Digestive complaints are a common reason people seek naturopathic treatment. Whether it be gas, bloating, pain and discomfort or other issues, there is usually a reason why people experience digestive discomfort. Most people don’t have issues with breakdown down their food and absorbing nutrients in the digestive system, but those that do should be aware of the root cause of their discomfort. It is H. Pylori infection that prefers the acid nature of the stomach? Or food sensitivity testing every time you eat a certain food? There is almost always a reason. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to use testing to diagnose and treat your digestive concerns
A large portion of the immune system is located in the digestive system. Often the gut/brain connection is used to treat not only neurological symptoms but support the immune system as well.
Trillions of microorganisms inhabit the human intestine to make up a complex ecosystem that plays an important role in human health. Commensal bacteria extract nutrients and energy from our diets, maintain gut barrier function, produce vitamins (biotin and vitamin K), and protect against colonization by potential pathogens.
The following tests are often thought of when digestive or immune concerns arise:
Food sensitivity test
GI-MAP stool test
Intestinal Permeability tests
Nutrient Deficiency test