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

THE TRUE VILLAIN BEHIND “BRAIN FOG”
”Leaky Brain” the True Villain Behind “Brain Fog”

In the physiology and neurology classes of medical school, you learn a lot about the importance of something called the “blood brain barrier”. You’ve seen blood, of course. The bright red liquid carrying oxygen, nutrients, etc., etc. But your brain and spinal fluid should always be crystal clear, unless infected or inflamed. Separating blood from […]

YES! TELL ME HOW TO PREVENT CANCER!
YES! TELL ME HOW TO PREVENT CANCER!

After a certain age, every person, doctors included, fears getting cancer. Hearing words like, “I see something worrisome on your pancreas” or “this could be leukemia” is a moment you will remember forever. You leave the doctor’s office utterly stunned and wondering “how long have I got?” and asking yourself “what could I have done […]

HERBS AND MEDICATIONS FOR PREDIABETES AND DIABETES
HERBS AND MEDICATIONS FOR PRE-DIABETES AND DIABETES

Last week, when I mentioned discussing meds for pre-diabetes (HbA1c 5.7-6.4) or diabetes (6.5 and higher), I thought, “Wait a minute. Health Tip readers really don’t want meds. They do want to try lifestyle changes and herbs first.” As you may remember, your unhealthy, high carb-high sugar lifestyle is exhausting your pancreas, the source of […]

TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW ABOUT PREDIABETES AND DIABETES
TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW ABOUT PRE-DIABETES AND DIABETES

Last week, I talked about the importance of getting your act together if you learn you have pre-diabetes. This is when your body can’t handle excess sugar (glucose) and something has gone wrong with the control system, namely insulin, which lowers glucose, from your pancreas, which produces insulin. Remember, one adult in three is pre-diabetic […]

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder
Turning the Winter Blues Around: A 10-Step Action Plan

The winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), usually begin when the days get shorter and the sky clouds over into perpetual gray. Many people with SAD dread late autumn because the clocks move back an hour and, in a single day, autumn twilight becomes dark night. Symptoms of SAD include depression, brain […]

PREDIABETES, DIABETES, AND YOU
PREDIABETES, DIABETES, AND YOU

When I was in medical school, I was repeatedly told, “If you learn ‘diabetes’, you’ll learn all you’ll need to be a good doctor.”  I soon learned the basis of this cryptic sentence was that diabetes, whether Type 1 (childhood) or Type 2 (the far more common adult onset), if left unchecked, could go on […]

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