1. Functional Medicine in Aurora

    If you live in Aurora and looking for a functional medicine doctor, keep reading… We are Naperville Integrated Wellness and we have been providing functional medicine services to the people of Aurora for years now. Maybe you are new to functional medicine or still in the process of locating a functional medicine doctor that can help you with your health concerns. Functional medicine is an approa…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #8 Brain Health

    Heal Your BRAIN How do you know if you have an unhealthy brain? Below you will find some of the most common symptoms of an inflamed brain; or a brain that is not working properly: Warning signs: Chronic fatigue Brain-fog Your short-term memory is declining Insomnia Depression / Anxiety Lack of motivation Reduced ability to handle stress You have strong reactions to foods or environmental triggers …Read More

  4. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 4 Stress and Inflammation

    How are Stress and Inflammation connected? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do you have any stress in your life? If you have stress, then you probably have increased inflammation in your body. How are these two things connected? Let’s start with stress. When you are under stress your brain signals your “stress glands” to kick into action. Your stress glands are also known as your adrenal glands. …Read More

  5. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid

    This is how you restore health and your quality of life. Over the past 19 years of practicing functional medicine I have developed what I call the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid. This model that explains the process of restoring health to our body in a systematic way. When I talk about systems I am referring to the systems of digestion, detoxification, nervous system, hormonal system, energy p…Read More

  6. How To Choose A Functional Medicine Doctor? Part 2

    How do you choose the right functional medicine doctor for you? This is part 2 of the series; go to www.napervilleintegratedwellness.com so you can check out Part 1 where I discuss the doctor’s experience and diagnostic testing procedures. In part 2 of this series I will cover the importance of Health Coaching and how this improves treatment outcomes. I will also talk about Client Goals and the …Read More

  7. Food Sensitivity Testing

    Many people are suffering from health issues that are a direct result of the foods they are eating. They know, or highly suspect certain foods are playing a role… the only problem is that they don’t know which foods to reduce or completely remove from their diet. Maybe you have been trying to figure out which foods you should be eating and which foods you should avoid. Trying to sort this out …Read More

  8. “Healthy” Diets Making You Sick?

    Is your diet making you sick? Have you been making changes to your diet and seeing no improvement in your health? Or worse yet, feel worse than you did before? There are all sorts of diets being promoted today that are designed to reverse illness, improve gut health and restore vitality. Maybe you have tried a low-FODMAP, AIP, Whole 30 or Paleo diet in an effort to improve your health. While ther…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