Let’s uncover the root cause for digestive concerns such as an excess of unfriendly bacteria, candida, food sensitivities, nutrient and enzyme deficiencies, and stress. In addition to history and lab assessments, we’ll take a holistic approach and also consider the mind-body connection. Lab assessments may include stool testing to distinguish between an irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel, stool microbiology to ensure you have a balanced gut microbiome, and blood tests to assess food intolerances.
Addressing Lifestyle Habits
What actions and habits cause poor digestion and excessive bloating? Over consuming antibiotics, poor nutrition choices, too much stress and lack of sleep can all impair your ability to turn off your sympathetic nervous system (stress & action mode) and turn on your parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest mode). The digestive tract prefers a regular routine, and together we will nurture intuitive eating habits, healthy sleep rituals and better stress management—including a balanced exercise regime and addressing any emotional blocks—to help get your digestion back on track.
Customized elimination diets and working through the 4 Rs (Remove, Repair, Reinoculate, Replace) of gut repair will help restore proper digestion. We will remove your individual food sensitivities or intolerances and unfriendly microbes. We will re-inoculate with prebiotics and probiotics found in whole food and supplements. If necessary, we will replace specific nutrient deficiencies and enzymes to help your gut digest and move smoothly again.