Category: Digestive Health

The Leaky Gut-Autoimmune Disease Connection

If you’ve been reading my recent blog posts, you’ve probably figured out that the gut is involved in EVERYTHING.  If the gut isn’t doing it’s job, the homeostasis of your entire body will be off. To review, a leaky gut is an intestinal permeability syndrome where the gut lining is damaged.  With leaky gut, food […]

The 101 on Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

IBD

Did you know that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease? This debilitating condition affects nearly 1.6 million Americans. (1) This number has grown astronomically over the past six years. Inflammatory bowel disease affects so many people each year that nearly 70,000 new cases are diagnosed, but what is IBD and […]

SIBO 101

SIBO

Gastrointestinal symptoms are one of the most common complaints among Americans, and it seems that more and more people are developing digestive conditions as the years go on. Our digestive systems as a whole are under attack, and no one knows exactly why. However, working in functional medicine I have to wonder if it has […]