Trouble with digestion and gastrointestinal function is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in North America. This shows that many people are suffering, and could use some extra help.
Digestion is about much more than simply what you eat, and when we experience unpleasant symptoms such as pain, gas or bloating on a daily basis it can be debilitating.
By taking a holistic approach to nutrition and digestion we can figure out what is the underlying cause of your digestive dysfunction and address that for lasting results. For example, you may experience gas and bloating along with alternating constipation and diarrhea. This will likely earn you the label 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome' or IBS - but this label does not tell you the underlying cause. It could be due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, known as SIBO. Or it could be related to food allergies, or stress, or an infection...et cetera. Only by uncovering the underlying cause can true healing take place.
You may benefit from naturopathic care if you:
Experience gas or bloating after meals
Experience heartburn / acid reflux (GERD)
Suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Have a history of parasites or other infections
Suspect you have food allergies or sensitivities
Leaky gut syndrome
Could use some guidance on personalized diet and nutrition
Would like to know how to eat for your genes - i.e. Nutrigenomics
Wondering if you should be taking supplements and which ones are best for you