Good digestion is essential for the proper break down of meals and assimilation of nutrients which are required for vital health. Digestive disorders can start at a young age and persist for decades. They can be a constant source of discomfort and frustration, affecting quality of life and social interactions, while also leading to anxiety, eating disorders, chronic inflammation and further body imbalances. There is growing research showing the importance of a healthy, balanced digestive tract and the influence that digestive disorders can have on multiple health conditions.
What can poor digestion and/or a digestive disorder look like?
Constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, abdominal pain, changeable stools, discomfort, gas, bloating, slow digestion, belching, blood in the stool, mucus in the stool, vomiting, nausea, dark stool, stools that float, pain after eating, indigestion, and hemorrhoids.
What is considered "normal"? deally you will have at least 1-3 well formed, easy to pass bowel movements per day, usually after each meal. You will be free from chronic gas, abdominal pain, indigestion, bloating, or reflux.
While not always comfortable to discuss, assessing your digestion can provide helpful insight into how well your digestive system is working.
IBS, IBD, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, GERD, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, SIBO, hemorrhoids, leaky gut, fatty liver disease, cholecystitis (gall bladder inflammation), gall stones, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, parasites, dysbiosis, candida, chronic pancreatitis, gastritis, ulcers
Headaches, migraine, acne, rash, fatigue, brain fog, sinus congestion, hormonal fluctuations, depression, anxiety, irritability, difficulty losing weight, and mood swings
Our Naturopathic approach to gastrointestinal disorders is finding the root cause of your symptoms:
Lab testing (stool, blood & breath).
Herbal medicine, nutritional support, nutraceutical supplementation, diet, and lifestyle modifications.
IV therapy is often a good option for people with digestive disorders to help with vitamin and mineral absorption