Digestive health concerns are one of the most common health issues naturopathic doctors encounter given that “IBS” is a diagnosis of exclusion (when pathologically- there is nothing wrong). Our NDs have have a high rate of success in treatment in this area. Optimal digestion is essential to the functioning of all other systems in the body and thus integral in the prevention of chronic disease. Digestive issues must be addressed in conjunction with the treatment of any other health concern to ensure effectiveness. Improving digestion inherently optimizes nutrient absorption, supports detoxification processes and reduces inflammation – which are key aspects in the majority of chronic health conditions.
Digestive concerns commonly treated include:
- Heart burn/Reflux/ GERD
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth