Digestive & Intestinal Disorders

Disorders of digestion and intestinal function can be treated very well through functional and holistic approaches. Working with the body to optimize digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve elimination can have widespread positive effects on overall health. Most people are unaware that the intestines contain about 85% of the body's immune cells and neurotransmitters.

Intestinal conditions that respond very well to integrative medical approaches include:

  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Food allergies including celiac disease and gluten sensitivity
  • Poor digestive function including hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid)
  • Yeast and bacterial overgrowth of the intestines
  • Parasitic infections
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Collagenous colitis
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Disease

Symptoms include:

  • Bleeding
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea

We are one of the few centers on the east coast to feature the Heidelberg pH Diagnostic System, a State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Tool for Measuring the pH Levels in the Digestive Tract.

Following a complete detailed history and physical, a diagnostic and therapeutic plan will be developed to get you back on the road to health.

A variety of prescription drugs and integrative holistic therapies are available as treatment options. Stress reduction and a customized diet plan are often helpful in reducing symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders.