The health of our digestion is the bodily system that we have the most level of awareness, through daily stool movements. It is also often the first area in our bodies that we become aware of imbalance through bloating, pain and reflux.
From a naturopathic perspective the health of the digestion has a significant affect on the rest of the body including the brain, nervous system and immune system. It is therefore central to our health and wellbeing.
Identifying the problem
In a session I work closely with you to identify the cause of your digestive problems. Where necessary we can conduct pathology testing of your stool and allergy testing of your blood. I also use traditional naturopathic screening methods to find the more subtle and underlying cases of digestive problems. This approach is especially useful for people who have had many tests and despite having strong symptoms no problems have yet been identified. Once we have discovered the underlying issues I use nutritional and herbal medicine to address them and bring you back to health.
Common digestive complaints that indicate issues
- bloating, discomfort and pain
- suspected food allergies and sensitivities
- reflux, gas, burning sensations, pain
- inconsistent, frequent or infrequent stools or stools that are either poorly formed or constipated
- Poorly digested stools
During your session I also work closely with your diet. My aim is to find the right balance of the right foods that support your body both nutritionally and digestively at the same time as tasting great to you and being easy.