The Health Impact of Diet on Disease
I see digestive health issues far too often go un-diagnosed and un-treated. Naturopathic medicine offers an array of investigations and treatments including specifically tailored diets, testing methods, probiotic therapy and treatments for GI health concerns like IBS, SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) GERD, Crohn’s, Colitis, and ulcers. Uncovering food sensitivities usually plays a big role in treating these problems.
Food intolerances, allergies and sensitivities can be very confusing for most people to understand how they might be affected by each of these problems. Food intolerances reflect an inability to digest food through insufficient enzyme or acid production or poor food combining choices that make digestion more difficult. Addressing food intolerances can easily treat typical symptoms like bloating and heartburn. Food allergies are more obvious in that symptom reactions occur within minutes of consuming a particular food. Food sensitivities however, are more insidious and hidden in their effect. Food sensitivities can take hours to days to manifest and it is difficult to determine which food could have caused which symptom. Food sensitivity testing is a great way to learn what could be ailing you and keep your body in a non-toxic state. It is very effective at helping eczema, psoriasis, acne, IBS, and inflammation. For more information on serum food testing
Food Allergy Testing
If you suffer from IBS, bloating, gas or anemia from not digesting nutrients well then SIBO is likely a cause of your symptoms and can be treated quite readily. Many times people who believe they have IBS in fact have SIBO and can test it and treat it to never have symptoms again. If you’re familiar with the FODMAPS diet and it works for you then you likely have SIBO. Get tested and treated.