Trillions of bacteria live within the human gut. This sounds alarming, but without the actions of these dynamic microbes, countless critical functions of health go undone.
THE FIRST RESPONDERResponsible for the intake and absorption of fluids and nutrients, the gut is the first location of total health formation, sustenance, and protection. Food is processed and vitamins are synthesized by the actions of bacteria lining the surface of the digestive tract.
However, the role of the gut goes far beyond food absorption. We now know the gut is also the frontline defense against disease. In fact, research shows that 60% to 80% of the human immune system resides within the gut.
the immune systemAn effective gut-centered immune system relies on maintaining the proper balance of both beneficial and disease-promoting bacteria. Modern living complete with overly processed food is not conducive to a well-balanced gut microbiome. When this balance is disturbed, as it often is, the result is physiological decline or disease.
Poor gut health has been linked to a myriad of conditions including: stress, hormone imbalances, IBS, diabetes, mood disorders and even cancer.
the gut communicates90% of serotonin production, a neurotransmitter responsible for stress management, occurs within the gut. Because the gut is in constant communication with the brain, its health profoundly impacts the physiology of both mental and bodily wellbeing.
And yet despite cutting-edge research, modern day conventional medicine largely ignores the importance of gut health. This is where functional medicine comes in.
For the Patient
Disease starts in the gut.If you have suffered from chronic health conditions with little relief, it is time to stop masking symptoms. More often than not, an imbalanced gut microbiome is one of the underlying causes.
Healing also starts in the gut.To tackle the microbial disparity affecting your health and quality of life, partner with a clinician who is dedicated to a holistic care approach. A functional medicine practitioner whose patient-centered philosophy seeks to understand your specific physiology is best suited to meet your needs.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
As you work together to create a diet of foods that are friendly to the beneficial bacteria in your gut, you will experience a healed gut capable of positively communicating with every organ system in your body. Healing your gut is the most beneficial approach to whole body health available.
For the Practitioner
laying the foundationA thorough understanding of gut health is the foundation of an effective functional medicine practice. Restorative and long-lasting, a nourishing approach to gut health promotes the kind of healing you most desire for your patients.
addressing the dietInundated with patients experiencing chronic autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, mental health deficiencies, or digestive issues, functional medicine clinicians are particularly positioned to address the diet and microbial imbalances contributing to disease.
educating patientsMost of these patients are frustrated by the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying cause of their many health and wellness problems. These patients have not experienced comprehensive gut health evaluation and education.
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