Optimal digestion is the cornerstone of health and has always been a focus at Shift Natural Medicine. We view the gut as our ‘second brain’ and if your gut is healthy and happy – so to is your body and mind. Our experienced practitioners are available to provide a holistic and effective approach to improving and rectifying your digestive problems.
We can help with the following:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Leaky gut
- Food intolerances
Our team is able to provide insight into the causes of your conditions, and provide effective outcomes rather than just masking symptoms.
We also incorporate a mindful and positive approach in our consultations and can assist you in improving your relationship with food, provide effective support for food addictions and promote healthy eating habits.
Read our blog post by Naturopath Clare on IBS: Happy you, Happy bowels, IBS Who?
HOW NATUROPATHY HELPS
Heal the gut first! In treating digestive complaints, the first step would be to reduce the load off the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) by avoiding reactive foods and irritants.
A gentle detoxification program, by incorporating specific herbs and nutrients will support and promote elimination of toxins that can be causing unwanted symptoms.
Herbs, supplements and diet encourage and promote healing of the gastrointestinal tract, neutralize gastric acid and support digestion. Specific strains of beneficial probiotics will re-inoculate the system and encourage good bacteria in the gut.
DIGESTION + NUTRITION
Many common digestive complaints result from the types of food that we are consuming. A food that acts like medicine for one person can be like another persons poison. We work with you to identify the most therapeutic diet for you – helping with bloating, diarrhoea, constipation etc.
We believe the gut is the ‘second brain’ and when it’s happy, so are our emotions (and visa versa). We find emotional stress aggravates, and even causes digestive complaints; therefore we use acupuncture to settle and calm the emotions, which in turn treats the gut.
Specific acupuncture points and infra red heat lamp over the belly, to boost digestion and help it flow smoothly again, this in turn may help relive indigestion, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
FOOD ALLERGY TESTING
Where required, we are able to refer the client for a range of comprehensive tests such as food intolerance testing and stool testing which can provide more insight into digestive conditions.