Fresh Vitality Med Spa and Weight Loss

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Hormone TherapyHormone Therapy for Men & Women

"After one day on bio-identical estrogen, I felt the veil lift. After three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step." - Oprah

When the hormones aren't happy ...

  • Feeling tired?
  • Lost your spark for life?
  • Lost your youthful appearance?

Don’t blame yourself; blame your hormones. As we get older, many hormones decline significantly, causing those changes we associate with aging. Hormone therapy is the science of giving back the hormones your body loses with age. Learn how natural, Bio-identical Hormones can put passion back into your life!

  • Staying healthy inside and out
  • Anti-Aging secrets from the experts

Read our Success Stories to find out what our program has done for people like you!

Hormone Therapy In the News

Anti-Aging It's in the News

Facing The Facts

In our 20's

As we age our hormones decline, beginning with our Growth Hormone in our 20’s. There are associated signs and symptoms which can lead to age-related illnesses.

These signs and symptoms are:

Declines in:
  • Lean Body Mass
  • Flexibility
  • Sleep
  • Visual Acuity
  • Sexual Arousal and Performance
  • Immune Function
  • Collagen Formation
  • Sense of Well Being
Increases in:
  • Abdominal Fat
  • Body Aches


In our 30’s

Progesterone Decline Testosterone Decline
Declines in:
  • Sleep

Increases in:

  • Fluid retention
  • PMS symptoms
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood (This is where women get on Prozac & Xanax. It is not because they develop a Prozac deficiency – it’s progesterone deficiency!)
  • Mood swings
Declines in:
  • Muscle mass
  • Libido

Increases in:

  • Irritability
  • Insulin resistance which can contribute to Type 2 Diabetes

Women Approaching Menopause

Estrogen declines lead to ...

Declines in:
  • Mental clarity – described by patients as “Foggy Mind”
  • Breast fullness & volume
  • Libido
Increases in:
  • Osteoporosis risk
  • Heart attacks
  • Hot flashes
  • Snappy behavior
  • Alzheimer’s risk
  • Thyroid hormones also decline, not to the point of illness but enough to cause fatigue, sluggishness & weight gain

Men and Andropause

Men experience more subtle affects which creep up over 20 years causing Andropause, also known as Male Menopause. Testosterone begins to decline in the 30’s.

Declines in:

Sexual arousal
Morning erections
Erection stamina
Lean muscle mass
Skin elasticity
What is referred to as “Spark in Life”

Increases in:

Cardiac risks
Weight gain
Depressed mood

Men experience Andropause, also known as Male Menopause.Our Hormone Symphony

When in our prime, our hormones work together like a well orchestrated symphony. When some of these hormones are not optimized, the other hormones don’t function as well, thus affecting our well being

Additional factors that compound these issues:

  • Vitamin & Mineral deficiencies
  • Poor diets
  • Stress
  • Lack of activity
  • Environmental exposures

Our Program Model

Within our Program, our goal is to discuss your symptoms with you, check your hormone levels, and optimize your hormones to a youthful level, to make you feel great again! We do this with the use of:

Hormone Therapy Program Model

The Fresh Vitality Difference

Patients on our program keep in contact with Dr. Ariss on a routine basis through office visits, e-mail or phone follow-up calls to discuss your progress. He makes adjustments as needed on your Health Plan monthly until your hormones are optimized, but more importantly until you feel like YOU again!

Fresh Vitality provides you with an opportunity to experience comprehensive, effective, evidence based medicine to help you slow, stop and even reverse many negative effects of your aging process.

We shift the emphasis from Reactive Disease-Driven Medicine to a Proactive Preventive Medicine approach. We only use solid science, thorough diagnostics and well established protocols to help you Maximize Your Health Potential and improve your quality of life

The dynamics of our clinic are unique in that we offer a full line of Medical Spa Services. This affords our clients the opportunity to truly address their health, beauty and youthfulness from both inside and out!

What Steps Can You Make Today Towards a Healthier, More Vibrant You?

Improve Nutrition
Take your Vitamins & Supplements
Adopt a Fitness Plan
Create Your Team – Physicians, Trainers, etc.
Utilize Your Resources–Your Team, Internet, literature, medical journals, etc.

