Inflammation, Digestion and the Immune System

Inflammation, Digestion and the Immune System: 3 Tips for Supporting Your Immune System with Food

A major part of your immune system is in your gut. This means how you treat your gut is important in protecting yourself from illness, autoimmune conditions and even cancer.

Specialized immune cells and bacteria meet in the gut and these cells hitchhike on other cells and travel through the body to either support or add strain to those body systems.

A Functional Medicine Approach to GI Health

Digestive Health Specialist in Kansas City A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH TO GI HEALTH Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are quite common and many people do not even realize their symptoms are not normal and can be resolved. If you experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or fatigue with eating you do not have to just live with it [...]

Do You Have a Leaky Brain? How the Gut-Brain Connection Impacts Your Health

What Is The Gut-Brain Connection?

The gut-brain connection is the system within your body that facilitates a two way communication between the GI tract and the brain. The gut or GI tract has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system (ENS) which means there is a complex signaling system from the gut to the other parts of the body.

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4 quadrants of gi health

HOW YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WORKS

WHAT IS THE GI TRACT?

Before we dive into the 4 Quadrants of GI Health, it is important to be on the same page with what we mean by GI tract and what a normal functioning GI tract is like.  The GI tract is short for Gastrointestinal Tract. This is essentially a closed system from the mouth to the anus that changes food into fuel for the body and protects our bodies internal environment from the outside insults of toxins and infections.

what is IBS?

WHAT IS IBS REALLY?

WHAT IS IBS?

IBS and IBD often get lumped into the same category and the difference is often not well understood. First of all, both are digestive disorders. IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Both have many of the same underlying causes and IBS can turn into IBD if not addressed.

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