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Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal Health

The health of the intestinal tract is sorely neglected by many patients, often with serious consequences. The proper functioning of the GI system is essential to the health of the rest of the body. It is through this portal that we absorb and integrate nutrients into our body, eliminate most toxins and waste products, and manufacture vital vitamins and enzymes. Maintenance of life requires the growth, healing, and energy creation which comes from the absorption of these vital nutrients.

Often people think of food as entertainment, eating for taste and pleasure only. While eating is certainly one of life’s essential pleasures, its primary purpose is maintaining our physical being. We believe that nothing should enter the mouth which does not provide essential nutrients, and that nothing should be eaten which is toxic.

The consequences of poor choices are grave. Our body does not obtain essential nutrients for growth and regeneration and the GI tract functions poorly. Our “good” bacterial flora die and “bad” ones grow. Stomach acid levels change and digestive enzymes are not properly released. The gallbladder doesn’t properly release bile. Is it any wonder that the aisles of the pharmacy are filled with products designed to deal with the symptoms of a toxic GI tract?

GI health is essential. We do sophisticated testing to evaluate the health of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. The tests available are extensive and include stool testing, elimination diets, testing for Celiac Disease, testing for dysbiosis, and others. Healing the gut is complex. Reestablishing appropriate levels of stomach acid, digestive enzymes, bacterial flora, and gut motility is challenging but achievable. We understand the intricacies of the GI system and can work with you to restore your intestinal system to health.

Utilizing an integrative approach, we work to improve the status of inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, GERD, SIBO, leaky gut syndrome, chronic constipation, bloating and gas. Our Irvine location is easily accessible from the Orange County areas of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Tustin & Laguna Hills.

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We do allow individual appointments to be purchased, but for most, that becomes more costly and less comprehensive in scope. If you are uncertain which approach is best for you, we suggest that you begin the process with a consultation appointment with Dr. Felice Gersh, and then decide based upon your proposed diagnosis and treatment plan.

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