Digestive Disorders

Your gut is so much more than just a place where food goes to digest. Your digestive tract is an intricate system that affects the functionality, not only of nutrient absorption and waste, but of your immune, hormonal, and nervous systems.

In fact, there are many seemingly unrelated conditions that may be caused by poor digestion or digestive distress. For instance, would you ever have thought that skin conditions like rosacea, acne, or eczema are affected by your ability to digest and absorb nutrients?

From food allergies and sensitivities, to stress, to autoimmune conditions – there are many reasons why your digestion may be suffering. Even if you eat an ideal diet, you may suffer from impaired nutrient absorption and energy production, which can lead to the development of inflammation, allergies, skin disorders, and so much more.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may want to learn more about working with Dr. Brighten.

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Allergies
  • Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease, gluten-intolerance
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal dysbiosis (gut microflora imbalances or intestinal candida overgrowth)
  • Food allergies
  • Joint pain, arthritis
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Acid reflux / Heartburn / GERD
  • Indigestion, gas, bloating
  • Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency
  • Gall bladder disorders
  • Hepatitis, liver congestion or fatty liver (non-alcoholic steatic hepatitis)
  • Diverticulosis or diverticulitis
  • Mental-emotional fogginess
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Unwanted or rapid weight gain or loss

How Dr. Brighten Can Help

Dr. Brighten takes a holistic approach to diagnosis and care, factoring in the intricacies of the digestive, hormonal, and immune systems. This means taking into consideration a number of factors, including stress, nutrition, hormonal imbalances, as well as physical, mental, emotional, genetic, and environmental factors. Dr. Brighten will use functional laboratory testing as well as an extensive knowledge of the body’s pathways to look for the root cause of any condition, as opposed to treating isolated symptoms.

Treatments for digestive wellness may include food allergy or sensitivity identification, diet modification, supplementation, homeopathic remedies, immune support, or additional testing.

If you think you may suffer from any of the above conditions, please contact Dr. Jolene Brighten’s for a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation.