Uchee Pines Institute was established in 1970, by Calvin Thrash, M.D., specialist in Internal Medicine (now deceased), and his wife, Agatha Thrash, M.D., board specialist in pathology. It is a non-profit, health educational and wellness facility located in the country near Seale, Alabama, 15 miles from Columbus, Georgia.
Uchee Pines is dedicated to helping those suffering from the lifestyle illnesses of today that are killing millions of people in the western world every year.
Uchee Pines is committed to assisting people through the use of simple, natural methods, using exercise, vegetarian nutrition, hydrotherapy, massage, the rational and judicious use of some herbs and supplements, and firm faith in the Divine Healer.
Since 1975, thousands have been helped at the Lifestyle Center. A dedicated and professional staff help patients adopt a new lifestyle, often halting or reversing the damage of diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, or a host of other lifestyle related diseases.
Uchee Pines offers a five-day Simple Remedies & Preventive Medicine Seminar, teaching participants how to gain and maintain health. This seminar includes massage, hydrotherapy workshops, and total vegetarian cooking, and up-to-the-minute lectures on current health topics.
Country Life Natural Foods is the first and premier vegetarian restaurant in Columbus, Georgia. It also carries an ample volume of bulk foods and health items, and serves both a local and international community with a mail order service for all non-perishable items. A Lifestyle Counselor is also available to counsel people in health matters.
The Lifestyle Educator Training Program is a six-month course to prepare students to fill the vital role of health educators. Graduates are able to teach by precept and example the way to a healthier and happier life. For those who are unable to leave their home or work, the Lifestyle Education Extension Program is offered.