1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Hashimoto’s Flare Up – Talk To Our Functional Medicine Doctor At Naperville Integrated Wellness

    What is a Hashimoto’s flare up and what causes it?  A flare up can cause you to experience symptoms of low/hypothyroid function or high/hyperthyroid function.  Assuming you have not a recent change in thyroid medication, either by type, brand or dosage, then the cause of the flare up is most likely due to your immune system.  You must always keep in mind that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoi…Read More

  4. Hashimoto’s New Treatment Update Why you still have symptoms.

    It’s not what you think it is… This article is only for those who want a more in-depth understanding of what is happening in the body of an individual with Hashimoto’s disease. Most of the symptoms you are currently experiencing are NOT due to a problem with your thyroid hormone levels. Much of what you are suffering with is the impact Hashimoto’s has on your brain and the regulation of ot…Read More

  5. 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

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    Infections – Autoimmune Disease

    Acute and chronic infections can be a root cause for the development of autoimmune disease. Viruses in particular have been shown to trigger immune system dysregulation and ultimately autoimmunity. While there are other environmental and lifestyle triggers for autoimmunity, infections have probably been the most studied by researchers.  “Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system recognizes and…Read More

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    Hashimoto’s Brain Damage: Keep Your Brain Health w/ Functional Medicine

    Hashimoto’s disease is not only a thyroid disease. This autoimmune disease often affects your brain. Many individuals with this disease still suffer with brain-related symptoms even when their thyroid hormone levels are optimal. Your symptoms may not be related to your levels of thyroid hormone at all. In many instances, symptoms attributed to thyroid hormones are actually problems that originat…Read More

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    Could it be a food allergy? – Functional Medicine helps at the source!

    Is Your Diet Making You Sick?   I’m not just talking about junk food or highly processed foods. Could healthy foods be a problem for your body? Many people have food allergies or food sensitivities that are supposed to be healthy. How would you know if the healthy foods you are eating are making you sick? Can you discover which foods support and nourish your body and which ones tear it down, l…Read More

  9. 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

  10. What you don’t know about Hashimoto’s disease – Naperville Integrated Wellness

    Do you have a thyroid problem, or do you really have an immune system problem? Are you symptoms being caused by thyroid hormone imbalance or your immune system? If you have Hashimoto’s disease, then you probably think you have a disease of the thyroid. This is probably what you have been told by your primary care physician or your endocrinologist. True, your thyroid is being damaged and as a res…Read More