1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Why you still have IBS – Try some Functional Medicine for a change

    You have IBS. You don’t know why this is happening to you; you want some answers and you want solutions that will actually make a difference in your quality of life. You have tried changing your diet, you take a probiotic but it has not made a much difference. Maybe you have been to your gastroenterologist, but you still don’t have any solutions. What do you do now? IBS is a “functional diso…Read More

  9. Orland Park Residents: Functional Medicine May Help You

    Unfortunately, many people have negative experiences with traditional medicine. Maybe you have gone to a physician and haven’t felt heard. Perhaps you were written a prescription without any real guidance about the underlying health condition treating your symptoms. You may have felt even more confused after your appointment than you did walking into it. If you have struggled with traditional me…Read More

  10. Functional Medicine Thyroid Solutions – Naperville Integrated Wellness

    You just want to feel “normal” again... You don’t want thyroid issues keeping your from looking and feeling your best. If your thyroid or the hormones you are taking are not working properly, you will continue to struggle with health issues...period. Unfortunately, if you wondering if you have a thyroid problem or if you have a known thyroid issue your treatment and management comes down to …Read More