Digestive & Gut Issues

Are you struggling with digestive & gut issues? A functional approach to restoring gut health could be your answer to getting back to vibrant health.

I'm based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but I see clients statewide through online consultations. 

Does any of this sound familiar?

Do you feel your digestion has been off? Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Insomnia

  • Bloating & gas

  • Brain fog

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption of nutrients

  • Hair loss and brittle nails

  • Thyroid and adrenal conditions

  • Autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto's, IBS, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia

  • Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance 

  • Infertility

  • Joint pain

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Memory issues

  • Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne

  • Diarrhea, loose stools, or constipation

  • Heartburn and acid reflux

  • Stomach aches and indigestion

  • Nausea

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Weight gain (no matter what you eat or how much you exercise)

What are digestive issues?

Let's talk about heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, abdominal pain, and bloating. Many Americans suffer from digestive and gut issues. That means if you suffer from one or more of these issues, you are not alone. 

 

Many people begin to accept these problems as normal. However, prolonged or irregular issues with your gut and stomach could be the signs of serious digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, food sensitivities/allergies, leaky gut, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Additionally, serious stomach issues can extend beyond the digestive tract and can lead to issues in other parts of the body if it is not properly regulated. These digestive problems can cause systemic symptoms, even if the person is not showing digestive issues. These symptoms include joint pain, fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, and skin issues such as acne and rashes.

What does restoring your gut health include?

Gut and digestive imbalances can be caused by something internal like bacteria or a pathogen, or they could be caused by something you are exposed to externally such as mold in your home or a toxin in the environment. Poor diet, food sensitivities, poor sleep, and other stressors often exacerbate the symptoms. Because gut issues can be quite complex, working with a practitioner that understands how these symptoms can manifest is essential to truly heal from them.

By combining my training in functional medicine, restorative wellness, culinary nutrition, and years of experience in a clinical setting, I will help you:

  • Reset your digestion

  • Rebuild a healthy gut

  • Repair the gut lining

  • Balance the gut microbiome

  • Start absorbing, digesting, and assimilating nutrients (where they get into your cells where all the magic happens)

  • Reduce inflammatory symptoms

  • Naturally balance your mood, blood sugars, and hormones. 

 

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you work with me for concerns about your digestive issues. As a functional medicine practitioner, I take a health-centered, personalized approach that focuses on identifying the root cause of your digestive issues, removing any triggers & insults, and supporting your body to heal so you can get back to being healthy, vibrant and whole. 

During your evaluation, I will ask detailed questions about your personal health as well as your symptoms. I will look into your diet, lifestyle, exercise habits, and environmental exposures to assist me in identifying factors that affect your thyroid health and overall health. 

I may recommend functional lab testing and blood work that may review your gut & microbiome analysis, food sensitivities, liver function, blood counts, blood sugar regulation, micronutrient testing, and more. This data can help uncover the root cause as well as develop a plan to restore your digestive function.

Restoration of your digestive health is personalized based on your underlying causes and your commitment level. The main areas I use to help promote healing include dietary changes, lifestyle changes, drainage & detoxification support, removing pathogens, minimizing environmental toxins, healing the digestive tract & restoring gut function, optimizing nutrient intake with whole foods, targeted supplementation & nutraceuticals,  exercise & body movement, and wellness coaching for mind and body health.

 

The expected duration of work with me varies from person to person, but expect to work with me at a 4-month minimum and up to 6 to 12 months. This includes an initial consultation, a follow-up review of labs appointment, and twice-monthly 30-minute follow-up sessions thereafter.  I may recommend once weekly sessions for the first month followed by twice-monthly sessions thereafter for the remaining of our time together.

What does it cost to work with me?

Free 20-minute Clarity Call

Are you interested in working with me? Let's chat and see if we're a good fit! In this call, I want to hear your concerns and will then share an overview of my process and what to expect if we were to move forward. Request an appointment below. 

See the main services tab to view my packages and pricing. 

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