1. What do all of these have in common? – from our Functional Medicine Doctor

    Fatigue? Brain fog? Insomnia? Depression? Anxiety? I see patients everyday in my office with the health problems listed above. Do you suffer from one or more of these? If so, the problem might be your brain! What could be happening in your brain that would cause these problems? The most common root cause is chronic inflammation. When we think about inflammation, we don’t normally think about our…Read More

  2. 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

  3. When Do You Need A Functional Medicine Doctor?

    With all the information readily available today, when would you need the help of a doctor trained in functional medicine? With all the books, blogs, podcasts and YouTube videos on diets, nutrition and lifestyle modification at your fingertips, when or even why would you need a functional medicine doctor? Here is when you need help… What you are doing is not working! If you discover useful infor…Read More

  4. Choosing a Functional Medicine Doctor Near You

    3 things to look for in a Functional Medicine Doctor… As functional medicine grows in popularity more and more people are looking for functional medicine doctors in their area. Maybe you live in Orland Park or St. Charles or another city or town around Chicago. If you have been doing online searches, you have probably noticed that you have several different clinics to choose from. It can be diff…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid: Detoxification #2

    When should you think about doing a detox? I have created a functional medicine health pyramid and the 2nd level of this health pyramid is detoxification. The 1st level of this pyramid is the digestive tract and nutrition. Why would gut health and nutrients come before detoxification? #1 Your body is constantly being exposed to toxins; some of these come from the environment and the rest are origi…Read More

  8. 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