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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

Allergies & Food Sensitivities

  • 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 […]
  • Gut Restoration: Repairing Your Microbiome
    At one time, conventional physicians simply did not believe in the concept of intestinal dysbiosis, in which the intestinal tract has an unhealthful mix of the 100 trillion bacteria thriving […]

Alternative Therapies

Big Pharma Evils

Bone Health

Candida (yeast) & Parasites

Cardiovascular Health

Case Studies

  • “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, […]
  • The Heartburn That Wouldn’t Quit
    Dierdre had written “I want to get off my heartburn medicine” on her WholeHealth Chicago intake form. This, by the way, was a tele-med appointment. I’ve actually never met her […]

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine

  • Functional Telemedicine, Wherever You Are
    All things considered, we’ve rather enjoyed our telemedicine interactions with patients. Doctoring this way also recently provided me with an Aha! moment. What I realized was that much of what […]
  • Taking Care of Yourself while Staying Home
    Seeing Your Chiropractic Physician via Telemedicine? Absolutely! I know what you’re thinking. ‘How can you possibly give me an adjustment during a video conference?’  The short answer is I can’t, […]
  • My Integrative Medicine Comeuppance
    About six weeks ago, I was in the Loop just leaving the international Lyme disease conference, briefcase in one hand, shopping bag filled with I-don’t-remember-what in the other, when my […]

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

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

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

  • Finally! Whole Health Chicago To Open A South Side Office
    OK, OK, so it took 20 years, but it will be worth the wait. WholeHealth Chicago’s new location is in the Beverly neighborhood, at 3237 W, 111th Street. The location […]
  • Ubiquitous Autoimmune Conditions
    Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: there are more than 100 different autoimmune conditions and they collectively cause more chronic illness and disability in women than heart disease and […]
  • Root Causes of Chronic Fatigue, Part 3: Your Adrenal Glands
    Patricia is 33, happily married as far as marriages go, one daughter, steadily employed in a less-than-satisfying corporate job, good eating habits, and, until recently, a health club goer a […]

Inflammation

  • LONGEVITY MEDICINE: LONG TERM EXPOSURE TO LEAD
    Lead is always toxic in the human body. There are no “safe” levels of lead. An atom of lead enters your body, usually though your lungs or skin, then quickly […]
  • Longevity Medicine: Here’s How Sugar Accelerates Aging
    Look, I know there’s a good chance you may be addicted to sugar. Lots of us are. Human taste buds are far more sensitive to sweet tastes than they are […]
  • Longevity Medicine: Chronic Anxiety Speeds Aging
    A diagnosis of anxiety covers a lot of territory. Psychologists organize patients suffering symptoms of anxiety into groups that include: generalized anxiety disorder (with or without panic attacks), obsessive-compulsive disorders, […]

Integrative Medicine

Lyme Disease & Morgellons

Men’s Health

Mental Health

Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, & Herbal Remedies

  • Longevity Medicine: How Much Exercise Really Makes A Difference?
    People being people, they are always on the lookout for the easiest route to anything fun and worthwhile and most would rather add years to their lives by doing something […]
  • Longevity Medicine: First, Know Your Telomeres!
    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 […]
  • 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 […]

Pain Management

  • Peripheral Neuropathies
    Most neurologists and primary care doctors will tell you that one of the most frustrating groups of conditions to treat are the peripheral neuropathies. It’s estimated that somewhere on the […]
  • 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. […]
  • What is Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Can It Help Me?
    Ten years ago April marks the anniversary of the first time I wrote about low-dose naltrexone (LDN). I described it as an orphan drug, meaning that its patent had long […]

Sexual Health

Thyroid, Adrenal, & Sex Hormone Issues

Weight Issues

Women’s Health

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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