In UK alone more than 10 million people suffer some form of gastrointestinal disorder. The relationship between gastrointestinal dysfunction and chronic diseases is multifaceted, compelling and complex.
It is clear that when the normal integrity of the gastrointestinal tract is compromised, this can result in distant systemic complaints even in absence of overt gastrointestinal symptomatology.
Ancient healing traditions such as Ayurveda have known for thousands of years that the gut has a crucial role in chronic & systemic diseases.
Here we address from intestinal pathogens and allergens to intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and imbalances in colonic microbiome. Conditions associated with intestinal permeability include some of the following:
• Food intolerances
• Acute pancreatitis
• A variety of auto-immune diseases including: diabetes, celiac diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, crohn’s disease, IBS.
I always assess gut function as a starting point in my investigation and improving the overall health. We devise an individual treatment protocol using lifestyle, individual diet plans, nutraceuticals and botanicals.