The health of the gut is the foundation for the health of the body as a whole. Concerns such as diarrhea, constipation, IBS, gas, bloating, and reflux are common. The food you eat plays a large role in the health and function of the digestive tract. Did you know that there can often be imbalances in bacteria or digestive integrity that can be an underlying reason for symptoms or even chronic health conditions? Natural solutions to many of these common ailments are available.
I work with each person as in individual to determine underlying causes of digestive health concerns, often using specialty testing methods such as comprehensive stool analysis, SIBO breath testing, or food sensitivity testing.
Some of the conditions I work with include:
- Food reactions
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Digestive pain
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Esophageal reflux (GERD) or heartburn
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Candida/Yeast Overgrowth
- Celiac disease
- Leaky Gut (Increased Intestinal Permeability)
- Gallbladder health
- Lack of appetite
You don’t have to suffer. Gut health is connected to so many areas of overall health including mental health, skin, hormone balance, and immunity- just to name a few!
Care that reflects your needs and concerns. Your individualized and results-focused health plan will reflect a wide range of what makes you you—from your diet to your sleep patterns to your stress levels. With digestive health, it is important to remember that there's no one size fits all diet that will solve the issues. We dig deeper than nutritional guidance.
Addressing the root cause. Usually, an effective approach to addressing the root cause of your digestive symptoms will include nutraceuticals, herbal medicines, and dietary modification. We may identify imbalances in bacteria, parasites, yeast, viruses, inflammation, increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut), or pancreatic insufficiency as your root cause.
Get Started. Dr. Simms offers in person and virtual visits.