A Naturopathic Approach To Digestive Health

A Naturopathic Approach To Digestive Health

Your digestive system is one of the most essential systems in the entire body. When you experience gut issues, it not only affects your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients, but it can also have an affect on your immune, hormonal, and nervous systems. 

If you’re consistently experiencing gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea or constipation it may be time to talk to a Naturopath about your digestive health. Learning how your digestive system works, and what can cause digestive imbalances is the first step in healing your gut. Naturopathic Doctors can help you determine what is causing your symptoms, and guide you through natural treatment options. Having a better understanding of your digestive health is crucial to your overall well-being. Let’s face it, when your gut isn’t happy, neither are you!.

Naturopathic Medicine & Digestive Health

Visiting a Naturopathic Doctor has multiple benefits. ND's are trained to help their patients understand their overall health. They take the time to assess their patients’ physical, mental & emotional health, their genetics and environment.

Naturopaths are trained to know how digestive wellness affects the entire body. They can diagnose and treat specific digestive disorders and digestive-related conditions including IBS, heartburn, ulcers, autoimmune disease, allergies, migraines and skin disorders. 

Digestive Concerns Addressed by Naturopaths:

  • Reflux & Heartburn
  • Gas & Bloating
  • Constipation, Diarrhea & IBS
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Food Allergies & Sensitivities
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ulcers
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Gall Bladder Disorders

Laboratory Testing Available Through Naturopathic Doctors:

  • Food Sensitivity & Allergy Testing
  • Lactose Intolerance Testing
  • Pylori Testing
  • Celiac Disease Testing
  • SIBO Breath Testing
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • Nutrient Deficiencies (iron, B12, folic acid, Vitamin D)

A Naturopath’s priority is to discover the root cause of your digestive discomfort. They utilize plant-based herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, and diet and lifestyle to help heal digestive concerns. They will also prescribe conventional medications when needed, but look at natural options whenever possible. A Naturopath can help uncover your needs and recommend a remedy that best serves your diagnosis and symptoms. Common Naturopathic remedies for digestive health include probiotics, digestive enzymes, L-glutamine, DGL, omega 3, antimicrobial herbs such as garlic, and antiinflammatory herbs such as tumeric.