Dr. Meena

Double Board Certified MD (ABOM, ABIM)
Top Functional Medicine Doctor in Chicagoland

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Philosophy of Care

Utilization of the right tool to solve the problem brings the best outcome. A pill is not an answer to all ills, surgery doesn’t cure all problems, nutrition and exercise can’t reverse all diseases. We are fortunate to live in times when we can adapt the best practices from western and eastern medicine.  My training in western medicine helps me understand the practices of unconventional medicine objectively. After careful analysis of both schools of thought, I have designed a structured comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle program that assimilates the most effective techniques from western and eastern medicine minimizing the side effects. For each individual. I strive to determine how and why illnesses occur and restore health by addressing the root causes optimally.

Heal n Cure Medical Wellness Center in Glenview, we specialize in Medical Wellness, Weight Loss, Hormone Balancing, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, and Anti-Aging using the Integrative and Functional Medicine approach serving the areas of Chicago’s North Shore; Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka , Glencoe, Highland Park and Lake Forest. 

Using my blueprint, including the emerging trends in genetics, nutrigenomics, and anti-aging, my patients harness simple self-care practices and develop new habits. My approach addresses the 5 foundational pillars needed to resolve underlying stressors leading to the breakdown of health: detoxification, nutrition, fitness, restoration of balance for the autonomic nervous, and endocrine systems.

Dr. Meena - Functional Medicine Doctor
Dr Meena Functional Medicine Doctor

5 foundation pillars to reclaim your health.

Nutrition: Nutrition is core to maintaining good health. As you know it can vary from keto to vegan, but what kind is best for you depends upon the blueprint of your health. The macro and micronutrient distribution in the diet is based upon your health goals.
Your health goals may evolve as you move from a state of disease toward health. For example, getting rid of medication for chronic disease to lose fat to build muscle, etc.

Nutraceuticals: Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits and the basic nutritional value found in foods. The lack of FDA regulation leaves the consumer at a loss. Numerous private certifications make decision-making even more complicated. I believe the best nutraceuticals are ones that are customized for you ( for example Vital Dose ) based on the blueprint of your health.

Bioidentical Hormones: Optimal hormonal balance is crucial for good health. No wonder most of us enjoy robust health in our 20s. But the health declines as the toxicity increases and optimal hormonal balance gets distorted. Restoring the favorable hormonal balance after detoxification helps us move towards health from the state of disease.

Autonomic Nervous System: This is the part of the nervous system which controls our viscera, for example, heartbeat, breathing, gut activity, elimination, excretion, detoxification, etc. Parasympathetic and sympathetic are two parts of this complex system. Even though they need to be balanced, most of us are in sympathetic overdrive. Sluggish parasympathetic drive makes rest and digestion difficult. Direct current to reset electrical imbalance helps restore the sympathetic and parasympathetic balance.

Education: We are overloaded with information but lack knowledge and directions. The key to maintaining good health is to master the tools you need in case of a slip-off. Big or small there is no stupid question when it comes to your health. We believe a close partnership with your health care team is crucial for sustainable positive health outcomes.

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