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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+…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.
  • Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) an Anti-Aging Wonder Pill
    You’ve likely read or heard about phosphatidyl choline somewhere, maybe online or on a bottle in a supplement aisle. Perhaps, like many of us, you could barely pronounce it and […]
  • 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 […]

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

  • 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.
  • “So Many of My Relatives Have Alzheimer’s—I’m Scared.”
    Jeanette, sitting across from me, was genuinely frightened about her future. Yes, she did have several elderly relatives with what she was calling “Alzheimer’s”, but I quickly pointed out that […]
  • Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
    You’ll see ultraviolet lamps in many areas of hospitals and medical centers used in a variety of ways. Doctors began to appreciate the healing powers of ultraviolet light as far back as the early years of the 20th century. In 1903, Dr. Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for curing lupus of the skin with ultraviolet violet. To this day, dermatologists rely on external UV for psoriasis and certain skin cancers. But sterilizing medical equipment, or treating psoriasis, use UV externally.

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

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

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+…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 […]
  • Longevity Medicine: Three New Facts And Five Anti-Aging Supplements
    Scientists completely agree coffee drinking helps longevity. During these days of generally bad news (people getting shot, the Monarch butterfly population in steep decline) it is heartening to read the […]

Lyme Disease & Morgellons

Men’s Health

Mental Health

Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, & Herbal Remedies

  • 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.
  • Infusions & Supplements to Maximize Your Surgical Success
    If you’ve ever undergone surgery, either “emergency” (like “we need to remove your appendix NOW”) or “elective” (a strange term basically meaning “you can put your surgery off until it’s convenient for either of us but let’s not forget about it”), you may remember you needed to undergo “surgical clearance.”
  • Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) an Anti-Aging Wonder Pill
    You’ve likely read or heard about phosphatidyl choline somewhere, maybe online or on a bottle in a supplement aisle. Perhaps, like many of us, you could barely pronounce it and […]

Pain Management

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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