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Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • WELCOME TO WHOLEHEALTH CHICAGO! ANNGELA LEONE, LAc.
    Anngela Leone, LAc. Is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Illinois. Anngela offers minimally invasive healing modalities that allow your body to heal itself. […]
  • Welcoming Sandra Subotich to WholeHealth Chicago
    Normally, when I write a welcome Health Tip announcing a new WholeHealth Chicago practitioner, I go right to the person’s biography to illuminate why you might consider making an appointment. […]
  • Hey Doc, When Are You Going to Write Up My Case?
    I hear this question virtually every time I see Alan, an extremely healthy, energetic man in his forties who could easily pass for someone in his twenties. He comes to […]

Aging

  • NAD+: Getting Serious About Anti-Aging Therapy
    We’re living in a time of major, worldwide breakthroughs when it comes to understanding how we age and also the steps we can take to not only slow down aging, […]
  • How Menopause Can Destroy Mental Health
    “Pretty dramatic title,” I thought, “especially for usually staid, Guardian newspaper.” But the writer had been collecting data from UK doctors, interviewing patients, and clearly was shocked at what she […]
  • Water and Your Longevity
    You’ll like this story. Sometime in her eighties, my Aunt Hildy, who passed on at 94 or so, handed me a book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, by an […]

Allergies & Food Sensitivities

  • LONGEVITY MEDICINE: Chronic Inflammation and Cytokines
    Did you ever wonder why some obese people, after decades of being badgered by their families and physicians to lose weight, out-live all of them and are healthy for decades? […]
  • Your Blue Poop: An Easy At-Home Test of Gut Health
    Anyone who has ever visited a WholeHealth Chicago Functional Medicine practitioner knows that lots of questions focus on digestion. The reason for this goes all the way back to the […]
  • Introducing Our New WholeHealth Supplement Plans
    If you’re a WholeHealth Chicago patient, you’ve likely noticed that we review your list of nutritional supplements during each appointment. Conventional doctors ask what prescription meds you’re taking (and of […]

Alternative Therapies

Big Pharma Evils

Bone Health

Candida (yeast) & Parasites

Cardiovascular Health

  • How Menopause Can Destroy Mental Health
    “Pretty dramatic title,” I thought, “especially for usually staid, Guardian newspaper.” But the writer had been collecting data from UK doctors, interviewing patients, and clearly was shocked at what she […]
  • Water and Your Longevity
    You’ll like this story. Sometime in her eighties, my Aunt Hildy, who passed on at 94 or so, handed me a book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, by an […]
  • Quell The Fire of Menopause Hell With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
    When it’s time, you can expect to transition through menopause in one of three ways. If you’re unlucky enough to land in Menopause Hell, give some serious thought to bioidentical […]

Case Studies

  • Water and Your Longevity
    You’ll like this story. Sometime in her eighties, my Aunt Hildy, who passed on at 94 or so, handed me a book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, by an […]
  • “I Am So Bloated!”
    Susan wrote this on our WholeHealth Chicago form in the section marked “What’s the main problem?” She went on to tell me she’d been suffering for years, her stomach feeling […]
  • Lyme Disease In Your Nervous System: Three Cases
    “Why am I limiting this to only three cases?” I wondered. Physicians who treat Lyme, like our group at WholeHealth Chicago where we see a lot of Lyme disease patients, […]

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine

Dermatology

  • Dandruff, Fungi, and Cancer of the Pancreas
    It’s an eye-catching title, I’ll admit. But the links are quite real and further research may guide medicine in new directions of cancer prevention and treatment. It all starts in […]
  • Case Study: Tracy’s Eczema From Hell
    She had wisely trimmed her fingernails to avoid injuring her own skin, but as she sat in my office she continuously rubbed one part of her body or another with […]
  • Case Study: French Irritability Explained
    Patti came to our offices with her daughter and she’d written “Everything hurts” on our patient intake form. As she rose from the waiting room chair, her face grimaced in […]

Digestion

Diseases

Ear, Nose, & Throat

  • The Ears Have It
    I guess it’s because ears are basically such unattractive appendages, looking quite a lot like tree fungi attached to the sides of our heads, that we try not to think […]
  • Covid Immunization: Facts, Not Fiction
    If you don’t feel like reading one more word about Covid-19, you’ve got my sympathy. However, if you’re inclined, scan this Health Tip and perhaps pick up a fact or […]
  • The Chemical Swill Accumulating In Your Body
    I was pleased with the election of Joe Biden, not least because we might end (and start reversing) the more than 100 pollution rollbacks that the Trump administration has initiated […]

Environmental Sensitivities

  • LONGEVITY MEDICINE: Chronic Inflammation and Cytokines
    Did you ever wonder why some obese people, after decades of being badgered by their families and physicians to lose weight, out-live all of them and are healthy for decades? […]
  • Longevity Medicine: How We Age
    Gerontology is the scientific study of aging. It’s a relatively new field, pretty well dominated by research PhDs. Certainly it’s a science that was virtually nonexistent when I was in […]
  • Longevity Medicine: The Earlier You Start, The Longer You’ll Live
    Leading an orchestra in Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony is a real workout for any conductor.  Tall and straight-backed, the very elegant Swedish Maestro Herbert Blomstedt stepped to the podium and […]

