The digestive system plays a significant role in overall health and wellness. Cells need nutrients to function properly, and without proper digestion, the body is deprived of the building blocks it needs to effectively perform.
When food is inadequately digested, absorption is disrupted and food starts to ferment which then causes production of toxins. Toxins are then released into the blood stream and lead to inflammation and a whole host symptoms and illness.
The digestive system also plays a vital role in the immune system, as the intestines possess the largest mass of lymphoid tissue, called GALT (gut associated lymphatic tissue). Immune cells are produced in the GALT and the tissue is important in protecting the body from pathogens.
With the rise of ADHD, ADD, autism, IBS, celiac, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and many others, it is essential to evaluate the gastrointestinal system, as it often is a major contributor to ill health. Proper digestion requires multiple enzymes, healthy bacteria, and the absence of parasites, infectious bacteria, and inflammatory metabolites.
We use extensive blood, stool and urine tests to evaluate your digestive function. The tests are used to uncover leaky gut, pancreatic function, digestive enzymes, dysbiosis (bacterial balance), inflammatory processes, celiac, hepatic detoxification and imbalances correlated with each individual’s picture.