“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates
Your digestive system is a complicated multi organ system responsible for much more than just breaking down food and absorbing your nutrients. It is also home to more than 70% of all your body’s immune system cells giving it a starring role in a healthy immune response and immunoregulation. The GI tract is also tasked with making 90% of your total serotonin, one of the neurotransmitters responsible for a balanced mood, giving it a vital role to play in your overall mind-body health & wellness. Suboptimal digestive health may be affecting more than just your digestion and impacting your overall health in profound ways.
“You are what you eat, so choose wisely”.
The Naturopathic Approach
Naturopathic Doctors have always known that one of the keys to optimal health is how well your digestive and elimination organs function. Any small imbalance in the whole system may set off a series of symptoms that may extend beyond digestion alone (e.g. migraines, headaches, skin rashes). Dr. Wendler N.D. has advanced training in optimal digestive function and treating all manner of digestive problems including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth (SIBO), H. pylori infections, constipation, diarrhea, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. A holistic approach to restoring digestive function will focus on balancing the internal ecology and balance between “the good, the bad and the ugly” through a blend of nutritional medicine, lifestyle medicine, herbal medicine, supplementation, and regular interaction with all the microorganism that make up our world.
All health really does begin in your gut. Dr. Wendler N.D. offers food sensitivity testing, SIBO testing, organic acids testing, comprehensive stool analysis, H. pylori testing and more to best identify and understand the factors making you sick. Laboratory analysis offers an in-depth view of what is happening on the inside to take the guess work out of treatment.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Any food can become an intolerance or sensitivity and even healthy foods may negatively impact your health if there is a disruption in the integrity of your digestive lining caused by poor eating, alcohol, coffee, medications, stress, lack of probiotic rich foods etc). Food sensitivities are different than food allergies by definition but both types of immune reactions can manifest in similar ways. Unidentified food sensitivities can result in a variety of health issues including eczema, headaches and migraines, hives, digestive issues, joint pain and more. In combination with her clinical skills, Dr. Wendler N.D. uses an accredited medical lab to interpret blood samples for food sensitivity assessments. There are a range of food panels to choose from based on your dietary preferences and needs.
Your Health Starts Here
Waterdown Village Chiropractic and Wellness Group
14A-255 Dundas Street East Waterdown, ON L8B 0E5