As the old saying goes: “trust your gut.” Your gut may be trying to tell you that something is wrong, but you might not be sure what exactly. By now you may have heard of the gut referred to as the “second brain”. Researchers have uncovered the importance of intestinal health and how it can be the root cause of many disease processes. Many of us suffer from poor digestive systems, gut inflammation, IBD, IBS and much more, that affect our daily lives. Furthermore, these symptoms can lead to bigger disorders such as depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, arthritis, malnourishment, and even cancer, to name a few.
At VitaHealth, we believe in a biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease – and your gut health is a major area we focus on. Our approach is simple. First we aim to get a detailed understanding of the genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors that are playing a role in your overall health. We leverage that information to personalize treatment plans that lead to improved outcomes and a measurable improvement in your health. We offer 3 simple at home tests to help uncover possible gut imbalances:
Comprehensive Stool Profile
Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut)
Once your test results are received, you will gain a deep understanding of possible imbalances and how to reverse them using lifestyle and nutraceutical therapies during your consultation with your provider. This is your first step towards better health.
The small intestine uniquely functions as a digestive and absorptive organ for nutrients as well as a powerful barrier against absorption of bacteria, food antigens, and other toxins. Overtime with exposure to certain foods and medications, the barrier breaks down and allows in these harmful particles that cause damage within our bodies.
Both malabsorption and increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) are associated with chronic gastrointestinal imbalances as well as many systemic disorders. We use specialized testing to detect you intestinal permeability and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your results.