Digestive System Disorders
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are among the most common complaints reported to physicians. Constipation and diarrhea, heartburn and ulcers, irritable and inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and celiac disease: These and other GI problems affect tens of millions of Americans.
Not surprisingly, drugs are the primary therapies for treating these digestive system disorders. Laxatives are among the best-selling over-the-counter drugs, and prescriptions for aggressively advertised, side effect-riddled ulcer and heartburn medications are handed out like candy at Halloween.
Diagnosis and treatment of some GI problems, however, present a challenge. For example, it can take years for patients to get a correct diagnosis for chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, and celiac disease. And once they’re identified, these disorders are all too often treated with drugs aimed at reducing symptoms rather getting to the root of the problem.
Our Whitaker Wellness physicians are excellent diagnosticians who are acutely aware of the subtle signs of digestive system disorders. They are well-versed in specialized laboratory tests that look for food allergies, intestinal permeability (leaky gut), candida, dysbiosis (an imbalance of bacteria in the gut), parasites, and functional bowel problems. Furthermore, our doctors are highly experienced in treating these underlying causes, with a focus on reversing chronic problems and improving overall health.
Supplements, Not Drugs
Following your history and physical examination, your Whitaker Wellness physician will prescribe a personalized program of herbs, amino acids, enzymes, probiotics, and other nutrients that nurture the gastrointestinal tract and provide long-lasting benefits for a variety of digestive system disorders. You will also receive recommendations for the appropriate noninvasive therapies we offer that will reduce symptoms and enhance quality of life.
One of our unique therapies for chronic digestive problems and gastrointestinal pain is acupuncture. Studies have shown that acupuncture provides broad benefits for patients suffering with heartburn, bloating, constipation, and other GI symptoms. This ancient therapy is also very effective at relieving stress, which may be a contributing cause of many GI disorders. Patients undergoing acupuncture often report significant improvements in mood and general well-being along with a reduction in symptoms.
Another valuable therapy for a wide range of conditions, including those affecting the GI tract, is microcurrent therapy. When specific-frequency, very low-intensity electrical currents are delivered to problematic areas, they help normalize cellular activity, relieve pain, and restore normal function.
Not surprisingly, many gastrointestinal disorders are diet-related. Inadequate fiber and excessive intake of starches and sugars are common dietary indiscretions that may lead to constipation, gas, bloating, and other problems. Many affected patients also have undiagnosed food sensitivities, and identifying and eliminating problematic foods often provides significant relief of symptoms.
During your visit to the clinic, our Whitaker Wellness nutritionist will create a personalized diet plan to help you avoid flare-ups and allow your digestive system to heal. And should you participate in our Back to Health Program, our hands-on workshops will give teach you how to shop for and prepare the recommended foods once you return home.
Click the links below to read about how the Whitaker Wellness Institute helped people just like you find relief from heartburn, ulcers, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac and Crohn’s disease, and other digestive disorders.
Click the links below to read more about how the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s natural therapies can alleviate a broad range of digestive disorders.
One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Treatment of Digestive System Disorders
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To learn more about the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s safe, natural treatments for digestive system disorders, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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