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Gut Health

autoimmune conditions | digestive disorders | chronic disease

 

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FUN FACTS:

About 70% of our immune system lives in and around our gut- This effects our overall health!

An estimated 90% of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract - This effects our mood!

 

INTEGRATIVE AND WHOLE BODY APPROACH TOWARDS OPTIMAL GUT HEALTH

 
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is known to normalize physiological functions, stimulate the immune system, and aid in behavior modifications such as weight loss, and smoking cessation. In the same way, acupuncture can reduce tension, stress, and depression to aid in gut repair.

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Herbal Therapy

Recent research shows that the effects of herbal medicine on the gut microbiota are comprehensive and far-reaching. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, can help regulate the gut microbiota, and protect the intestinal barrier. Herbal therapy is recommended to enhance acupuncture.

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Patient Education

For the most effective results, we provide patients with essential tools and resources that include nutrition and lifestyle support, nutraceutical recommendations, and stress management tips. We meet you where you are at and can provide you with as little or as much support needed.

Photo Credit: Institute of Functional Medicine

Photo Credit: Institute of Functional Medicine

According to the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), a properly functioning digestive system is critical to good health.

Problems with the gastrointestinal (GI) track can cause more than gas, bloating, diarrhea, and weight gain.

Gut dysbiosis or imbalances in your microbiome and a “leaky gut” can be the underlying causes of chronic health problems that might seem unrelated to GI health such as:

  • autoimmune diseases

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • diabetes

  • acne, rosacea, eczema

  • AND MORE!

 

Our Functional Approach Towards Gut Restoration

 

Remove

Remove stressors: get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract including allergic foods, parasites and potential problematic bacteria and yeast. We can help guide you through the elimination and reintroduction process utilizing one of our functional nutrition plans.

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Replace

Replace digestive secretions by adding digestive enzymes, herbal support, and hydrochloric acid that are required for proper digestion that may be comprised by diet, medications, aging, and disease.

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Repopulate

Assist beneficial bacteria flourish by ingesting prebiotic and probiotic foods or supplements that contain the “good” GI bacteria.

We offer medical grade nutraceutical prescriptions and protocols through our online dispensary.

 
 

Repair

Promote healing of the lining of the GI tract by supplementing key nutrients that are often short in supply in a compromised gut like glutamine, zinc, antioxidants, fish oil, and amino acids.

Rebalance

Sleep, exercise, and stress can all affect the GI tract. We provide you lifestyle education on choices that can help you achieve optimal digestion.