1. Functional Medicine Could Save Your Life

    Functional medicine could very well save your life. I know that is a pretty bold statement but it’s true. Below, you will see the top causes of death in the United States reported by the CDC; which means one or more of these diseases will probably be the cause of your death. You will also see that we are NOT winning the battle against diseases that are causing the death of millions of Americans.…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. The Perfect Diet?

    What should you be eating??? Paleo Ketogenic Intermittent fasting Plant-based  Mediterranean diet Vegan Low-lectin  Vegetarian  Low carb  Low fat  DASH  Atkins  HCG diet  Low FODMAP  Weight Watchers  Whole-30 AIP   ??? As you can see, there are many different diet plans and diet philosophies to choose from. The problem is, which one is best for you? They all have merit and many people …Read More

  4. Thyroid Medication…Do You Need Help?

    Our office provides the best in functional medicine. Our medical team includes a naturopathic medicine doctor, a medical doctor and health coaches. Our doctors have been practicing functional medicine for over 19 years and have helped thousands of patients reclaim their health; we are Naperville Integrated Wellness. Do you suspect that your thyroid medication may not be ideal for you? Do you feel …Read More

  5. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #10 Genetics

    Optimize Your Genetics    You can’t change your genetics but you CAN change what they do and your quality of life! Your genes came from your mother and father. They are the gifts, or in some cases the challenges you received from your parents. We all have some  “good” genes and “bad” genes. Your genes are located in your cells and they tell your cells how to function. If you have  di…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 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 you to …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: #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

  9. 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

  10. Do You Need to “Detox”?

    Detoxification or “detox” is a concept that has been around for a very long time. Maybe you have done a detox yourself. There are countless diets, drinks, supplements and entire programs that are designed to help you detox. Doing a detox sounds like a good idea but do you really need to do a detox? There are countless questions that arise once we begin a conversation about detoxification and d…Read More