Are you, or maybe a loved one, having common digestive tract symptoms, such as reflux, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation or diarrhea?
Often times, individuals go to their doctor for help with their digestive issues and in return receive something to minimize the constipation or diarrhea impacts, or a medication to try to reduce the acid in their stomach. However, these are just dealing with the symptoms the body is giving us and not the root cause your health concern.
Our digestive tract (from mouth to anus) is a long winding tube that is critical for absorbing nutrients, plays a huge role in the function of our immune system and helps to eliminate toxins and other waste from our body. Though, when the digestive tract is not functioning properly, an array of symptoms can occur, such as aches and pains, skin problems, fatigue, mood issues, and increased risk of autoimmune conditions.
There are many mechanisms that can exacerbate inflammation, limit one’s ability to digest properly and contribute to poor gut health – food and nutrition is one of these. Thus, maintaining healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract function and healing the GI barrier when it’s integrity is breached is vital to protect the body from many diseases and disorders.
It’s amazing what the body can do when given the right tools to heal and perform properly…
The 5R Approach to Gut Healing
The 5R’s approach is an essential place to start if you are not getting improvements in the root of your unwanted symptoms. Schedule your initial functional nutrition consultation with Stacy, a licensed functional nutritionist, to help determine the best path for you and your personalized situation. Consultations are available via FaceTime, Skype, in a HIPPA compliant virtual room or on the phone globally.
Hello, my name is Stacy Peterson, licensed Functional Nutritionist and Holistic Health, Wellness and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals around the globe.
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