1. What do all of these have in common? – from our Functional Medicine Doctor

    Fatigue? Brain fog? Insomnia? Depression? Anxiety? I see patients everyday in my office with the health problems listed above. Do you suffer from one or more of these? If so, the problem might be your brain! What could be happening in your brain that would cause these problems? The most common root cause is chronic inflammation. When we think about inflammation, we don’t normally think about our…Read More

  2. Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing? – From our Functional Medicine Doctor

    We often receive calls from individuals who want to be tested for food allergies or sensitivities. This article will provide a summary of the difference between testing for food allergies vs food sensitivities and how the results are used by a functional medicine doctor. Food Allergy Testing There is a difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. If you went to an allergist and had a …Read More

  3. When Do You Need A Functional Medicine Doctor?

    With all the information readily available today, when would you need the help of a doctor trained in functional medicine? With all the books, blogs, podcasts and YouTube videos on diets, nutrition and lifestyle modification at your fingertips, when or even why would you need a functional medicine doctor? Here is when you need help… What you are doing is not working! If you discover useful infor…Read More

  4. Choosing a Functional Medicine Doctor Near You

    3 things to look for in a Functional Medicine Doctor… As functional medicine grows in popularity more and more people are looking for functional medicine doctors in their area. Maybe you live in Orland Park or St. Charles or another city or town around Chicago. If you have been doing online searches, you have probably noticed that you have several different clinics to choose from. It can be diff…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 6 Thyroid

    How do you heal your Thyroid? What causes your thyroid gland to not function properly? Do you have a nutrition problem? Do you have an Immune system problem? Do you have an Inflammation problem? Do you have a Food allergy or food sensitivity problem? Do you have a Digestive system problem?. . Could it be any or all of these things? This is where the help of a functional medicine doctor can take yo…Read More

  7. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #3 Blood Sugar / Body Fuel

    Where do you fall on the blood sugar spectrum? Did you know that poor blood sugar regulation can lead to weight gain, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, cancer, dementia, ovarian disease…the list goes on and on! Blood sugar is not only about diabetes; there is a whole spectrum of blood sugar disorders. Why is blood sugar regulation so important to your health? If you look to the FMHP you will see …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Functional Medicine Weight Loss

     Lifestyle Your lifestyle includes what you are eating and your level of physical activity. Both of these are important when trying to lose weight but diet is often more important.  It can be very difficult if not impossible to out-exercise an inappropriate diet. Diet There are many diets being marketed for weight loss today. I don’t recommend any particular diet for weight loss purposes becau…Read More