Digestive Health Program
We have only recently begun to understand the importance of optimal digestive functioning and the extent of the gut floras role in human health and disease. The Father of Medicine Hippocrates 460 BC said “all disease begins in the gut” and 2,500 years later we are discovering just how true this is. Recent research over the past two decades continues to reveal that gut health is critical to overall health.
Approximately 85% of our immune system and 70% of our nervous system is located in the gut so immune and neurological function is strongly influence by digestive health. The digestive system has a major role in the development of many chronic health conditions and a wide range of disease such as inflammatory skin conditions, diabetes, obesity, depression, autism spectrum disorder, autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood conditions and GORD.
Modern lifestyle directly influences and contributes to dysfunctional digestion and gut imbalance. The includes the use of antibiotics, medications, diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugars and processed food, diets low in fermentable fibres, environmental toxins and chemical exposure, stress and chronic infections.
Our individually tailored digestive health program aims at correcting gut imbalances, improving gut integrity and supporting optimal digestive functioning. To assist in evaluating digestive functioning, specific functional tests such as parasite screen, comprehensive stool assessment, SIBO test, biochemical assessments, food sensitivity testing, metabolic analysis may be incorporated into the program if required. Dietary support and advice features in all digestive health programs, as the influence of diet is prevalent to the development of digestive disorders.
Your digestive health program begins with an initial consultation and a full gastrointestinal profile and assessment.