Digestion is an important and integral part of the body as the nutrients, minerals, and proteins needed to fuel the entire body gets processed by the digestive system. That is why having optimal digestive function and health is important.
The goal of naturopathic digestive health treatments and natural remedies provided is to increase stomach acid & enzyme secretions, ensure healthy gut lining, maximum nutrient absorption & healthy gut flora. To add, Dr. Swalah believes that digestive health is either a root cause or a contributing factor for other health concerns, especially skin and hair concerns. That is why Dr. Swalah does comprehensive digestive health analysis, from diet analysis to additional testing.
Naturopathic digestive health therapies are used to treat many digestive health concerns.
Constipation is defined as less frequent & incomplete bowel movements. The amount of bowel movements in a day isn’t a number that the scientific community has agreed upon but Dr. Swalah, ND believes that a bowel movement a day that feels complete is a goal that a generally healthy person should be able to achieve.
Chron’s & Colitis
Crohn’s & Colitis is considered the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease leads to chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Dr. Swalah, ND utilizes evidence-based naturopathic digestive health treatments to address the root cause of the disease and utilizes the healing power of nature to decrease the inflammatory process of this condition.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined as recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain associated with changes in stool frequency or consistency. The common symptoms experienced are gas, bloating, cramping pain, diarrhea, constipation or a mix of both. Dr. Swalah, ND recognizes that there are many factors, like food sensitivities, bacterial overgrowth and overacting nervous system that can cause these symptoms.
Gas & bloating
& bloating<br /> Gas & bloating can be an uncomfortable and inconvenient symptom. Most people experience bloating during the menstrual cycle, after a big meal or have it consistently. Dr. Swalah’s main goal is to determine the root cause of gas & bloating, two major ones being improper digestion and hormonal imbalances.
Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the sphincter connecting the esophagus and stomach becomes weak & relaxed, leading to stomach acid and contents flowing back up. Naturopathic digestive health therapies include natural remedies like lifestyle & dietary changes, botanical medicine and nutriceuticals to optimize stomach acid production and restore digestive health.
Leaky Gut syndrome
Leaky gut, medically known as “intestinal permeability”, happens when the tight links of the inner intestinal tract loosen leading to food particles, viruses, bacteria and toxins entering the bloodstream. Dr. Swalah ND works with her patients to remove causative agents that are causing the leaky gut and other agents that preventing the healing process.