Fresh Vitality Testimonials
our patients and clients are saying about
Fresh Vitality and
Dr. Eddie Ariss.
I just completed six treatment
sessions for Laser Hair Removal
at Fresh Vitality, and I need to share with other women that
this results in a special kind of happy! How great to not have
to shave my underarms any more ... not only is it a
time-saver, but so much more attractive to have smooth
underarms. Since I am dark-haired, I always had a "5 o'clock
shadow" under my arms - but no more! I also had my upper lip
area done, so no more "mustache" either anymore! Anyone who
can identify with this needs to call for an appointment. I am
SO pleased with the results.
L.M.J. Age 54
I began "dieting" this past March at
over 205 pounds. I tried the fall-back diet that had worked
reasonably well in the past - South Beach. However, this
time, it was much more difficult for me and I wasn't seeing
the results that I was hoping to see based on my past
experiences with cutting out carbs. I started looking for a
better way to address my challenges with food and weight
Luckily, I found Dr. Ariss and Fresh Vitality! I can
sincerely say that I have learned so much about myself and
my own pitfalls with binge eating/overeating/emotional
eating. This program is not a diet - it's a lifestyle
change. I have learned what triggers my habits, and how to
avoid unhealthy behaviors. I have now established a healthy
emotional relationship with food and exercise.
I am told daily how good I look now - but I think it's
really about how I FEEL now. I eat to live - I don't live to
eat. Food and the weight that accompanies overeating no
longer dominate my life and how I feel about myself. I'm a
different person inside and out.
A very big, warm hug and thank you to Dr. Ariss and the
staff of Embrace Medical Spa & Fresh Vitality for the warm
smiles, continued nonjudgmental encouragement, professional
(and safe) environment and most of all....for listening and
genuinely caring about my success.
I honestly couldn't have made it this far without you! Ten
more pounds to go to make it to my pre-military weight (I
was 19 and 155 healthy pounds; now I have an 18 year old and
weigh approximately 165 pounds!) Life is good!
All the very best,
M.M. Ė Female, Age 37
Medical Weight Loss
Finding the appropriate words which describe the awesome
differences that I have experienced during my first month of
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
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
I'm sneaking up on 60 years "young" and frankly, had not had
a good nightís 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. I 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
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 recommendations; 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 ask 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 come and it 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
I just had the wonderful privilege of
having a facial with
Medical Aesthetician Janet Martin.
Bliss! She has the experience and the touch - a great
combination. Everyone should treat themselves to an
appointment with her, to be pampered and have their skin
cared for. Janet really knows what she is doing! I say this
with conviction because I am also a licensed aesthetician.
Fresh Vitality is lucky to have Janet on staff.
I have been totally impressed by so
many products and services I have been introduced to since I
started coming to Dr. Ariss and Fresh Vitality, but one of
my favorites by far is Latisse for eyelashes. I have
always been fascinated by long, curly eyelashes, and I used
every new product to try to accomplish having them. When I
started using Latisse, I could notice the difference after
only a couple of weeks, but after six weeks, I was amazed
at the length and the natural curl. I don't know if that
happens for everybody, I wasn't expecting the curl (no more
eyelash curler!) Now I use a light coat of mascara on the
tips for going somewhere, but for casual days I don't use
anything, and they still look great! I only need to use the
product every 2 or 3 days for maintenance.
Hi Dr. Ariss:
I am thrilled with the progress that I have had on your
program. I have been telling everyone that asks how I am
doing it about your program. The problem seems to be MOST
are not willing to invest money in themselves which I can't
figure out ... I believe if you are not willing to invest in
yourself that is very sad. Just the decrease in FOOD pays
for the program ... I do have a friend that is very
interested and I got some information for them today and
will drop off to them today.
My energy level is wonderful, I am now starting to
bike with a friend that is above my level in biking so I can
push myself to the next level. I will whine and complain the
first few rides because that is what I do as much as I hate
to say it ... I will however move to the next level after a
few weeks and the whining and complaining will stop...
I really want my Mom to try the program, she is not
overweight but I think could use the hormones ... She is 74
and was very active up until the last year. She now has
slowed down quite a bit and I have been speaking to her
about the hormones. I hope she decided to do it and will
bring her in to speak with you when she comes over next for
I consider the program an
investment in ME ... and appreciate what your program has
done to give me my life back in a much slimmer shell!
Thanks for my health,
I want to thank you for giving me my life BACK. Prior to
coming to Fresh Vitality, I could barely make it through my
work day. I am a contractor and I try to do a lot of my own
labor. I suffered from migraine headaches and also had just
been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was hating the
affects of the medicine I had been put on. All my previous
doctors prior to seeing you just wanted to give me pain pills.
Dr. Ariss, you spent hours with me on my very first visit and
really listened to how I was feeling. After all my blood work
had been analyzed, you spent more time with me and put a plan
together that involved hormone replacement and vitamins. I no
longer come home from work and immediately fall asleep. I have
discontinued ALL my prior medications and have not felt this
good in years. The pain and swelling in my feet, fingers and
joints is gone. This summer I went scalloping which involves
much diving and swimming, and I out lasted my 23 year old son!
My energy is UP in everything Ö my wife could not be happier!
Thank you, Dr. Ariss.
Sam J. B. Sr.
Thank you for giving me my "groove" and "sexy" 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
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
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
Looking as good as I feel ... I originally
went to Dr. Ariss for information on bio-identical hormone
therapy because I felt so bad all of the time. I was
lethargic, always tired and sleepy, had no energy or
motivation at all, and I knew I was also at least 30 pounds
overweight. I decided to sign up that day for both programs,
weight loss and hormone therapy.
In my world, Dr. Ariss is a miracle worker. He is the
most caring, patient compassionate doctor I have ever dealt
with. He and his wife, Grace, and their wonderful staff
truly make you feel that you are their most important
patient when you are there.
I canít say enough about how fantastic I feel, and how
things change when you start feeling good, and you look
as good as you feel. I have lost 27 pounds at this
point, and Iíll be posting before and after pictures as soon
as I reach my goal. Believe me, itís never too late to ďget
your sexy back.Ē
Thank you Dr. A!
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
arrhythmias 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 it 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, J.D. 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.
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.
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
B.S. Age 88