Meet Joelle Kurczodyna, NTP

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Joelle has always been passionate about eating and exercise. Starting when she was about 16, she began following what she thought was a "good, healthy diet". She ate low fat foods, and did not exceed the recommended portion size. At the same time, she started running, joined the cross country team, and was soon training for marathons.  Too much of what she initially thought was a good thing evolved into disordered eating and over exercising that took a huge toll on her body, both physically and emotionally.

It was her own health issues that re-ignited her study of nutrition and led to her discovery of functional medicine. Her goal was to get pregnant and have a healthy child but she realized that she was hardly able to support her own body, let alone another human being. First she changed her diet to "eat real food". She stopped running, but kept moving by walking and doing low impact exercises. These lifestyle changes had profound results. For the first time in years, she wanted to be around people again, she smiled and laughed more, and after about a decade without having a natural monthly cycle, that returned too.

After maintaining these changes for two years, her body had made significant progress, but she knew she still had not achieved optimal health. She had run out of resources. She decided to pursue certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutritional Therapy Association. In the NTP program, Joelle learned how the systems of the body work and techniques to use foods and supplementation to restore health. These methods filled in the final missing pieces for her own health. In fact, she is now the mother of a healthy baby girl. 

Joelle is excited to join DuPage Family Wellness to use the passion and knowledge that she has gained over the last several years to help you achieve your goals.

Joelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition (BS-FSHN) from the University of Illinois. When she is not researching nutrition or cooking, she loves hanging out with her husband and puppy and attempting to be an urban farmer with backyard chickens and bees.

Meet Dr. Jamie Tripp Thomure

website staff rectangleAre you looking for a doctor who is compassionate and knowledgeable? One who listens and works with you to get to the root of your symptoms. If so, then Dr. Jamie Thomure would be a great fit for you!

Dr. Jamie became a chiropractor out of a deep desire to help people. She began her studies with a bachelor's from University of Illinois. She then obtained her master's degree in Sports, Science, & Rehab, and became a full body certified provider of Active Release Techniques (ART). 

She quickly found that just treating the symptoms, while getting people out of pain, didn’t lead to the healing she wanted for her patients. This knowledge led her on a journey of learning more and more about the underlying cause of discomfort and disease.

As she grew as a practitioner, she became keenly aware that she needed to encourage her patients to embrace a healthy lifestyle outside their time in the office. Once patients do this, they not only heal faster and feel better, but they have more energy and their whole lives improve. She has implemented lifestyle and nutrition programs in addition to working with patients in the office for the last 6 years.

With a number of extended family members dealing with insulin issues, Dr. Jamie immersed herself in all things hormones. This passion brought Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a disease that affects 3-5 million women in the U.S. alone, into her awareness.

It became clear that there are many natural means for women with PCOS to implement that will greatly reduce or get rid of many of their symptoms. She couldn’t stand seeing women suffer with this disease knowing she could help. Wanting to make her signature method accessible she created BALANCED, a program that helps women with PCOS get to the root of their symptoms and address them naturally.

If you are looking for a chiropractor to help deal with your PCOS symptoms, you will find her passionate at meeting you where you are and helping you along your journey to health.

When not empowering her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three young daughters, friends, being outside, and playing yard games. As a long term Warrenville/West Chicago resident she also loves the prairie path and a good latte at Kindred coffee.

  • Doctor of Chiropractic 
  • Masters in Sports Rehab
  • Certified in Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Continuing education in nutrition
  • Comprehensive training in functional medicine from the Kresser Institute
  • Certified in the Schaefer Protocol
  • Certified in the Webster Technique

About DuPage Family Wellness

website path to healing about rectangleDuPage Family Wellness takes a holistic approach to health, so you feel your best and live the life you love!  Your body is unique. There is no "one size fits all" approach to health, so together we will come up with a plan to get you feeling your best and enjoying life as quickly as possible. With individualized care you will be on your own unique path to healing.

With the right support, your amazing body can start to heal! I will come alongside you, empowering you to make the right changes for your body.

Instead of masking your pain or other symptoms, our goal will be to determine the root cause of your problem. This will allow us to keep your symptoms from returning and help you to feel healthy and energetic! 

This treatment plan could involve many different components.

All our methods are research based and practical for you to implement. Let's explore how we can work together to bring your body into balance!

Dr. Jamie