Niagara Naturopathic Digestive Health
Naturopathic Doctors ask a lot of questions about your gastrointestinal health and that is because we believe that it is the foundation of great health. We want to know exactly what is going in, coming out and all of the in between and uncomfortable symptoms. While some find this embarrassing to talk about, the more detail that we have, the better. When you visit our Naturopathic Doctor, you can expect to have a thorough investigation into your “gut” health and we encourage you to bring in any medical reports with you to your visit. Listed below are some of the key steps that Naturopathic Doctors use to achieve an optimal digestive tract. Ultimately our Naturopathic Doctor will help to guide you on your dietary and supplement choices.
We remove offending food items that are creating inflammation and in some cases, autoimmune disease. This can be achieved with an elimination diet or with IgG food intolerance testing.
We want to replace what has become deficient and use key nutrients and digestive enzymes to allow for proper digestion.
Depending on the severity of damage done to the gastrointestinal tract, we want to repair it. This can be achieved by selecting nutrients appropriate for the individual.
To maintain great digestive health it is important to re-inoculate with good bacteria, also known as probiotics. Depending on your gastrointestinal symptoms and diagnosis, we will select a probiotic that is specific to the individual’s needs.