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. 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

  3. How a Functional Medicine Doctor Thinks About Digestion

    What do you think is root cause of your digestion problem? Maybe you have done some research and are familiar with digestion problems like: Leaky Gut SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) Food Allergies or Food Sensitivities Dysbiosis: imbalance of the Gut Flora or the Microbiome (the microbes living in your digestive tract) IBS ETC Any one of these or combination of these problems can caus…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 food 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 yo…Read More

  10. 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