1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Hashimoto’s Flare Up – Talk To Our Functional Medicine Doctor At Naperville Integrated Wellness

    What is a Hashimoto’s flare up and what causes it?  A flare up can cause you to experience symptoms of low/hypothyroid function or high/hyperthyroid function.  Assuming you have not a recent change in thyroid medication, either by type, brand or dosage, then the cause of the flare up is most likely due to your immune system.  You must always keep in mind that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoi…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

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    Still looking for answers? – Our Functional Medicine Doctor may have them!

    You are not alone… If you are like many of the people who contact our office, you have been trying to figure out how you resolve your current health issues…on your own. You just have not been able to find the answers you are seeking. Maybe you have tried to get your doctor(s) to run different tests or provide help that does not involve yet more drugs.  You might have read some books on differ…Read More

  6. The Best Autoimmune Disease Doctor – A Functional Medicine Approach

    If you have an autoimmune disease, which specialist should you be seeking the help of? This is a question many people have asked, but the answer is not that simple. You would think there is a doctor that specializes in all autoimmune diseases…unfortunately, no such specialist exists.  When it comes to autoimmune diseases, probably the most qualified medical doctor would be a rheumatologist. How…Read More

  7. Why You Won’t Get Well

    When it comes to your health, wellbeing, and quality of life…what are you waiting for?  If you are not satisfied with your current level of health, what is standing between where you are and where you want to be?  Below are some common obstacles you might be facing that are preventing you from reaching your health goals. Why I can’t take care of myself right now… “I don’t know what to …Read More

  8. Your life is today!

    Will your health be better, or will it be worse one year from today?  Most of us don’t think that far ahead when it comes to our health. We typically focused on our immediate health issues. The nature of our brain is to focus on the present “pain points”…what is bothering me now; unless we push our thought process out into the future, next year is not really a concern for our brain.  If …Read More

  9. Health Problem? Why you start with the gut…

    If you want to restore your health….start with your gut.  You have probably heard that that if you want to improve your health, then fixing your digestive system is the place to start. This is generally good advice, but why? What if you don’t have any problems with digestion? Maybe you have migraines, insomnia or you can’t lose weight. What do these have to do with your gut? Do you still be…Read More

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    What is Inflammation?

    Inflammation, you have heard it’s bad for you. You don’t want it…but what the heck is it? Inflammation is a root cause of countless health problems and is the only factor common to all chronic diseases. In functional medicine we are very interested in the subject of inflammation because until it is brought under control you simply cannot restore function and therefore health. Is Your Body on…Read More