Proper digestion is essential for maintaining optimal health. Whether it be the effects of an improper diet, improper digestion, "leaky gut", SIBO, candida or food allergies/sensitivities, our approach involves eliminating any pain or discomfort and repairing and restoring the digestive system. Treatments to restore the gut may include: nutrition counselling, lab testing to get to the root cause, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, acupuncture and IV therapy. Conditions commonly Treated: Irritable Bowel Syndrome SIBO Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities Constipation or Diarrhea Gastritis Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis Heartburn (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
GI Testing Offered:
*Food sensitivity Testing. Food sensitivites are different than food allergies. Food sensitivities cause non-life threatening symptoms (e.g. migraines, sinus congestion, digestive symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea) and can occur up to 72 hours after food consumption. A Naturopathic Doctor can work with you to identify the foods you are sensitive to by recommending an elimination diet or a IgG Food Sensitivity Test that tests your body's reaction to 96 of the most common foods.
*SIBO Breathe Testing. A simple, noninvasive, breathe test detects bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, often referred to as SIBO. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity, and abdominal pain. To learn more about SIBO, see my article here.
*Comprehensive Diagnostic Stool Testing. Uses advanced technology to evaluate digestion, absorption, pancreatic function, and inflammation, in addition to bacterial balance, yeast, and parasite infection. This profile features exclusive markers for assessing irritable bowel syndrome, sub-mucosal inflammation, colorectal cancer risk, pancreatic insufficiency, and occult infection.
*Parasitology (to rule out parasites and candida). Evaluates stool for presence of parasites, yeast, and levels of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora, and pathogenic bacteria. For patients with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and other GI-related symptoms.
Other GI Tests Offered: H Pylori Stool Antigen Intestinal Permeability Testing GI MAP Testing (coming soon)