1. Functional Medicine Shortcuts

    Today I want to talk about functional medicine shortcuts; are they good or bad? What do I mean by shortcuts? Are there really any legitimate “shortcuts” to restore health and wellness?  These shortcuts would be simple, general concepts to improve your health status. Many doctors and wellness authors are looking for broad and general concepts to sell to the public to solve their health problem…Read More

  2. My Style of Function Medicine

    If you are reading this, then you are probably looking for a better solution to a health problem you are dealing with right now. Maybe you have heard of Functional Medicine, but what does it mean? Or maybe you have listened to podcasts or read blogs from others who advocate a functional medicine or integrative medicine approach. Is there a difference between integrative and functional medicine an…Read More

  3. Functional Medicine Stool Test

    Stool tests are very useful when searching for root cause problems of the digestive tract. Stool testing is often ordered by functional medicine doctors because there is a tremendous amount of information these tests can provide. So what kind of information can you get from a stool test?  They provide information about digestion, absorption, bacterial imbalance, yeast overgrowth, parasite infecti…Read More

  4. Functional Medicine Weight Loss

     Lifestyle Your lifestyle includes what you are eating and your level of physical activity. Both of these are important when trying to lose weight but diet is often more important.  It can be very difficult if not impossible to out-exercise an inappropriate diet. Diet There are many diets being marketed for weight loss today. I don’t recommend any particular diet for weight loss purposes becau…Read More

  5. How to treat autoimmune disease naturally

    In this article I want to talk about autoimmune disease and what you can do to improve your immune system function. I do want to clarify from the start that there is not a “cure” for autoimmune disease. With the help of a functional medicine doctor, your goal would be a reduction or remission of the disease. If you can put your autoimmune disease into remission, you will experience significan…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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