Are you struggling to take control of YOUR HEALTH?
- Do you suffer from fatigue, brain fog, or low sex drive?
- Are you having issues losing weight?
- Do you have symptoms that your doctor can’t seem to diagnose?
- Or do you just have the burning desire to optimize your health, but with all of the resources out there, you just don’t know where to start?
Dr. Rajka will provide you with the tools and information YOU NEED to optimize every facet of your health.
So whether you’re a competitive athlete looking to optimize your performance, a concerned parent fearing for their child’s health, or an individual wanting to make sure you’re functioning optimally, Dr. Rajka can help provide the proper resources and tools to take CONTROL of your personal health.
Often times mainstream (allopathic) medicine fails patients. Dr. Rajka knows as she has been on both sides. She bridges the gap between mainstream medicine and holistic medicine via the practice of functional medicine.
A Personal Message from Dr. Rajka:
Hi! I’m Dr. Rajka (pronounced: Ryka). I’m a mother, wife, speaker, lover of knowledge and YOUR Chicagoland Functional Medicine MD.
I am passionate about empowering women and children with the knowledge, tools, and skills to bring themselves and their families to optimal health. I treat men too!
I have had thriving practices no matter the location: 2 continents, and 5 states!
My vision from an early age (5) was to become a doctor. But it didn’t take long into my career to realize the limitations of allopathic (aka traditional) medicine. I knew there was a missing piece to the puzzle.
This, coupled with exposure to natural treatments by my parents, led to a curiosity to learn more.
But as fate would have it, just as I found functional medicine and began training, I became very sick myself.
If only I had this knowledge sooner…
In my 20s, years before becoming a mother, I found myself abnormally fatigued, sleeping 10 hours a day and falling asleep standing up on dates (even at rock concerts!).
Can you imagine my love life??
So…I saw a doctor like anyone experiencing these symptoms should, but I was promptly told that nothing was wrong and my symptoms should be dismissed.
Does this sound familiar?
How many of you have, or know of someone who has, seen their doctor after experiencing clear symptoms, only to be told:
Nothing is wrong.
It’s a hopeless feeling.
My symptoms persisted, but against all odds, I managed to stay awake for a few dates with the same man, whom I went on to marry (even managing to stay awake at the altar!).
We tried to conceive, but failed. Finally, I found a conventional doctor who thought outside of the box, and diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and started me on medication (T3 and T4!).
I would then go on to be diagnosed with endometriosis on top of that.
Somehow, after failed IVF’s, I manage to conceive two children after a more natural approach was taken. But I began to develop horrible migraines that took away my speech and vision.
It kept getting worse, and I was very sick.
I was running out of options, and it seemed that no traditional doctor could form a proper diagnosis. It was even thought that I had a second autoimmune disease.
But finally, I discovered functional medicine and decided to approach my conditions from a whole new perspective.
Through the use of functional medicine practices and methods that all of the traditional Doctors I saw neglected, all of my symptoms eventually disappeared and NO second autoimmune disease was diagnosed.
I felt like a completely new woman!
Fast forward to the present, and I am a certified Functional Medicine Doctor practicing in the Chicagoland area, as well as a local and national speaker on functional medicine.
I was humbled and proud to present “My Why” in Chicago at the Functional Forum in September 2016.
When only the best matters:
My passion for empowering individuals to NOT become the stereotypical Functional Medicine patient is so strong that I read and listen to lectures almost every day ON TOP OF running my practice.
I do this to remain on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine to serve you better.
But I choose to hold myself to the highest recognized standards as well. I am one of only a handful of MD’s in the Chicagoland area who is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine, one of the most reputable institutions for functional medicine education.
I chose to study functional medicine through the IFM not only for their reputability, but because they emphasize evidence based measures. My approaches are backed by the literature.
But becoming IFM certified was just the beginning for me! I have also received extensive training in the field of nutrigenetics, which targets nutrients to bypass defective genetic mutations. This field is on the forefront of chronic disease prevention and elimination and is an extremely powerful tool in my toolkit.
So because of my diverse and continued education, I’m equipped with a host of solutions to battle chronic disease!
So let me help empower YOU reach your goal of optimal health!
Let me help YOU feel like your best all the time!
Book your consultation today and get started on your journey to health.