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. 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

  8. 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

  9. Brain Fog & Fatigue Causes – Our Functional Medicine Doctor Elaborates

    Fatigue and brain fog are two of the most common health issues we treat in our office…and they usually occur together. I have also found they usually have a common cause and solution. Most who suffer with these conditions do not get much help from traditional medicine. This is because they are a functional disorder and therefore require a functional medicine solution.  Brain Fog  One of the mo…Read More

  10. Dr. Clint Sexton

    Weight Loss Success – Functional Medicine Looks At New Year, New You

    It’s January again and weight loss may be on your mind. Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolution we make. Many people make the resolution to lose weight repeatedly throughout the year. This can become a depressing cycle of trying diet or weight loss programs, one after the other, hoping for that secret combination of factors that will finally result in success.  Top 10 …Read More