1. Weight Loss

     Why is losing weight so difficult for some people? Maybe you have experienced this problem yourself?  Why is weight loss easy for some and very difficult, if not impossible, for others? The difference often goes back to differences in metabolism. We have all heard this word before, but what does it really mean and what can cause it to slow down or speed up?  The answer to metabolism problems i…Read More

  2. IBS and Functional Medicine 

    As a top Chicago functional medicine doctor, I see patients every day that suffer with chronic digestion issues. IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common problems we see in our Chicago-based office.  This article will look at IBS from a conventional and functional medicine perspective. Hopefully this will provide you with a greater understanding of this condition.  “Irritable …Read More

  3. Chicago Functional Medicine Doctor Discover Root Cause of Your Health Problem

    Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease Are you searching for answers to your thyroid health issue? As a Chicago functional medicine doctor, I see patients every day that are suffering from the effects of unhealthy thyroid gland function. Common symptoms of low thyroid function include weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, digestion issues, menstrual cycle irregularities, infertil…Read More

  4. You might be the root cause of your health issue? 

    You can also be the solution.  In functional medicine we look for the root cause of heath problems. We want to discover and reveal the most basic, most fundamental cause of illness. As referenced above, you might say we are looking to what is missing, incomplete or simply not being done.  Different examples of root causes:  You can’t lose weight because you have Hashimoto’s disease, or anot…Read More

  5. Want more health and happiness?

    You have more control than you think…  When it comes to your health, there are 3 forces that will ultimately determine how healthy you happy you are. In the past I have put the focus of my writing only one of these pillars of health, your body. The other two are however senior to the body but are not often spoken of in a medical or healthcare setting. I believe this is on of the main reasons pe…Read More

  6. Best Functional Medicine Doctor?

    How do you find the best functional medicine doctor near you? This is a common search online, but everyone has a different definition of “best.” Looking for the best might mean different to you than other people.  In this article, I will cover topics such as the doctor’s education, how well-known they are, do they get good results with their patients as well as the best overall experience. …Read More

  7. Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy? – Your Immune System

    Your immune system can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When working properly, it can save your life and when it’s not it can end your life. Your immune system is one of the most powerful and complex systems you have. Much like the dog pictured here, your immune system is your defender and protector when it works properly. When it behaves badly, things can do go very, very wrong. In trad…Read More

  8. Functional Medicine Made Simple

    1 path leads to the 3 most important systems in your body… Maybe you are new to functional medicine and you are wondering how it can help you restore your health and quality of life. Even if you are not new to the subject, this article will provide a simplified view of what is really going on and what we as functional medicine doctors are trying to accomplish. Health starts in the gut… This is…Read More

  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment with Functional Medicine

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment  What is it? What causes it?  Functional medicine solutions… IBS is one of the most common digestion disorders we treat in our office.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both.  IBS doesn't cause changes in bowel …Read More

  10. Hashimoto’s Flare Up – Talk To Our Functional Medicine Doctor At Naperville Integrated Wellness

    What is a Hashimoto’s flare up and what causes it?  A flare up can cause you to experience symptoms of low/hypothyroid function or high/hyperthyroid function.  Assuming you have not a recent change in thyroid medication, either by type, brand or dosage, then the cause of the flare up is most likely due to your immune system.  You must always keep in mind that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoi…Read More