FAQ

Vitamins

What vitamins/supplements are great for foundational support?


All patients can benefit from these 4 products: PHYTOMULTI

  • Multivitamin with plant extracts
  • 2 tablets are equivalent to eating 10 servings of fruits and veggies
  • Anti-aging at the cellular level to include phytonutrients beneficial for energy metabolism, skin, eye/vision, heart, immune, and blood sugar
EPA-DHA 720 FISH OIL
  • Support heart & circulatory health, brain & eye health, nervous system health, immune health, joint health, skin health, boost metabolism, healthy mood & cognition, and healthy pregnancy & fetal development
  • Equivalent to the pharmaceutical fish oil Lovaza
  • 1 softgel is equivalent to eating approximately 1 can of tuna
VITAMIN D3 5000 AND ISO D3 2000
  • Approximately 75% of the population are deficient in Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D has many health benefits in reducing the risk of many conditions. These include many types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, several bacterial and viral infections, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune diseases. Any patients with mood disorders, depression or bone health concerns can benefit
  • It’s important for the elderly to have high levels of Vitamin D to improve muscle performance, reduce the risk of falling, and the risk of fracture
ULTRAFLORA BALANCE PROBIOTIC
  • Enhances immune function and supports the digestive system. Can also aid in weight loss
  • 1 capsule is equivalent to eating approximately 18 tubs of yogurt
  • Anyone on an antibiotic should use a probiotic because the antibiotic kills the good and bad bacteria
  • Stable at room temperature and does not need to be refrigerated
LOOK FOR: WELLNESS ESSENTIALS PACKETS – CONTAINS PHYTOMULTI, FISH OIL, AND VITAMIN D (DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PROBIOTIC)
  • Convenient Prepackaged 1/day packs of the products above – 1 month supply
  • 10% cheaper to purchase the Wellness Essential packs verse buying the 3 products separately




What nutrients help with common deficiencies?


NUTRAGEMS COQ10 300MG

  • Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance found in virtually all cells of the human body. It’s a protective antioxidant and provides energy
  • Benefits patients with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, neurological conditions, protects and repairs the skin
  • Natural production of CoQ10 declines with age. Should begin supplementing after age 40
  • Anyone on cholesterol medication should supplement with CoQ10 because the statins block the production of CoQ10
MAGNESIUM GLYCINATE
  • Magnesium is one of the more common deficiencies
  • Helps to reduce headaches, muscle pain, and muscle tension
  • Stress, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, and blood pressure meds deplete magnesium
ULTRA POTENT C
  • Vitamin C
  • Protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and skin wrinkling
GLYCOGENICS
  • Full spectrum B vitamins
  • Increases energy and aids in memory. Eases stress, anxiety, depression and PMS




What options do you have for weight loss support?


CARNITINE WITH CHROMIUM

  • L Carnitine asks as a shuttle bus for fats and fatty acids to the cell to be used as energy
  • Used for cardiovascular patients and can improve body composition
  • Take between meals for better absorption
LIPOGEN
  • Promotes the export of fat from the liver
  • Can be used in place of Lipotropic Injections
FENUGREEK
  • Appetite suppressant – a seed that forms a gel in the intestinal tract
  • Helps with carb and sugar control
10 DAY DETOX
  • Releases toxins from the fat cells
  • Liver, Kidney, and Heavy Metal detox
  • Can be used as a stand-alone or as part of a weight loss program
PROTEIN FUSION BARS
  • Can be used as a meal replacement or before/after a workout
  • 20g protein, 3g impact carbs, and low glycemic so will not spike your blood sugar




What will help with stress and sleep?


NUSERA

  • Use for occasional stress
  • Feeling edgy, jittery, overwhelmed, or distracted
  • Take when under stress or 15 minutes before a stressful situation
  • Natural valium
ADRESET
  • Use for prolonged stress
  • Stressed and tired
  • Feel tired and weak for no reason, withdrawn, wakes un-refreshed
SERENAGEN
  • Use for prolonged stress
  • Stress and wired
  • Burned out, nervous energy, can’t calm down, difficulty sleeping
BIOSOM
  • DHEA
  • Helps to reduce depression, increase estrogen and testosterone levels
BENESOM
  • Melatonin
  • Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep





Botox®

What is Botox treatment?


Botox, or botulinum toxin A, is a type of prescription medicine offered at Dunagan, Yates & Alison that improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles on a patient’s skin when introduced into the muscles. Botox does this by blocking the nerve impulses in the problem area, immediately reducing the muscle activity that is responsible for forming the lines between the brows.




