Functional Medicine vs Integrative Medicine: What Are the Differences?

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(630) 289-0440 Call for free consultation There is a lot of overlap between functional medicine and integrative medicine. In this article, we’ll explain ways the two differ. In a world where new medicines, treatments, and philosophies are springing into the mainstream all of the time, it’s tough to know where one type of medicine ends […]

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Using Functional Medicine?

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With type 2 diabetes, someone’s body can sometimes still produce a little insulin. Functional medicine and a holistic diet can help with this.   Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is a life-changing event, and one you may not entirely understand or know how to deal with. Once the initial shock wears off, you might […]

Functional Chiropractic? Should Functional Medicine Be Paired with Chiropractic?

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What is functional chiropractic? Is it a good combined practice? This article looks at questions surrounding chiropractors’ growing use of functional medicine.   What if you could prevent disease? As it turns out, you can prevent a lot of them. More than 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80% of coronary artery disease, 70% of stroke, and […]

Cleveland Clinic Study Connects Functional Medicine Model of Care to Quality of Life

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Study Connects Functional Medicine Model of Care to Quality of Life An October 2019 study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic found that the functional medicine model of care is associated with health-related quality of life. America spends nearly twice as much per capita on health care than other nations. Despite this massive investment, Americans’ are less healthy […]

The Story of Dr. Mehmet Oz (TV’s Dr. Oz) and Functional Medicine

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Dr. Oz, is a Turkish American television personality, cardiothoracic surgeon, and Columbia University professor. Here we look at his role in functional medicine The rise of Dr. Mehmet Oz changed the way Americans view functional medicine. Though he has his fair share of critics, Dr. Oz presents a path to wellness worth exploring. The field of […]

And Now a Word from Our Skeptics: Is Functional Medicine Legitimate?

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There is no question that functional medicine has its share of critics. They’ve been quite prolific in their criticism. What arguments do they make? Not unlike the commercials for PalMal cigarettes in the mid-80s, functional medicine has come a long way, baby. The journey started with roots in folk and traditional Chinese medicine and worked […]

Are the Principles of Holistic Care What Unite Osteopathy and Functional Medicine?

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Osteopaths and functional medicine practitioners have been identifying areas of common interest. Is this only about the principles of holistic care? The last few decades have seen steep growth in the overall popularity of alternative medicine. Today, the “alternative medicine” umbrella covers many different approaches to care, including the principles of holistic care. This growth in popularity […]

Living with Anxiety and Depression: How Functional Medicine Can Help

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Looking for the ultimate guide on anxiety and depression? Learn the symptoms of these mental health concerns and how functional medicine might help. help. Mental illness is difficult to understand, especially when you are suffering. Specifically, it’s hard to grapple with the fact that you may have a mental illness when you don’t know the […]

Creepy, Crawly Common Insect Bite Symptoms to Watch Out For

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Insect bites are no laughing matter. Sure, for many people, they’re nothing more than an itchy annoyance. But, for an unlucky few, they can end up being fatal. Indeed, around 100 people die in the US every year from an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting. Clearly, they can be more serious than […]

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