1. Is Gluten Bad For You?

    Is gluten really bad for you? The truthful answer is that maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. At Naperville Integrated Wellness, we have been working with gluten intolerance issues for over 15 years. Let’s break this down and take a closer look at what gluten really is and how it might cause health problems for you or your loved ones.What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in certain grains;…Read More

  2. Weight-loss and Blood Sugar Levels

    What does blood sugar have to do with weight-loss? Even if you don’t have diabetes, your blood sugar levels might be causing weight-gain or making it difficult to lose weight. How does blood sugar affect weight-loss? Proper blood sugar control has EVERYTHING to do with weight-loss! The reason blood sugar balance is so important has more to do with another hormone the body produces in respons…Read More

  3. Weight-Loss, Metabolism, and Thyroid Health

    Are you having difficulty losing weight? Have you tried dieting and exercise but you just can’t lose body fat? You have probably seen advertisements for all sorts of special diets, the latest exercise programs and even supplements that are supposed to melt the pounds away; unfortunately most of these strategies simply don’t work or don’t work as well as you had hoped. What makes weight-lo…Read More

  4. Autoimmune Disease and Functional Medicine

    Autoimmune disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The AARDA (American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease. More Americans suffer from autoimmune disease than heart disease and cancer combined! Did you know?  There are approximately 100 different autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune disease can affect a…Read More

  5. Is Integrative Medicine Right For You?

    There are 2 major divisions in healthcare today. On one side we have what is called traditional medicine and on the other we have integrative medicine. So, what makes these 2 forms of healthcare so different? Traditional Medicine: this is the form of medicine most of us are very familiar with. We go to the doctor with a health complaint and after a 10 minute office visit we walk out with a pre…Read More

  6. Do You Have An Anxiety Disorder?

    What is normal? We all experience moments of feeling nervous, worried or anxious. Maybe you get a flat tire on your way to an important engagement or you have just lost your job. It would be normal to feel uneasy when life throws you curve balls like these. However, some people feel anxious and worry most of the time; even when there is no known explanation for it. So how do you know if you actual…Read More

  7. Fibromyalgia: A New Look

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder of the nervous system that causes muscle pain and in many, it can lead to fatigue, brain-fog, mood issues and insomnia. Fibromyalgia affects over 5,000,000 Americans and 90% of those affected are women over the age of 18. While there is no single cause for fibromyalgia, the brain and the nerves of the body appear to be the target of this chronic health condition. This i…Read More

  8. Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person and their lifestyle choices. It utilizes both conventional and alternative methods of diagnosis and treatment. Traditional medicine on the other hand focuses solely on the management of disease; little if any attention is given to the patient as a whole. Years ago, doctors had to be able to treat a w…Read More

  9. Natural Solution For Depression

    Depression affects millions of Americans at some point in their lives. While the exact cause of depression remains unknown, the problem appears to be an imbalance of brain chemicals; called neurotransmitters. The nerves of the brain (called neurons) do not actually touch each other; there is a small open space between each nerve. So what “connects” the neurons of the brain and permits the…Read More

  10. Functional Medicine Treatment For Depression

    Depression affects almost 20 million Americans. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men and it has become so common that is has been referred to as the "common cold" of mental illness. Functional neurology and functional medicine experts have determined that depression is essentially a symptom of decreased activity of a certain part of the brain called the frontal lobe. This …Read More