Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- Joint pain
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Eczema, acne, rosacea
- Bad breath and gum disease
- Candida overgrowth and recurrent yeast infections
- Depression or anxiety
- Acid reflux (GERD)
- Excessive or foul smelling gas
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased concentration
It is estimated that some form of digestive disorder affects more than 100 million people in America. For some people, digestive disorders are a source of irritation and discomfort that may cause them to drastically limit their lifestyles and frequently miss work. Digestive disorders are often more than just stomach issues and can affect the entire body resulting in unrelated symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, or skin issues.
As a functional nutritionist, I use the “5R” program to restore gut health. The 5Rs stand for remove, replace, replenish, repair, and rebalance. By following this protocol we can see a dramatic improvement in symptoms, and in many cases even a complete resolution.
There are several common causes of digestive disorders with the most common being bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine (SIBO), leaky gut, low stomach acid, and an imbalance in “good” and “bad” bacteria (dysbiosis). There are many potential causes of dysbiosis including a poor diet, antibiotic use, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, infections, and certain medications. We can help you identify which triggers are causing your digestive issues by getting to the root cause and not simply treating your symptoms.
Dysbiosis can lead to candida (yeast overgrowth), pre-term delivery, infertility, skin conditions, allergies, and malabsorption. In addition, dysbiosis is also associated with many chronic and degenerative diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), autoimmune diseases, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), atopic eczema, autism, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). You can see why your gut health is so important! Let’s work together to resolve these imbalances so that you can thrive again.