gut health

Gut Health

“All disease begins in the gut”- Hippocrates.

Do you want to resolve your gut issues and live a thriving life that you are truly designed for? Healing the gut is foundational, as “All diseases begin in the gut”. Digestive distress can be anywhere from debilitating, to embarrassing. The distress usually occurs in the digestive tract and it can range anywhere from mild to severe. Some common problems include acid reflux/GERD, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), belching, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, yeast & parasitic infections, and food allergies/ intolerances among others. These symptoms are tell-tale signs of a dysfunctional gut, and it's required to heal the gut to live a healthy life. 

The gut plays an enormous role in brain health, joint support, skin health, immune function and so much more, and here’s how: Our gut houses trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Human beings are essentially more bacteria than cells. We host over 100 different species of bacteria, with some being classified as good and others as bad. The relationship with these bacteria can either be symbiotic (life-enhancing for both parties) or parasitic (life-stealing). The gut houses approximately 70% of our immune system. Healthy gut flora in the intestines help stimulate the immune system, feed the cells of the gut and crowd out pathogenic bacteria. The gut also signals various hormones and neurotransmitters. Serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter, is produced mostly in your gut too. Our gut relies on the good bacteria to do its job properly.

What's covered : Digestive problems like Indigestion, Flatulence, Bloating, Belching, Acid reflux (GERD), and intestinal disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD/ IBS), SIBO, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Gastritis, Ulcers, Constipation, and more.

We also work on breathing difficulties like Asthma, Bronchitis, Breathlessness, Nasal congestion, Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Histamine Intolerance, all of which have their roots in the gut.

Symptoms of poor gut health

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Eczema/Psoriasis/ Rosacea
  • Stomach pain/cramping
  • Weight gain
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Depression/anxiety

In the world of functional medicine/ nutrition, we follow the 3R approach to reverse gut issues.

Phase 1: Remove the inflammatory/bad stuff

In this phase, the main idea is to get rid of the foods/triggers that are causing trouble in the first place. Removing these items helps in reducing and removing inflammation, which is at the root of most problems. Inflammation caused by any infections and parasites is also addressed, if required. Removing the infection may require treatment with herbs or anti-fungal supplements. The phase is designed to reduce the overall inflammation in the gut and to significantly reduce pathogenic bacteria in the gut. This phase sets the tone for a gut environment that is critical for good health.

Phase 2: Restore and Repair the gut lining

In this phase we work on adding in essential nutrients for optimal digestion and absorption, that may have been depleted by the diet, medication, alcohol consumption, stress, or disease. We also work on building the gut lining, to make it strong and stable, using gut-supportive nutrients and supplements.

Phase 3: Reinoculate

Probiotic or healthy bacteria are added through fermented foods or probiotics. This phase also includes the reintroduction of a few foods, that were taken away during the healing protocol. It's important that we add back foods one at a time when reintroducing, to gauge if a particular food causes any digestive or bodily symptoms. Having a good diversity of food ensures the development of a good microbiome.

No matter what the issue may be, this methodical approach works by fixing the most foundational imbalance in the body, i.e., your gut, on your journey to optimal health!!

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