Professional Gut Health Provider in Vancouver WA
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It All starts in the Gut
The GI tract is an amazing organ system, and one of the most complex systems in the body. It is often the center of many chronic diseases. A well-balanced GI tract digests and absorbs nutrients from the foods we eat, removes toxins, and serves as our first line of immune defense. When any of these functions is impaired, it can negatively impact our health in ways you may not initially think are related to the gut. GI dysfunction can lead to many common conditions, and when left untreated, can lead to further symptoms such as anxiety, asthma, thyroid dysfunction, skin problems (such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema), obesity, and even autoimmunity. At Functional Medicine Partners, these conditions are not treated in isolation by only addressing the symptoms. We look for root cause and look at the intricate link between body systems and seek to understand their connection to identify the root cause of dysfunction.
How is your digestion? Do you experience:
- Acid Reflux
- Stomach Cramps/Aches
If so, you may need gut assesment
An optimal GI tract is the gateway to optimal health. A healthy gut is necessary to feel and perform your best.
Symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, depression, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, skin problems like acne and psoriasis, anxiety, and infections can be a sign that the gut needs support.
Ask us about insurance coverage options for Gut Health.
To find the underlying cause of your discomfort, we offer a variety of tests using GI Map by Diagnostic Solutions and Multiple Food Immune Reactivity Screen using Cyrex, Array 10.
- Leaky gut
- Gluten sensitivities
- SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
- H. pylori
- Candida (yeast and fungal overgrowth)
- Enzyme depletion
- Food sensitivities
The foods we eat fuel our bodies, and the nutrients we consume each day act as our body’s source of raw materials. A shortage of any nutrient can shut down the “assembly lines” that make what we need to function. Functional nutrition looks at the foundational ways that food affects the body at the cellular level. We believe food is not only medicine, but also information and connection. Each person’s body has unique needs called bio-individuality. Functional Medicine Nutrition goes beyond eating plans and menus as we help you evaluate metabolism, nutrient levels, and how well your digestion is working so you can take bio-individual actions to maximize your health.