1. Plainfield Functional Medicine

    Functional Medicine for Plainfield Residents   If you live in Plainfield and looking for a functional medicine doctor, then you are in luck. Just up the road you will find Naperville Integrated Wellness. We have been offering functional medicine services to the residents of Plainfield for over 4 years now at our current location. Maybe you are new to “functional medicine” and don’t know ho…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Root Cause Functional Medicine

    Why you have health issues and what you can do about it… In functional medicine we talk a lot about “root cause” but what does that really mean when it come to your health? The model above is a tool that functional medicine doctors can use to  investigate why you have health problems and how to correct them. Root Cause Analysis Root Cause Analysis is a process for understanding and solving…Read More

  4. Thyroid Medication…Do You Need Help?

    Our office provides the best in functional medicine. Our medical team includes a naturopathic medicine doctor, a medical doctor and health coaches. Our doctors have been practicing functional medicine for over 19 years and have helped thousands of patients reclaim their health; we are Naperville Integrated Wellness. Do you suspect that your thyroid medication may not be ideal for you? Do you feel …Read More

  5. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid: Detoxification #2

    When should you think about doing a detox? I have created a functional medicine health pyramid and the 2nd level of this health pyramid is detoxification. The 1st level of this pyramid is the digestive tract and nutrition. Why would gut health and nutrients come before detoxification? #1 Your body is constantly being exposed to toxins; some of these come from the environment and the rest are origi…Read More

  6. Will My Health Insurance Pay for Functional Medicine?

    The elephant in the room…$$$ We receive calls every day from people interested in receiving the benefits of functional medicine. One of first questions they commonly ask is “will my insurance pay for this” or “do you accept my health insurance.” Our entire healthcare system and your health and wellbeing is ruled by health insurance companies…they get to decide: Which doctor you can see…Read More

  7. Functional Medicine Stool Test

    Stool tests are very useful when searching for root cause problems of the digestive tract. Stool testing is often ordered by functional medicine doctors because there is a tremendous amount of information these tests can provide. So what kind of information can you get from a stool test?  They provide information about digestion, absorption, bacterial imbalance, yeast overgrowth, parasite infecti…Read More

  8. Natural Solutions for Anxiety and Depression

    Are you looking for a natural solution for anxiety or depression? Many people suffer with anxiety and depression and the underlying causes can be numerous and overlapping…it can get complicated. I attended the IMMH; Integrative Medicine Mental Health conference last week in Dallas and listened to experts in the field discuss what they thought caused anxiety, depression and other mental and emoti…Read More

  9. The Functional Medicine Process

    Interest in the functional medicine approach is growing every day. People are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of this health-restoring approach to wellness. Unfortunately, very few people understand how the process of health restoration works. Most of the people who enter our office for the first time have a general idea of what we do, but most can’t really explain it or steps of the…Read More

  10. Your Genetics…Your Health

    Today I want to talk about your genes…no, not your Levi’s but the genetic material that affects your health. Don’t worry, I won’t dive too deep into this topic and put you to sleep! Let’s take what can become a very complicated topic and try to make it simple and useful. The reason I want to cover this subject is because it has a lot to do with your health and you need the cooperation of…Read More