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. 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. 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

  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 # 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, Proges…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 # 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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