DIGESTIVE ISSUES

Do you experience bloating after meals? Uncomfortable stomach pains? Indigestion? The feeling that food is not digesting well?

Have you tried all the things but still not sure what is causing these symptoms?

Maybe you’ve been told you have IBS and there’s not much you can do?

What is up with my gut??

I work with clients to find symptom relief from:

Leaky Gut: increase in intestinal permeability - not completely digested food particles can get through the intestinal lining that shouldn’t and cause symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): intestinal disorder characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): bacteria growing in the small intestine (where it should not be)

Celiac Disease: autoimmune reaction to gluten that can damage the lining of the small intestine

Food Allergies: an immune system reaction (often immediate) to a particular food

Food Intolerances: difficulty digesting particular foods that result in symptoms that can occur over time

So what do we do?

we must address the root causes in order to heal


Symptoms of DIGESTIVE ISSUES

  • brain fog

  • burning sensation after meals

  • burping or bloating after meals

  • consistency of stool changes

  • constipation

  • diarrhea

  • fatigue

  • feel nauseous

  • gas

  • indigestion

  • loss of appetite

  • rashes

  • recurring sinus or ear infections

  • specific foods/beverages aggravate indigestion

  • stomach spasms or cramping during or after meals

  • uncomfortable fullness or pressure


Causes of DIGESTIVE ISSUES

The root cause of digestive issues can be related to a combination of the following:

  • alcohol use

  • drug use

  • eating foods to which you have allergies or intolerances

  • eating excessive sugar or inadequate protein

  • extensive antibiotic use

  • excessive stress

  • low levels of digestive enzymes

  • low stomach acid

  • oral contraceptives / birth control pills

  • organ system dysfunction, such as liver cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis, or renal failure

  • other medications

  • overgrowth of bacteria or fungus

  • unresolved emotional pain or trauma


Solutions from Composed Nutrition

A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.

Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.

Uncover imbalances, intolerances, or allergies through functional lab testing:

  • SIBO Breath Test

    • to detect presence of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine

  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis

    • assessment of the microbiome with attention to bacteria, parasites and viral pathogens disrupting microbial balance in the gut and contributing to chronic GI symptoms

  • Food Allergies or Food Intolerances

  • Additional lab tests as recommended

Heal the gut with a 4R approach to alleviate symptoms:

  • Remove: bad bacteria from the gut + foods exacerbating symptoms

  • Replace: low digestive enzymes / stomach acid

  • Repopulate: the gut with healthy bacteria

  • Repair: damage to the gut lining

Use elimination protocols as indicated + individualized to your symptoms:

  • Low FODMAP

  • Specific Carbohydrate

  • Gluten-Free

  • Dairy-Free

  • Individualized to food allergies / intolerances

    • Common food allergies: nuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, wheat, corn, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish

We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.

 
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Wellness Packages

initial session

A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:

  • Comprehensive Health Assessment Review

  • Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations

  • Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance

  • Lab Test Recommendations

  • Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks

coaching packages

30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:

  • Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up

  • Discuss what's working/what's not working

  • Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary

  • Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead

  • Review lab test results + next steps

3, 6, or 9


Are we a good fit?