Shaun, Diane, Christina and Frank were experiencing symptoms—mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, depression, helplessness—that were highly likely to garner them a psychiatric drug prescription from a traditional medical doctor. Fortunately, they sought alternative care with an Ageology Physician.
Each patient was evaluated hormonally, biochemically and in terms of the pressures and difficulties of their lifestyles, and given comprehensive care addressing all these areas. Shaun’s treatment was personalized to fit her specific health issues and goals, and was very different that the treatment Frank received.
Ageology Physicians specialize in integrative metabolic medicine (IMM), which helps patients regain their health and then achieve their optimal health, despite the changes that occur as they age. The treatment paradigm involves an individualized medical evaluation, nutrition, fitness and wellness guidance, supplements and hormone therapy, as well as medications if needed, that is designed to help patients live healthier, longer, higher quality lives.
Here’s what we ended up doing with each of these patients:
Shaun went through the diagnostic process and was placed on bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT). She reported that this created a “definite improvement in my nightly sleep pattern…I finally slept through the night and woke in the morning feeling refreshed. As a result, I had more energy, which enabled me to engage in an exercise program, and the result of exercise is an overall feeling of well-being and less anxiety.”
Diane had a similar experience, getting on a course of BHT that worked for her body. She gathered the courage to leave a marriage that wasn’t working. She increased her exercise, drank less alcohol, and went on a full nutritional supplement program with my guidance. We helped her choose quality brands, explaining that they are absorbed more efficiently. As she replenished and re-balanced, she “went from feeling sluggish and bad, and depressed and unhappy to feeling completely vibrant and alive…I mean, I feel great!”
As a woman who’d had a hysterectomy well before her natural menopause, creating balance via BHT was especially helpful for Christina. Her path to healing involved concentrated work to renew her exhausted adrenal glands. “I can now function as a sane person,” she says. “I just can’t say enough, it’s just really amazing. I’m feeling a lot better.”
Frank got hormone balancing help and guidance on diet and nutritional supplements. He soon headed back to the gym and got back into shape at 52. “Before this program, I had no desire for anything. I had no sex drive at all…My wife thought I had been cheating on her. We had a big turnaround. Within six weeks, my wife says, ‘Wow! This is really working!’ Before the program I was very sad and grouchy. Now I am more confident, I can handle things better.” Frank went from 35% body fat to 6% body fat and began to compete again. “My concentration and memory are way better…I wouldn’t have been around if it weren’t for my Ageology Physician.”
Ageology Physicians place the opportunity to live better into the hands of every person who is committed to achieving it. Shaun, Diane, Christina and Frank were committed to a course of therapy that addressed the root causes of their mental discomfort. They didn’t accept that their symptoms were all in their heads; that it’s just part of getting older; that they should just live with it or pop pills to fix it.
The IMM approach was just what the doctor ordered.
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