Facing the Facts

As we age our hormone levels decline. Having diminished hormone levels contributes to a series of symptoms and a slow, steady deterioration in our health. As the years pass, these symptoms become even more noticeable as the relationship between them and hormone levels becomes undeniable:

  • decline in lean body mass
  • waning energy
  • diminished libido
  • increase in abdominal fat
  • decline in visual acuity
  • sleeplessness
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • reduction in skin tone and elasticity
  • memory lapses
  • weakened bone density
  • decreased flexibility
  • decline in immune function
  • increase in cardiovascular concerns
  • increase in body aches

Optimized hormone levels create balance within the body, leading to a healthier, happier you!

About Our Program

We believe aging is a natural process that can be managed with our innovative program, designed to help individuals regain and maintain optimal health and vitality.

Our goal is to help you regain and maintain metabolic and endocrine functions at optimal levels, to give you the best opportunity for a healthier and more vigorous life. Basically, it is optimizing your hormone levels to a more youthful age.

Your journey for better health begins with a no-obligation consultation with our Age Management Physician, Dr. Eddie A. Ariss, MD. Once accepted into the program, you will receive a comprehensive health evaluation, and we’ll perform an extensive blood analysis. Dr. Ariss will use these findings to develop an individualized health plan just for you!

Dr. Ariss utilizes Bio-Identical Hormones for this program. Bio-Identical Hormones have the same chemical and molecular structures as naturally-occurring human hormones.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! Lao-tzu, Chinese Philosopher

Take control of your life with Fresh Vitality's Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program.

Our Program includes:

  • Comprehensive Medical History Evaluation
  • Physical Exam
  • Our Comprehensive Hormone Blood Analysis (Kidney Function, Liver Function, Thyroid Hormones, Adrenal Gland Hormones, Sex Hormones, Cardiac Risk, Pituitary Hormones)
  • EKG
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Personalized Health Plan
  • Follow up consultations with the physician for the first year.


*Additional service fees apply for follow-up Labs & Monthly Hormone Therapy.

Bio Identical Hormone Therapy Success Stories

Deirdre FitThank you for giving me my "groove" back ...

Only a short while ago, when I started my journey, I weighed 193 pounds, 5' 9" tall and was a size 14. Today I am happily in a Junior's size 7 (single digit clothes!) at 46 years of age. I was discouraged and honestly never thought I would ever look fabulous and feel great again. One of the turning points in my life was a meeting with Dr. Ariss at Fresh Vitality. I had a laundry list of symptoms that I couldn't explain. I wasn't sleeping well, my mind was foggy, my joints ached, and I couldn't concentrate. I woke up in the middle of the night soaking wet, and I had hot flashes during the day. I was only 44 and could not understand what was happening to me. One thing I knew for sure was that I felt like someone unplugged me from being normal. I seriously thought I had lost touch with reality. Being a type A personality - an overachiever - I had never experienced such an overall "down" feeling in my entire life. Well, come to find out I was in peri-menopause. Dr. Ariss immediately ran some blood work tests and put me on Bio-Identical hormones. Within a couple of weeks I started to get my groove back and haven't stopped yet. I still can't believe that applying a hormone cream a couple of times a day would have such a miraculous affect on my life. Improving the state of my health moved to the top of my daily to-do list. I joined a health club (Seminole Snap Fitness), and hired a personal trainer. Lynne is in her forties and is certified in training women, so I was sold. Now at 46 I am buff and toned, my arms have no flab, and I have never felt healthier or happier. To go with my new feeling of vitality, I then decided to take it to the next level, and LOOK as young as I felt. I went back to Dr. Ariss for the "Liquid Facelift." In two simple appointments, I had Botox and Dermal Fillers applied to my face. It was quick and easy and I'm so glad I did it.

You are the BEST ... I highly recommend Dr. Ariss and Fresh Vitality!

Deirdre C. (Age 47)

Approximately 5 months ago, I met a female patient of Dr. Eddie Ariss. I immediately was attracted to her beauty and self-confidence...she was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside...I was drawn to the aura that she projected to everyone!

I asked her what her "secret" was...she brought up Fresh Vitality and Dr. Ariss. She stated that "they" had literally "changed her life...revitalized her." I wanted to know more.

I'm sneaking up on 60 years "young" and frankly, had not had a good night’s sleep in years...was up several times an evening for an untimely relief of my bladder....had no "zest" for life...had a difficult time staying focused...went to the gym all the time, but was breaking down too frequently, (my mind was willing, but my body seemed to be lagging)...hell, even my SEX DRIVE was waning.... I WAS LOOKING FOR HELP....(no, I was crying out for help...)

