Digestive Health

 

 

One of the most important systems in your body is your digestive system.  Your digestive system allows you to digest and absorb nutrients from your food and eliminate the waste products.  If your digestive system is not working properly, it is practically impossible to achieve optimal health.  Therefore, Naturopathic Physicians view digestion as a foundational piece to any health plan.  There are many different approaches to digestive health including, but not limited to, the following:

 

  • Food allergy and sensitivity testing

  • Modification of the diet

  • Nutritional supplementation

  • Use of a multistrain, high-quality probiotic supplements

  • Examining the bacteriology of the gut

  • Parasitology testing

  • Yeast profile of the stool

  • Inflammatory markers of the gut

 

An individualized approach to the betterment of your digestive system is essential to the health of your whole body.  

 

Here is a list of digestive disorders that Dr. Hitkari, Naturopathic Physician, treats in her clinical practice:

  • Constipation and diarrhea

  • Indigestion, gas and bloating

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and heartburn

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (Crohn's, Ulcerative colitis)

  • Celiac disease and gluten intolerance

  • Food allergies and sensitivities

  • Leaky gut syndrome

  • Intestinal dysbiosis (gut flora imbalance or candida overgrowth)

  • Ulcers and H.pylori

  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

  • Gallbladder disorders

  • Liver disorders (hepatitis, fatty liver)

  • Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency

 

When your digestive system becomes affected, it often affects not just your gut, but also your immune, hormonal and nervous systems.  Here is a list of other conditions related to digestive health:

  • Weight loss or weight gain

  • Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

  • Eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Joint pain and arthritis

  • Autoimmune  diseases

  • Allergies and hives

  • Asthma

  • Brain fog

  • Depression and anxiety

  • ADHD and Autism

  • Ear infections

 

Dr. Hitkari will work with you to achieve optimal digestive health on your way to overall wellness.

 

Click here to learn more about food allergies and sensitivities.

Contact Dr. Hitkari:

 

Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic 
204-4480 West Saanich Road 
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 3E9 


250.881.1806

 

reception@islandnaturopathic.com 

Clinic Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12 pm - 8 pm 
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm 
Sunday: Closed

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