301.668.0002182 Thomas Johnson Dr.
Suite 102, Frederick, MD 21702 at Sylvana Institute

Restorasis Health at Sylvana Institute

Sylvana Institute, Frederick’s premier provider of aesthetic services, has proudly expanded its services to include Restorasis Health. Restorasis Health at Sylvana Institute is specifically designed to unify our physician directed services, including Medical Director Jeanne O’Connell’s hCG weight loss program as well as male and female hormone replacement therapy including testosterone replacement therapy. You can expect the same welcoming, elegant environment and the personalized, professional treatment we’re known for at Sylvana. Click on any of the above links to learn more about these exciting, effective physician directed services.

Vitamin D- Not Just for Bones!

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in News, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vitamin D deficiency is often overlooked and on the rise. This fat-soluble vitamin plays a vital role in hormone production and function, as well as healthy cell division. Without optimal levels of Vitamin D, you have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, neurological and mood disorders, as well as cancer.

Vitamin D supplements are essential to reach therapeutic levels. When choosing a good supplement, it is important for it to have a high bioavailability.This means that the supplement is absorbed easily by the body. The dose for vitamin D deficiency should be anywhere between 5000IU-10000IU per day. By maintaining this intake level, your body has more than just what is needed to function; it has enough to thrive and perform at its best. This can be the difference between living a healthy life, and developing weak bones or cancer.

For more information on Vitamin D3, please consult your health care provider.

Join Us for a Free Talk on Natural Testosterone Replacement

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Horomone Replacement, Men, News | No Comments »

On Thursday, March 31 at 6 pm Dr. Jeanne O’Connell of Restorasis Health will offer a lively, informative talk about natural testosterone replacement therapy at the Hampton Inn, 1565 Opossumtown Pike.

Geared toward men, the talk will include valuable information for both men and women interested in the advantages of bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy.  Symptoms of low testosterone may include decreased muscle mass, anxiety, reduced sex drive, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbance and unusual tiredness.

Men currently receiving the therapy will be available for informal conversation. Subs, beer and sides will be provided.

Dr. Jeanne O’Connell, Medical Director of Restorasis Health at Sylvana Institute, is an expert in Age Management and Functional Medicine and offers training for other physicians.

Dr. Oz Reviews Diet Offered by Sylvana Institute

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A popular weight loss program offered in Europe for over fifty years is making headlines in the U.S. The hCG weight loss protocol received a generally favorable review from celebrity physician Dr. Oz.

Under a physician’s care, the prescription may be administered by nasal spray, injection or topical cream. The protocol uses a naturally occurring hormone, human Chorionic Gonadatropin (hCG), to encourage the body to use stored fat as fuel. Patients lose weight rapidly, typically ½ pound to a pound per day. The diet ultimately resets the body’s metabolic rate thus greatly reducing the odds of regaining pounds lost.

On his show, Dr. Oz cautioned viewers not to buy hCG supplements online, at the drugstore or at health food stores as the integrity of the drug cannot be assured. Oz urged interested persons to consult a physician who prescribes hCG and to undertake the diet under a doctor’s care.

Watch videos of Dr. Oz discussing hCG on his site.

A.T.W. Simeon’s hCG Protocol

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in hCG | No Comments »

Download Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity (pdf document) by A.T.W Simeon, M.D.

The Dr. Oz Verdict on the HCG Diet

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in hCG | No Comments »

At the close of the segment, Dr. Oz delivered his verdict on the HCG diet: “It’s worth investigating.” Dr. Oz cautions viewers not to buy HCG supplements online, at the drugstore or at the health-food store; instead, they should consult a doctor who prescribes HCG and try the diet under their care. Dr. Oz acknowledged that while no formal studies have proven the success of HCG injections in the past, the success stories of the show’s participants indicate that for some people, the HCG diet does work, and for that reason, it’s worth a shot.

Black Friday Special

November 18th, 2010 | Posted in News | No Comments »

Friday, November 26th 2010

Exclusively for our current Sylvana patients ONLY!!

20% off services* and 10% off skin care products and makeup

Can’t make it in on Black Friday?  You can make your purchase over the phone and we will also take pre-sale orders prior to the 26th so you may take advantage of the sale.

Don’t need a treatment right away?  You can pre-pay for a treatment and use it when you need it later!

Call us at: 301-668-0002

*Excludes Bio-HRT, hCG diet, vitamin supplements or SmartLipo/Vaser

What you read in the headlines…

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Horomone Replacement, Women | No Comments »

Hormones Are BAD!!!

Excerpt taken from the Washington Post:  “Women who take a popular hormone replacement drug (PREMPRO) after menopause not only increase their chances of getting breast cancer but also seem to face an increased risk of dying from the disease, according to new results of a landmark federal study.”

What they didn’t tell you…

Not all hormones are created equal!

Synthetic hormones (those produced in the lab from pregnant horse urine, ie. Prempro) are not the same as the hormones you produce on your own.  They chemically are different and your body recognizes this difference.  This is not true with bio-identical hormone replacement.  These hormones are identical to the ones you produce in your own body.  The Women’s Health Initiative Study was done with synthetic hormones.

Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, a specialist in bioidentical hormone therapy and anti-aging medicine stated:

“A thorough review of the medical literature clearly supports the claim that bioidentical hormones have some distinctly different, often opposite, physiological effects to those of their synthetic [non-bioidentical counterpart] hormones. With respect to the risk for breast cancer, heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, substantial scientific and medical evidence demonstrates that bioidentical hormones are safer and more efficacious forms of HRT than commonly used synthetic versions.” Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan;121(1):73-85

Given the preponderance of evidence, maturing women should feel confident that bioidentical hormone replacement, when appropriately prescribed, offers a safer and potentially even more effective alternative to conventional hormone replacement with non-bioidentical hormone drugs (Prempro) to help relieve menopausal symptoms and optimize long-term health. The addition of several proven nutrients to a bioidentical hormone regimen may help optimize estrogen metabolism and reduce cancer risk even further, offering an optimal, balanced approach to health maintenance.

If you have more questions about the recent release of the Women’s Health Initiative study and bio-identical hormone replacement, Dr. O’Connell would be happy to discuss this with you!

New at Sylvana and Restorasis Health!!!!!

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in hCG | No Comments »

As a convenience to our hCG patients and our patients who have added this healthy sweetener to their diet, we now carry a selection of SweetLeaf products.

Now available:

  • 100 ct packets
  • Liquid Clear 2 oz.
  • Flavored Liquid 2oz :  Vanilla Cream, Berry, Cinnamon, Lemon, Hazelnut, and Chocolate

Sweeteners can be a sticky subject. Hundreds of sweetener products claim to be “all-natural,” but how do consumers differentiate between fact and fiction? There’s only one sweetener that has gone to great lengths to prove its purity: Wisdom Natural Brands™ SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener. SweetLeaf® is the only 100%-natural, zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate, zero-alcohol, zero-chemical, zero-glycemic index stevia sweetener available.

Bringing stevia to American tables was a long journey that has now found sweet success. It all started with one man who had a dream – Jim May, founder of Wisdom Natural Brands™.

Stevia is a naturally sweet herb native to Paraguay that has been consumed for centuries. After tasting stevia leaves given to him by a Peace Corps worker, May made it his mission to bring the extract from the deliciously sweet plant to the United States. May is considered “The Father of Stevia” in the U.S. His process involves taking the highest-quality leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only cool, purified water – no chemicals, solvents or additives that adulterate and cover up the great taste created by nature.

May first traveled to Paraguay to import stevia in 1982. However, just months after his return, the FDA began receiving pressure from other competing artificial sweetener companies and reversed its approval of stevia, banning it from being imported to the U.S.

For years, May fought the FDA to no avail, but in 1994, a breakthrough was made. Congress approved the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA), which defined dietary supplements as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and botanical extracts and derivatives, including stevia.

HRT and Bone Density

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Horomone Replacement, Women | No Comments »

This is a patient testimonial from one of our women HRT patients. She has been on managed for over one year on the Bio-HRT program with Dr. O’Connell, and just received some great news.

“I wanted to let you and Dr Jeannie know that I had a bi-annual line bone density test last month.
A base line study was done in 2003 and a redo in 2008. I was right on the borderline with regard to beginning a medication to improve my bone density in 2008, but postponed my Doctor’s decision by promising to re-screen in 24 months.

Guess what, all 3 points of concern are no longer in need of a prescription (both hips and spine) and the bone density of spine has improved dramatically.

Thanks to Bio-ID HRT and weight bearing exercise, that is one less prescription I will need to start!

Our Latest Local Celebrity Success Story

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Before/After | 1 Comment »

Kym McKay on 10-3 Weekdays!

According to Kym’s bio …”When I’m not working, I am spending time with my son Nick, traveling with the boyfriend, relaxing and generally just living life to the fullest!”. But, she is doing it now 30 pounds lighter! Way to go Kym!

Here is her story in her own words: After years of struggling with my weight, I decided it was now or ever!  As a 41 year old woman, it’s terribly hard to get a jump start on your weight loss because you battle your metabolism along with a busy schedule and a long-standing love affair with food.  But Sylvana Institute changed ALL that for me!  I can’t rave enough about the results you get with Sylvana.  Weight loss is not easy…we all know that.  But with Sylvana, I got to eat REAL food and every single morning I would step on the scale and SMILE because I saw results!  Tangible, in your face, look at me I’m another pound down results!  It sure does make it a lot easier to stick to a weight loss program when you’re losing a ½ pound to 1 pound PER DAY!  I lost a total of 34 pounds on the Sylvana weight loss program and have been on maintenance for 3 weeks now and haven’t regained a single pound!  In fact, I’ve lost another pound!  If you want to lose weight, I encourage you to partner with Sylvana Institute.  It was best decision I’ve made for myself in a long time!

Fax: 301.668.0017
Address: 182 Thomas Johnson Dr.
Suite 102, Frederick, MD 21702