At the core of our health is a properly functioning digestive system.

When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances may be at the heart of hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and other chronic health problems.

10 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Gut:

1. Digestive issues like bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation

2. Food intolerances

3. Anxiety or  Depression

5. Mood swings, irritability

6. Skin problems like eczema, rosacea

7. Diabetes

8. Autoimmune disease

Heart disease

9. Frequent Infections

10. Poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD

Digestive function and hence the immune system may be addressed with the following approach

1. Remove

Remove the bad. The goal is to get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the gut, such as inflammatory foods, infections, and irritants like alcohol, caffeine, or drugs.

Inflammatory foods, such as gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, and sugar, can lead to food sensitivities. An elimination diet is the starting point to identify which foods are problematic for you, in which you remove the foods for two weeks or more and then add them back in, one at a time, taking note of your body’s response.

Infections can be from parasites, yeast, or bacteria. A comprehensive stool analysis is one way to determine the levels of good bacteria as well as any infections that may be present. Removing the infections may require treatment with herbs, anti-parasite medication, antifungal medication, antifungal supplements.

2. Replace

Replace the good. Add back in the essential ingredients for proper digestion and absorption that may have been depleted by diet, drugs (such as antacid medications) diseases or aging. This may include digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and bile acids that are required for proper digestion.

3. Reinoculate

Restoring beneficial bacteria to reestablish a healthy balance of good bacteria is critical. This may be accomplished by taking a probiotic that contains beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species. Even more important is a prebiotic – food for the good bacteria to maintain their growth.

4. Repair

Providing nutrients necessary for gut repair itself is essential. L-glutamine, an amino acid that helps to rejuvenate the gut wall lining as well as zinc, omega-3 fish oils, vitamin A, C, and E, and herbs such as slippery elm and aloe vera are all ideal choices.

No matter what your health issue is, This is a program we can help you implement..