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Digestive Health Treatment

They call it the second brain for a reason - digestion is paramount to our health and has far-reaching effects in the body.  Digestive system issues are perhaps the most common complaint we see in our office - and we love optimizing gut function!  A little change can go a long way.  Sometimes its a matter of making better food choices and we offer nutritional advice for that, but other times it’s a matter of ecology/microbiome, uncovering food sensitivities/intolerances or simply digesting food better.  An in-depth view of your digestive tract is included in almost every patient visit here as it so often can be the root of your health issues - even when people have seemingly ‘normal’ bowel function.

Obvious Digestive Issues Starting in the Gut:

  • Gas and Bloating

  • Abdominal Pain and Ulcers

  • Irregular bowel movement

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • IBD: Crohn’s, Colitis

  • SIBO

  • GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux)

  • Celiac and non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

  • Food intolerances (FODMAP, Casein, Whey, Gluten, Gliadin, Yeast, etc.)

  • Leaky Gut

Less Obvious Digestive Issues Starting in the Gut:

  • Rashes (including eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma, rosacea, alopecia)

  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

  • Mood Disorders (Depression & Anxiety)

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Arthritis & Joint Pain

  • Over-weight, Underweight

  • AutoImmunity (including MS, Lupus, Sjogren’s, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)

Lab Testing For Digestive Problems

When you work with one of our Naturopathic Doctors for any health concerns they will often run diagnostic lab testing to ensure they get the best understanding of the root cause of your symptoms. Common lab tests ordered for digestive related concerns are:

  • Micronutrient deficiencies in blood work [B12, Iron, Magnesium, etc]

  • Inflammatory markers [ESR, hsCRP, Ferritin, homocysteine]

  • AutoImmune markers

  • GI Map testing [DNA stool testing]

  • Comprehensive digestive analysis

  • Parasitology

  • SIBO testing 

  • Food Sensitivity Testing / Food Intolerance Testing

How To Get Started Improving Your Digestive Health

We recommend booking with one of our Naturopathic Doctors (Dr. Lia Sonnenburg or Dr. Maggie Pattillo) to get a deeper understanding of your health concerns and run lab testing where needed. Both of our ND's are currently accepting new patients. 

Not sure if we’re the right fit? Come have tea with us and let us answer any questions you may have - free of charge!

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