2265 North Clybourn Avenue    Chicago, IL 60614    P: 773.296.6700     F: 773.296.1131

Knowledge Base

Welcome to our extensive library of articles on health concerns and ailments, alternative therapies, nutritional supplements, and much more. Please mouse over the letters to get started. We hope you enjoy browsing.

Prescribing Happiness

Click here for the original post.

Many good studies have proved that an optimistic outlook has significant long-term health benefits. According to an article in Family Medicine, a journal for primary care doctors, some holistically oriented family physicians are recommending daily exercises in optimism to reduce the risk of developing all sorts of illnesses, both physical and emotional.

Here are four exercises to place yourself on a happiness track:
• Gratitude Exercise At the end of your day, write down three good things that happened. Then write a sentence or two explaining to yourself why they occurred. An example: To “My boss complimented my work,” you can add “Because I’m a good worker.” If you tend to focus on your problems or worries, doing this exercise regularly can help alter your glass-half-empty perspective.

• Capitalization Exercise When you hear about something good occurring in someone’s life, ask about it in detail. Show your enthusiasm for their pleasure. If you read about something that moves you in a positive way, clip it from the newspaper or find it online and then share with a friend.

• “Satis-ficing” Exercise Many of us have developed the sad habit of endlessly wanting whatever is newest or best. This sets us up for second guessing and dissatisfaction. Trying to decide what’s best (clothes, cars, houses, appliances, schools, wines, the list is endless) can be time consuming and emotionally wearing. Learn “satis-ficing,” which is simply accepting whatever’s good enough. Afterwards, think about the steps you took to reach the decision (and the time you saved).

• Learn Optimism Exercise This one helps us cope with the bad things that life inevitably tosses our way. Pay careful attention to the words you tell yourself when a negative event occurs. It’s vital to realize that unfortunate events are most likely caused by factors that are temporary and specific, rather than factors that are long-term and your fault. For example, something major, like losing your job. Look at it as the job just not being right for you, rather than the decidedly more negative “I am a failure.” Or something minor, like burning your dinner, can be turned from “I am a terrible cook,” to “The universe is telling me to eat out tonight.”

Join our Newsletter

Get health recommendations, delicious and time-saving recipes, medical news, supplement reviews, birthday discounts, and more!


Health Tips

Dr. Edelberg’s Health Tips contain concise bits of advice, medical news, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical updates, and stress relief ideas. With every Health Tip, you’ll also receive an easy, delicious, and healthful recipe.

When you sign up to receive Health Tips, you can look forward to Dr. Edelberg’s smart and very current observations arriving in your in-box weekly. They’re packed with helpful information and are often slightly irreverent. One of the most common responses to the tips is “I wish my doctor talked to me like this!”

Quick Connect

Get One Click Access to our


The Knowledge Base


Patient education is an integral part of our practice. Here you will find a comprehensive collection of staff articles, descriptions of therapies and nutritional supplements, information addressing your health concerns, and the latest research on nutritional supplements and alternative therapies.

Join our Newsletter

Get health recommendations, delicious and time-saving recipes, medical news, supplement reviews, birthday discounts, and more!


Upcoming Workshops

The Next Lyme Academy Begins
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-7 pm
Here’s a special invitation for patients of Dr. Kelley who are currently being treated for Lyme disease. Dr. Kelley’s new, four-week Lyme Academy starts on October 4, continuing over the following three Tuesdays.


Awakened Body, Quiet Mind
An innovative workshop series for relieving mind/body stress and tapping into your true power and natural health.
4 Group Sessions with Meghan Roekle, PsyD
Four meetings using a unique combination of embodiment meditation and mental inquiry for deep healing.
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm; beginning October 20th

Recent Health Tips

  • Tired All The Time? Useful Info and Two Supplements

    Tired All The Time? Useful Info and Two Supplements

    As you might expect, fatigue is a fairly common reason people visit doctors. Feeling tired is vague symptom and can be linked to dozens of possible diagnoses, plus there’s a need to differentiate between physical fatigue and mental fatigue (brain fog) or consider both. When …Read More »
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

    I’d been reading Ally Hilfiger’s new autobiography Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me, preferring the Lyme parts to those devoted to fashion and her MTV “Rich Girl” series. Her symptoms were typical of chronic Lyme and …Read More »

October Sale: 20% Off Urban Moonshine Products


All Urban Moonshine products are 20% off for the entire month of October!

Urban Moonshine creates beautiful herbal formulas that focus on prevention, improving quality of life, and empowering people to create home herbal apothecaries.  More>>