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    Are you happy with it? – Take Control w/ Functional Medicine

    Does your body feel more like a blessing or a burden? Are you satisfied and happy with your current level of health? Do you feel good or does your body hurt? Do you have the energy you would like to have? Are you satisfied with the way your body looks, moves, and feels? Are you concerned about chronic health issues and how they are affecting you now or may affect your quality of life in the future…Read More

  2. Health Problem? Why you start with the gut…

    If you want to restore your health….start with your gut.  You have probably heard that that if you want to improve your health, then fixing your digestive system is the place to start. This is generally good advice, but why? What if you don’t have any problems with digestion? Maybe you have migraines, insomnia or you can’t lose weight. What do these have to do with your gut? Do you still be…Read More

  3. Why am I so tired? – Our Functional Medicine Doctor Breaks It Down

    More and more of my new patients are suffering from fatigue. They just don’t have the energy they used to have. For many, it does not matter how much sleep they get, they just feel run down, tired, and not motivated.  There are many root causes for fatigue. It can be due to nutrient deficiencies, dietary choices, hormone imbalances, inflammation, adrenal gland fatigue…etc.  The most common m…Read More

  4. Are we a good fit for you? – The Naperville Integrated Wellness Difference

    Read this to find out… Many people contact our office every day with many questions about functional medicine and our office. If you are interested in working with a functional medicine doctor, but do not know which clinic is a good fit for your personality and needs, then read this blog. This will walk you through the steps of your functional medicine experience in our office and will answer ma…Read More

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    Infections – Autoimmune Disease

    Acute and chronic infections can be a root cause for the development of autoimmune disease. Viruses in particular have been shown to trigger immune system dysregulation and ultimately autoimmunity. While there are other environmental and lifestyle triggers for autoimmunity, infections have probably been the most studied by researchers.  “Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system recognizes and…Read More

  6. The Real Pandemic – Your Immune System

    COVID-19 won’t kill you… your immune system will A pandemic is an epidemic of disease that covers a large region or the entire world and affects large numbers of people. We are calling COVID-19 a pandemic…but it is not the virus that is the real problem, it is our own immune systems. COVID-19 has become a such a concern because of the possibility of significant complications and even death.…Read More

  7. COVID-19 Discovery! – Our Functional Medicine Doctor Breaks It Down

    COVID-19 Discovery! Vitamin D might be helpful!  Vitamin D might have a beneficial impact on your immune system. It might even help protect you against a coronavirus! Ok, you are probably thinking that I’m fool and that everyone knows vitamin D can help improve your immune system. Well, apparently this is “news” to researchers. I apologize for being a bit a facetious, but I am just a bit sh…Read More

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    Coronavirus Warning – It’s Time To Wake Up

    COVID-19 is a wake-up call What exactly is a wake-up call? Something that serves to alert us to a problem, danger or need. Seeing what this virus has done to our country and the world should serve as warning that we do have a problem, we are in danger and there is a need.  The fact that a virus has shut down our lives should serve as a warning to us all. The fact that a virus has caused such pani…Read More

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    Hashimoto’s Brain Damage: Keep Your Brain Health w/ Functional Medicine

    Hashimoto’s disease is not only a thyroid disease. This autoimmune disease often affects your brain. Many individuals with this disease still suffer with brain-related symptoms even when their thyroid hormone levels are optimal. Your symptoms may not be related to your levels of thyroid hormone at all. In many instances, symptoms attributed to thyroid hormones are actually problems that originat…Read More

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    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19: The Functional Medicine Approach

    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19 Autoimmune diseases have not been found to increase COVID-19 mortality, but other chronic health conditions have. However, coronavirus infection can cause an exacerbation or flare up of your autoimmune disease.  If you have an autoimmune disease, it does not mean that you have an overactive or underactive immune system. It means you have an immune system that is no…Read More