Digestive Difficulties, Food Sensitivities, Leap Testing and more with REBEL Dietitian Dana Magee.
Are you afraid to eat due to diarrhea, bloating, gas, constipation or pain?
Are you tired of medications and diets without lasting results?
Are you looking for natural approaches?
If you are seeking relief from digestive problems, discovering food sensitivities or eliminating food allergens you have come to the right place.
If you are chronically stressed, have a poor diet and/or take a variety of medications, you are probably not enjoying optimal digestion. Many factors can influence the health of our gut and thus our overall health. The good news is that there are just as many ways you can influence your gut in a positive way. Making better food choices, supporting digestion with enzymes or other supplements, practicing a relaxation technique such as yoga or meditation are just some of the ways you can help heal your gut and your body.
We use the “5 R” approach to improving digestion and health:
1. Remove triggers (foods and chemicals) that are bringing about ill effects in the digestive tract and body
2. Replace components needed for digestion such as digestive enzymes
3. Repair the gut lining with healing herbs
4. Restore proper balance of bacteria
5. Rebalance body’s coping mechanisms such as exercise, emotions, and beliefs.
People are often surprised to learn how intricately their digestive system is woven into their overall well-being. As Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D, CCN, CHN, author of Digestive Wellness summarizes the digestive system:
Nearly three-fourths of the immune system is located in the digestive system. The digestive system contains bacteria (three and a half to four and a half pounds worth!) that help to digest food, produce vitamins and protect against infection. The digestive system has its own nervous system and can actually function without nerve connection to the brain. A majority of the body’s serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter) is produced in the gut. The food you eat becomes the fuel for all of the body’s cells. Problems with digestion and absorption of nutrients from food can be a factor in a wide range of problems, including depression, arthritis, behavioral problems, and autoimmune diseases, among others.
This systematic approach to gut health is one that can bring about profound improvements in overall health and well being. Don’t hesitate to get started on your path to better health and improved digestive wellness! Contact us to make an appointment at 301-474-2499 or fill out our contact form below.