Is Chronic Digestive Distress Affecting Your Life?

GI disorders affect more people in the United States than those who suffer from heart disease, AIDS and cancer combined. Over 74% of Americans have lived with some type of GI-related symptoms for more than six months. Next to the common cold, GI discomfort is the most common reason people seek medical advice or turn to over-the-counter remedies.

The gastrointestinal tract is one of the most sophisticated systems of the human body. We often think of the GI tract for its primary role in digesting and breaking down food, but that is only a small part of a much larger role that the GI tract plays in overall health and disease.

The GI tract is truly the gateway to the rest of the body; if our GI health is compromised, our overall health is compromised. That is why it is so often the best place to start when evaluating treatment strategies.

GI disorders affect more people in the United States than those who suffer from heart disease, AIDS and cancer combined. Over 74% of Americans have lived with some type of GI-related symptoms for more than six months. These illnesses can range from occasional heartburn to severe, terminal illnesses. Next to the common cold, GI discomfort is the most common reason people seek medical advice or turn to over-the-counter remedies.

  • Heart Burn
  • Bloating & Gassiness
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • SIBO/Dysbiosis
  • Leaky Gut
  • Parasites
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Brain Fog
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Allergies, Asthma
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Diabetes

Health (And Disease) Starts in the Gut

As in most systems of the body, the quality of GI health is highly influenced by lifestyle choices such as diet, physical activity and sleep.Convenient and inexpensive food choices often contain little nutritional value and promote an increase of toxic burden.

In addition, many people cope with daily stresses by turning to alcohol, tobacco, sugar and caffeine.

Over time, these lifestyle choices impair the basic functions of the GI tract and create an environment for disease development.

Perhaps the most obvious of all its functions, the GI tract is tasked with digesting and absorbing the nutrients within the food and beverages we consume.

Through a complex coordination of enzymes, acids, bile salts, peristaltic action, transporters, and microbial biotransformation, our GI tract must take complex foodstuffs and deconstruct them into macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc.) that can be transported into the body.

Each step in the processes of digestion is important, as it only requires a deficiency in one or a few micronutrients to lead to a metabolic dysfunction.

Assessing GI Health Imbalances

Our team has many tools to assess and treat GI dysfunction. One of the popular functional medicine approaches for GI-related conditions is the 5R approach: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair & Rebalance.

The Remove step restricts toxic, pro-inflammatory and potentially allergic foods from the diet, and eliminates harmful organisms. The traditional approach is to add a prescription medication to the body, but often the best medicine for our GI tract is in elimination and allowing the system to rest.

After the critical Remove step, our team can then help you address the need to Replace with digestive aids, Reinoculate with probiotics, and Repair a damaged GI tract.

Discover the key contributors to gastrointestinal health!

Introducing The Pillars of GI Health Program

The GI tract has core functions, which we call the Pillars of GI Health. The health of the entire gastrointestinal system is built upon these pillars and their interrelationship.When all pillars are working properly and in harmony with one another, few symptoms are likely to occur. However, when one area is compromised, it places strain upon the other components. It can be difficult to determine which area triggered the downfall, since the relationship between each of these functions is interdependent.

Understanding the role each pillar plays in gastrointestinal health will help us determine the root cause of dysfunction and make appropriate recommendations for you.

The Pillars of GI Health Program provides a specialized lifestyle plan to help you begin the journey of regaining and maintaining optimal GI function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Pillars of GI Health Program Right For Me?
If you’re tired of shuffling from doctor to doctor without ever getting to the root of your chronic health issues, and if you want to optimize your health holistically through sound lifestyle modifications, advanced lab testing and mind-body techniques without unnecessary medications, then our program may just be what you’ve been looking for all along. Just know that it takes a serious commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to transform your health once and for all.
What About Supplements & Lab Testing?
As a prospective patient, you may wonder about additional costs not included in our program fee. We know that you’ve likely been to other providers before that may have already run lab tests. That’s why during our comprehensive intake consultation, we will review any existing lab results – so that we can determine if additional, more advanced lab testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. In terms of supplements, we may recommend certain pharmaceutical-grade supplements for a limited time to support your body’s innate healing process. But long-term, we believe that supplements can’t make up for a poor lifestyle – so our intent is to get you off supplements and unneeded prescription meds as soon as possible.
What Should I Expect From My Free Discovery Call?
During the free discovery call, we’ll determine whether partnering with our team is the best next step for you. We’ll go over any questions you may have about our approach, and how it differs from what you’ve tried before – so you feel comfortable about the journey ahead.
What Should I Expect From The Initial Appointment?
Ahead of the initial paid appointment, you will complete our extensive background history forms so that we can properly review your history and lab results ahead of your appointment. During the appointment, we will together review your completed intake form, medical history, current and past lab tests – as well as any medications taken, so that we can arrive at a baseline assessment of your overall health and nutritional status. If needed, we may decide on more advanced lab tests to confirm (or rule out) a specific diagnosis, so we can create a personalized treatment protocol.
Our team at Infinite Wellness strives to provide you with the most effective and medically advanced techniques available. We are here for you… to help you finally reach your desired health goals.When we speak over the phone, we’ll assess whether this program is right for you… and answer any questions you may have. Simply pick a time and date that works best for you!