Reflux, irritable bowel, constipation, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, bloating, indigestion and the list goes on and on. A lot of attention is placed on symptom management. How can we feel better? A better question to ask is why am I having these symptoms? There is always a reason. A healthy digestive tract starts with healthy food and healthy digestion. Two staple tests are a food allergy test and a comprehensive stool analysis. These help to identify problem foods and breakdowns in normal digestion respectively. This information is critical to getting to the bottom of the issue.
Digestive issues can appear in many different ways and from both obvious or unknown reasons. Symptoms may be persistent and consistent or they may be completely unpredictable. Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heart burn, reflux and ulcers are just of few of the many possibilities. Sometimes it goes as far as a diagnosis of Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis or IBS. While the symptoms often gain the obvious attention, the underlying disruption of normal digestive function has largely impactful health consequences.