Gut Health

They Call the Gut Your Second Brain

Inflammation is at the core of almost every major chronic disease. This includes heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Autoimmune disorders and many, many more. Your gut may be at the core of the problem… So why has traditional medicine ignored it for so long?

Here’s the Problem

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that affects millions of people who probably are unaware of it. Food Sensitivities and Allergies affect millions more. Millions more on top of that have a poor microbiome (population of gut bacteria). And we are all told constantly conflicting messages about nutrition and diet from Google, our Friends, our Primary Care Provider and even the FDA (Governmental Entity for Food & Drugs). The symptom cluster to the right shows many of the symptoms and conditions related to Leaky Gut Syndrome. Add a compromised Blood-Brain-Barrier and some poor nutritional habits or environmental toxins and the symptom list grows exponentially.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hashimotos
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Graves Disease
  • Constipation
  • IBS
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Frequent Colds
  • Sinus Infections
  • Obesity
  • Fatigue

I May Have a Gut Problem. How do I fix it?

We take a comprehensive and whole-body approach to your symptom profile and overall health. We use advanced functional lab measurements to identify nutritional deficiencies, food allergies and intestinal permeability (commonly referred to as leaky gut). Using this information along with your health matrix & timeline, comprehensive history and current lifestyle we are able to design a program to eliminate toxins, reduce stress, balance bacteria and provide a nutritional plan that works for your specific case. It takes time and a commitment, but with the right interventions, in the right order and a solid partnership with our team of providers to take control of your health, you’ll feel better than you can remember in no time!

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