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. 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

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    Fibromyalgia Treatment – Functional Medicine Takes A Deeper Look

    For serious readers only… This will not be an easy article to read through. If you are serious about understanding and managing this condition, then keep reading.  I am digging deeper into this condition so that you can understand what is happening in your body. By the time you get to the end of this article you will know more about the disease mechanisms that cause fibromyalgia than your docto…Read More

  9. What is your diagnosis? – Functional Medicine Speaks To The Root Of The Problem

    Does it really matter?  Without a diagnosis, a label for your health condition, then there is not much traditional medicine can do for you. This where functional medicine and traditional medicine differ. This is very important if you are trying to restore health and normal function to your body. Of course, we tend to feel more in control if we have a name for what we are suffering from, but that …Read More

  10. What To Look for In a Functional Medicine Doctor

    Have you been searching for a functional medicine physician? If so, you have probably been scouring the web and looking over the websites of various doctors and clinics. You have been doing your research so you can make an informed decision. The only problem is that you may not know what exactly it is you are looking for. What criteria are you using to make your decision? Maybe you have been compa…Read More