Sholom Gootzeit is a doctor of osteopathic medicine serving patients in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona, area.
His seventy-year life journey has taken him from his birthplace in the Bronx across many different adventures and life experiences, ranging from working for years as a lifeguard on Long Island, to trying his hand at music and stand-up comedy, to years of working with his dad with children with severe developmental disabilities, and ultimately, to serving as a physician specializing in regenerative medicine and helping patients overcome what are, in some cases, lifelong injuries and physical trauma.
Along the way, Dr. Gootzeit has taken those life experiences, missteps, and assorted experiences and developed his own worldview on health, fitness, medical fallacies, and the underlying causes of pain and its relief.
Extreme Wellness is his attempt to distill those learnings and experiences in a small, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand volume to help readers find their own best paths to a life without pain.
Along the way, readers will encounter many adventures in lifeguarding, accompany the writer through the trials and tribulations of trying to master performing arts, learn along with him from some of the leaders in the ever-advancing art and science of regenerative medicine, and even take a look behind the curtain at some of the ills affecting health care, politics, and culture in today’s United States.
Through far-flung and wide-ranging anecdotes, combined with extensive medical knowledge and years of firsthand experience, Dr. Gootzeit shows the reader how to approach treating both the physical ailments that come from daily life and also the value of finding their own paths and applying their own learning and experiences in creating a life imbued with extreme wellness.