1. Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing? – From our Functional Medicine Doctor

    We often receive calls from individuals who want to be tested for food allergies or sensitivities. This article will provide a summary of the difference between testing for food allergies vs food sensitivities and how the results are used by a functional medicine doctor. Food Allergy Testing There is a difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. If you went to an allergist and had a …Read More

  2. When Do You Need A Functional Medicine Doctor?

    With all the information readily available today, when would you need the help of a doctor trained in functional medicine? With all the books, blogs, podcasts and YouTube videos on diets, nutrition and lifestyle modification at your fingertips, when or even why would you need a functional medicine doctor? Here is when you need help… What you are doing is not working! If you discover useful infor…Read More

  3. Choosing a Functional Medicine Doctor Near You

    3 things to look for in a Functional Medicine Doctor… As functional medicine grows in popularity more and more people are looking for functional medicine doctors in their area. Maybe you live in Orland Park or St. Charles or another city or town around Chicago. If you have been doing online searches, you have probably noticed that you have several different clinics to choose from. It can be diff…Read More

  4. Functional Medicine Doctor Near Me?

    Functional Medicine Doctor Near Me? Have you been looking for a functional medicine doctor near you? If so, you have probably been looking at different websites, reading reviews about the doctor and the facility; trying to decide who will be a good fit for you your healthcare needs. It can be difficult making a decision based on information from a website and you don’t want to spend days online …Read More

  5. How a Functional Medicine Doctor Thinks About Digestion

    What do you think is root cause of your digestion problem? Maybe you have done some research and are familiar with digestion problems like: Leaky Gut SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) Food Allergies or Food Sensitivities Dysbiosis: imbalance of the Gut Flora or the Microbiome (the microbes living in your digestive tract) IBS ETC Any one of these or combination of these problems can caus…Read More

  6. Your Whole-Body Approach to Health – from our Functional Medicine Doctor

    Functional Medicine - A Naperville Approach If you have a health problem, do you think the problem is the result of a single body-system failure? Let’s say you have a digestion problem that causes gas, bloating and loose stool. You might think your digestive system is the root cause of your problem. This would be a reasonable assumption to make, but there is probably more going on than you reali…Read More

  7. Testing or Guessing? – facts from our Functional Medicine Doctor

    Do you want your functional medicine doctor to guess what the root cause of your problem is, or run tests to reveal what the root cause is? Let’s say you have a problem with your digestive system, such as gas, bloating and diarrhea. You have been diagnosed by your gastroenterologist with IBS. You then choose to seek the help of a functional medicine doctor near you. You already have a diagnosis …Read More

  8. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 5 Immune System

    Heal your immune system! Your immune system is one of the key regulating system of your body. When this system is out of balance it will be virtually impossible to restore your health. Sometimes this system is “weak” and this leads to frequent illness and prolonged periods of recovery. More frequently however, it is out of balance and doing more harm to your body than good! . Your immune syste…Read More

  9. Functional Medicine Shortcuts

    Today I want to talk about functional medicine shortcuts; are they good or bad? What do I mean by shortcuts? Are there really any legitimate “shortcuts” to restore health and wellness?  These shortcuts would be simple, general concepts to improve your health status. Many doctors and wellness authors are looking for broad and general concepts to sell to the public to solve their health problem…Read More