Georgina M., Oak Park, IL
Cheryl R.,  IL
Sophia B., Chicago, IL

Georgina M., Oak Park, IL

At age 34, I had a hysterectomy for cervical cancer. In my early 40s, I had surgery to remove an endometriosis mass and had both of my ovaries removed. After this second surgery, I was put on HRT because it was assumed that since I had no ovaries I needed it. The endometrial mass started to return, so I was taken off the HRT and given Lupron shots once monthly for 3 months to deplete my body of all hormones (I guess to wipe the slate clean) ¨C idea being the mass would not return. I had extreme weight gain, and I was diagnosed with depression not long after and prescribed Zoloft for the symptoms. I had also been on high blood pressure medication for 10 years, and very recently my MD also wanted me to start taking high cholesterol medication which I absolutely refused, as somewhere in my mind it just didn't make sense.

On a separate note, one of my dogs, the Rottweiler, had been having health problems costing me well over $3,000 in less than 6 months for medication alone. For 6 months, she was continuously prescribed Flagyl, antibiotics, something for nausea and something else for diarrhea, etc. When the course of medications (that, by the way, weren't helping her) was discontinued, not only did the symptoms resume, but worse. Bloody diarrhea turned to blood only, her blood platelet count got so low that she should have died. So then it was recommended that I give her a course of heavy duty steroids which, after a couple of weeks, she had to be weaned off as it was too dangerously high a dosage to stop suddenly - oh and by the way, something for her stomach to aid in digestion while she was on the steroids.

I think it was spring of this year that I was referred to Dr. Vagias for a naturopathic consultation. What a Godsend! Because of her educating me, her guidance and genuine concern about my health: 1) I do not need blood pressure medication anymore, 2) I am still taking a small dosage of Zoloft, but now I am much more mentally balanced, and 3) I definitely do not need to take cholesterol medication. Other benefits I've noticed are my skin is much less dry (I don't need to use as much lotion daily and it has a glow to it), the osteoarthritis joints in my hands are less noticeable, I sleep better, have more energy, my alcohol consumption is less, and I have lost weight and am still losing. I feel better inside myself (best way I can describe the other benefit).

She also made recommendations to help my dog¡¯s health get back into balance. My dog is now also enjoying the best of health at 10 years old! She has not needed to go the vet to get her glands squeezed, whereas she used to need to go monthly, no more crying out because of joint pain, no more diarrhea and vomiting (no more bloody stools), no more "walking pooping." And bonus - hardly any garbage eating on her walks.

Thank you, Dr. Vagias, for improving the quality of our lives!
Georgina M., Oak Park, IL

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Cheryl R.,  IL

I went to Dr. Vagias to address some serious health issues my two children had, which the pediatricians had dismissed as ¡°normal." My daughter is 4 years old and had bowel movements every 12 days on average and had a very itchy skin rash. My son, 7 years old, had severe stomach pains after eating his lunch. Often, the pain was so intense they would send him home from school. He was throwing up often and would feel nauseous after eating.

I have incorporated Dr. Vagias¡¯ dietary recommendations into my children¡¯s lives for several weeks now. My daughter has loved the changes from the start. She says the food tastes so good! My son grew to like the foods but only after a few days. He now thinks food items such as store bought milk are sour and has no interest in them.

I'm very proud of both of the kids because they are both interested in learning how to get healthier, and they want to know what to do to achieve good health. They are always asking if what they want to eat is something good for them. Many times I have to tell them, no it's not, but they are learning. My daughter has always had a sweet tooth, but she is willing to give it up most of the time now if it means she will get better.

My son has been doing much better. He hasn't been sick since starting on the dietary changes. He doesn't take as long as he used to in the bathroom with his bowel movements and hasn't complained of headaches or stomach aches!

Almost immediately after starting on the recommended foods, my daughter was getting much better. She was having bowel movements nearly every day. Her skin has greatly improved, and she hasn't complained of being itchy.

Thank you,
Cheryl R.,  IL

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Sophia B., Chicago, IL

In 1998, I was diagnosed with severe allergies to food (corn protein), environmental and dust mite allergies. Doctors advised me to take Zyrtec or Claritin on a daily basis to control this situation. If I did not take any pill for 48 hours I did suffer ¨C to the point of getting migraines, sinus infections etc ¡­ So I have taken Zyrtec daily for almost 10 years. In the past, I also suffered from depression related to my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. I could not focus sometimes. 

When I decided to consult Dr. Demetra Vagias, I started a new chapter of my life. Dr. Vagias prescribed special diet and natural remedies (food supplements) over the medical options. The diet helped and food supplements supported control of my allergies, perhaps to the point of elimination. The thought of going with the medical options horrified me, and so I tried to follow a natural path recommended by Dr Vagias.

After being under Dr Vagias¡¯ wing for a few months, my allergies are now under control, I lost weight, and can focus with more energetic attitude.  Being able to use natural remedies over medicine has been exciting for me as I know how damaging taking the medical path can be; whereas natural remedies work in conjunction with your body. 

Dr. Vagias has also helped my son (25-year-old suffering from foot fungus). As an added bonus, my son lost 17 lbs. and now looks very healthy and has glowing skin. She has also helped my 14-year-old dog and sweetheart. My dog has been blind for a year, and now she decided to stop eating the standard pet food (dry form). After consulting with Dr. Vagias, we applied a natural form of food and supplement, and my dog now feels and acts like a puppy.

Dr. Vagias is an excellent doctor. I am completely content with her care of my medical condition. She is very knowledgeable, kind and caring. I can reach her very quickly 24 hours a day, and I do not abuse this privilege.

Sincerely,
Sophia B., Chicago, IL

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