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