1. IBS Treatment

    IBS is one of the most common digestion issues we work with in our functional medicine Naperville office. Successful IBS treatment requires a thorough assessment of the various systems of your body so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be created just for you. IBS is a functional gut issue. This means it is diagnosed based on your symptoms; it is not diagnosed by a colonoscopy or “IBS blood…Read More

  2. Thyroid Problems, may not be the actual dilemma

    I have many patients contact my office who are sure they have a thyroid problem. Many have been told by their doctor that their thyroid is normal, yet they still have symptoms of low thyroid function.   Maybe you have symptoms of low thyroid function like weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair loss or fatigue. These are all problems that can be caused by hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). Yo…Read More

  3. Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

    Food allergies are a common cause of poor health and frustrating symptoms. You have probably heard of food allergies and the many health issues they can create; from digestion issues, mental health problems, autoimmunity...the list goes on.  There are actually 2 separate food issues when it comes to diet and the immune system; food allergy and food sensitivity. Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity  …Read More

  4. Food Allergy? Leaky Gut? SIBO?

    Are your health issues caused by a gut problem? Odds are, if you’re suffering with a chronic health problem, your gut is part of the problem. In Functional Medicine, the health of the gut (your digestive tract including the stomach, small intestine and large intestine) is of the upmost importance. If you have a “gut problem” which one do you have? Food allergies or sensitivities? Leaky gut? …Read More

  5. Natural Solutions for Anxiety and Depression

    Are you looking for a natural solution for anxiety or depression? Many people suffer with anxiety and depression and the underlying causes can be numerous and overlapping…it can get complicated. I attended the IMMH; Integrative Medicine Mental Health conference last week in Dallas and listened to experts in the field discuss what they thought caused anxiety, depression and other mental and emoti…Read More

  6. IBS Solutions “The Big 3”

    If you suffer with IBS, then you know how frustrating this health condition can be. Odds are (since you’re reading this) you have been searching for better solutions to this chronic health condition. Today I want to introduce you to what I call “The Big 3”...these are the 3 major systems that must be assessed and addressed if you suffer with IBS. If you have seen a gastroenterologist, you pr…Read More

  7. Food Sensitivity Testing

    Many people are suffering from health issues that are a direct result of the foods they are eating. They know, or highly suspect certain foods are playing a role… the only problem is that they don’t know which foods to reduce or completely remove from their diet. Maybe you have been trying to figure out which foods you should be eating and which foods you should avoid. Trying to sort this out …Read More

  8. “Healthy” Diets Making You Sick?

    Is your diet making you sick? Have you been making changes to your diet and seeing no improvement in your health? Or worse yet, feel worse than you did before? There are all sorts of diets being promoted today that are designed to reverse illness, improve gut health and restore vitality. Maybe you have tried a low-FODMAP, AIP, Whole 30 or Paleo diet in an effort to improve your health. While ther…Read More

  9. The Functional Medicine Process

    Interest in the functional medicine approach is growing every day. People are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of this health-restoring approach to wellness. Unfortunately, very few people understand how the process of health restoration works. Most of the people who enter our office for the first time have a general idea of what we do, but most can’t really explain it or steps of the…Read More

  10. Your Genetics…Your Health

    Today I want to talk about your genes…no, not your Levi’s but the genetic material that affects your health. Don’t worry, I won’t dive too deep into this topic and put you to sleep! Let’s take what can become a very complicated topic and try to make it simple and useful. The reason I want to cover this subject is because it has a lot to do with your health and you need the cooperation of…Read More