Your GI Track, Digestions, and the Absorption of Nutrients
Treating your digestive system naturally
As a functional medicine and holistic practitioner, we assess your whole body to uncover digestive issues that prevent your gut from digesting, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating waste.
Are your symptoms associated with food/eating?
Are you taking medications that may impair digestion and/or absorption?
Are your food choices deficient or insufficient?
What is the digestive system?
Your digestive system includes the gastrointestinal tract (GI or digestive track), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. A healthy digestive system addresses digestion, absorption, and your immune system.
Digestion and absorption occur in your digestive tract. Over 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract. The digestive system is responsible for assimilating food and deciding if the body will use it as fuel, discard it as waste or store it as fat or inflammation.
Gastrointestinal complaints are common in health concerns. This comprehensive GI-MAP ™ lab profile helps pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic conditions. The report measures key markers of digestion, absorption, and inflammation. Using growth-based culture, the standard of practice in clinical microbiology, as well as sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy, this thorough stool test evaluates the status of beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast and parasites. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial and fungal species at no additional charge. Click Here for a Sample GI-MAP Report
Treating Digestion and Nutrient Absorption Issues Naturally
There are a number of natural ways to treat digestive issues and improve nutrient absorption. We use functional medicine and holistic remedies.