1. Thyroid Problems, may not be the actual dilemma

    I have many patients contact my office who are sure they have a thyroid problem. Many have been told by their doctor that their thyroid is normal, yet they still have symptoms of low thyroid function.   Maybe you have symptoms of low thyroid function like weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair loss or fatigue. These are all problems that can be caused by hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). Yo…Read More

  2. Food Sensitivity Testing

    Many people are suffering from health issues that are a direct result of the foods they are eating. They know, or highly suspect certain foods are playing a role… the only problem is that they don’t know which foods to reduce or completely remove from their diet. Maybe you have been trying to figure out which foods you should be eating and which foods you should avoid. Trying to sort this out …Read More

  3. The Healthy Magic Bullet

    How does someone become chronically ill? How do some people remain healthy? How can you reverse unwanted health problems and become healthy again? These are some pretty big questions, but I’m going to do my best to break these down and shed some light on how we become sick and the process of becoming well again. First of all, let’s dispel a huge myth that prevents people from restoring their h…Read More

  4. Benefits of Integrative Medicine

    Are you struggling with a health problem? Has traditional medicine failed to provide you with the answers and result you had hoped for? If so, then you are among a growing number of people who are searching for a better way to restore and maintain health and wellness. While traditional medicine (pharmaceutical medicine) does have its place in the healthcare landscape; it is by no means the only o…Read More

  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…Solutions

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a chronic health problem that has widespread effects on multiple systems of the body. This condition goes by other names including myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) and post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). The only reason I list the multiple names of this condition is …Read More

  6. Fibromyalgia and Functional Medicine

    Do you suffer with fibromyalgia (FM)? If so, then you understand all too well how debilitating this condition can be. Fibromyalgia affects millions of people and women are much more likely to suffer from this debilitating condition than men. One of the most frustrating aspects of this health issue is how poorly it is understood by researchers and doctors. To make matters worse, traditional treatme…Read More

  7. Healthy Digestion – Part 1

    Problems with digestion are some of the most common health issues we work with in our Naperville office. There are many ways the digestive system can manifest imbalances; chronic vomiting, diarrhea, pain, constipation, poor appetite, etc. Underlying causes include malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, gut flora imbalance, food sensitivities and neurotransmitter insufficiency just to…Read More

  8. Testing for Nutritional Deficiencies

    How do you know if you are getting the nutrients your body requires to maintain proper health? Many people assume that taking a multivitamin is all that is needed to provide the human body with the nutrients it requires. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We regularly test patients who have been taking a comprehensive multivitamin and still find nutrients lacking. In today’s world of l…Read More

  9. Natural Psoriasis and Eczema Treatment

    Millions of Americans suffer with skin chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Do you suffer with psoriasis? Do you suffer with eczema? Are you wondering why I have put both of these skin disorders in the same article? I will be discussing the underlying cause of these skin problems and how taking a functional medicine approach could provide the answers you have been looking for. Let’…Read More

  10. Functional Medicine Hypothyroidism Treatment

    Millions of Americans are suffering with low thyroid function; especially women. In fact, according to the American Thyroid Association, women are up to 8 times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Thyroid health issues have reached epidemic proportions and this statement is substantiated by the fact that more prescrip…Read More