Naturopathic Approach to Digestive Health

Naturopathic Approach to Digestive Conditions and Gut Health

When in doubt, start with the gut!

Good Health Starts with Good Digestion

Your digestive system is one of the most important systems in the whole body. If your body cannot properly digest and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, then it is difficult if not impossible to achieve optimal health.

Proper gut function is critical to addressing many seemingly unrelated conditions.

If your gut is not happy, your body is not happy!

Poor Digestion Impacts More Than You May Realize!

When something goes wrong during the process of digestion, it affects not just your gut, but can have a wide range of affects on the rest of the body. It can affect your immune system, nutrient absorption, allergies, skin health, inflammation and energy production.

Even if you eat what you consider to be an ideal diet, if your body is not breaking down, absorbing, and utilizing your nutrients, it won’t matter what food you put on your plate because your body won’t be able to use it.

Common medications taken to suppress stomach acid may actually make digestion worse, and often limit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients such as calcium.

Poor digestive enzyme function can lead to trouble breaking down food which in turn can contribute to indigestion, gas, bloating, and constipation.

A significant portion of your immune system resides in your digestive track to keep microbes and allergens from getting into our bodies. If your digestive system isn’t healthy, neither is this gut immune function, making you prone to immune dysfunction.

Naturopathic Medicine Excels in Working with Digestive Problems

Naturopathic doctors receive extensive training in understanding the complexities and interrelations of digestive wellness and overall body health. We are well versed in natural health approaches to specific digestive disorders as well as understanding when the gut is impacting seemingly unrelated conditions elsewhere in the body.

Whether you’re dealing with IBS, acid reflux, GERD, dysbiosis, indigestion, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or just a poorly functioning GI system all around, we can help you out!

We also often find that poor gut health can contribute to poor immune function, allergies, skin issues, headaches, fatigue, pain, and mental fogginess. None of these are considered to be “digestive problems” but in fact, digestion just might be the root cause to some of your overall health challenges!

The naturopathic doctors at Lewis Family Natural Health see digestion as a key piece to any naturopathic plan. Different approaches to digestive wellness might include dietary modification, nutritional supplementation, homeopathic remedies, immune support, high-quality probiotics, and additional testing.