18 episodes

Functional Medicine Podcast is a place for you to listen and learn from the McMinn Clinic's wealth of wellness knowledge. James E. McMinn M.D. and Lindsay Mathews R.N. host the newest show that brings you the information that you need on integrative medicine, functional medicine, and how to incorporate wellness in to your every day life.

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Functional Medicine Podcast is a place for you to listen and learn from the McMinn Clinic's wealth of wellness knowledge. James E. McMinn M.D. and Lindsay Mathews R.N. host the newest show that brings you the information that you need on integrative medicine, functional medicine, and how to incorporate wellness in to your every day life.

    18 - Gut Skin Connection

    18 - Gut Skin Connection

    Dr. McMinn's favorite saying is "There is a gut-everything connection". This episode focuses on the gut-skin connection, and features Dr. Mary Brittain Blankenship, founder of Spruce MD in South Carolina. Discussion topics include the cause and treatments of skin conditions that originate in the gut.

    • 39 min
    Functional Medicine Chart Review 01 - Optimization

    Functional Medicine Chart Review 01 - Optimization

    Functional Medicine Chart Review is a new mini-series where Dr. McMinn will use real patients (anonymously) to explain popular topics among his experiences at McMinn Clinic. Episode 1 is about "optimization".

    • 8 min
    16 - Pelvic Floor Health for Women

    16 - Pelvic Floor Health for Women

    This episode, Dr. McMinn and Coach Lindsay speak with guest Nikki Woods, who is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health. Together, they explain all aspects of pelvic floor issues and how they are handled by the team in the outpatient setting.

    • 52 min
    15 - Thyroid

    15 - Thyroid

    Functional Medicine Podcast is back to talk about the variety of ways to effectively manage the issues that involve your favorite gland: the thyroid. Dr. McMinn is a thyroid expert, and today he opens up on his favorite treatment protocols, including medication types and lifestyle changes that can best help alleviate symptoms of thyroid disease.

    • 44 min
    14 - Sleep

    14 - Sleep

    This episode of the Functional Medicine Podcast features a special guest: Christina Pierpaoli Parker, MA, who is a fifth-year graduate student in the Clinical Geropsychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama. Mrs. Parker joins us today to discuss SLEEP and help us better understand how it can be improved and how it interacts with the many parts of our lives.


    To help you better navigate the podcast, see the following notes:

    1:14 Introduction of Christina Pierpaoli Parker, a 5th year PhD candidate in Clinical Geropsychology at UAB focusing today on insomnia in older adults.

    3:07 CBTI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is an evidenced-based treatment for the management and cure of insomnia involves 4-8 sessions in a clinic with a health psychologist.

    5:10 CBTI recommended over hypnotic medications (e.g. Ambien or Lunesta).

    8:04 There are some features of CBTI that work quickly such as guided relaxation technique.

    9:08 Sleep latency is how long it takes to get to sleep which should be 15-30 minutes. Tips for what you should do if it takes longer.

    10:40 Insomnia profile tend to spend more time in bed awake than asleep, the brain starts to see the bed as a cue for wakefulness rather than sleep.

    12:20 The bed should be only be used for the 3 Ss: sleep, sex and sickness.

    13:50 Only go to bed when sleepy, not just tired.

    16:00 What do night people do, circadian rhythm disorder and chronotypes.

    17:50 Night owls and Early Bird chronotypes

    19:00 Shift work predicts various dysfunction.

    20:00 Circadian rhythm disorder- work with a sleep psychologist and do chronotherapy

    24:00 Light and stimulation- why we care about it.

    26:50 Stages of sleep

    30:42 Effects of sleep deprivation on beta amyloid (associated with dementia)

    36:09 Is disrupted sleep bad? Some tips.

    37:57 Tips for sleep hygiene

    42:06 What about naps?

    43:20 Use of CBD oil

    44:45 Sleep myths

    47:04 How to know if you’ve had enough sleep.

    53:35 Sleep and sex

    56:25 Complementary Sexual Health support group offered at McMinn clinic once a month

    57:06 Work that Dr. Pierpaoli Parker is doing, her blog https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/engaging and book

    1:03:45 How to contact or find Dr. Pierpaoli Parker

    • 1 hr 6 min
    13 - Hormones

    13 - Hormones

    This podcast covers one of the most frequently used tools in the McMinn toolbox: Hormones. Dr. McMinn is here with nurse Laurel Roberts to tell you how to take control of your hormones so they don't control you.

    • 26 min

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