healthy food delicious. to everything around you. Discover how this connection impacts your health. Our goal is to provide you with sources of inspiration, encouragement and hope.
  5. 5. 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, only If the physical causes are left untreated, alcohol and drugs abstinence is not sustainable –to be disappointed in the results. The reason? Hormonal imbalance. For manymen, it’s abdominal obesity, which could be a result of testosterone deficiency, BRAIN & MOOD DISORDER TREATMENT and cravings, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms would continuously make sobriety a struggle. The approach is one natural bio-brain restoration usinglow levels of DHEA and thyroid hormone. A full blood panel will check the various AWAREmed Gives You Strength of Mind orthomolecular medicine and biochemical restoration in a 6-week program includes:hormone levels and identify which hormones are out of. • A complete medically supervised detoxifying program withConsume low glycemic index foods An estimated 26.2 % of Americans ages 18 and older – that’s about customized oral and intravenous formulation.Eating high glycemic food raises blood sugar levels too high and too 1 in 4 adults – suffer from mental disorder in a given year. Many suffer • A thorough genetic history evaluation to determine “Inherent Factors” influencing cause.quickly. Eating nutritious food includes complex carbohydrates, low from more than one mental disorder at a given time. • Appropriate labs, including hormonal and neurotransmitters’glycemic foods and the correct diet for your metabolic type. evaluation using trustworthy laboratories. The good news is that experts in health, lifestyle at AWAREmed offer a Lifestyle • Medical support, including a customized series of proprietaryRestore brain serotonin program that teaches you how to avoid becoming one of these statistics and Intravenous and Intramuscular injections.When the brain is flooded with serotonin, satiety normally help you understand mental disorders. A number of treatments, both alternative • Biochemical repair tailored to each individual personal bio-needs.occurs. A serotonin deficiency has been linked to and complementary, are available for mental disorders, including: • Gentle Cranial Electrical Stimulation, used to stabilize brain states,carbohydrate binging that contributes to excess body fat. • Therapeutic nutrition return short-term memory, and promote restful sleep. • IV therapies • Integrated Biological protocols, to eliminate allergy-basedEat to live a long and healthy life • Mind-Body-Spirit counseling symptoms and damage from toxic metals and chemicalsGetting on any diet that results in weight loss but • Psycho-neuro-immunology • Positive emotional support provided in the form of massage therapy,can’t be maintained for life is a fad diet. Dr. Akoury • Constitutional hydrotherapy meditation, hypnotherapy, and psychological counseling.will find a treatment that will curb hunger, increase • Homeopathy • A well designed customized exercise program.metabolism, cause permanent weight loss and be freeof any potential health risks or adverse side effects. Addictions Recovery Platforms Fixing the symptoms, however, only offers a short-term solution. Unless we identify Alcohol and drug addiction can develop out of physical conditions such as and treat the cause, the disease may and will recur again and again.Factors that affect energy expenditure and ultimately obesity chemical imbalances, allergies and deficiencies of essential nutrients. Restoringthat are assessed by Dr. Akoury include neurotransmitters neuro-endocrine and physical balance, we can overcome addiction and put We cannot treat cognitive, mood and mental illness effectively by using drugs orincluding serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and histamine, as an 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, youwell as other factors that relay messages about food intake and health – without the use of prescription psychiatric chemical toxic drugs. do to your brain. This is the method that AWAREmed practices with success every levels, such as leptin, cholecystokinin (CCK), neuropeptideY (NPY), ghrelin, agouti-related peptide (AgRP), and adiponectin.
  6. 6. Call for a free 15-minute consultationwith Dr. Akoury today at 843-213-1480. 4710 Oleander Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29572