1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Leaky Gut, SIBO and IBS…SOLUTIONS

    Are you suffering with digestion problems? You may have one or more of the conditions listed above. If you are not familiar with these conditions, then keep reading...they could be the cause of your digestion problems. These are all functional problems of the digestive system, so they are best treated with the help of a functional medicine doctor. If you have been to your gastroenterologist and di…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Can Functional Medicine Really Help You? – We have the answers

    Let’s just cut to the chase; you basically have 2 choices when it comes to your health issues. You can take a pill for what ails you and hope for the best. You can discover why you are ill and take steps to reverse it. One choice will lead to better health, quality of life and increase longevity; the other one won’t. Maybe you have heard of functional medicine (FM) or maybe you haven’t. If y…Read More

  8. Deadlier Than Cancer? – What the experts at Naperville Integrated Wellness have to say

    What could be worse than cancer? It is a very common condition and affects millions of Americans and is growing at an alarming rate. Dr. Tom O’Bryan has said this disease is 19% more deadly than cancer. What is this deadly and mysterious disease? It’s called Diabesity. Diabesity is not something “new” but it is becoming more common. Dr. Mark Hyman called it “a deadly disease that one of …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. How To Choose A Functional Medicine Doctor?

    Maybe you are at the point where you would like to work with a functional medicine doctor, but you are not sure who? There are more and more doctors transitioning to a functional health model and your choices are ever increasing. So, let me tell you how we practice functional medicine so you can decide if we  would be a good fit for you or not. I believe there are several factors that make our ap…Read More