How to Increase Nutrient Absorption
Ways to increase nutrient absorption including optimizing gut health, supporting the gallbladder, and pairing the correct nutrients together.
Constipation and Diarrhea Cycle
Root causes of the constipation and diarrhea cycle and how to treat these conditions holistically with a personalized gut healing protocol.
Root Cause Medicine
Root cause medicine aims find out why you have a specific diagnosis and then treats and prevents disease at the root cause rather than just managing symptoms.
SIBO Weight Gain
Key factors that can contribute to SIBO weight gain include inflammation and dysbiosis within the gut, insulin resistance, and constipation.
Benefits of taking IgG supplements include enhanced immune health, optimized digestion, and improving or eliminating gut concerns such as diarrhea and bloating.
Best Herbs for Gut Health
An overview of the best herbs for gut health that we frequently recommend in our practice plus ways to incorporate them into your diet.
How to Heal Gut from Gluten Damage
Eating a nutritious diet, correcting nutrient deficiencies, and supporting gut health with a proper gut healing protocol can help heal the gut from gluten damage.
Gluten Intolerance and Acid Reflux
Gluten may contribute to acid reflux, especially if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. An elimination diet is a common treatment.
Gut Health and Hormones
The gut plays a crucial role in maintaining hormonal balance in the body. Gut health can influence hormones such as estrogen, thyroid, insulin, and serotonin.
Functional Medicine Lab Testing
Common functional medicine lab tests include GI-Map®, NutrEval®, DUTCH, MRT®, and Saliva Cortisol testing.
Gut Healing Protocol
Poor gut health impacts numerous conditions and may be a root cause of many symptoms. Functional medicine often uses a 5R protocol to heal the gut.
IBS Functional Medicine
A functional medicine plan for IBS finds the root causes of your symptoms and may include interventions like a low-FODMAP diet, treating bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), using probiotics, and targeted lifestyle changes.
Best Vitamins for Gut Health
Vitamins play crucial role in maintaining a strong gut lining, promoting bowel regularity, and reducing inflammation.
How to Activate the Vagus Nerve
The main role of your vagus nerve is to help the body “rest and digest.” You can can activate your vagus nerve to calm the body and improve your response to stress with with certain daily practices including yoga, deep breathing, singing, and meditation.
Bone Broth for Gut Health
Bone broth is a healing beverage known to contain collagen, gelatin, glutamine, and various minerals. It has been used for centuries as a nourishing food that soothes and heals the gut lining.
Functional Medicine Elimination Diet
An elimination diet is a short-term diet aimed to identify food sensitivities. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities often develop over time and may cause a wide variety of symptoms
Low FODMAP Prebiotic
Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed your beneficial gut bacteria. However, prebiotics are high in FODMAPs which may cause bloating, gas, and other digestive symptoms in certain individuals. In these cases, we recommend our low-FODMAP prebiotic supplement
SIBO and Hypothyroidism
SIBO and hypothyroidism commonly occur together. One study found over 50 percent of the subjects with hypothyroidism also had SIBO compared to just 5 percent of healthy controls.
Best Probiotic For Acne
Acne and gut health are intimately connected. In this article, we will review the best probiotic for acne and explain how using a probiotic can help treat the root causes of this condition.
Best Soil Based Probiotics
As the name implies, soil-based probiotics are bacteria found in the soil which generally contain bacteria strains from the Bacillus family. These bugs are commonly referred to as spore-forming probiotics because they are encapsulated with a hard shell, or endospore, making them very stable and highly resistant to extreme conditions.
Inflammation Evaluation and Dietary Approaches
An important thing to understand about inflammation is that it is not an on/off switch but more like a dimmer switch. Often there are many lifelong contributors that push the dimmer switch towards a full force inflammatory process. But the good news about that is once we understand these inflammatory drivers, we can work on reducing or eliminating them from our lives.
Gluten and PCOS
Although there are no studies specifically looking at the relationship between gluten and PCOS, many women report a reduction in symptoms after eliminating gluten from their diet.
While no single food matches the antihistamine strength of over-the-counter drugs, there are some nutrients, antioxidants, and extracts that contain natural antihistamine properties.
Good Food Good Mood
Nutritious food benefits your mood by supporting healthy communication in the brain and reducing chronic inflammation.
D-hist for Allergies
D-Hist is a popular supplement containing various antioxidants, enzymes, and plant extracts. The ingredients in D-Hist are intended to degrade the histamine load, reduce inflammation, and thin mucous secretions. Many people use this supplement as a way to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.
SIBO and Acne
Some people with SIBO also (or only) present with non-GI symptoms like acne, eczema, fatigue, or nutrient deficiencies. In fact, one study reported SIBO is 10 times more prevalent in those with acne versus healthy controls