Gut / Gastrointestinal Health
Has anyone ever told you that "it all starts in the gut" when it comes to your health? Well, they're right! Our microbiome (the billions of bugs in our gastrointestinal tract) is a powerful force that can make or break our health. When the gut is disrupted, lots of other issues can develop - skin problems (acne, eczema), autoimmune conditions, hormone imbalances, weight challenges, and of course, GI symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis), heartburn, bloating, gas, pain - and more!
At Swan Integrative we pay A LOT of attention to your gut health! Whether you come to us to talk about hormones or your thyroid, you can bet that we'll want to hear all about your gut, too. We often use specialized gut tests to assess your microbiome and look for imbalances that may be contributing to your symptoms. From there, we use nutritional changes, supplements, and sometimes pharmaceuticals to get your gut optimized. It's amazing what falls into place when our gut bugs are happy!