In a naturopathic practice, one of the most common presenting condition is digestive issues. Even if you have not been diagnosed with acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s), and/ or irritable bowel syndrome (a catch-all term for “we don’t know what caused your symptoms); you may already be experiencing symptoms such as heart burn, chronic constipation (less than one bowel movement/day), chronic diarrhea, irregular bowel habits, abdominal cramping, and/or excessive gas.
Furthermore, if you have any of the following symptoms, you may also suffer from subclinical digestive health problems:
Chronic sinus/ ear infections
Excessive food cravings
Learning/ behaviour challenges
Chronic low energy
Arthritis/ rheumatic pain
Severe PMS symptoms
Frequent leg cramp
In addition to being a food processing centre, the digestive system is also home to numerous immune cells, network of lymphatic ducts, hormone receptors and producers, as well as nerve cells. A healthy digestive system contributes to good health.
At Bayview Naturopathic Wellness, we will examine your eating habit (what you eat and how you eat), daily stress, and overall digestive symptoms before making suggestions relevant to your specific concerns. You may be requested to do a blood allergy test or other necessary assessments to help us reach the right diagnosis.
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