Think of your body as a finely tuned engine with food as its fuel. If your body isn’t digesting food completely, it isn’t being adequately fueled. As countless studies have confirmed, diet plays a major role in both healing and preventing a wide range of conditions and diseases. In order to obtain good health, the body must be provided with wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. In addition, the nutrients must be properly digested and absorbed into the blood, with waste products from digestion and cellular metabolism being effectively eliminated. Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care.
Commonly Treated Digestive Complaints
- Heartburn, indigestion, or reflux
- Bad breath
- Nausea or vomiting
- Foul smelling gas or stool
- Intestinal cramping, pain, or pressure
- Intestinal bleeding
- Blood or mucous in stool
- Reactions to certain foods
These impairments of digestive function can contribute not only to poor digestion and malabsorption of vital nutrients, but can also contribute to other symptoms and conditions. For more information, click here.
- Food allergy and sensitivity testing
- Stool and urine testing to assess for dysbiosis (imbalance in gut bacteria), pathogenic bacteria, yeast, or parasites, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), digestive function, intestinal permeability (”leaky gut”), and inflammation.
- Individualized diet modification with shopping and meal planning resources. For more dietary information, click here.
- Individualized treatment using a combination of botanical herbs, nutritional supplements, IV nutrient therapy, colon therapy, physical medicine, and/or pharmaceutical medicines when deemed necessary.
“I am convinced digestion is the great secret to life”
– Sydney Smith