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CAARM Offers Revolutionary New Cardiac Test – CLEERLY

Cleerly Uses AI Software to Identify Plaque in Every Artery

Imagine you could look into the future with cutting-edge technology that prevents heart attacks. How would this impact your own life or someone you love?

Today’s cardiologists treat only symptomatic patients. But more than 50 percent of patients have no symptoms before a devastating cardiac event occurs. Early detection and treatment could save their lives.

Now, there is a revolutionary new test – Cleerly — that can identify atherosclerosis plaque in each coronary artery and branch, giving physicians a powerful tool to detect plaque build-up and provide preventive treatment.

Cleerly is literally a life-saving new technology.

Cleerly Tests Now Offered in Viera, Florida

The Center for Antiaging, Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine in Viera, FL is the first and only provider of Cleerly testing in the Space Coast region of Florida.

Here’s how Cleerly works.

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Understanding the Cortisol Stress Response

May 01, 2022
By Yale (Yoel) R. Smith MD

Reposted from Natural Awakenings magazine, May, 2022

Stress is a normal part of life. Each person handles stress very differently, and thus their body reacts and responds in individualized ways. Some people who are trained to respond under pressure, such as a Navy Seal or first responder, may be equipped to handle more stress than someone who works in another vocation. Additional influences from outside factors or world events can compound the effects of stress without us realizing the impact.

Stress can come from physical causes (lack of sleep or illness), emotional causes (lack of money or family issues), psychological causes (everyday obligations or pressures). The body’s response to stress is intended to protect us. But prolonged stress can be quite damaging to the body and can result in a myriad of symptoms, including difficulty sleeping, anxiety, anger, depression, lack of focus, decreased energy, forgetfulness, low libido, and more.

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Insurance Industry’s Impact on Medicine

In a recent USA Today article, author and health care advocate Christine Bechtel shared how she broke down in tears during a medical appointment because she felt her physician brushed her off.

“All I wanted was a human connection, but the doctor-patient relationship – the most important element in all of health care – was dead on arrival,” she wrote.

Ms. Bechtel attributed the death of that relationship primarily to the health insurance industry, which reimburses so little that doctors are forced to ration their time and the care they provide in order to see enough patients to pay their own bills.

The average visit with a primary care provider in the United States is only ten to twelve minutes, with newer doctors spending as little as eight minutes per visit with patients, according to recent studies.

My own experience as a practicing physician confirms these facts. And it’s why, in my current practice (The Center for Anti-aging, Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine in Viera, Florida), I refuse to accept the handicapping limitations that the low rates of insurance reimbursements require.

Let me tell you my story. 

After nearly four decades as an anesthesiologist, working primarily in cardiac surgery, I’ve witnessed this demise of quality health care at the hands of insurers and administrators, who are forced to cut corners to make a profit. One key strategy for hospitals and clinics: squeeze every insurance-billable hour out of physicians by loading up their patient caseloads until a visit to your caregiver resembles a Ford assembly line.

In 2016, a catastrophic experience changed my trajectory. I became critically ill with Acute Respiratory Distress System, was intubated and lapsed into a coma that lasted six weeks. Twice during that period, I suffered cardiac arrest two times. In layman’s terms – I died twice. Thankfully, I was revived. My own doctors said they were ready to “pull the plug” when I unexpectedly regained consciousness.

This was followed by six weeks in a rehab hospital and two years in outpatient rehabilitation. I had so many medications, my home looked like a Walgreen’s pharmacy.

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Integrative Treatment for Hypothyroidism: Blog 1 of 3

To start your integrative approach to Hypothyroidism:

Avoid certain types of foods in large quantities. These include the following:
Cabbage, turnips, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and bok choy. Other substances like peaches, pine nuts, strawberries and spinach may stimulate goiters. Their effects are by inhibition of the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland. One can preserve the nutritional value of those vegetables by steaming or cooking them.

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Adrenal Fatigue
Do you have any of these complaints or symptoms:
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Craving salt or sugar
  • Fatigue
  • Problems with morning waking
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Depression
  • Decreased Libido
You may suffer from adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue may be described as any biochemical, psychological, physical or emotional stress or stressors that depletes the bodies cortisol.More, in fact, it is when the adrenal glands cannot keep up with he stress response placed on the body.

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