Eye Care

  • Macular Degeneration
    It’s likely that many of the 6 million Americans with macular degeneration first hear about it during a visit to an eye doctor where they’ve come complaining about their declining vision. Most of them leave the office in a very discouraged state of mind, with the phrase “nothing can be done” ringing in their ears. The macula is a tiny spot in the center of the retina that enables you to distinguish the fine detail in the center of your visual field. In other words, all the truly important stuff of looking at things: reading, watching TV, threading a needle, driving a car.
  • Cataracts
    Cataract surgery is truly a wonder of modern medicine. Today, ophthalmologists remove cataracts and insert lens implants as skillfully (and, it appears, as effortlessly) as you tie your shoes. As a bonus, Medicare picks up the tab because almost all surgery is performed on people over age 65. At WholeHealth Chicago, we believe you don’t necessarily have to develop cataracts. They may be a normal part of aging (rather than a disease), but they’re not inevitable. While no medicine is available to reverse cataracts, plenty of evidence exists on how lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements can significantly lessen your chances of developing them in the first place. Even if you’ve developed the start of a cataract, you can keep it from worsening.
  • Nutritional Health for Your Eyes
    I was considerably cheered recently when I visited my ophthalmologist for a check-up and saw a shelf of vitamins in his lobby. Since I feel warm and fuzzy when I see a conventional physician recommending nutritional supplements, I had to ask.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

Fitness & Exercise

  • How Menopause Can Destroy Mental Health
    “Pretty dramatic title,” I thought, “especially for usually staid, Guardian newspaper.” But the writer had been collecting data from UK doctors, interviewing patients, and clearly was shocked at what she […]
  • Water and Your Longevity
    You’ll like this story. Sometime in her eighties, my Aunt Hildy, who passed on at 94 or so, handed me a book, “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”, by an […]
  • You Know It’s Time To Change Doctors When…
    Despite waiting weeks for an appointment and filling out all those forms, you can tell from the get-go, you’re being regarded as an inconvenience. Maybe, despite your persistent symptoms, you […]

Health Insurance Issues

  • Weight Loss Surgery: A Health Tip For The Seriously Obese
    I know most of you reading these Health Tips are health oriented, possibly a little overweight, some post-pregnancy and others due to Covid inactivity, nothing too serious. But if you […]
  • Introducing Our New WholeHealth Supplement Plans
    If you’re a WholeHealth Chicago patient, you’ve likely noticed that we review your list of nutritional supplements during each appointment. Conventional doctors ask what prescription meds you’re taking (and of […]
  • A Genuinely Useful Blood Test
    Many a time, in person or via phone, someone will say a variation of “Look, I’m taking all these vitamins and minerals but I really don’t know what I’m doing. […]

Healthy Lifestyle

Immune System

Inflammation

Integrative Medicine

  • NAD+: Getting Serious About Anti-Aging Therapy
    We’re living in a time of major, worldwide breakthroughs when it comes to understanding how we age and also the steps we can take to not only slow down aging, […]
  • NAD+…A Potent Anti-Aging Therapy
    The big news of the past couple of years has been a substance produced in our own bodies, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, NAD+ for short. It is classified as a ’cofactor’ meaning that it helps all the parts of your metabolism run efficiently. Imagine your metabolism as billions of gears running constantly, 24/7, from your conception to your final breath. NAD+ lubricates everything. Without NAD+ you’d be dead, instantly.
  • You Know It’s Time To Change Doctors When…
    Despite waiting weeks for an appointment and filling out all those forms, you can tell from the get-go, you’re being regarded as an inconvenience. Maybe, despite your persistent symptoms, you […]

Lyme Disease & Morgellons

Men’s Health

Mental Health

Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, & Herbal Remedies

  • NAD+: Getting Serious About Anti-Aging Therapy
    We’re living in a time of major, worldwide breakthroughs when it comes to understanding how we age and also the steps we can take to not only slow down aging, […]
  • Slow Aging and Track Your Results
    Most people figure they must be getting older based on how they feel and look. We wince at our first grey hair, deepening wrinkles, and shifting body fat. We huff […]
  • When Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working
    Two thyroid facts worth knowing: You’ve shown up for your usual ten minute, quick glance billed to your insurer as an in-depth primary care office visit. You’re allowed to talk […]

Pain Management

Sexual Health

Thyroid, Adrenal, & Sex Hormone Issues

Weight Issues

Women’s Health

  • How Menopause Can Destroy Mental Health
    “Pretty dramatic title,” I thought, “especially for usually staid, Guardian newspaper.” But the writer had been collecting data from UK doctors, interviewing patients, and clearly was shocked at what she […]
  • Women and ADD: Part Two
    In my last Health Tip, we discussed Claire, a woman in her thirties with attention deficit disorder (ADD), reviewing lifestyle and non-medication approaches. This week, I’ll go over the conventional […]
  • Women and ADD
    Already ten minutes late for her first appointment, Claire phoned from her car that she’d be in the office in five minutes. Fifteen minutes later, she arrived flustered and embarrassed, […]

One thought on “Our Knowledge Base

    Hello I read one of your blogs and you mention how you get rid of athlete’s foot. When I use over the counter my foot cracks. You mention that you use a combination of anti fungal and something else to prevent cracking. I can’t find it in the knowledge base. Could you please send me the link to that blog or tell me the combination that you use. Thank you

    Regina Gately
    Posted May 11, 2022 at 10:31 am

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