16 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.

Functional Medicine Podcast McMinn Clinic

    • Health & Fitness

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.

    Pelvic Floor Health for Women

    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
    12 - Brain Health

    12 - Brain Health

    Today, Dr. Kristine Lokken, PhD takes some time out of her busy schedule at the Brain Health Institute, to discuss the topic of brain health with us. Dr. Lokken is a renowned neuropsychologist, and the perfect person to tell us the best practices to keep our minds sharp.

    • 54 min
    11 - Stress

    11 - Stress

    This episode is a special stress edition featuring McMinn Clinic's own Donna Mullinax. Donna is a licensed counselor and hypnotherapist, and today she and Dr. McMinn discuss the realities of stress, and share the tools that they use to deal with it.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

fev;djvuhvbb3[orlk ,

Great info

Great scientific yet accessible discussion of important issues from a perspective that even non-medical people can understand. Keep up the good work!

Tracie Face ,

Decent show

The nutrition episode was ok but I couldn’t get over the valley girl. Hard to take that seriously.

katezubro ,

Ummmmmm

Good info but I wish the doctor would get a handle on the “um, uh, um”’s because it’s hard to hear what he’s saying.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To