David Edelberg, MD

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David Edelberg, MD Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician With virtually any health condition, it’s vital to understand how significantly your lifestyle choices and the biographical events in your life influence your state of well-being. Many times, just making a few positive changes will jumpstart your ‘factory-installed’ systems of self-healing.
Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Edelberg, board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, the new medical specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies. Author of hundreds of articles and author or editor of five books of integrative medicine; his most recent books have been the bestselling “Healing Fibromyalgia” and “The Triple Whammy Cure”.

Author of hundreds of articles and author or editor of five books of integrative medicine; his most recent books have been the bestselling “Healing Fibromyalgia” and “The Triple Whammy Cure”.

Education
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois (Champaign, IL)
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Hospital (Nashville, TN)
    Northwestern University Hospital (Chicago, IL)
Memberships & Certifications
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Former Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Former Member, Chicago Medical Society
  • Former Member, Illinois State Medical Society

Health Tips

Dr Keith Lasko
THE SAGA OF DR. KEITH LASKO

I need to complete the chronicle of Keith Alan Lasko, MD, begun last week in my Health Tip, “Pigs At A Trough“, with the story of the physician who wrote, The Great Billion Dollar Medical Swindle some 45 years ago and then seemed to vanish. But completely disappear? Hardly. Based on what I’ve been reading online, it’s a safe […]

PIGS AT A TROUGH
PIGS AT A TROUGH

I regularly revisit my battered copy of a 2013 Time Magazine Special Report, “Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us”, with the same conflicted feeling I had at about age six when I learned that something painful, like picking a scab or jiggling a loose tooth, also afforded a secret pleasure that could not be shared […]

Bioidentical Hormones
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES

As a woman, unless you undergo the ‘instant menopause’ of a total hysterectomy, anticipate your own menopause transition in one of three ways. First, there’s “Menopause Heaven.” Your periods will lighten, become erratic, then stop altogether. A year goes by, and you’ll say, “Oh, so that was menopause. I wonder what everyone is complaining about.” […]

WOMEN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN, BUT AT A PRICE
WOMEN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN, BUT AT A PRICE

The blurb about women’s health was tucked into a corner of The Guardian and required some tracking on my part to locate the source. It was a report (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) in Lancet Public Health, that I fear will largely be ignored, that is a general call-to-action jumpstart for worldwide […]

Medical Herbs
YOU REALLY SHOULD LEARN ABOUT MEDICINAL HERBS

It was in the papers and online just last week: women, who have always outlived men longevity wise, just widened the gap a bit more. All sorts of usual suspects kill off men: guns, drugs, self-neglect, poor diets, more smoking. But one factor wasn’t mentioned, probably not worth considering by statisticians, and that this: All […]

animal glands
ANIMAL GLANDS USED AS MEDICINE 

A surprising number of so-called alternative therapies actually have their roots in very conservative conventional medicine. While reflexology (once called Zone Therapy) is arguably thousands of years old, its modern use was made popular by an ear-nose-throat specialist who used the pressure from rubber bands applied to the fingers and toes for surgical anesthesia.  The […]

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