Digestive Health

bellyDo You Suffer From Abdominal Cramping, Gas, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Or Acid Reflux?

These are very common complaints and as many as 20% of the adult population have these symptoms. Did you know that 80% of the immune system begins in the gut, and that neurotransmitter production begins here as well? What is important to know is that the gut is the window to the outside world. Environmental toxins, bacteria, medications and foods are all processed through the gut. How the body processes them can determine a person’s health. Maintaining a healthy gut is essential for having a healthy body. At New Spring Integrative Medicine, we design individualized treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, Candida, food sensitivities, leaky gut and detoxification. Symptoms of leaky gut are often unrecognized and develop over time. Understanding the leaky gut phenomenon helps us to understand why allergies and autoimmune diseases develop, and also helps us find safe and effective therapies to bring the body back to balance. Common symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, confusion, constipation, bloating, autoimmune conditions, hidden food and chemical sensitivities. By making good choices through proper nutrition and advanced nutritional supplements, you can change your life.

Testing May Include:

• ALCAT testing – specialized blood testing evaluating the body’s sensitivities to 220 foods and food additives which often goes unnoticed. Environmental toxins and molds can also be tested as well sensitivities to nutritional herbs. Changing what you eat can make an enormous impact on your life. For more information, go to www.ALCAT.com. • Comprehensive stool analysis – This goes beyond the standard parameters for stool testing, and looks at measures of inflammation, digestion, fat absorption, markers for gluten sensitivity, immune system as well as parasites and bacteria. For more information see Dr. Sainer’s articles: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” and “It Is All in your Gut.”