What happens in your gut has a significant impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Transformation Wellness Center offers on-site comprehensive diagnostic testing, including food allergy tests, blood tests, and stool testing, to better understand your gastrointestinal health. Functional medicine practitioner Andrea Jordheim DC CFMP CKNS and the team also provide resources to help you improve your diet and focus on fresh whole foods that reduce your risk for chronic health issues. Call the office in Grand Junction, Colorado, to schedule a gut health evaluation or book an appointment online today.

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Why is gut health important?

Your diet plays a role in how your body and mind perform. Many foods are overly processed and full of fat, sugar, and chemicals that not only affect your gut but also interfere with your overall health and function.

Eating an unhealthy diet can ultimately lead to complications in your gut like pain and persistent gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Poor nutrition can also impact your:

  • Weight
  • Energy levels
  • Mental clarity
  • Hormone balance
  • Blood glucose levels

When you eat an unhealthy diet, you’re also more likely to develop long-term health complications, including obesity-related heart disease.

How can functional medicine improve gut health?

By giving your gut health the attention it deserves with the functional medicine services available at Transformation Wellness Center, you can naturally decrease inflammation, eliminate toxins, and reduce your risk for chronic diseases.

Functional medicine provides solutions to simple GI issues that Western medicine overcomplicates. The Transformation Wellness Center team takes a balanced approach to gut health using alternative, holistic, and natural medicine practices in addition to Western medicine.

The team offers a variety of GI testing technologies to evaluate how well your gut functions and what you need nutritionally to improve your health.

What gut health tests are available?

The gut health testing services available at Transformation Wellness Center can identify GI issues and disorders like:

  • Parasites
  • Bacteria overgrowth
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Food allergies and sensitivities

The team offers GRD/CD testing for Crohn’s disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), MRT® blood tests for food sensitivities, and food allergy testing to evaluate your gut health and identify the underlying cause of pain and other GI symptoms.

Transformation Wellness Center also offers GI testing services like stool evaluations, small and large intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO and LIBO) testing, and testing for yeast, parasites, and viral infections.

What treatments are available to improve gut health?

Transformation Wellness Center can help you reduce your reliance on pills that typically mask the side effects of GI health issues.

They focus on improving your gut health through dietary changes and offer guidance to support keto diets, gluten-free diets, and paleo diets.

The team can also help you design a nutrition program for your specific needs to treat and prevent inflammation and eliminate foods that cause a hypersensitive or allergic reaction.

You also learn how to incorporate a fresh, whole-food diet into your daily life using foods that are rich in prebiotics and probiotics.

To start improving your gut health, call Transformation Wellness Center or book a consultation online today.