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Gut and Digestive Health Services​

Gut and Digestive Health Services​

Gut and Digestive Health Services​

Have you ever noticed that your stomach hurts or has trouble digesting after eating? Are you frustrated with always feeling sluggish or fatigued after a meal? Have you tried changing your diet but nothing works? You may be allergic to a specific food, but you may also have other digestive health issues.

The most common digestive health issue we encounter is Malabsorption or “Leaky Gut.” This essentially means that the lining of your intestine may have increased permeability/hyperpermeability – this allows proteins and food particles to pass through the intestine lining and into the bloodstream improperly digested. Some of these particles may be potentially toxic. A leaky gut may also cause your body to miss out on some of the nutrients it needs.

How to Test for Leaky Gut

When this malabsorption occurs, your body may experience systemic inflammation and may show the following symptoms:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Mucus in stool
  • Excess gas

If you’ve had any of these symptoms, reach out to us for guidance and treatment. We can perform a Parasitology Test that will determine the best course of action for treatment. 

How to Heal Leaky Gut

After reviewing the test results with you, we can develop a well-rounded nutrition and wellness plan to make sure you always feel your best after a meal.

Since there are no specific treatments for leaky gut, we can provide recommendations that can help treat the underlying conditions that may have led to your leaky gut syndrome. Some underlying conditions that we may need to address to fully heal your leaky gut are:

  • Celiac disease: if we suspect this condition, we will refer you to a gastroenterologist for a proper evaluation. Following a gluten-free diet is absolutely mandatory if you are diagnosed with this condition.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): If you have IBD, immune system suppressors, antibiotics, pain relievers, and supplements like iron, calcium and vitamin D can help recover the lining of your gut.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): If you struggle with IBS, taking tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, antidepressants, anticholinergic medications, pain relievers, and antibiotics may help calm the symptoms of your leaky gut.

How to Prevent Leaky Gut

  • Increase your intake of high-fiber foods
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Quit smoking
  • Take a probiotic supplement. It’s important to change the kind of probiotic you’re taking every 3 months.
  • Reduce your daily intake of refined carbohydrates
  • Reduce your daily intake of alcohol

Your body needs to be able to use all of the nutrients that come from your food. We can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your gut lining to weaken, and we will guide you every step of the way to a successful recovery. Contact us today for a consultation.

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