Hippocrates once said “all disease begins in the gut”, we are now seeing how true this statement really is. There are many foundational systems that depend on good gut health to function well. For instance, 80% of an individual’s immune system is found in the GI tract, and up to 90% of serotonin is produced there as well. Therefore, we often see that poor gut health complicates and worsens other conditions including mental health disorders, immune dysregulation, hormone dysregulation, among others. We absorb nutrients in our gut, if our gut is inflamed or not functioning properly, key minerals and vitamins will not be absorbed and utilized. We need these key cofactors for basic biochemical processes in our body.
For this reason, just about all Origins patients undergo a thorough GI evaluation. The tests that are commonly used to workup and treat gut health may include a stool analysis, breath test, and organic acid profile. Due to the interactions of the GI tract with multiple other systems in the body, most functional evaluations and treatments are foundationally anchored with the health of the gut. If the gut is not functioning properly, it is more difficult to achieve wellness within other bodily systems.
- GERD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food Allergies / Intolerances
- Yeast Overgrowth
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth