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    Coronavirus Warning – It’s Time To Wake Up

    COVID-19 is a wake-up call What exactly is a wake-up call? Something that serves to alert us to a problem, danger or need. Seeing what this virus has done to our country and the world should serve as warning that we do have a problem, we are in danger and there is a need.  The fact that a virus has shut down our lives should serve as a warning to us all. The fact that a virus has caused such pani…Read More

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    Hashimoto’s Brain Damage: Keep Your Brain Health w/ Functional Medicine

    Hashimoto’s disease is not only a thyroid disease. This autoimmune disease often affects your brain. Many individuals with this disease still suffer with brain-related symptoms even when their thyroid hormone levels are optimal. Your symptoms may not be related to your levels of thyroid hormone at all. In many instances, symptoms attributed to thyroid hormones are actually problems that originat…Read More

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    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19: The Functional Medicine Approach

    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19 Autoimmune diseases have not been found to increase COVID-19 mortality, but other chronic health conditions have. However, coronavirus infection can cause an exacerbation or flare up of your autoimmune disease.  If you have an autoimmune disease, it does not mean that you have an overactive or underactive immune system. It means you have an immune system that is no…Read More

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    Coronavirus Today and Tomorrow – How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

    Your Immune System   Experts agree that COVID-19 will be a problem for some time to come. The hope is that a vaccine will be created to help provide protection in the future. There are however some big problems with this as our only hope and solution. As you will see below, we are a long way (over a year) from developing a vaccine. We also don’t know how effective it will be, since most flu vi…Read More

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    Could it be a food allergy? – Functional Medicine helps at the source!

    Is Your Diet Making You Sick?   I’m not just talking about junk food or highly processed foods. Could healthy foods be a problem for your body? Many people have food allergies or food sensitivities that are supposed to be healthy. How would you know if the healthy foods you are eating are making you sick? Can you discover which foods support and nourish your body and which ones tear it down, l…Read More

  6. Healing Your Gut – The Functional Medicine Way!

    Many health problems are the result of poor gut health; more specifically a leaky gut. Have you heard of a “leaky gut” and if so, what does that mean exactly? The part of the gut we are talking about is your small intestine. This is the section of the gut that can get “leaky” and it is also the part of your digestive tract where you absorb food. The gate to your inner fortress First, we sh…Read More

  7. 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

  8. IBS Treatment

    IBS is one of the most common digestion issues we work with in our functional medicine Naperville office. Successful IBS treatment requires a thorough assessment of the various systems of your body so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be created just for you. IBS is a functional gut issue. This means it is diagnosed based on your symptoms; it is not diagnosed by a colonoscopy or “IBS blood…Read More