1. 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

  2. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 9 Heart Health

     Are you at risk? What you can do about it? Today’s subject is cardiovascular disease. This includes heart and blood vessel health and the regulation of blood pressure. You will notice that I have place Heart at Level #9 of the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid. You are probably wonder why it is near the top instead of at the bottom of the FMHP. This is all make sense once you have read this a…Read More

  3. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 7 Hormones

    How to balance your hormones? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hormonal imbalance is a common problem today and is due to various causes. You will notice that I have placed HORMONES at Level #7 of the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid/FMHP. This is because all of the Levels below hormones can be a root cause for hormone imbalances. When I say hormones I am referring to Estrogen, Proges…Read More

  4. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 5 Immune System

    Heal your immune system! Your immune system is one of the key regulating system of your body. When this system is out of balance it will be virtually impossible to restore your health. Sometimes this system is “weak” and this leads to frequent illness and prolonged periods of recovery. More frequently however, it is out of balance and doing more harm to your body than good! . Your immune syste…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid: #1 Digestion

    #1 Digestion Start Here... Digestion is the foundation of your health and the bottom layer of the FMHP. I have created the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid so that you can gain a better understanding of how your body works and how the various systems and processes work together and ultimately determine your level of health or lack of it. Common problems of Digestion and the Digestive Tract: Poor…Read More

  7. 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

  8. You in 2019! – From the Functional Medicine Experts

    It is January again! The month we start thinking about how we will make the upcoming year better than the last. Will 2019 be a better year for you than 2018? Will your health increase, remain the same or decrease in the coming year? What are your health goals for 2019? Maybe you want to start eating better or lose some weight; or maybe you are suffering with a chronic illness that you would like t…Read More

  9. 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

  10. IBS Solutions “The Big 3”

    If you suffer with IBS, then you know how frustrating this health condition can be. Odds are (since you’re reading this) you have been searching for better solutions to this chronic health condition. Today I want to introduce you to what I call “The Big 3”...these are the 3 major systems that must be assessed and addressed if you suffer with IBS. If you have seen a gastroenterologist, you pr…Read More