Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:53

New Beginnings Today

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:50

Medical Creations Integrated Medicine

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:47

Atlanta Integrative and Internal Medicine

Friday, 08 April 2016 19:21

2016 Over 40 & Fabulous!

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If you are a personal training client of The Exercise Coach, you have no doubt heard our mantra "Muscle quality matters more than movement quantity". If you incorporate safe, effective, intense strength training into your exercise regime, you can change your overall health and longevity including the levels of important hormones.

We know that high intensity exercise helps stimulate the body's production of a hormone called the human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone is important as it has been known to help slow the aging process! HGH also helps our bodies build muscle and burn fat, so it is critical to help build metabolism and fight sarcopenia— the decrease of muscle mass occurring as a natural part of the aging process.

Epinephrine is also a hormone released during high intensity exercise. Its release results in increased energy by stimulating the release of glucose and accelerating the use of glycogen within the muscle. This process helps create better muscle quality improvements, helps lower long term blood pressure, and also increases energy.

By combining healthy nutrition with Right Intensity Training™, we can also regulate the balance between the very important hormone insulin and glucagon. Healthy insulin levels are critical to maintain healthy and stable blood sugar levels, lower body fat, and feel better. At The Exercise Coach we have helped many people improve insulin levels, reverse type II diabetes and lose weight.
So when exercising, do not forget the critical role muscle quality, or strength training, plays in overall health and longevity, because "muscle quality is way more important than movement quantity"!

Sponsored by: The Exercise Coach | 4920 Roswell Road NE | Sandy Springs, GA | Phone: (404) 963-8339 (Coming Soon)  |  458 East Pace Ferry Road | Buckhead, GA | Phone: (770) 857-3269 | www.exercisecoach.com


Monday, 28 March 2016 14:45

SculpSure® Q&A


SculpSure is the first FDA cleared laser for noninvasive lipolysis treatment to eliminate up to 24% stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks in just 25 minutes.


As a light-based treatment, SculpSure preferentially heats the fat cells to the target temperature that destroys them, so the fat loss is permanent. Over time, the body eliminates them with results evident in 6-12 weeks.


Most non-invasive body contouring treatments on the market either only reduce the size of fat cells or reduce abdominal circumference and require multiple treatments to be effective. SculpSure is the latest of only two technologies that can permanently eliminate a significant percentage of fat cells in a one-time treatment. The potential advantages of SculpSure over freezing fat (cryolipolysis) is the speed of treatment (25 minutes vs. about an hour), comfort (no suction/vacuum), and truly no downtime (no incidences of post procedure pain or numbness). I have literally had patients go to the gym that afternoon or run a marathon that weekend!


Since SculpSure is the lastest technologic advance in body contouring on the market in many years, many people are not yet familiar with it...but you will be! It has been featured on "The Doctors," "The Dr. Oz Show, " and "Real Housewives." Atlanta Face & Body Center is the FIRST plastic surgery center to bring SculpSure to Atlanta and one of only a handful of locations in metro Atlanta that offers this game-changing treatment.


SculpSure is safe, fast, and effective with no surgery or downtime. With the speed of the treatment, I can treat more of your problem areas in a shorter amount of time. Most people also find the treatment very comfortable and the satisfaction rate is over 90%. It may also have some off-label skin tightening benefits. Additionally, I and all of my staff have had the treatment, so we speak from personal experience not just statistics. I look forward to introducing more Atlantans to this breakthrough new technology!


Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker
Atlanta Face & Body Center

Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker brings to her patients the benefits of a world-class education combined with unparalleled experience. After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine from Duke University, she was the first woman to complete her specialty residency training program at Emory University. Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker elected an additional year of advanced fellowship training focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face at Tulane University. These exclusive and competitive fellowships are offered to only 38 candidates internationally each year, and only a handful of surgeons in Atlanta have this specialized training. Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is Double Board Certified and a Fellow of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Having performed thousands of facial procedures, including 4000 facelifts alone, she is one of the most experienced Facial Plastic Surgeons, not just in Atlanta, but the entire country.

Sponsored by: Atlanta Face & Body Center | 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 205 | Atlanta, GA 30339  |  Phone: (678) 888-FACE (3223) | www.AtlantaFaceAndBody.com


Monday, 28 March 2016 14:39

Strawberry Laser Inch Loss

I can't count the number of times patients have said "feel free to take some fat out" or "can you do lipo while you have me open?" right before I perform surgery on them. Well, we've found Strawberry Laser Lipo. This technology aligns with my philosophy because, in order to have lasting results, you have to engage in aerobic exercise soon after each treatment to mobilize the liquefied fat out of your body through the lymphatic system. I am all for anything that will get you moving.

Your Strawberry Treatment and What To Expect:

After an initial consultation and completion of the necessary forms, you will then be weighed, measured and the treatment area photographed (no faces). These details will be recorded so you can see your results.

Strawberry-Cream-logo-bevel-white-smlAfter you feel comfortable on the exam table, the Strawberry laser paddles will be fitted over the area to be treated and held in place with a Velcro® strap.
Once the paddles are secured, the practitioner will place two Cluster probes close to the area and the painless treatment will begin. You will feel a very slight warmth which can be quite relaxing.

The technician will measure you with a self-tightening tape measure prior to the procedure and will remeasure you immediately following it. You will be informed of your inch loss at that time.


Dr. Felecia L. Dawson

Dr. Dawson practices holistic, integrative and functional medicine. She has special interest in holistic methods of treating uterine fibroids, menopause and HPA axis dysfunction ("adrenal stress/fatigue"). Dr. Dawson is skilled in outpatient options to hysterectomy including endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic myomectomy.

Dr. Felecia L. Dawson was acknowledged by Essence Magazine as one of the leading black female obstetrician gynecologists in the nation.

