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Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria, both good and bad. This community of microbes is known as your gut microbiome. Our gut microbiome is key to our overall health and well-being. The health of your gut has a direct impact on the health of your whole body. The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria that help us break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off infections.
When the microbiome is out of balance, we can experience digestive issues, mood swings, and a weakened immune system.
A HEALTHY GUT:
- Allows nutrients from food to be absorbed properly
- Keeps harmful toxins and bacteria out of the bloodstream
- Maintains a strong immune system
- Regulates hormones and mood
A DISFUNCTIONAL GUT:
- Can lead to nutrient deficiencies
- Allows harmful bacteria and toxins into the bloodstream
- Weakens the immune system
- Can cause hormonal imbalances and mood swings
Our gut optimization program offers a comprehensive approach to improving gut health. We will work with you to identify the root causes of your gut problems and develop a personalized plan to restore balance and optimize function.
CONDITIONS WE HELP MANAGE:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Heartburn and Acid Reflux
- Leaky Gut
- Food Intolerances
- Chronic Bloating and Gas
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Chron’s Disease
- And more!
Functional Approach to Optimal GUT Health
5 R Approach to Optimizing Gut Health
The first step in our gut optimization program is to assess all five aspects of gut function:
- Remove – Identify and remove any factors that are contributing to gut dysfunction. This may include food intolerances, infections, toxins, or medications.
- Restore – Support the body in restoring balance by replenishing any nutrients that are deficient and repairing any damage that has been done to the gut lining.
- Reinoculate – Build up the population of good bacteria in the gut with probiotics and prebiotics.
- Repair – Support the body in healing the gut lining with nutrient-rich foods and supplements.
- Rebalance – Address any underlying imbalances in the body that may be contributing to gut dysfunction. This may include adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalances, or dysbiosis.
IS OUR GUT OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU?
The gut is a complex system, and optimal function requires all of its parts to work together seamlessly. When one or more aspects of gut function are out of balance, it can lead to gut dysfunction and a host of associated symptoms.
At the Institute for Human Optimization, our unique precision medicine approach to the gut looks at the whole system – from food sensitivities and digestive enzymes, to gut bacteria and the mucosal barrier. Our approach includes advanced state-of-the-art tests to assess gut function and identify the root causes of gut problems. Our clinicians also take an in-depth look at your medical history, lifestyle, and diet to develop a personalized plan to restore gut health. By addressing all of these factors, we can help you achieve optimal gut health and improve your overall health.