Newsmakers: Raby Institute Featured on WBEZ and WGN


A busy fall for Theri Griego Raby, MD, ABHM, included appearances on two of the most popular news outlets in Chicago: National Public Radio's local affiliate WBEZ and the nationally broadcast WGN. Both segments highlighted the unique approach practitioners at the Raby Institute take daily when trying to help patients.


Going to the root


"Whether it's culturally, spiritually, emotionally, through the nutrients in your food, your sleep, in your relationships-all that is part of who we are as people," Dr. Raby told WGN's Judie Garcia during the segment.


WGN highlighted Dr. Raby's heritage and holistic approach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. It also featured patients Elisa P. Bell and Cheryl Rotman, who shared their personal experiences with the Raby Institute.
Of Dr. Raby, Bell said, "She looks at the individual. She looks at the person. (This is) the best I've felt in some time, and it's a good feeling to feel healthy."


Roman recalled similar experiences with Dr. Raby. "She reaches out, and she really gets to the root of the problem. She will work on it and get to the root of whatever you need."


Dr. Raby's unique training in western and holistic medicine has enabled her to do exactly that. "I'm going to use the bestevidence-based medicine - whether it's recommending fish oil versus an ace inhibitor for high blood pressure - versus magnesium versus Vitamin D," she said.


Solid Sleep


Dr. Raby discussed other holistic options for healthcare and the importance of sleep with WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift." More than 100 million Americans fail to get a good night's sleep, Dr. Raby told the interviewer, citing statistics from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


"Unfortunately, it's very prominent. Probably a good 50 percent of my patients has some sort of sleep issue," Dr. Raby said. Most patients don't come in because of sleep issues specifically, but after Dr. Raby listens to their full history, she often finds that they "don't have proper sleep hygiene."


"Sleep impacts your whole life, your quality of life. Our sleep state dictates our awake state," Dr. Raby said. "Patients can be in my office less than 5 minutes, and already I'm talking about sleep. It's one of the first things I ask all my patients."


Dr. Raby recommends that people get a minimum of eight hours of solid sleep per night. "It's really critical. Anybody who gets less than six hours per night, it significantly impacts your cognition and your energy."


Listen to the interview for Dr. Raby's suggestions on how to get a good night's sleep.

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