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At Alabama Lifestyle Medicine, we believe that true health is more than the absence of disease, it is also a state of complete physical, social, and mental well-being. Diseases do not come from a deficiency of pharmaceuticals. To enable our patients to live their healthiest lives, and to make their bodies a hostile terrain for disease, we primarily use all the evidence-based lifestyle factors at our disposal and only secondarily resort to medications.

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What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle medicine involves the prevention, treatment, and reversal of disease by utilizing six pillars, which are: a whole, plant-based diet, restorative sleep, regular physical activity, positive social connections, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances.

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Whole plant-based diet

Demonstrated to prevent, treat and reverse multiple health conditions, and has a multitude of benefits. Food truly is our medicine!

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Positive Social Connections

Encourages patients to foster healthy relationships for improved physical, emotional, and psychological health.

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Restorative Sleep

Use improved sleep to maximize the immune system and improve a variety of health issues.

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Stress Management

Critical to the outcome of almost every health condition, how we manage stress plays an essential role in our state of health.

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Regular physical activity

This has such a great impact on our physical and mental health and is an essential part of any health regimen.

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Avoidance of Risky Substances

Helping patients to limit/avoid risky substances in pursuit of optimal health.

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What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle medicine involves the prevention, treatment and reversal of disease by utilizing six pillars, which are: a whole, plant-based diet, restorative sleep, regular physical activity, positive social connections, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances.

1

Whole Plant-Based Diet

Demonstrated to prevent, treat and reverse multiple health conditions, and has a multitude of benefits. Food truly is our medicine!

5

Positive Social Connections

Encourages patients to foster healthy relationships for improved physical, emotional, and psychological health.

4

Restorative Sleep

Use improved sleep to maximize the immune system and improve a variety of health issues.

3

Stress Management

Critical to the outcome of almost every health condition, how we manage stress plays an essential role in our state of health.

2

Regular physical activity

This has such a great impact on our physical and mental health and is an essential part of any health regimen.

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Avoidance of Risky Substances

Helping patients to limit/avoid risky substances in pursuit of optimal health.

Common Conditions We Help Treat

Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Heart Disease

Lung Disease

Thyroid Disease

Cancer

Autoimmune Conditions

Acute COVID-19

Long COVID-19

Vaccine Injury

And More

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Common Conditions We Treat

Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Heart Disease

Lung Disease

Thyroid Disease

Cancer

Autoimmune Conditions

Acute COVID-19

Long COVID-19

Vaccine Injury

And More

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Meet Dr. Gudel

Dr. Gudel is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Receiving a B.S. in Community Health from Texas A&M University, she then graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. She completed a traditional Osteopathic internship in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Upon completion of residency, she joined the US Air Force, was deployed to Afghanistan three times, and earned her wings by becoming a flight surgeon along the way.

Seven years later, a cancer diagnosis caused a change in Dr. Gudel’s career trajectory, leading to board certification in Lifestyle Medicine and the start of Birmingham’s first American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) -type Lifestyle Medicine practice. She is excited to practice true health care as opposed to the reactive care of traditional medicine.

By addressing the root causes of disease, which are so often lifestyle-related, she has successfully treated many medical conditions, enabling patients to dedicate less of their time and finances toward the health care that is so often “sick care.”

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Meet Dr. Gudel

Dr. Gudel is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Receiving a B.S. in Community Health from Texas A&M University, she then graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. She completed a traditional Osteopathic internship in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Upon completion of residency, she joined the US Air Force, was deployed to Afghanistan three times, and earned her wings by becoming a flight surgeon along the way.

Seven years later, a cancer diagnosis caused a change in Dr. Gudel’s career trajectory, leading to board certification in Lifestyle Medicine and the start of Birmingham’s first American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) -type Lifestyle Medicine practice. She is excited to practice true health care as opposed to the reactive care of traditional medicine.

By addressing the root causes of disease, which are so often lifestyle-related, she has successfully treated many medical conditions, enabling patients to dedicate less of their time and finances toward the health care that is so often “sick care.”

Patient Resources

*Insurance can be used for lab work and imaging, however, Dr. Gudel often can provide more economical options for both.

New Patient

Patients are provided with a variety of resources to enable and educate them on the journey to better health.

Labs & Imaging

At Alabama Lifestyle Medicine, we offer labs and imaging services at discounted prices via the lab with which Dr. Gudel partners. We use Green Imaging with its board-certified radiologists for accurate tests and results.

Insurance

In order to protect the physician/patient relationship, Dr. Gudel is not able to accept insurance for the visit itself, however this can be used for lab work and imaging.

Dr. Gudel is a breath of fresh air.  She listened to me, asked questions and treated me as a whole person.  I appreciate her approach to discover the root cause of my health concerns and discuss how to implement a lifestyle medicine plan specific to me.

- ML

Customer

Not only did Dr. Gudel save my wife's life. She went above and beyond what most physicians would do for a patient. Dr. Gudel is a godsend. We love her very much for what she has done in our lives. I would strongly recommend Dr. Gudel for early and late treatment of Covid 19.

- RJ

Customer

With Dr. Gudel’s help, I’ve been able to significantly limit the amount of processed sugar/starch in my diet. I’ve also added more whole foods plant-based meals, improved my sleep and exercise more, all of which have increased my productivity.

- KF

Customer
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Dr. Gudel is a breath of fresh air.  She listened to me, asked questions and treated me as a whole person.  I appreciate her approach to discover the root cause of my health concerns and discuss how to implement a lifestyle medicine plan specific to me.

- ML

Customer

Not only did Dr. Gudel save my wife's life. She went above and beyond what most physicians would do for a patient. Dr. Gudel is a godsend. We love her very much for what she has done in our lives. I would strongly recommend Dr. Gudel for early and late treatment of Covid 19.

- RJ

Customer

With Dr. Gudel’s help, I’ve been able to significantly limit the amount of processed sugar/starch in my diet. I’ve also added more whole foods plant-based meals, improved my sleep and exercise more, all of which have increased my productivity.

- KF

Customer

Get Started On Your Wellness Journey

To speak to Dr. Gudel and embark on your wellness journey, contact Alabama Lifestyle Medicine by using the contact form below or by emailing us.

  • Email

    info@allifestylemed.com

  • Address

     2208 University Blvd Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35233

Send us an Email

Get Started On Your Wellness Journey

To speak to Dr. Gudel and embark on your wellness journey, contact Alabama Lifestyle Medicine by using the contact form below or by emailing us.

  • Email

    info@allifestylemed.com

  • Address

    2208 University Blvd Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35233

Send us an Email