The good health of your gut isn’t just important for digestion of your food. Research has linked gut health to many important processes in your body, including:
- Gastrointestinal tract discomfort
- Kidney function
- Cholesterol levels
- Mood, concentration, energy levels
- Emotional health
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, SIBO and Ulcerative colitis are examples of digestive complaints that can benefit from holistic treatment such as Naturopathy. Many other chronic disease processes such as inflammation and chronic pain can also be affected by the health of our gut.
Anxiety and emotional issues are another very common complain that our practitioners work with by helping clients to address their gut health… and yes, this can be a very successful approach to mood disorders.
At The Urban Alchemist, we offer several different types of treatment for gut health issues, and the treatment that’s appropriate for you is dependent upon the cause of your problem. We have many different practitioners under one roof, so we can help you get the most suitable treatment for your case right away.
Generally speaking, we recommend you book an initial consultation with one of our experienced Naturopaths if you’re considering treatment for gut health. Your first visit will involve a thorough health assessment to uncover any underlying health issues and/or nutrient deficiencies, as well as looking taking a close look at diet and lifestyle. There are many tools in a Naturopath’s toolkit to help get you on track: starting with an empathetic detective’s ear, functional testing, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, dietary and lifestyle advice.