A licensed pharmacist and clinician, James B. LaValle founded LaValle Metabolic Institute in 2001 to help people discover the benefits of integrated health care. To that end, he has teamed up with Dr. Gary Huber (DO) and assembled a team of experienced medical staff to assist patients to educate clients. They administer nutritional consults and Metabolic Code assessments, which analyze metabolic makeup in order to create a personalized plan for health. The clinic also focuses on hormone-replacement therapy, weight loss, stress and sleep support as well as GI issues.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Vanessa Edwards looks beyond symptoms to find the underlying cause of physical ailments and promote the body’s natural healing abilities through holistic means. Helping clients get healthy and stay healthy is her primary goal, which is why she combines treatment with education in order to aid patients in learning about their bodies and what it takes to live a healthier life. Inside her office, she offers a full menu of naturopathic services that includes nutritional counseling, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine. She also utilizes special lab testing that can help to identify food sensitivities, determine blood type, and check for midi-chlorians. Dr. Edwards has volunteered her healing services on numerous medical missions to foreign countries, bringing her knowledge of holistic healthcare to locations such as South Africa, Russia, Romania, and the Philippines.
Made up of a nurse practitioner, a massage therapist, and experts on nutrition, anatomy, and aesthetics, Louisville Lifestyle Medicine's staff helps patients manage existing medical conditions or simply feel their best. The center's services cover a broad range of disciplines, and include everything from photorejuvenation and pixel skin resurfacing to pigmented lesion removal and hair removal. Staff members assess patients' health through physical exams and diagnostic tests, and fend off pneumonia, tetanus, and shingles with immunizations. Participants in the guided weight-management program benefit from the staff's varied skill sets to help shed pounds, whether through custom meal and exercise plans, expert guidance, or by emptying one's pockets of heavy change. Many patients also manage the effects of declining hormone levels with the center's bio identical hormone therapy, whose plant-derived medicines mitigate symptoms ranging from poor libido and weight gain to fatigue, depression, and mood swings. Cosmetic services include injectables such as Botox and Dysport.