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Age Management

imgAge management medicine is a proactive preventative approach to enhancing the quality of life and achieving and preserving optimum health and wellness.

Our goal is to achieve this by providing a personalized program which includes diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and when needed, bio-identical hormones.  We offer advanced cholesterol testing (Berkeley, Liposcreen, Spectracell), cardiac risk consultation, weight reduction plans, saliva testing for hormone analysis, along with wellness screens for the patient seeking the best in preventative care. 


imgBecause beauty is more than skin deep Dr. David Van and Dr. Vicki Van and their staff do not stop enhancing the patients’ vitality once their outer beauty is achieved.  Understanding the importance of cell renewal and repair, they are pleased to offer the leading nutraceutical, UNIVERA to their patients.  Proven effective in reducing inflammation, boosting energy and renewing (the more than 30 billion) cells, Univera® has its place in the management of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, arthritis, diverticulitis, hormonal imbalances, weight control and other conditions association with the aging process.  

Wellbeing and Weight Loss Program

imgGood nutrition is one of the best things you can do to feel good and look good. A well toned and vibrant body doesn't just happen. It takes work. Our desire with the Wellbeing and Weight Loss Program is to help you make the right choices.
In this program you will…

  • Be accountable ... to your healthcare provider who is concerned about your general health as well as your weight.
  • Be weighed weekly on the same scale ... not daily to discourage you!
  • Get a little help from a prescription strength diet pills ... ones that work.   
  • Follow our diet plan...tailored to your healthcare needs.
  • Incorporate exercise at a minimum of three times a week.
  • Receive the original "Fat Mobilizer" injection. It contains Vitamins Bl, B2, B3, B12, Inositol, Choline and Amino Acids that facilitate fat mobilization. This is included with the monthly visit and can be given weekly between visits for a $15.00 charge with no appointment necessary.
  • We recommend Metaburn™ for our patients who have achieved their goal weight or those who cannot take the prescription strength diet pills. Metaburn™ thermogenically increases metabolism and facilitates fat mobilization. It can also be used with the Fat Mobilizer injection for added weight loss benefit and increased energy. Metaburn™ is not offered over the counter and is available from our pharmacy.   Because of its safety profile Metaburn™ (unlike prescription diet medication) can be ordered and refilled without an office visit!

We're here to help you reach your goal!   Visit our website: www.mcintoshtrail.com to meet our providers.


Are your hormones making you crazy?

Throughout our lives we experience many changes and stressors that may cause imbalances in our bodies.  Some of these can alter the perfect harmony of our hormones.  Young girls experience changes during puberty and adolescence. 

In their twenties and thirties women have the multiple demands of raising children as well as often working full time jobs.  As early as the late thirties  women may start having perimenopausal symptoms that proceed into menopause.  Men also develop hormone changes as they age.  These may cause significant problems in their quality of life.

Today, one of the  focuses of anti-aging medicine is evaluating what is occurring with our hormones.  The most accurate test to date is saliva testing.  This test gives a guide of where to start when designing a combination of hormones specifically for your body.  Compounding pharmacies combine ingredients with the same chemical components that our body makes in a base of soy or yam.  These compounds are commonly referred to in the media as “bio-identical hormones” or “natural hormones”.

A drug company is not allowed to patent a formulation with the same chemical components that our body makes and call it a “drug”.  Their formula may be close in design but still is different.  Having a “custom” hormone therapy may be the best option for both women and men.

The wonderful art of designing a compound specifically for you is to first evaluate your hormone levels and then balance them with as low a dose of hormones as possible.  It is not one hormone over another that makes you feel better, but rather a balance of hormones that may aid with relieving the symptoms you are experiencing.  These symptoms can include: fatigue, insomnia, craving carbohydrates, hot flashes, night sweats, foggy thinking, itchy skin, low libido, moodiness, anxiety, weight gain in the mid-section, migraines, and generally feeling a lack of joy.

Women still need to have their yearly exam including PAPS and Mammograms, and men need to have yearly evaluations which include a PSA prior to looking at their hormone therapy as well.  Your provider may also look at getting a complete panel of blood work, including checking a thyroid level which is the master hormone in all patient groups.

A wellness plan is never complete without evaluating your diet and exercise program.  Eliminating the five whites: bread, potatoes, rice, flour products, and sugar, will go a long way to enhance your health and wellbeing.  Replace them with multigrain bread, brown and wild rice, red skin potatoes or yams.  Eliminate sodas and replace them with drinking approximately 64 ounces of water daily. You will also need to include in your diet at least three servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables a day while limiting your intake of pork and beef. An exercise program needs to be at least 30 minutes for 3 days a week.

ion Cleanse

The ion Cleanse® purifies the body more effectively and faster than any herbal or fasting protocols, with little or no stress to the patient. Your practitioner will have you place your feet in a bowl of water, install the ion Cleanse® unit, turn it on and within seconds, millions of ions enter your body and begin to neutralize tissue acid wastes. Fat and mucous residues found in the water after the treatment reflect the wastes that have left the body during the 20 to 30 minute session. Rashes, dark circles under the eyes, swollen joints, yellow-green and blotched complexions often indicate a buildup of tissue acid wastes inside the body. Your practitioner will be able to tell you, by the color of the wastewater, which organ is being cleansed. Several ion Cleanse® sessions, along with dietary modifications, may substantially reduce and even eliminate these conditions.

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