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

Babesia
FIRST IT WAS LYME DISEASE, NOW IT’S BABESIA

Oh, these tick borne illnesses! Since we saw three new cases this week of one you may not have heard of, Babesia, I thought I’d share some information. You know, forewarned is forearmed and so forth. It’s estimated that half the ticks in that summer suburb of Chicago the locals call, “Wisconsin” are currently carrying […]

Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones
YOUR OUT-OF-WHACK HORMONES AND THE “DUTCH” TEST

Let me start by saying that in real life, endocrinologists are probably nice people and not the arrogant, dismissive and too frequently rude specialists that have been reported to me by patients over the years. One of them, over at the mega-medical center a few blocks away is notorious for tossing into her wastebasket any […]

Functional Medicine
What is “FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE”? and Can it Help Me?

More and more new patients to the WholeHealth Chicago Network are asking for a “functional approach” to their longstanding undiagnosed symptoms. Many times these are digestive in origin (bloating, GERD, food intolerances), but other symptoms are vague: “fatigue”, “brain fog”, or just “feeling old”. They’ve been reading about “Functional Medicine”, but when asked their primary […]

PCOS
POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS): NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON!

A recent report revealed that there are so many cases of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the US that costs for diagnosis and lifetime treatments are estimated to be $8 billion a year. If you have PCOS, obviously you’re not alone. It’s estimated that PCOS affects one woman in seven (estimates go as high as […]

Food Additives
THE REAL REASON YOU KEEP GAINING WEIGHT

There was an astonishing experiment described in “UltraProcessed People”, by Chris van Tulleken. It had been conducted in Brazil where they’re light years ahead of us in terms of food safety. They took a number of volunteers, and divided them into two equal groups, A and B. For two months, each group was allowed anything […]

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 […]

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