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Functional Medicine, Restaurants and COVID - 19

Author: Jorell Ellazar

Like any other person during the quarantine, I have found ample time to sit on my couch and watch some Netflix. Of these shows, my favorite is Ugly Delicious with chef Dave Chang where he spends each episode delving into a particular dish and explores its cultural, and social impact on a national and international level. For example, in the episode Fried Rice, they discuss the humble nature of the said dish and uses this as a platform to discuss the complex nature of authentic Chinese cuisine as he also compares this against our Westernized knowledge of Chinese American food. But in each episode Dave Chang goes into the reason why the discussion of each titular dish is important. Of course, the research and exploration into all of these foodways and dishes are done with conversing with multiple people in different restaurants and different countries which is something not possible during the age of social distancing.

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Vitamin D: Hormone Extraordinaire

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins. -Peter Tork


Vitamin D deficiency, hypovitaminosis D, is a very common disorder. Especially here in the Chicagoland area with our long winters spent indoors. We are meant to absorb Vitamin D from the sun but complications arise - either we don’t get to see the sun, we cover up when we’re in the sun or we use sunscreen to block the vitamin D from getting to our skin. 10-15 minutes/day in “bathing suit” attire will provide approximately 10,000IU of Vitamin D. If that’s not part of your regular routine read on to find out how and why to supplement!


Although usually found through a blood test, some symptoms of the deficiency include everything from aches and pains to depression and bone demineralization problems. Vitamin D is fundamentally important for the regulation of how your body functions. Over 200 genes in your body are controlled by Vitamin D. At least 35 different tissues in the body have Vitamin...

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4 Functional Medicine Tests You Need

Working with a functional medicine professional can be exciting and rewarding. At the beginning of your journey, your doctor may start with a few simple tests to see what contributing factors are responsible for your current situation. Later on if you find that you have implemented lifestyle changes and you are not seeing the results your doctor expects, testing may be exactly just what the doctor orders!! Below are the four tests most frequently used by Dr. Jordan Leasure at her clinic in Illinois. If you’ve completed any of these please share your experiences below.

1. ORGANIC ACID TEST

This is one of Dr. Jordan’s favorite tests for a variety of reasons. It’s easy to complete - just pee in a cup at home! It gives a TON of information - Dr. Jordan calls it the “poop of the poop”. Essentially it measures metabolites - a fancy word for the end products of your metabolism - when you create energy and eliminate waste. It gives an overall look at your...

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Functional Medicine Testing at Home

Over the past 90 days we’ve done everything we can to better service our clients from a distance. We’ve changed healthcare portal providers to better allow for HIPAA-compliant virtual visits for both Functional Medicine and Physical Therapy. We’ve simplified our services to include a monthly group plan for stress as well as 3 and 6 month All Inclusive Functional Medicine Programs. We’re proudest of our expanding testing line that can be completed COMPLETELY AT HOME!! Below take a look at the current testing kits available. They can be picked up curbside from our clinic or mailed directly to your door. They are completed in the comfort of your home and the price includes the consultation with Dr. Leasure to discuss results as well as health implications and lifestyle modifications. If you’re interested please contact us directly at 847-362-4476 as pricing is only valid for the next 90 days and quantities are limited.

The FIT22 Food Sensitivity Panel

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