How long does Botox last?


We advise our patients that the effects of Botox are only temporary and that patients should discuss regular sessions with their plastic surgeon if they want to maintain their youthful appearance. Botox can also be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Aside from treating the frown lines between the brows, aptly named the “11s”, Botox can also be used to treat frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and also skin bands in a patient’s neck.




Am I a good candidate for Botox?


We do not permit the use of Botox among pregnant women or those who may still be breastfeeding, as well as those with neurological disorders. To find out if Botox is the right treatment for you, contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alison.




Are there any side effects from Botox?


During consultation with our patients, they are advised that all cosmetic procedures have risks. We make sure they are aware of these risks before they agree to have the procedure done. If the Botox treatment is not done by a trained professional, it is possible that a patient may experience temporary facial muscles weakness or muscle droop. Other conditions like speech disorders or dysphasia, upper respiratory tract infection, neck pain, headaches, bruising or redness, and nausea are also possible side effects of a Botox treatment gone wrong.





Hormone Pellet Therapy

How often do I need the hormone pellets inserted?


For women, pellets usually last 3-4 months. For men, the duration is 4-5 months. At that point, you need another pellet inserted to keep your hormones balanced.




What are the benefits of BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy?


You’ll be amazed that pellets, some as small as rice grains, can make you feel so much better. Here are some of the benefits of BioTE® hormone therapy:

  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Muscle Strength
  • Weight Loss Becomes Easier
  • Increased Mental Clarity
  • Improved Moods and Outlook
  • Prevents Age-Related Illness
  • Builds Bone Mass




What is the difference between BioTE® Hormone Therapy for men and women?


For women, hormone pellet therapy means you don’t have to be at the mercy of hormone-related issues such as PMS, menopause, and age-related health deficiencies. Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Age-related estrogen loss increases a woman’s risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s, impaired vision, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. Estrogen affects the skin’s elasticity, cognitive functions, and bone mass. It’s also thought that higher estrogen levels increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, which elevates mood. Testosterone is also needed for women. It, along with estrogen and progesterone, are the three main hormones. Increased testosterone provides increased mental clarity, libido, and muscle tone and mass. Low testosterone is linked to increased irritability, anxiety, sleep problems, moodiness, and depression. It contributes to declining bone mass, the hallmark of osteoporosis. For men, research now defines a male equivalent to menopause, calling it andropause, signaled by decreasing testosterone levels. This decline has led to various hormone treatments for men, but most are expensive, require daily consumption, and need careful timing. BioTE® instead delivers sustained and consistent testosterone levels through the day for up to five months. Higher levels of testosterone increase a man’s libido, help to retain muscle mass, aid in weight loss, and improve energy levels and moods.




How do I get started on hormone replacement therapy?


Simply call our office to get scheduled for bloodwork. 256-489-5748. Once we have your result you will meet with Dr. Alison and he can recommend the best method of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.




What is BioTe®?


BioTE® is a Bio-Identical form of hormone therapy that seeks to return the hormone balance to youthful levels in men and women.




How will I know if I'm a candidate for pellets?


Symptoms may vary widely from depression and anxiety to night sweats and sleeplessness for example. You will need to have blood work done, which will determine your hormone levels. Once the doctor reviews and determines you are a candidate, we will schedule an appointment for insertion.




Do I have blood work done before each treatment?


No, only initially and 4-6 weeks later to set your dosing. You may have it done again if there are significant changes.




What are the pellets made from?


They are made from wild yams and soy. Wild yams and soy have the highest concentration of hormones of any substance. There are no known allergens associated with wild yam and soy, because once the hormone is made, it is no longer yam or soy.




Is the therapy FDA approved?


What the pellets are made of is FDA approved and regulated, the process of making pellets is regulated by the State Pharmacy Board, and the distribution is regulated by the DEA and Respective State Pharmacy Boards. The PROCEDURE of placing the pellets is NOT an FDA approved procedure. The pellets are derived from wild yams and soy, and are all natural and bio-identical. Meaning they are the exact replication of what the body makes.




How are they administered?


Your practitioner will implant the pellets in the fat under the skin of the hip. A small incision is made in the hip. The pellets are inserted. No stitch is required.




Does it matter that I'm on birth control?


No, the doctor can determine what your hormone needs are even if you are on birth control.




Are there any side effects?


The majority of side effects is temporary and typically only happens on the first dose. All are very treatable. There are no serious side effects.




What if I'm already on HRT of some sort like creams, patches, pills?


This is an easy transition. The doctor will be able to determine your needs even though you may be currently taking these other forms of HRT.




What if I've had breast cancer?


Breast cancer survivors and/or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate, however, this is to be determined by the physician. You should schedule a consultation with the Doctor.




How long will the treatment last?


Every 3-6 months depending on the person. Typically 3 1/2 months for females and 5 1/2 months for males. Everyone is different, so it depends on how you feel and what the doctor determines is right for you. If you are really active, you are under a lot of stress, or it is extremely hot, your treatment may not last as long. Absorption rate is based on cardiac output.




What is the cost?


Female Pellet Insertion fee is $350 and Male fee is $700.





Medical Weight Loss

How long does it typically take for me to see results and reach my goal?


You can expect to lose between 2-5 lbs per week. * Results may vary.




How much does the program cost?


The cost of the program is around $125 per week. That cost includes your weigh-in, counseling, and the cost of your diet program. There is an initial consultation cost as well.




Do the Ideal Protein foods taste good?


Yes, there are a lot of great options to fit all taste preferences. Most dieters find all the foods to taste great!




What is a Body Composition Scale?


It is a scale that is the most accurate, precise, and convenient method to measure body fat, muscle mass, and water values. Our scale provides you with lean mass and fat values in each segment of your body.




Will I be able to keep the weight off after I have completed the program?


YES! That is our goal! If you follow our 4 phase protocol, you will gain an understanding of how food affects your body and you will be able to stabilize and maintain your weight. * Results may vary.





Juvederm®

What are the benefits of Juvederm?


Juvederm is manufactured from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. This natural substance makes Juvederm safer and eliminates the risk of any tissue rejection. Since Juvederm is in gel form, the final result will be smoother and have better consistency, unlike other dermal fillers that appear to be granular. Patients at the Alison Wellness Clinic can immediately appreciate the results and can have it reversed if they are not satisfied with the outcome. The effects are very natural so it’s not obvious to people that you had a cosmetic procedure done, and patients do not experience any swelling right after.




What is a Juvederm procedure like?


A thorough consultation is always done with all our patients at Huntsville, AL to provide all the information that our patients need as well as address any concerns and apprehensions that they may have on the procedure. Since Juvederm is all natural, we don't require a skin allergy test to be conducted prior to the procedure. The procedure will start by applying a local anesthetic to numb the area. Juvederm will then be injected on the skin and will be gently massaged after. It will take about 15 minutes to an hour to complete each session and immediate effects can already be seen right after. Each treatment can last for about a year, which makes this procedure even more popular.





IV Therapy

Are IV therapy infusions safe?


IV therapy is extremely safe and also has zero to very little side effects.




How long does it take to receive a treatment?


The average time for a 1000mL treatment is 45-60 minutes. In rare instances it may go above the 60 minute mark.




How often should I receive IV therapy?


Every person is different and everyone has different objectives. Your goals will determine how often to receive treatments.




What is the difference between IV therapy and oral vitamins?


IV vitamins go straight into the bloodstream and bypass the gastrointestinal system allowing for more and faster absorption in the blood cells.





Patient Information

What to expect your first visit?


If you are coming in for a weight loss consultation, your appointment will last approximately 60 minutes. This will be a one-on-one session with a health coach to go over your health history, talk about goals, explain our weight loss programs, and help you choose the one that will work best for you. You will also be weighed on our body composition scale and we will go over the results with you. You will leave with a good understanding of how to get started on the program. But don’t worry if it seems like a lot to learn….it is! That is what we are here for….to guide you through the program. Each week you will come in for a 15 minute appointment with a weight loss coach. Over time, you will feel like you are learning more and more about food and how it affects our bodies.




Where are you located?


900 Bob Wallce Avenue SW • Suite 111 • Huntsville, Alabama 35081




What are your hours?


Monday-Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm




When do you provide lab draws?


Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm Fridays 9 am – noon




How do I make an appointment at the Athens, Alabama office?


Please call 256-489-5748 to make your appointment. We handle all calls and appointments for the Athens office through our main office in Huntsville.





OUR SERVICES

 

Wellness
Weight Loss
Anti-Aging

OUR LOCATIONS

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA:

900 Bob Wallace Ave SW

Suite #111

Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 489-5748

HOURS

Monday– Wednesday:

9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday:

9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday:

9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday (IV Therapy only):

10:00am – 2:00pm

ATHENS, ALABAMA:

109 W. Washington St.

Suite E

Athens, AL 35611

(256) 489-5748

HOURS

Monday– Tuesday

Closed
Wednesday
Thursday:

9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday:

9:00am – 12:00pm

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