Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. Symptoms including abdominal discomfort or bloating, loose stools, constipation and heartburn, and diagnoses such as IBS, celiac disease, leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are among the most common GI complaints we treat regularly.
Functional assessment for the complete picture.
The functional assessment approach we take to analyzing digestive function provides us with actionable information on how your body is actually digesting food and absorbing nutrients. We assess the inflammation status in your GI tract, identifying both good and bad bacteria, yeast/fungi and parasites. Additionally, we use food allergy testing to give us valuable insights. This way, we can get to the specific causes of your gastrointestinal disorder.
Conventional GI assessment typically only uses imaging such as endoscopy and colonoscopy and simple blood tests. If no pathology is seen with these tests, the patient is often told nothing is wrong.
Associations with other conditions.
Due to the importance of the GI tract in proper immune response, many conditions of immune dysfunction are treated by restoring healthy digestive function. Auto-immune conditions, allergies, asthma, skin disorders and some mental/emotional issues can be addressed by analyzing digestive function and restoring GI health.