Myers’ Health Cabinet

Healthy Together: Body, Mind, & Soul
The Myers Health Cabinet has several great opportunities in 2019! Make plans to participate in these events as we seek to live healthy lives ~ Body, Mind & Soul ~ in 2019.
Sign up information will be available via Sunday’s Connection Cards and online as time nears for these events.
Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings:
+ First Sundays in the Bridal Room in the Narthex from 10:30-10:50a
 Third Wednesdays 5-5:30 in the CFC while Connect is in session.
Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!’
1 Samuel 25:6
 The Whole30 is a meal plan that changes your mindset about eating habits.  Think of it as a short-term nutrition reset, designed to change your life in 30 days.
Next Whole30 Information Session & Kick Off
April 27 from 1p to 3p
@ Myers Memorial UMC in the CFC
Faithful Families ~ Beginning February 27, 2019
This is a 9 lesson program that trains and brings together a trained nutrition educator and a lay leader with interested persons from our congregation to learn an Eating Smart and Moving More curriculum in a faith based setting. Through group discussions, recipe taste tests and activities, individuals and families are encouraged to set goals for leading healthier lives.  We are looking for 10 interested persons to sign up for this from Myers with a goal to start the program in February 2019.   Visit to learn more.   Watch for sign ups in weekly emails and the connection cards or by contacting Alison Evanoff,
Fitness and Spiritual Wellness Initiative
Brought to you by the Faith Community Nurse program.  This is a collaborative effort of multiple faith communities in our area that will present a calendar of fitness and/or wellness events sponsored in 2019.  We will be sure to advertise all opportunities through our social media, Health Cabinet bulletin board and emails.  Myers plans to participate with our Whole 30 program, Hula Hoop class with Ree Threkheld and the Walk for Justice in June.  Stay tuned for more details
Check out this Calendar of Events with a variety of opportunities through out our community.
Heart Healthy Cooking Class

February 21 at 6p in the CFC

A heart healthy diet is one of the most important lifestyle factors that can help reduce heart disease. Please join us for a free cooking class conducted by Executive Chef Michael Ryan to learn how to make an easy and delicious meal that is good for your heart. Funded by Caromont Heart Foundation, space is limited to 35 participants
Please RSVP by calling the church office at 704-864-3222.

  Menu: Spinach & artichoke hummus, Tex-mex garden veggies, seared chicken breast with pineapple salsa, strawberry & banana sorbet

The Faith & Health Ministry
at CaroMont Health publishes a Community Resource Guide on a quarterly basis to address the needs of patients, care providers and organizations in our community who help care for our citizens. Please visit the CaroMont Community Health Website to access this valuable resource.

15 Foods to Avoid if you have Heartburn

I have heartburn, medically referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or dyspepsia. Let me share with you the 15 foods that stimulate heartburn…all of which I like!  So, unfortunately all the good things to eat increase heartburn, but by trying to minimize some of these foods, you can reduce your severity or incidence of GERD.

Bob McCullen, MD, Myers Health Cabinet Member


Distracted Driving

Each month there are many topics selected for health awareness. The month of April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Health Cabinet wishes to bring you a few facts about this issue.


Pet Health

Pet Health Most pet owners don’t realize their furry friends can become diabetic.  The symptoms in animals are much the same as diabetes in humans.