Holiday Hours

MCMINN CLINIC HOLIDAY HOURS

THANKSGIVING

Closing at 5pm Wednesday, November 26th

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, November 27th

Open Friday, November 28th from 9am-1pm

CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 24th – closing at 2pm

CLOSED Christmas Day, December 26th

CLOSED Friday, December 27th

NEW YEARS

Wednesday, December 31st – Closing at 2pm

CLOSED New Year’s Day, January 1st

Open Friday, January 2nd from 9am-2pm

Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season

McMinn Clinic Staff

Book Club will meet January 13th

Please join us for The Wellspring Connection Book Club

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, by Gary Taubes

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.

Read with us or just come and listen to the discussion.

This book can be found on Amazon.com.

For questions please contact Janie Hannah at janiehannah@mindspring.com.

Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season!

The holidays are right around the corner!!

Let McMinn Clinic can be your one-stop-shop for stocking stuffers.

McMinn Clinic Spa has many services:

  • facials
  • massage
  • reflexology
  • hair laser removal
  • waxing
  • thermage

Acupuncture – a safe and effective treatment for many issues:

  • chronic pain
  • migraines
  • fertility
  • stress
  • relaxation

Call the office for information on all the services we offer. Give the gift of health to a loved one – or treat yourself – You deserve it!!

205-868-1313

 

Slim Down for the Season

Start your New Years Resolution early!!

You may think you have superhuman willpower to make it through the holidays without gaining weight, much less losing weight. But it IS possible!! Find out about the weight loss options offered at McMinn Clinic!! We have a variety of options including Releana HCG weight loss program and so much more. Contact our registered dietitian, jennifer Carter, today so she can find the best program for you.

Special price on the Releana Package ow through the end of the year – get in on the deal now!

Call the office for more information: 205-868-1313.

Wellness Connection Film Club 11/11/14

Please join us for The Wellness Connection Film Club on Tuesday, November 11, 6-7:30pm.

A Jeff Hayes Film production – DOCTOREDA Documentary

From the award winning producer who brought you “On Native Soil”  comes a shocking new documentary on the monopolization of our medical system.

The film Doctored reveals the hidden truth behind the chiropractic profession’s struggle against ignorance, and the systematic and deliberate campaign by the American medical Association (AMA) to destroy complementary medicine.

Questions? Contact Preston Robinson at npr2@earthlink.net or call 222-6087.

Please try to arrive early as the film is 1 hour and 40 minutes and we will need to start promptly at 6pm.

 

Book Club Tuesday, October 14th 6-7:30pm

Optimal Digestive health: A Complete Guide

Edited By Trent W. Nichols, MD and Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH

A comprehensive and integrative approach to achieving digestive health using mainstream, complementary, and alternative therapies

• Offers complete information on herbal and homeopathic remedies, supplements, diets, medical tests, and environmental toxin reduction

• Includes a step-by-step diet to help readers moderate their carbohydrate intake and balance blood sugar levels

• Contains effective therapies for 30 digestive disorders, from candida to ulcers

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 90 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders. Drawing on the expertise of 25 practitioners,Optimal Digestive Health explores the symptoms, possible causes, medical testing, and effective treatments for 30 digestive disorders, from candida and colitis to ulcers. In addition, the authors explain the role digestion plays in many other health conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, mood swings, immune function, and skin problems. They provide clear information on detoxification, food allergies, and environmental factors, as well as meditation, qigong, and yoga. A step-by-step diet is offered to help readers moderate their carbohydrate intake and balance their blood sugar–keys to health and weight loss. Optimal Digestive Health demystifies the use of herbal therapies, acupuncture, biofeedback, and Ayurveda in the treatment of digestive disorders, pairing the best of mainstream medicine and complementary therapies with intelligent self-care for an integrated patient-centered approach to healing.

Read with us or just come and listen to the discussion
This book can be found on Amazon.com
For questions please contact janie Hannah

HCG Weight Loss at McMinn Clinic

RELEANA Weight Loss

HCG is the active ingredient in Releana. HCG is a natural hormone which helps you burn stored fat to cause rapid weight loss. HCG activates the hypothalamus gland and causes your body to use your stored fat for energy, similar to the way your body uses calories you eat for energy. This medication is taken twice daily and it is done in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. You will work with the dietitian in the office and she will help you through each phase of the program to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

INITIAL RELEANA VISIT INCLUDES:

1 bottle of Releana (a 4 week supply)

1 hour initial visit with dietitian to get started with program

5 weigh ins (per patients decision)

30 minute wrap-up appointment with dietitian when bottle is finished.

