Gastrointestinal issues are becoming increasingly common. Your gut is the root of good health and science continues to support the need for a healthy gut microbiome. Healthy gastrointestinal function is linked to better mood, cardiovascular health, cognition & memory, metabolic function, and even exercise performance!
Many people suffer from chronic gas, bloating, loose stools, and constipation. Sometimes this can be easily remedied with dietary changes, however, some concerns warrant assessing for imbalances in your gut bacteria, nutrient deficiencies, immune issues limiting optimal gut lining, leaky gut, etc. Comprehensive stool testing allows for targeted assessment of what is going on in your gut so it can be addressed directly and through targeted treatment.
Chronic gas and bloating can often suggest underlying issues like SIBO. This is assessed clinically by a SIBO breathe test and can be treated with natural anti-microbials or antibiotics when warranted.
I also help patients with autoimmune gastrointestinal issues like Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In additional to offering supports that help heal the gastrointestinal lining and control active flares, we work together to modulate the immune system through diet changes, herbal immune modulators, and even drug therapies like low-dose naltrexone (LDN).