Optimize your physiology through a Wood Dale Chiropractor.

As a Wood Dale Chiropractor my goal is to provide a systematic, patient-centered approach to understanding the underlying web of physiological factors and effects that influence health and the progression of disease. Simply put, that means that at DuPage Neurology & Wellness Center we do not treat symptoms.

In the majority of cases the chief complaint is nothing more than an indication that another system is not operating properly.

brainFor instance, using one of the examples below: high cholesterol. Negating rare instances of genetic familial hypercholesterolemia, high cholesterol is typically due to clinical, or subclinical, insulin resistance. After years of high sugar diets the cells in some people’s bodies begin to become resistant to insulin, so glucose (sugar) cannot be taken up as efficiently by cells to be stored as energy.

What happens is the glucose is converted to triglycerides and the rest is history. Often the solution does not necessarily include statin drugs, but rather a change in lifestyle and supplements to support function of insulin receptors.

This is just one example of many that can addressed with Functional Medicine. Please feel free to browse through the conditions listed on the right. The thyroid in particular has far-reaching influences on every system of the body. If you don’t see your condition listed, call! Dr. Anderson, located in Glen Ellyn, IL would be happy to discuss your case with you over the phone.

Some examples of symptoms being indicators of altered physiology include:

  • Do you need caffeine to keep you going through the day?
  • Do you get sleepy after meals?
  • Do you crave sweets during the day?
  • Do you have difficulty losing weight?

These are all examples of different symptoms associated with blood sugar management issues that can lead to conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • And many others!

Please refer to the Functional Medicine portion of the website for more information

Some of the other services offered include: