What is Clinical Nutrition for Gastro-Intestinal Disorders?
Gastro-intestinal disorders can range from mild to serious and can affect a person’s quality of life. Conventional methods of detection of gastro-intestinal disorders include endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ultrasound. In many cases, these procedures find nothing; yet symptoms persist. Traditional treatment includes antidepressants, sedatives, and steroids, treating only some of the symptoms and never addressing the cause of the problem. At Atlantic Medicine & Wellness, our team takes a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate each patient, then creates an individualized diet and supplement plan and to accelerate healing.
Changing eating habits and ensuring optimal nutrition is one of the best ways to treat a variety of gastro-intestinal disorders, including:
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Celiac disease
- NCGS – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Food allergies
- Gastroesophgeal reflux
- Intestinal parasites
Patients we work with often suffer from chronic abdominal pain, bloating and gas, fatigue, headaches, muscle and joint pain, depression, insomnia, cognitive problems, reduced libido and leaky gut.
Our Approach to Therapy
At Atlantic Medicine Wellness, we make it a point to treat the cause of gastro-intestinal disorders. We address issues from a functional perspective and help patients make better food choices. Additionally, we address not only what, but how, food is eaten. We also look at other issues affecting digestion, including toxins, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so as to best determine the ideal care plan and nutritional supplementation. We understand that everyone’s body is different and nutritional needs vary from person to person. Finding the right nutritional balance is often the key to improving gastro-intestinal health.