1. You Don’t Want This – Wise words from a Functional Medicine Doctor

    You think you do, but you really don’t…this is why.  You don’t want functional medicine…you want what it can do for you and how it can change your life. You don’t want to see a doctor like me, have tests done and change your lifestyle. Nobody wants to do this, but there is something you do want and only you know what that is. I have worked with thousands of patients over the last 20 yea…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. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 7 Hormones

    How to balance your hormones? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hormonal imbalance is a common problem today and is due to various causes. You will notice that I have placed HORMONES at Level #7 of the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid/FMHP. This is because all of the Levels below hormones can be a root cause for hormone imbalances. When I say hormones I am referring to Estrogen, Progesterone and T…Read More

  4. Why Wheaton Residents Love Our Functional Medicine Facility

    At Naperville Integrated Wellness, we’re happy to be the top functional medicine facility for Wheaton residents. Many people who have had negative experiences in traditional medical settings come to visit our clinic here in Naperville, and it isn’t hard to understand why. While you may have gone to a general practitioner and left feeling more confused about what’s happening with your body, a…Read More

  5. Food Allergy? Leaky Gut? SIBO?

    Are your health issues caused by a gut problem? Odds are, if you’re suffering with a chronic health problem, your gut is part of the problem. In Functional Medicine, the health of the gut (your digestive tract including the stomach, small intestine and large intestine) is of the upmost importance. If you have a “gut problem” which one do you have? Food allergies or sensitivities? Leaky gut? …Read More

  6. Functional Medicine

    Many people are frustrated with traditional healthcare in this country and are looking for better solutions to their healthcare needs.  For most people, there was a time in their lives when they did not suffer from the symptoms or disease they now experience. What has changed with their body? Its ability to maintain health has been compromised in some way. What if there was a way to “turn back …Read More

  7. Do You Have An Anxiety Disorder?

    What is normal? We all experience moments of feeling nervous, worried or anxious. Maybe you get a flat tire on your way to an important engagement or you have just lost your job. It would be normal to feel uneasy when life throws you curve balls like these. However, some people feel anxious and worry most of the time; even when there is no known explanation for it. So how do you know if you actual…Read More

  8. Insomnia Relief For Users In Wheaton, Aurora and more

    Insomnia is a very frustrating health issue that interferes with the lives of millions of people. If you suffer from insomnia you may have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or both. There are two general classes of insomnia: Primary insomnia: this means that a person is having problems with sleep that are not directly caused by another known health problem. Secondary insomnia: this form …Read More

  9. Weight-Gain, Fatigue, Depression and the Thyroid Gland

    Your thyroid gland controls the energy levels of your body, the ability to eliminate excess body fat and has a significant influence on brain function. When you have normal thyroid function you have energy, feel good and can maintain proper weight. If you have a sluggish thyroid or your thyroid medication type or dosage is not tailored to your needs, you may gain weight, feel fatigued and suff…Read More

  10. New Treatment for Chronic Pain Now Available

    Many adults suffer with chronic pain including the back, neck, or pain in other joints like the shoulder, hip or knee. Most people manage their pain with over-the-counter medications, and while these can provide temporary relief from the pain, they do not fix the underlying problem that is causing their pain. If you are experiencing chronic pain, then you are also suffering from damaged tissues…Read More