Get Your Gut on Track
Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on treating the underlying causes of disease rather than just addressing symptoms. One of the key areas of focus in functional medicine is gut health, as the gut plays a vital role in overall health and well-being.
The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, collectively known as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health by supporting digestion, regulating immune function, and influencing mood and behaviour.
Wellth Functional Medicine Experts recognize that a disrupted gut microbiome can lead to a range of health issues, including digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, and mental health conditions. Therefore, they work to optimize gut health as a fundamental aspect of their treatment plans.
Wellth Functional Medicine Experts use specialised laboratory testing to identify food sensitivities that may be contributing to gut inflammation and other digestive issues. Eliminating these trigger foods from the diet can reduce inflammation and support gut healing.
A healthy gut microbiome is diverse and populated with a wide range of beneficial bacteria. Wellth Functional Medicine Experts may recommend probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented foods to help promote a diverse microbiome and improve gut health.
Chronic inflammation in the gut can lead to a range of health issues, including leaky gut syndrome. Wellth Functional Medicine Experts may recommend anti-inflammatory diets, supplements, and lifestyle modifications to help reduce inflammation and support gut healing.
Chronic stress can disrupt the gut microbiome and contribute to digestive issues. Wellth Functional Medicine Experts may recommend stress reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises to help support gut health.
A healthy gut is essential for optimal nutrient absorption. Wellth Functional Medicine Experts may recommend digestive enzymes and other supplements to support nutrient absorption and promote gut healing.
Overall, functional medicine can improve gut health by addressing the underlying causes of digestive issues and promoting a diverse and healthy gut microbiome. By optimizing gut health, functional medicine can support overall health and well-being.