If you suspect you may have “leaky gut”, these testing options may help guide treatment. Often, however, clinical treatment (without testing) is very effective and saves the cost of the testing. Please schedule an appointment to determine best treatment approach for you.
Archive Category: Digestion
October 21st, 2016
September 23rd, 2016
Yet more evidence of the Gut-Brain connection–those suffering with Crohn’s tend to have slower response times, cognitive impairment, and poorer sleep. Holistic treatment and reduction in overall inflammation are important parts of addressing GI issues including inflammatory bowel disease.
February 5th, 2016
While there are certainly indications for removal of the appendix, it is NOT a useless organ. It has been shown (and another report is attached) that it supports immune function. Just another reason to be taking care of our gut.
November 3rd, 2015
I commonly recommend including bone broths in the diet. They help support your immune system and contain many benefit nutrients–among them, collagen. Powdered hydrolyzed collagen gelatin is another option to support your body. Read more here (the author includes a recipe for pumpkin pudding that looks delicious!).
August 21st, 2015
If you are taking medication for heartburn, you may be at increased risk of having a heart attack. Please read the attached article. AND call for an appointment–there are many natural treatments for heartburn and reflux!
July 14th, 2015
This is a great article explaining Vitamin A’s relationship with the immune system, in particular the GI tract (digestion). Be sure to include foods rich in Vitamin A (or its precursors): liver, dark green leafy veggies, carrots, red cabbage, eggs, cod liver oil, etc. If you have a digestive disorder, you may want to have your Vitamin A levels checked. Use caution with supplementation as Vitamin A toxicity can occur–check with your doctor or give us a call.
July 6th, 2015
Love this article from William and Mary–they are finding that young adults who consume more fermented vegetables (think sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.) experience less anxiety. Eat them regularly to support good digestive health as well as mental health! Read more here.
June 30th, 2015
Since optimal sleep, adequate exercise, good nutrition, and stress reduction are keys to overall health, it stands to reason that they also improve your digestion. Check out this 7-day protocol 🙂
February 27th, 2015
And another reason to stick with whole foods–emulsifying agents are being linked with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and colitis. Read more here.
December 15th, 2014
OK–I was going to try and post only good news this month, but this is information we all need to know. Scientists are starting to discover why GMO corn is dangerous for us. Please read . . .