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Digestive Health Services
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Holistic Nutrition for GI Health

The typical American diet is full of processed foods. These foods have sugars added and vital nutrients removed. They are also full of chemicals like pesticides, artificial flavorings/sweetners and preservatives that our bodies weren’t meant to ingest.

Another common culprit of poor gut health are medications, especially antacids and antibiotics. Antacids interfere with our stomach acid and ultimately other digestive enzymes and then our bodies don’t have the ability to extract nutrients. So a medicine we take to “fix” our stomachs often ends up making things worse. One 10 day course of antibiotics has been shown in research to negatively affect the healthy levels of friendly organisms in our gut for more than a year.

All of these toxins and medications are detrimental to your gut biome and to the integrity of the delicate lining of the intestine. They can cause an overgrowth of abnormal bacteria, yeast or even viruses and contribute to common GI problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and leaky gut.

Go With Your Gut to Heal Your Body

A properly operating digestive system is imperative to your health. That is why as a functional nutritionist; Nancy frequently orders a comprehensive digestive stool analysis to investigate the true cause of your disorder. Even if you do not have GI complaints, don’t be surprised if she targets this system first! This test gives Nancy clues as to how to tailor your diet to your condition. Your GI tract supplies nutrients to the rest of your body. If you don’t have optimal digestive health, then you can’t have vibrant health in your nervous system, bones, joints, cardiovascular system… or anywhere.

The good news is that our bodies have a miraculous ability to heal themselves. With the proper nutrients, they can repair themselves and start functioning optimally. Healing and health are possible!

Book an appointment online today! A Balanced Approach Nutrition can’t wait to help you start feeling better.
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