Candida & Parasite Issues

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Candida & Parasite Issues

Candida (Yeast) & Parasite Issues

Candida, full name Candida albicans, is a microorganism that lives in our gastrointestinal tracts. The candida population is held in check by the multiple billions of bacteria that share space with it. When the population of bacteria plummets, most commonly after a broad-spectrum antibiotic is taken for an extended period, overgrowth of candida can occur.

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Anti-candida prescription medication

Providers

David Edelberg Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

David Edelberg, MD

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.

Caley-Scott

Caley Scott, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago suburbs after completing her bachelor’s degree. Seeing first-hand the incredible success of using nutrition and natural therapies with her patients helped shape her view on healthcare and compelled her to seek a unique route in medicine.

Parisa Samsami

Parisa Samsami, DC, DABCI

Functional Medicine Physician

Dr. Parisa Samsami is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine. She has great success in treating patients unable to find answers in the traditional medical paradigm. She places a strong emphasis on patient education and believes that diet and lifestyle play an important role in achieving optimal health and chronic disease prevention.

Rachel Gates, APN

Rachel Gates, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Rachel started her healthcare journey as a beside Registered Nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Working in the ICU, she was exposed to many deeply emotional and spiritual experiences, steering her focus to mind, body, spirit medicine.

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.

Olivia Wagner, RDN

Olivia Wagner, RDN

Registered Dietician Nutritionist

Olivia Wagner is a functionally trained and integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach, and Personal Trainer. Olivia earned her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Miami University and her Masters in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University.

Becca Zachwieja, MS

Becca Zachwieja, MS

Nutritionist

Becca Zachwieja earned her master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. While getting her master’s degree, Becca received formal training through the Institute for Functional Medicine, a widely recognized organization that developed many of the primary principles used in modern functional medicine.

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