How a Functional Medicine Practitioner Can Help You Achieve Gastrointestinal Balance
In this modern day and age, most of the food we eat has become so processed and crammed full of sugar, fat, and chemicals that many of us develop painful and debilitating gastrointestinal issues that can severely impact our daily lives. Eating an unhealthy diet can effect so much of your life, from your weight and energy, to your mental state and how well you sleep. One of our goals here at Transformation Wellness Center LLC is to ensure each and every one of our patients’ live every day to the fullest, and that starts with proper nutrition.
The Human Microbiome
Did you know that your body houses more than ten times the number of bacteria cells than it does human cells? That may seem like a frightening prospect to some, but there’s no cause to worry. These bacteria exist in a symbiotic relationship with us, performing functions for our bodies that our own cells can’t, like breaking down food into select, useful, and essential compounds for life.
Unfortunately, western medicine has traditionally taken the stance that bacteria is bad and harmful. Antibiotics are created and over-prescribed for ailments that stem from imbalances in the human microbiome that can be fixed with simple changes in diet. That’s where functional medicine can really help.
How Functional Medicine Helps GI Issues
What we eat plays such a large role in how our bodies and minds perform. A proper diet, like one endorsed by our functional medicine practitioner in Grand Junction, can reduce inflammation, balance hormone levels and blood glucose, prevent infectious disease, and eliminate toxins accumulated over years of poor eating habits.
Functional medicine provides simple answers to simple problems that are over-complicated by other schools of medicine. There’s no reason to take pills that have gruesome lists of side effects to mask problems related to GI and whole body health when eating a fresh, whole food, prebiotic and probiotic rich diet produces better results without a down side. We tailor your diet to fit your specific health and nutritional needs.
Discover How Functional Medicine Can Help You Live Life to the Fullest
The results of proper nutrition speak for themselves, but if you aren’t convinced, or are curious to learn more, give us a call at 970-812-5559 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrea, your functional medicine practitioner in Grand Junction.
This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Andrea Jordheim. It is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice and all viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions, concerns, and implementation of above content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.