The vast majority of people, adults and children, now suffer from at least one chronic illness. In fact, if you’re reading this page, you are probably one of them. At IMGI we understand chronic medical conditions of every sort, as they all have a great deal in common. While the diagnostic approach to identifying these conditions is fundamentally similar, treatments are always individualized based on individual history and findings. At each step along the way, you will have complete explanations provided to you, and you will participate in determining your treatment plan and the pace of your recovery.
The reason for this epidemic of medical ills is largely the result of modern industrialized life – factory processed foods containing bizarre chemicals of all sorts and toxins permeating every other aspect of our lives – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the furniture we sit in, the clothes we wear, and our homes, work places, playgrounds, schools, and even hospitals. We are now also bombarded with levels of electromagnetic radiation never before experienced; we take antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals as if there were no consequences; and we absorb large amounts of chemicals leaching out of the plastic coatings encasing our foods.
Additionally, we live in a world of bright lights, which wreak havoc with our circadian rhythms; we sleep too little; and live with far too much stress. Most of us were not breast fed long, or at all, and some of us were delivered by Cesarean Section… all important factors in developing a healthy microbiome in the gut.
The end result is an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and pre-diabetes, all sorts of gastrointestinal problems, rampant depression and anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue, insomnia, chronic infections such as Lyme Disease, headaches, rashes, all sorts of autoimmune diseases, arthritis, infertility, hormonal imbalances, allergies, and asthma.
As diverse a list as that is, they all share a common thread – rampant INFLAMMATION! While the original cause may vary from one person to another, they all stimulate the body’s inflammatory mechanism to create chronic, unrelenting inflammation, which ultimately damages the brain, the immune system, the pancreas, liver, kidneys, blood vessels, joints, and so on….
Our expert team of inflammation fighters understands well the underlying similarities which all chronic diseases share. We know how to search for the underlying causes of inflammation, and know how to tame those raging flames! We invite you to join our many happy patients, who have found the road back to health through our unique approach to the treatment of Complex Medical Problems. Contact Dr. Gersh at our Irvine location, easily accessible from the Orange County areas of Huntington Beach, Tustin, Newport Coast, Mission Viejo & beyond.