1. Integrated Wellness Workshop

    If you have been  searching for natural healthcare alternatives or simply want to gain a better understanding of functional medicine or integrated medicine then you should consider attending one of our  workshops. Below you will find just some of the topics that are covered in our 1 hour workshops. What is Functional Medicine? Find out how functional medicine is different than traditional medici…Read More

  2. How Many Calories Should I Eat?

    This is one of the most common questions our patients ask us. Calories have become the focus of many diet plans today but counting calories may not be the best way to lose weight. We utilize a functional medicine approach to weight-loss in our office and it puts very little emphasis on calories. While this may seem hard to believe, low-calorie diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it …Read More

  3. What Is Gluten?

    Gluten! That horrible substance found in all of the foods we love! Is gluten really bad for you? Does it really cause health problems? Is all this hype about gluten just a fad? Gluten: Gluten is a general term for the proteins found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. It provide an elastic and binding property to food; it’s the “glue” that holds baked goods together. Gluten is found in man…Read More

  4. New Treatment Option for Chronic Pain: Bowen Therapy

    Living with chronic pain is a miserable state of existence for many Americans. Unfortunately, many who suffer with chronic pain must rely on over the counter pain medication which can lead to kidney, liver or stomach disease or worse yet begin to utilize prescription pain-killers which may carry a high risk of addiction. The increased use of prescription pain-killers in the Unites States has cause…Read More

  5. Nutrient-Based Alternative to Antidepressants

    Millions of Americans take antidepressants on a daily basis. Brain chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalances have reached epidemic proportions in this country. When key neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine or GABA) are not produced in sufficient quantities by the brain, the consequences can be devastating to quality of life. Depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and many other disorders …Read More

  6. New Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Treatment

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by a chronic and inappropriate immune system response in the digestive tract. The result of this response is inflammation and tissue damage. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight-loss and fatigue. The exact cause of IBD is not known but it is known to involve faulty immune system regulation. Heredity only plays a minor role and mos…Read More

  7. Parkinson’s Disease and Functional Medicine Treatment

    Parkinson’s disease is a condition where the brain does not produce enough dopamine. Medical treatment usually consists of drugs like levodopa and carbidopa/Sinemet. The problem with this approach is that over time the efficacy of these drugs begins to decline and the disease progresses. There is a different management option that may have better short-term and long-term outcomes. Achi…Read More

  8. Treatment for High Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is probably the most poorly understood substance in the body; by doctors and patients alike. It is viewed as a life-threatening substances that should be virtually abolished from your blood stream through the use of medication. It has been blamed as the sole cause for heart disease stroke. Is cholesterol really that bad? What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is substance that is produce…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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