Guest blog post from Dr. Trupti Gokani, MD, Neurologist and Director of Zira Mind and Body Center, in Glenview, Illinois. She recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to discuss the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine and how your doshas can predict and solve your biggest health complaints. Plus, home treatments to restore your balance.
The definition of “organic” has been changing for years. Buying organic is not the promise of purity it once was. The latest shift in USDA organic labeling standards—enacted without any public input—is raising the hackles of many food industry watchdogs. READ MORE ￫
The Other Side of the Story – a Physician Response to More Magazine’s “The Hormone Hoax Thousands Fall For”
I am a board-certified physician who specializes in integrative metabolic medicine. This means that I have made it my life’s work to help people overcome the health challenges that increasingly confront them as they age. The goal? To support every patient in the quest for wellness and quality of life – however that is defined by the individual. READ MORE ￫
Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) is a big part of what we do at Ageology. If a patient is experiencing symptoms that have not been able to be cured with traditional medicine, we evaluate them to see whether a hormone imbalance exists. Then, we start low with bioidentical hormones, building slowly until we achieve symptom relief with ideal levels (which vary from person to person). We continue to meet with the patient over time, because their needs will change as their bodies change.
I once had a patient who was very thrifty, and her thriftiness extended to a commitment to never, under any circumstances, if she could help it, throw food in the garbage. I recall her stories of her concocting delicious-smelling meals from old cottage cheese, soggy vegetables, and even meat that seemed beyond its prime. She’d proudly serve these dishes to her husband and child, who were used to this and tucked into the meals without batting an eyelash. READ MORE ￫
Every patient who walks through my door wants or needs something. Sometimes they don’t know what it is and they need my help to figure it out. Other times they know exactly what they want and look to me to help them achieve their goals.
Either way, the first step to success for every patient is the same: Honesty — with themselves and with me. READ MORE ￫
I’m known for spending significant amounts of time with my patients at each and every one of their appointments. I don’t do this because it takes me a long time to conduct a physical exam, run a routine test or write a prescription.
What takes up most of the appointment time is simple, enjoyable conversation.
I talk with my patients about all kinds of things: work, marriage, passions, children, stress, hopes and fears. READ MORE ￫
A study published in the September 12 issue of New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has caused quite a stir. Since the mainstream press got hold of this story, I’ve been flooded with questions from concerned men.
The gist of the study: low testosterone may not always be the reason behind standard male menopause (andropause) symptoms like fading libido, fat gain, muscle loss and low energy. READ MORE ￫
Patient Case Study:
Nancy Roudis, Age 44, Minooka, IL
I was in my mid-thirties when I began as a patient with Dr. Savage. Now, nearly 10 years later, I am still a patient on a lifelong journey to continue to feel better and age well. READ MORE ￫
Patient Case Study:
Giedre Trahan, Age 47, Denver, CO
I began seeing Dr. Savage in Chicago in my early 40s when my menstrual cycle started to change. I’m currently 47 years old and still his patient, even though I have since moved to Denver. I am a nutritionist who believes in a healthy and active lifestyle, so Dr. Savage’s lifelong journey to feel better and age well is in sync with my philosophy, which I strongly encourage my 10-year-old twins and eight-year-old son to follow as well.