Most of the people who come to our clinic for help actually have an underlying cause of their symptoms that starts in the gut. Healthy function of your gastrointestinal system is vital to improving your health.
A healthy microbiome (gut bacteria) helps you digest your food, protects you from infections and keeps your immune system regulated to prevent autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, asthma, allergies and other conditions. 80% of your immune system is found in your digestive system.
As part of an extensive workup, we will recommend a stool analysis that will:
- analyze your microbiome (gut bacteria)
- assess how well you are digesting your food
- ascertain whether inflammation is playing a role in gut heath
- identify any parasites or other “bad” bacteria that may be causing a disruption in your system
We will recommend a change in diet by beginning with an elimination food program to identify any foods that you may not be tolerating. Many people experience a reduction in their symptoms by simply avoiding certain foods such as: gluten, diary, soy, corn and other inflammatory foods.
Helping you restore balance in your gut will go a long way in the relief of troublesome symptoms that are impacting your health.
Get started today towards greater health and vitality by calling 303-986-0492 to schedule a free 10 minute phone consultation with our medical director, Wanda J. Bedinghaus, MD