Do you have digestive distress and not sure how to fix it?
The Naturopathic Doctors at KIH can help! Much of the problem is that we live in such a busy world. Being chronically stressed and on the go makes processed foods, quick meals, and take out a practical option. With the ever-changing food industry, we are commonly being exposed to genetically modified foods, pesticides and preservatives that can alter our digestive system. Changes in our body such as bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhea are all signs from your body that something is wrong. IBS (irritable bowel disease), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), celiac disease, and even more common symptoms such as heartburn/GERD and bloating complaints have become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. Fortunately there are ways to manage these conditions and symptoms through healthy lifestyle modifications and supplement regimes.
The First Step - A Complete Assessment
What is causing your digestive concerns? Food intolerances often play a key role as does the microbiome or microbial balance found in your digestive system. Stress is a common cause of IBS and trigger for IBD and ulcers so an assessment of your mental wellness and ability to stress manage will also be conducted. Your Naturopathic Doctor will assess for these and any other issues through a complete assessment and physical exam. If any additional laboratory testing is indicated they will advise you of such and discuss the pro's and con's of each.
A Customized Treatment Plan
Once the core issues have been identified, your Naturopathic Doctor will formulate a treatment plan based on the most up-to-date information available. This will include one or a combination of the following:
- Diet and Nutrition
- Vitamins and natural supplementation
- Herbal medicine
- Stress management and lifestyle changes
You will also receive follow appointments which are spread out and conducted to reassess your progress and ensure that you are on the road to digestive health. Regular modifications to your plan along with continual support and encouragement will be provided so you can stay on track to acheiving long lasting improvements.
The Result? Benefits of working to improve the health of your digestive system are life long. Engaging in the healthy lifestyle practices we recommend for our patients often leads to a better state of mental health, increased energy levels, improved body composition, more effective stress management skills and an improved overall sense of optimal health and wellness
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