Improving Gut Health

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The Gut and your Immune System

The system most significantly impacted by the gut is the immune system. More than seventy percent of the immune system is in the gut. Infection, inflammation, or food sensitivity can trigger an immune response which contributes to reduced immunity, chronic inflammation, and auto-immune disorders.

Optimization

Because the digestive tract plays such a pivotal role in our overall health, it is essential that it is functioning optimally. The following areas are examined when treating the gut:

Improve Digestion and/or Absorption

Improper digestion and absorption will cause GI symptoms and will leave the individual malnourished. Vitamin and nutrient insufficiency can lead to a number of serious conditions.

This can happen due to:

• Deficient stomach acid
• Issues with the release of bile from the gallbladder
• Insufficient pancreatic enzymes.
• Insufficiency of the intestinal villi due to food intolerances

Inflammation in our gut can lead to:

• Destruction of the intestinal lining
• Crohn’s disease
• Colitis
• Systemic inflammation
• Cardiovascular disease.

Digestive dysfunction is never sustainable and can be exhausting to keep up with.

This creates gut permeability, allowing for large undigested proteins and bacteria to leak out into the bloodstream. The body treats them as pathogens and the immune system is triggered. This is a leading cause of autoimmune conditions and inflammation.

Advanced Gut Health Testing

The first step to improving gut health is assessment of:
• lifestyle issues
• sleep
• best foods for improving the gut health of the idividual

Testing

Comprehensive Stool Panel

This gives a complete picture of overall digestive health issues including parasites, yeast, bacteria, digestive function, inflammation/immune function, gut microbiome, and intestinal permeability.

SIBO Testing

Tests for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, a common cause of post-meal belching/flatulence/bloating and what is diagnosed as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). It can present with constipation, diarrhea or both.

Organic Acid Tests

The organic acid test is particularly helpful in chronic illness with neuro/mental health symptoms or a suspicion of environmental toxicity. Gut health is directly connected with serotonin production, and can be a factor in depression

Food Allergy Panel

The test can be extremely helpful to determine which foods your immune system is currently reacting to.

Treat the root cause, not the symptoms.

Fixing gut disorders requires a comprehensive plan. A few nutritional supplements will not fix the gut. We treat in stages. New things will be introduced and taken away as a patient progresses. The goal is to get the patient to a place free of medication where a diverse diet can be enjoyed.