Chronic Viruses (in your body now) Autoimmunity In Part 1 of this COVID-19 series, I discussed the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines for it. While this virus and its variants are a concern, I do not think we are looking at the big picture. For many, the virus has been the straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak. This is what the top functional medicine provider means by that… COVID has pus…Read More

  2. COVID-19 and your immune system: Part 1

    Part 1 of 3 This is a 3-part series on COVID-19 and what you need to know about it. I have no agenda. I just want to present you with information, so that you can decide what is best for you and your loved ones.  I have not been talking or writing about COVID-19, vaccines and variants because I wanted to watch it unfold and observe firsthand how it affected the health of my patients and people ar…Read More

  3. Are Functional Medicine Doctors Real Doctors?

    Feedback from our Chicago Functional Medicine Doctor Are functional medicine doctors real doctors? Are functional medicine doctors legitimate? Are functional medicine doctors worth it?  These are some of the most common Google searches regarding functional medicine doctors. Probably the most common question people have about functional medicine doctors is “are they real doctors?”  I would li…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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