Although the gastrointestinal system is responsible for the health and function of digestion, current studies show that functional gut health also heavily contributes to your mood and overall mental health and can be the root cause of several medical conditions. We offer advanced testing to help you understand how your gut is performing and how it can be optimized to promote better balance within your body.
What is Functional Gut Health?
It has been proven that about 70 percent of the body’s immunity resources lie in the gut, making the functionality and health of this system vitally important to your overall wellness. Functional gut health is essential for fighting off the harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause disease. Having a healthy gut affects several other processes within the body including:
- The functions of the digestive and immune systems
- Housing beneficial bacteria for the absorbency of vitamins and minerals
- Hormone regulation
- Immune response
- Ability to eliminate toxins
What are the Symptoms of Poor Gut Health?
The gut is often referred to as the “second brain” as this system affects multiple areas of the body. The symptoms of poor gut health can manifest differently per patient, but some of the common symptoms are:
- Abdominal pain
- Bloating after meals
- Weakened immune response
How is Gut Health Treated?
We will test for flora imbalances in the gut and any potential bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Additionally, we can also make dietary and supplement recommendations, including herbal antimicrobials, probiotics and enzymes. The best way to find out if your symptoms are being caused by your gut health is to schedule a consultation with our experienced medical team and have your system professionally evaluated.
Contact Knox Wellness today to schedule a consultation and find out how functional gut health may be affecting the health of your body and mind.