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Chronic Illness

Disease doesn’t just happen overnight. Long-term imbalances, left untreated, become chronic illnesses over time. Stress, emotions, poor nutrition, and lifestyle habits often wear down your health and quality of life. When someone becomes chronically sick, it rarely follows the textbook definitions of specific conditions. Rather than trying to label a person’s illness, Functional and Nutritional Medicine identifies its complex mix of causes through cutting-edge lab testing and carefully assessing your function as a whole.

The overall goal is to maximize your body function at all levels — cellular, genetic, emotional, mental and physical. Functional and Nutritional Medicine evaluates the underlying causes of chronic illness, such as inflammation, oxidative stress, toxicity, or energy problems in the cells. In many cases, very few laboratory tests need to be performed.


For treatment, Functional and Nutritional Medicine uses the latest research findings on supplements, diet and other natural tools for restoring balance in your body’s whole system. Typically, these simple yet highly effective nutritional suggestions can trigger significant recovery for people with chronic health conditions such as: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hormonal imbalance, migraines, brain fog, irritable bowel, recurrent infections and weak immunity; or auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroiditis and many other conditions.

Drug therapies commonly used to treat chronic diseases can become long-term band-aid approaches, and can sometimes cause side effects, never addressing the underlying cause of imbalance. By intervening at the root cause with healthy nutritional and lifestyle changes, you can avoid more complicated diseases down the road. Patients come to Dr. Kowalski because he cares and they want to get healthy and feel their best.

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