In my practice, I work with a patient's digestive system as the first line of defense.
Through dietary changes and supplement support, inflammation can be reduced and
healing can occur.
Those with weight loss issues often have difficulty with microbial overgrowth in
the gastrointestinal tract which once brought into balance can enhance the body's
ability to lose weight.
Functional medicine looks again at root causes not just symptoms presented by the
For example, allergies can be a symptom of a compromised gastrointestinal tract.
While refraining from offending foods will help reduce inflammation, it is important
to also supply nutrients that help the healing of the gastrointestinal tract.
Equally important is stress. Stress affects our nervous system and has a major affect
on the GI tract The gastrointestinal tract.is known as the enteric brain as all
that we feel and think has an effect through the nervous system on our gastrointestinal
tract. The enteric nervous system is embedded in the lining of the gastrointestinal
system and transmits signals between the brain and the gut. Thus in some cases, I
may also want to support the nervous system and/or immune system to enhance healing
in the GI Tract.