1. COVID-19 and your immune system: Part 1

    Part 1 of 3 This is a 3-part series on COVID-19 and what you need to know about it. I have no agenda. I just want to present you with information, so that you can decide what is best for you and your loved ones.  I have not been talking or writing about COVID-19, vaccines and variants because I wanted to watch it unfold and observe firsthand how it affected the health of my patients and people ar…Read More

  2. IBS and Functional Medicine 

    As a top Chicago functional medicine doctor, I see patients every day that suffer with chronic digestion issues. IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common problems we see in our Chicago-based office.  This article will look at IBS from a conventional and functional medicine perspective. Hopefully this will provide you with a greater understanding of this condition.  “Irritable …Read More

  3. Chicago Functional Medicine Doctor Discover Root Cause of Your Health Problem

    Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease Are you searching for answers to your thyroid health issue? As a Chicago functional medicine doctor, I see patients every day that are suffering from the effects of unhealthy thyroid gland function. Common symptoms of low thyroid function include weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, digestion issues, menstrual cycle irregularities, infertil…Read More

  4. You might be the root cause of your health issue? 

    You can also be the solution.  In functional medicine we look for the root cause of heath problems. We want to discover and reveal the most basic, most fundamental cause of illness. As referenced above, you might say we are looking to what is missing, incomplete or simply not being done.  Different examples of root causes:  You can’t lose weight because you have Hashimoto’s disease, or anot…Read More

  5. Want more health and happiness?

    You have more control than you think…  When it comes to your health, there are 3 forces that will ultimately determine how healthy you happy you are. In the past I have put the focus of my writing only one of these pillars of health, your body. The other two are however senior to the body but are not often spoken of in a medical or healthcare setting. I believe this is on of the main reasons pe…Read More

  6. Best Functional Medicine Doctor?

    How do you find the best functional medicine doctor near you? This is a common search online, but everyone has a different definition of “best.” Looking for the best might mean different to you than other people.  In this article, I will cover topics such as the doctor’s education, how well-known they are, do they get good results with their patients as well as the best overall experience. …Read More

  7. Functional Medicine Made Simple

    1 path leads to the 3 most important systems in your body… Maybe you are new to functional medicine and you are wondering how it can help you restore your health and quality of life. Even if you are not new to the subject, this article will provide a simplified view of what is really going on and what we as functional medicine doctors are trying to accomplish. Health starts in the gut… This is…Read More

  8. Dr. Clint Sexton

    Weight Loss Success – Functional Medicine Looks At New Year, New You

    It’s January again and weight loss may be on your mind. Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolution we make. Many people make the resolution to lose weight repeatedly throughout the year. This can become a depressing cycle of trying diet or weight loss programs, one after the other, hoping for that secret combination of factors that will finally result in success.  Top 10 …Read More

  9. Does your doctor know how to test your thyroid?

    Is your doctor missing something?   When your doctor runs tests for your thyroid gland they are either looking to see how well your thyroid is working on it own or what your thyroid medication is doing in your body. Unfortunately, most doctors are not very good at testing the thyroid gland and interpreting the results. This might sound like a harsh statement to make, but after reading this artic…Read More

  10. What doctors don’t know about Hashimoto’s

    Do you still have symptoms of low thyroid function? I see many patients in my office who have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and many who have not been diagnosed because they were never tested for it.  When someone is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, they are often told that it is an autoimmune disease that is going to destroy their thyroid gland over time. They are not told that …Read More