GI / Digestive Issues & Leaky Gut Solutions Using Functional Medicine
Serving the Greater Denver, CO Area
Many people suffer with chronic gastrointenstinal and digestive issues and in some cases, it can be diagnosed as leaky gut. When that happens, undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria leak though the intestines and flood the blood stream.
The prevalence of leaky gut has reached epidemic proportions as more and more people are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload, and bacterial imbalance. In fact, most people who eat the standard American diet consisting of processed foods likely have some degree of gut damage.
As is the case with most underlying chronic diseases, diet and lifestyle play a large role. GI issues can be caused by a multitude of factors including diet, medications, antibiotics, steroids, or over-the-counter pain relievers which can irritate the intestinal lining and lead to inflammation Certain foods like gluten, soy, and dairy can trigger an immune response, including diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, and joint pain.
In some cases, it could be a leaky gut that is the culprit. Signs of a leaky gut include food sensitivities, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, nutrient malabsorption, inflammatory skin conditions, and mood disorders.
With a leaky gut, the damaged cells in your intestines don’t produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion and your body cannot absorb essential nutrients. This can lead to a host of problems that affect the whole body, including hormone imbalance and a weakened immune system. Other conditions associated with a leaky gut include asthma, infertility, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. A leaky gut has also been linked to over 140 autoimmune conditions.
We can help YOU!
At J. Gruber Health Solutions we can help you determine exactly whether your gastrointestinal symptoms are the sign of a serious underlying condition or may be a temporary condition that is easily treated.
Dr. Gruber will work with you to figure out if that GI distress is mild, serious or something in between. What previous tests have you had? What treatments have you tried? What dietary changes have you made? He will help you get the answers you are seeking.