Gastrointestinal dysfunction has become quite common in our society, encompassing disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophogeal reflux disorders (GERD), microbial imbalances, and leaky gut. Gastrointestinal health and wellness is at the core of optimal health and wellness for all other body systems and processes.
“Given the prevalence of GI health issues and the secondary effects impaired GI health has in the body, supporting healthy GI function and designing nutritional therapies for those with chronic GI dysfunction is a focus of my practice.“
A healthy gastrointestinal tract allows for good absorption of needed nutrients, while an unhealthy & inflamed gastrointestinal tract allows for leakage, adding to the body’s toxic load and activating the body’s immune system. This creates a cascade of events in the body which may contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms but also may contribute to chronic symptoms and conditions in many other areas including – skin, sleep, mood, joint pain, brain fog, seasonal allergies and hormonal imbalances.
Through specific functional nutrition protocols, irritating factors can be reduced, while promoting the body’s ability to restore intestinal wellness. By supporting gastrointestinal wellness, the body’s overall health and wellness positively improves as well.