I went to see Dr. Ariss and his staff. He stated that before he could properly diagnose me, he needed to do a thorough blood analysis on me. This was done in a prompt manner. Dr. Ariss sat down with me and he gave me an extremely informative summary of what he had diagnosed, (deficiencies in vitamins, testosterone levels, cholesterol levels, etc.). His explanation was in terms I could easily understand. After his explanation, I asked Dr. Ariss what I should do...what did he recommend?  Dr. Ariss proceeded to give me his recommendation...what vitamins, supplements, testosterone, etc...that my body was lacking.

I immediately started taking everything that Dr. Ariss recommended; that was about 3 months ago. What I noticed almost immediately was more of a "calmness" about me....I slept better...( actually sleeping up to 8 hours a night of uninterrupted sleep). I'm able to stay focused easier. I have my "zest" for life back...

Physically.....I sincerely feel that I'm in the best overall shape of my life, (I'm a lifelong jock). I actually have had people stop and tell me, "...damn, how old are you...", young kids in their teens stating, "...what the hell..." I'm vain...I love it!

Overall, I can't say enough wonderful things about how I feel today! I give a lot of credit to Dr. Ariss and his support staff. I don't want to misrepresent myself....IN addition to the recommendations of Dr. Ariss, I have also watched what I eat and drink much more closely..."we are what we eat."

In summary, I'm excited about what is to will only get better... The best thing to come out of all of this....that young lady that told me about Dr. Ariss and Fresh Vitality....she's now "the love of my life."

G.W., 58 year-old male

Dr. Ariss,

Finding the appropriate words which describe the awesome differences that I have experienced during my first month of Bio-identical hormones would be nothing less than impossible.

I honestly have a new lease on life. Every area of my life has been positively impacted. If only I would have known about this (8 years ago).

I am certainly looking forward to what the future holds...Thanks for helping me to live again!


K.C., Age 40

Dr. Ariss,

My first week went really well, even better than I expected. I can't believe the immediate effect. I've gone from a 60 y/o body, to my chronological age of 40. The initial effect was less joint pain. The arrhythmia's have actually decreased. I had one bad night, where my BP 90/60. BP didn't further decline, but I was getting a little concerned. HR in the 60`s. Not sure if it was one of the vitamins or the drastic decline in calories. I've been trying to maintain 1000 calories. Very difficult!!!! It's been more around 1300-1500. I've lost about 2lbs, but what is more impressive is that I've gone down a waist size.

I can't believe how my level of alertness has changed. I haven't felt sleepy during the day. Unless, it's due to the lack of calories or fluids. Dr. Ariss, I am so displeased that my primary physicians have never considered these alternative methods. They were on my case about my weight or my triglycerides, but never had any answers for me. You really don't have any idea how many physicians I have gone to looking for answers. If wasn't for my discussions with Dr. W who referred me to you, I wouldn't know whom to see for alternatives. I really can't believe Dr. K didn't consider or refer me to someone who was more pro-hormone therapy for men. I really think that my hormone imbalance has been going on for over 20 years.

Thank You, JD,  Age 60

Dear Dr. Ariss,

I'm only on Day 3 of my Bio-Identical hormone therapy, and I have not had a hot flash all day!! That's down from having one EVERY HOUR. I have a wonderful, confidant feeling that this is only the beginning of the new me.  I appreciate your knowledge and the caring way that you share it. You and your staff make me feel like family when I am there. Thank you Dr. Ariss!!!

Update! After six weeks, I am experiencing great results with my hormone therapy: hot flashes have pretty much ceased, and my menopausal acne is all but gone. My complexion is clearer than it has been in years! I also feel stronger emotionally than I have in a long time. Thanks again for helping me to achieve balance in my life.  :)

Update! At right around the three month mark, I cannot help but marvel at how much improved my skin is! Since my late teens, dermatologists had been telling me that my acne is "hormonal." No one ever suggested what to do about it ... until Dr. Ariss. I just knew it was not normal since I take great care of my skin - thank goodness for Bio-Identical hormone therapy. Women do NOT have to live with hormonal acne!!!

Luanne J.,  Age 52

No matter where I show up or when I was there last, whoever (whomever) I see raves about how I look! Just the other day, the important person in my life said, with that very special smile of his, "You look great. You look younger every time I see you." Of course I eat it up and sometimes give away my secret--not always---especially to "Him" but sometimes. And yet, what can I really say, it comes from the inside and the outside under the care of Dr. Ariss. It was a very lucky day the first day I stepped inside his office, timidly, to be greeted with his smile that put me at ease and brought me where I am today. What more can I say...

B.S., Age 88

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