To learn more and for prices email: jcarter928@icloud.com

Wellness Connection – BOOK CLUB August 12th

Please join us on Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00 – 7:30pm

The Metabolic Plan: Stay Younger Longer  by Stephen Cherniske

The choice is yours: You can add forty or more vigorous, fulfilling years to your life. It sounds like science fiction, but in fact it’s cutting-edge science grounded in exciting new research. InThe Metabolic Plan, internationally renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske reveals the medical breakthroughs that enable all of us to extend our lives—and the quality of our lives—starting today.

Far from giving out due to inevitable wear and tear, the human body is naturally endowed with astonishing powers of renewal, self-repair, and regeneration. The secret to unlocking these powers lies not in genetic tinkering or a high-tech fix but in “tricking” your body into adopting the metabolism of a twenty-year-old. The Metabolic Plan offers a comprehensive diet and exercise regimen specifically tailored to boost antioxidant levels, combat disease, increase muscle, reduce fat, and enhance memory and vision. Cherniske shares the age-defying properties of such cutting-edge supplements as 7-Keto and debunks myths about acid/alkaline foods. Here too are detailed metabolic plans geared to the different needs of men and women and to every decade of our lives—so we’ll know exactly what to focus on when.

Longer life, more energy, improved health, a pervasive sense of well-being: It’s all within our grasp. At once revolutionary and eminently practical, this is the book that finally solves the puzzle of aging.

We will meet at The McMinn Clinic. Follow the signs
For more information please contact Janie Hannah at janiehannah@mindspring.com

Wellness Connection FILM CLUB July 8th

Join us on Tuesday, July 8th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm to view and discuss:

Anticancer with Dr. Davis Servan-Schreiber

Anticancer has been a bestselling phenomenon since Viking first published it in fall 2008. Now, a new edition addresses current developments in cancer research and offers more tips on how people living with cancer can fight it and how healthy people can prevent it. The new edition ofAnticancer includes:• The latest research on anticancer foods, including new alternatives to sugar and cautions about some that are now on the market
• New information about how vitamin D strengthens the immune system
• Warnings about common food contaminants that have recently been proven to contribute to cancer progression
• A new chapter on mind-body approaches to stress reduction, with recent studies that show how our reactions to stress can interfere with natural defenses and how friendships can support healing in ways never before understood
• A groundbreaking study showing that lifestyle modification, as originally proposed inAnticancer, reduces mortality for breast cancer by an astounding 68 percent after completion of treatment
• New supporting evidence for the entire Anticancer program

We will meet across the hall from The McMinn Clinic – just follow the signs.

For more information please contact Preston Robinson at: npr2@earthlink.net.

The Menopausal Vagina- The Forgotten Organ

The Menopausal Vagina- The Forgotten Organ

As I listen to the concerns of my peri-menopausal, and menopausal  patients, I am amazed at the number of women who have severe vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, and pain with intercourse.  This terrible triad often results in a torture in the bedroom, a sexless marriage, and ultimately a needless divorce.  Other repercussions of declining vaginal health may include frequent urinary tract infections, urine leakage, and weakening of the pelvic floor muscles.  These suffering women have plenty of doctors. They see their internist every year for a “complete physical exam.”  He or she checks the patient’s heart, lungs, and nervous system,  but the exam is actually somewhat incomplete, since the internist hardly every checks the health of the vaginal tissues.   She then goes to her gynecologist for her “annual” where she gets a PAP and a breast exam to screen for cancer, but the issues of vaginal dryness, and pain with intercourse is usually not discussed, and is not addressed. Bottom line, none of these medical professionals are addressing her vaginal health, and the woman is left to suffer in silence, as she spirals downward into a life of increasing dryness, painful sex, no sex, self doubt, and sometimes divorce.

It breaks my heart to see this happen, because in the vast majority of cases a decline in vaginal health with changing hormones is totally unnecessary.   With proper care, vaginal health can easily and safely be maintained, and in most cases it can actually be restored as women go through life’s changes.  Vaginal dryness- gone. Pain with intercourse- a thing of the past. The love life can be enjoyable and robust once again.

The first step is to find a doctor who will take the time to listen to your concerns, and will take you seriously. I’ve had patients who were told by their doctor “ why are you concerned about libido, you’re 52.”  Or they are given a pat on the back and told “you’re just getting old.”  That’s not acceptable.  You have the right to maintain optimal vaginal health just as much as you have the right to maintain good heart health.   It is also your right to have a healthy sexual relationship as long as you want to, and this right should be supported by your doctor.

The next step is to get on a customized vaginal health program to bring this important organ get the respect it deserves.  If you have vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, or increasing urinary tract infections talk to your medical provider about a vaginal health program, or come see us at McMinn Clinic for a thorough evaluation and a personalized treatment plan.  Take care of your whole body for your whole life,  including “the Forgotten Organ.”