A healthy digestive system is key to optimal functioning in the body. The ability of the body to carry out its activities depends initially on every cell having access to important nutrients. These vital nutrients, however, can be depleted by recurrent digestive problems and this will lead to the development of other health concerns.

A few of the factors that can affect the function of the digestive system include:

  1. Mental/emotional stress – Stress and anxiety can influence your nervous system to “shut down” your digestive system
  2. Food sensitivities – Foods that you are eating regularly could be irritating the inner lining of your digestive tract
  3. Dysbiosis  – Overuse of antibiotics and poor diet can disrupt the levels of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract
  4. Medication side-effects – Use of certain drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) commonly have side-effects in the digestive tract

The highly skilled Naturopathic Doctors at LNHC can help you to identify the cause of your digestive problems and treat them. Digestive Health Treatment options include:

  • Food sensitivity/allergy identification
  • Diet Modification
  • Nutrition Supplementation

Conditions that can be treated include:

  • Hearburn/Reflux
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
  • Leaky Gut
  • Candida

 

Meet your practitioner 

Dr. Caroline Lewis, ND 

Caroline is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in digestion and gastrointestinal concerns (IBD, IBS, food sensitivities), mental health, women’s health, and autoimmune disease. She uses clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and acupuncture… learn more

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Dr. Lisa Adams, ND

Dr. Lisa Adams, ND

Lisa Adams is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences Honours program and of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she earned the four-year professional designation of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)… learn more

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Victoria Chiappetta, Graduate Intern 

Victoria is a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Naturopathy degree. She has extensive training in botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counselling…learn more