1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Want more LIFE? – Notes from the Functional Medicine Expert

    Are you getting want out of your life? What does life mean to you? I want to talk about life because this is why I do what I do; this is why I opened my office and why I go to work every day. I’m in the business of LIFE. My team of health professionals are not really in the business of “healthcare.” WE ARE ENGAGED IN AND DEDICATED TO THE “BUSINESS” OF LIFE! I practice functional medicine…Read More

  4. 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

  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. 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

  9. Want to feel better?

    If you are reading this, then you probably have a health issue that is causing you to not feel as well as you would like. You might be looking for answers as to why you feel the way you do and what you can do about it. Functional medicine just might have the solution you have been looking for. At our Naperville functional medicine office, we help people just like you feel better every day. So how …Read More

  10. How to treat autoimmune disease naturally

    In this article I want to talk about autoimmune disease and what you can do to improve your immune system function. I do want to clarify from the start that there is not a “cure” for autoimmune disease. With the help of a functional medicine doctor, your goal would be a reduction or remission of the disease. If you can put your autoimmune disease into remission, you will experience significan…Read More