gut health

What is hpa axis dysfunction?

Why HPA Axis Dysfunction May Be More Important Than Gut Health…

Ask any functional medicine doctor where chronic disease begins, and you’ll typically hear one consistent answer: in the gut! So what the heck do I mean by stating that HPA axis dysfunction (whatever THAT is) may be even more important? I realize this is a bold statement, and may even sound contrary to what I’ve …

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IBS Not Getting Better?

IBS Not Going Away? Here are 5 Reasons You Can’t Heal 

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may have been told that your condition is permanent and something “you’ll just have to live with”. However, after years of practicing functional medicine and battling my own digestive issues, I can tell you with confidence that IBS can be resolved (or at the very least, improved). …

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The Thyroid Gut Connection

Thyroid conditions, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or hypothyroidism, are typically associated with symptoms such as infertility, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, fatigue, or anxiety. However, what’s lesser known is that digestive/gut health issues, such as indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, constipation, IBS, etc. can be telltale signs of a thyroid issue. And since thyroid and gut health …

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10 Ways to Improve Gut Health

If you’re reading this, likely you’ve already realized that gut health is a really big deal. Maybe you may suspect you have gut health issues or you may have been recently diagnosed with a digestive condition. Whatever your situation, you will benefit from learning how to care for the  trillions of organisms that make up our gut …

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How to Heal Your Gut 101

So many of my patients struggle with underlying gut issues, whether they know it or not. Gut health is an obvious goal when someone is struggling with chronic digestive symptoms. But sometimes ‘healing the gut’ isn’t even on the radar. Many patients come to me for much more pressing concerns like hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, fertility concerns, …

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