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Archive Category: Digestion

Acid Reducing Medications Associated with Depression

April 5th, 2018

Research reveals that use of proton pump inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of depression. This is just another reason to avoid long-term use of them. There are botanicals, exercises, and diet changes that can replace the use of acid reducers in many cases. Please call and find out what might be best for you.

Naturopathic Diagnosis and Care for Digestive Complaints

March 1st, 2018

This is a great summary of how naturopathic physicians are trained to diagnose and treat digestive complaints. Gastrointestinal function is foundational to health! Check out the article!

A Colic Treatment That Works!

January 23rd, 2018

I’ve had great success with homeopathic Chamomilla for colicky conditions in infants, but I’m excited about having another option. Research in Poland, Italy, Canada and Australia is showing that Lactobacillus reuteri helps, too. For the comfort of your child and your peace of mind, check out this article.

Holiday Meal Bloat–These May Help!

November 27th, 2017

We hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebration with family, friends, and good food! With the holidays upon us, celebrating around the table can lead to over-eating and/or eating trigger foods that cause bloating. Remember portion sizes–choosing a smaller dinner plate (ie, the salad plate!) can help you get a better perspective on your serving sizes. Digestive enzymes can also help. And I’m intrigued by these exercises, too!  Check them out 🙂

Leaky Gut Testing

October 21st, 2016

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.

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

The Gut-Brain Connection

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.

Appendix DOES Have a Purpose

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.

The Healing Benefits of Gelatin

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!).

Heartburn Medication Linked with Heart Attacks

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!

Vitamin A Supports GI Immune Function

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.

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