Gut Health Optimization
Gut Health Optimization
Gut health and healthy digestion are arguably the foundation of good overall health. Research has drawn connections between the health of your stomach and intestines and your brain, your heart, your immune system, and, of course your ability to absorb the nutrients that fuel all the biological mechanisms that keep your body healthy and functioning properly.
Gut microbiome is the foundation of your health. Good gut health occurs when you have a balance between the good (helpful) and bad (potentially harmful) organisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and yeast) in your digestive system. In fact, 80% of your immune system is in the gut, and the majority of your body’s serotonin is, too. This means if your gut isn’t healthy, then your immune system and hormones won’t function, and you will get sick. Unfortunately, this is also how autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s Disease begin.
Why is gut health so important for our overall health and well-being?
As previously mentioned, your gut is the foundation of everything. It aids in the digestion of the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients, and uses it to fuel and maintain your body. So, if your gut is imbalanced and your immune system isn’t working properly, your serotonin and hormones won’t either, making it more challenging to stay healthy. Your gut is also where your body gets rid of metabolic waste and toxins. However, if you have an unhealthy gut, your body will struggle to rid itself of those toxins. If this occurs, it can cause many issues, including chronic fatigue, chronic illnesses and inflammation throughout the body. That’s why people experience symptoms such as brain fog, diarrhea, constipation, gas, joint pain, depression, anxiety, etc. You may not realize it, but the brain is the second gut; therefore, if your gut isn’t working, your brain is struggling too. It is essential to have a healthy gut if you want to be in good health.
After your consultation and exam, Dr Swierczewski will order a specialized Gut test which will allow her the have a comprehensive analysis of your digestive system and optimize your gut health with her customized protocols that treat your specific gut needs.
Specialized Gut Testing
Specialized comprehensive gut test evaluates gut permeability, maldigestion, malabsorption, microbiome (individual bacterial strains), gut diversity, gluten sensitivity, SIBO, IBS (Irritable bowl syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), inflammation, bacterial/viral/parasitic infections, Immune function, autoimmune function, metabolic function, neurological function, liver health, etc. By having a comprehensive analysis of the gut, Dr. Swierczewski can create custom treatment plans that target the patient’s specific needs to achieve optimal gut health.