Digestive health concerns are definitely the most common health concerns naturopathic doctors encounter, with a high rate of success in treatment. Digestive health is very important to maintain optimal health and to prevent chronic disease. I typically treat digestive issues before I will treat any other health concerns as digestive health is absolutely important for overall functioning of the body. Improving digestion will improve nutrient absorption, detoxification and immune function, things that are typically impaired in the majority of chronic health conditions.
Digestive concerns commonly treated include:
- Heart burn/Reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth