1. Testing or Guessing? – facts from our Functional Medicine Doctor

    Do you want your functional medicine doctor to guess what the root cause of your problem is, or run tests to reveal what the root cause is? Let’s say you have a problem with your digestive system, such as gas, bloating and diarrhea. You have been diagnosed by your gastroenterologist with IBS. You then choose to seek the help of a functional medicine doctor near you. You already have a diagnosis …Read More

  2. 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

  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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 4 Stress and Inflammation

    How are Stress and Inflammation connected? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do you have any stress in your life? If you have stress, then you probably have increased inflammation in your body. How are these two things connected? Let’s start with stress. When you are under stress your brain signals your “stress glands” to kick into action. Your stress glands are also known as your adrenal glands. …Read More

  9. 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

  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