Darwin 
Naturopathics

Digestive Dysfunction

The ease of digestion, assimilation and excretion of food is a reflection of whole body wellness.


 

We are not only what we eat – but also how we digest our food, absorb the nutrients and eliminate the wastes. Without a healthy and efficiently functioning digestive system major health problems are unavoidable.

Digestive health issues are on the increase, with antacid medication being the 3rd most popular medical prescription and 1 in 2 people showing some signs of gastrointestinal dysfunction – which may be as simple as not fully emptying their bowels every day, or as severe as colon cancer – it is essential that you look after “your insides” for reasons that go beyond the gut!

 

For digestion to proceed in a smooth and timely manner there needs to be adequate hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, and fibre. For healthy digestive function there must also be good balance of normal, healthy intestinal flora to help maintain healthy bowel function and support immunological balance. Due to the key role the digestive tract plays in nutrient catabolism and absorption, a poorly functioning gut can have enormous impact on the health and wellbeing of your patients. Seven basic symptoms alert you to the gastrointestinal tract's reacting with your food choices - nausea, heartburn, vomiting, bloating, pain, constipation and diarrhea.

 

We have experience and success in treating the following conditions:

 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Intestinal parasites

  • Reflux and Indigestion

  • Pain

  • Nausea

  • Bloating and Gas

  • Diarrhea and/or Constipation

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Food intolerances

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Digestive Ulcers

  • Gallstones