Many ancient systems of medicine claim all disease begins in the gut. Your digestive system is
responsible for digesting and absorbing nutrients to fuel all of your body’s processes, fending off parasites and other pathogens, producing vitamins and neurotransmitters (like serotonin, the feel good hormone), regulating immune function, and eliminating toxins and waste.

Symptoms of impaired digestive function:

  • Bloating and gas
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Heartburn, reflux, and indigestion
  • Food sensitivities
  • Fatigue after eating
  • Mood disorders, skin issues, fatigue and brain fog, insomnia, and more

Causes of impaired digestive health:

  • Inappropriate use and overuse of certain medications like antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-
    inflammatories, and acid blockers
  • Infections
  • Diets low in fibre and high in processed foods
  • Lack of food diversity
  • Stress
  • Overconsumption of alcohol and other inflammatory substances
  • Abdominal surgeries, injuries, and concussions

Digestive conditions commonly treated with naturopathic medicine:

  • IBS (bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea)
  • IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • GERD (heartburn and reflux)
  • SIBO
  • Intestinal hyperpermeability (“leaky gut”)

Laboratory tests may include:

  • Comprehensive stool analysis
  • SIBO breath test
  • H. pylori breath test
  • Food sensitivity blood test
  • Celiac disease blood test

Restoring digestive health:

  1. Remove: eradicate pathogens and remove inflammatory triggers like food sensitivities
  2. Replace: restore nutrient balance, support digestive function, and consume anti-
    inflammatory foods
  3. Reinoculate: restore healthy gut microbiome with the right kind and amount of
    probiotics based on the specific needs of the case
  4. Repair: heal the digestive tract with herbs and nutrients to restore gut lining integrity
    and reduce intestinal hyperpermeability (leaky gut)

Interested in more information?

Dr. Liz Dalglish, ND focuses her practice on IBS, gut health, chronic constipation, heartburn, travels diarrhea.

Dr. Liam LaTouche, ND sees the more complex SIBO patients and complex parasite disorders.

Book a free meet-the-doctor session to get started.