1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Brain Fog & Fatigue Causes – Our Functional Medicine Doctor Elaborates

    Fatigue and brain fog are two of the most common health issues we treat in our office…and they usually occur together. I have also found they usually have a common cause and solution. Most who suffer with these conditions do not get much help from traditional medicine. This is because they are a functional disorder and therefore require a functional medicine solution.  Brain Fog  One of the mo…Read More

  7. Dr. Clint Sexton

    Weight Loss Success – Functional Medicine Looks At New Year, New You

    It’s January again and weight loss may be on your mind. Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolution we make. Many people make the resolution to lose weight repeatedly throughout the year. This can become a depressing cycle of trying diet or weight loss programs, one after the other, hoping for that secret combination of factors that will finally result in success.  Top 10 …Read More

  8. Brain fog and Fatigue – Root Cause w/ Dr. Clint Sexton

    Do you feel like you just don’t have the energy you used to have? Do you live with a general sense of fatigue, no matter how much sleep you get?  Does is seem like your brain just is not as sharp as it used to be? Do have problems concentrating or remaining focused? Are you forgetting things more often than you used to?  Brain fog and fatigue often go hand in hand because they are often the re…Read More

  9. Does your doctor know how to test your thyroid?

    Is your doctor missing something?   When your doctor runs tests for your thyroid gland they are either looking to see how well your thyroid is working on it own or what your thyroid medication is doing in your body. Unfortunately, most doctors are not very good at testing the thyroid gland and interpreting the results. This might sound like a harsh statement to make, but after reading this artic…Read More

  10. Hashimoto’s New Treatment Update Why you still have symptoms.

    It’s not what you think it is… This article is only for those who want a more in-depth understanding of what is happening in the body of an individual with Hashimoto’s disease. Most of the symptoms you are currently experiencing are NOT due to a problem with your thyroid hormone levels. Much of what you are suffering with is the impact Hashimoto’s has on your brain and the regulation of ot…Read More