Sponsored by: Women For Women Holistic Gynecology  |  1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 350  |  Atlanta, Ga 30308  |  Phone:  404.733-6334  |  www.wmn4wmn.com

Kaiser Permanente offers women access to physicians who specialize in caring for their bodies.
Dr. Joye K. Lowman is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Lowman, who oversees Kaiser Permanente of Georgia's urogynecology program, helps women deal with sensitive medical issues that impact their quality of life—from incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse. Her primary goal is to ensure that every woman who enters her exam room feels comfortable talking about her symptoms and leaves knowing that she has a partner in her health care.

Whether it's educating other doctors on the latest in hormone therapy or conducting research on treatments for medical conditions impacting the pelvic floor, Lowman is a true advocate for women's health. She is passionate about providing her patients with individualized, coordinated care, which is why she joined Kaiser Permanente's integrated health care system.

doc-talking-to-womanAt Kaiser Permanente, specialists work in concert with primary care physicians, pharmacists and labs technicians to care for patients. Health care teams are connected through an electronic medical record system that provides a patient's complete medical history, enabling physicians to make informed decisions and provide higher quality care. In fact, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has been recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for leading health plans in member satisfaction in the South Atlantic region.

Kaiser Permanente physicians are committed to helping women thrive. To learn more about Dr. Joye K. Lowman and Kaiser Permanente, visit www.kp.org.


Joye K. Lowman, MD

Dr. Joye K. Lowman practices at Kaiser Permanente's Glenlake Comprehensive Specialty Center in Atlanta. She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania before earning a master's in public health from Columbia University. She also completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reproductive surgery at Indiana University, the first accredited program of its kind in the country. Learn about Lowman's approach to care at kp.org/medical staff.

Sponsored by:  Joye K. Lowman, M.D., Urogynecologist  |  Kaiser Permanente of Georgia  |  www.kp.org



Friday, 25 March 2016 17:34

Wigwam Wellness

By Katherine Michalak

ACS BirthdayCampaign LAPIDphotoEveryone has that voice in their head that whispers, "What if?" once in a while. Most of us sit with that question, but Jennifer Lester Lingvall usually answers it—out loud—by declaring "Well, c'mon. Let's see!" She actively pursues life in the present tense. "Yeah, I'm ALL about experiences ... jumping out of planes ... trying something new," she admits. Jennifer proudly proclaims that she lived a bit of a nomadic lifestyle in her 20s. A "Happy Wanderer," she has always moved with the ebb and flow of an inner tide. She heeds the pull, guided by a curious soul and a compassionate heart.

Her wanderings eventually led her to Atlanta in 2008, where, just as in the other places she'd lived, she quickly made a tight group of friends. With her natural energy and enthusiasm, she always seemed to turn any occasion into a celebratory event and she found a way to use that talent, coming together with a few friends to start planning events professionally. They launched their business, A Social Mess, and began creating parties and festivals throughout the city.

Wigwam WellnessOne Saturday night in January 2012, Jennifer relaxed at home, watching a movie with her then-boyfriend-now-husband Erik Lingvall. Fidgeting on the sofa, she stretched, shifted in her seat, scratched the side of her chest and stopped. She felt something "weird"—a lump that she'd never noticed before. She examined herself further and started to panic. This was a holiday weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on that Monday, so she couldn't get in to see a doctor for several days. Once she did, they immediately scheduled the diagnostics that confirmed breast cancer: Stage one infiltrating ductal carcinoma, at age 31.

SB1As Jennifer gathered her strength for the fight ahead of her, she began talking to friends and asking questions. She'd spread so much joy and love to others over the years that now her community rallied around, ready to support her. It seemed that everyone could connect her to something or someone who could offer some kind of help or guide her toward new information. From doctors and therapists to gifted healers and nutritionists, her friends helped her build a network of resources, and they often anticipated her needs before she recognized them herself. In a little over a year, she'd conquered the cancer.

Once she'd fully recovered and allowed herself time to process all the different ways various people had accompanied her on this dramatic journey, she sat in awe of the displays of kindness, concern and generosity shown to her again and again. She pondered the mystery of how we form friendships, how we gravitate toward one another in a manner that seems arbitrary but becomes meaningful, how we choose our community—how we create our tribe.

It was that idea of a "tribe" that resonated most powerfully to her. She'd been graced by this network of dynamic people surrounding her and nurturing her when she'd needed strength. They'd been her spiritual shelter ... her wigwam.

By 2014, Jennifer decided to share her "wigwam" with others. She wanted a broader circle of people to come together to share knowledge and expertise with others. She wondered what other new ideas were out there to which she hadn't been introduced and what other experiences could heal someone else. She mapped out an idea to put together a festival that would allow others to learn about different types of activities, philosophies and treatments—all with the overriding goal of encouraging each participant to become, as Jennifer says, "the best version of yourself."

Once again, all Jennifer had to do was to ask. Her tribe was eager to help throw this new kind of party she was planning. This one would be a celebration of life and learning and encouragement. Word spread and soon the vision was realized. In 2015, the inaugural event unfolded at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and returns to that Roswell location again this year on April 22 through 24.

The setup of the festival might feel familiar—as at a typical music festival, there are various stages to visit and audiences enjoy being introduced to a variety of new artists; at a food festival, different chefs and restaurants present a variety of foods and guests enjoy tasting new flavors. However, at Wigwam, the talent is completely unique. This is a festival of experiences with wellness experts and inspirational speakers, foodies and fitness instructors, artists and adventurers, all with spots on the agenda. Participants and presenters alike wander from stage to stage, workshop to workshop, activity to activity customizing their own schedule to suit their interests and curiosity. Finding new facets of their best selves ... and meeting new members of their tribe.

Wigwam Wellness



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