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I specialize in digestive issues such as IBS, SIBO, GERD, acid reflux, IBD, food sensitivities and the myriad of related conditions.  

In addition to tummy trouble, many of my clients have other conditions such as anemia, anxiety, autoimmune disease, depression, fatigue, headaches & weight gain, to name a few.

How is the digestive system related to non-digestive symptoms? One of the main roles of the digestive system is to break down the food you eat into nutrients and biochemicals - components used across the entire body. Simply put, digestive issues can result in missing components, which can cause system breakdown over time.

Another main role of the digestive system is to house our microbiome, which are the friendly bacteria with which we co-exist. The microbiome not only has enormous influence over digestive health but also with the immune system, metabolism and mental health. An imbalanced microbiome is associated with autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, digestive conditions, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and some cancers. A dysfunctional digestive tract and abnormal microbiome are associated with alterations in behavior, cognition, emotions, and mood. As you can see, when the digestive system is compromised other bodily systems can be affected.

None of my clients present with just one issue. Often there are numerous health conditions and I help my clients understand how they are related. When we heal the gut, their co-existing conditions improve, as well.

Common Digestive Symptoms & Conditions That Can Improve With a Customized Nutrition Plan

Acid Reflux/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Burping, Bloating, Excessive Fullness, Gas

Constipation, Diarrhea, Alternating Constipation & Diarrhea

Food Allergies, Food Intolerances & Food Sensitivities (yes, they are all different)

Gallbladder Disease/Removal

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Includes Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)


Common Conditions Associated with Digestive Issues That Can Improve with a Customized Nutrition Plan

Brain/Mental Health – Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches/Migraines, Poor Concentration/Focus (aka “Brain Fog”)

Cardiovascular – High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Low Heart Rate

Endocrine – Adrenal Insufficiency, Endometriosis, Type 2 Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders

Immune – Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Frequent Colds/Infections

Metabolism – Overweight & Underweight

Nutrient Deficiencies – B12, Folate & Iron Anemias

Reproduction – Infertility, Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Skin - Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea

Contact me to discuss how I can help resolve digestive issues and get your life back.


Grenham, S., Clarke, G., Cryan, J. F., & Dinan, T. G. (2011). Brain–Gut–Microbe Communication in Health and Disease. Frontiers in Physiology, 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2011.00094

Singh, R. K., Chang, H.-W., Yan, D., Lee, K. M., Ucmak, D., Wong, K., … Liao, W. (2017). Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health. Journal of Translational Medicine, 15, 73. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-017-1175-y