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Harlan C. Bieley, M.D., Calls Stress Management a Useless Phrase
Extinguishing the Symptoms of Chronic Stress Takes Much More

Relief Achieved Through Combination of Medicine, Nutrition, Technology and Lifestyle Interventions

March 7, 2008, North Palm Beach, FL-Healthy Living and Longevity Medical Center Founder Harlan C. Bieley, M.D., says “stress management” is an alarming and utterly useless phrase. “Managing chronic stress is like managing a raging wild fire. If all a person does is manage the fire the fire will never go out. To find relief a person must extinguish it.” Dr. Bieley continued, “Through a combination of medicine, nutrition, technology and lifestyle interventions, the fire-the dangerous symptoms of chronic stress such as waking up tired, frequently recurring illnesses, weight gain in spite of exercise and diet, cravings for sweets or salts, and diminished sex drive- can be relieved .”

The prime example of a medical treatment is the safe use of low doses of cortisone. Nutritional therapies include the use of vitamin C, pantothenic acid and other B vitamins. Substances called adaptogens serve to raise cortisol (a stress hormone) when it is low and lower it when it is high. The adrenal glands are the glands which allow a person to respond to stress. Technological treatments encompass EEG biofeedback training, and FDA approved electrical therapy for stress. Finally,examples of lifestyle interventions include meditation, massage, vacationing and increased exercise. “We need to become connoisseurs of relaxation,” states Dr. Bieley.

The World Health Organization predicts that by the year 2020, stress-related depressive disorder will be the second leading cause of invalidity in the world (after cardiovascular disease which is related to stress). Dr. Bieley comments, “People need to know that the effects of chronic stress can lead to serious illnesses.” He continued, “Managing chronic stress is one approach. My approach is different. I use a customized approach which leverages the quartet of medicine, nutrition, technology and lifestyle interventions. I firmly believe this quartet gives a person the very best chance of squelching the fire of chronic stress.”

Harlan C. Bieley, M.D., is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is the first physician in Palm Beach County named to this distinguished group and one of only 14 in the entire state of Florida. Doctor Bieley is also Board Certified in the Clinical Science of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine from the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine.Anti-aging medicine is a clinical/medical specialty aimed at the early detection, prevention and treatment of age-related decline. Anti-aging and regenerative medicine optimizes the body’s hormone levels and self-repair mechanisms.

Harlan C. Bieley, M.D., is the founding physician and president of Healthy Living and Longevity Medical Center. The purpose of Healthy Living and Longevity Medical Center is to assist people of all ages in improving their overall health and vitality so that they can function higher physically, mentally, and where age appropriate, sexually. This is accomplished through the use of medicine, nutrition, technology and lifestyle interventions. For more information on Healthy Living and Longevity Medical Center, contact Harlan C. Bieley, M.D., at (561) 842-7422 or visit their website at

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