digestive problems

Gut health has a significant role in chronic disease. 

In today’s society, intestinal pathogens, allergens, intestinal permeability, and gut flora imbalances have become the norm. The combination of antibiotic overuse, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and chronic infections create the path for digestive disruption. Gut dysfunction compromises a person’s health and well-being. The two most important goals in improving overall health are supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut barrier. 

Your gut is home to a healthy amount of bacteria, which help you digest food, make essential nutrients you cannot produce on your own, impact how your genes act, and protect you from disease. ⁠Those healthy bacteria are critical for regulating appetite, metabolism, immunity, brain function and mood.

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
  • Reflux
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Weight Loss or gain
  • Blood or mucus in stools
  • Food sensitivities or allergies
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Autoimmunity
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Brain Fog
  • Skin Conditions

These are a few indications that your digestive tract and gut flora need support. With all the conflicting information available today regarding gut health, identifying and addressing the root causes can be difficult and confusing if you’re trying to do it on your own. Working with a trained, experienced practitioner and nutritional therapist can get you faster and longer-lasting results and save you lots of frustration.

At Livingspring Wellbeing, we provide an in-depth health history and functional testing to help identify root causes, not just mask symptoms. A detailed root cause analysis is an essential first step to better health. Using Functional Medicine, we partner with you to investigate these common possible triggering factors.

Common possible triggers:
  • Nutrient Deficencies
  • Food sensitivities and allergies.
  • Microbiome and beneficial microbial diversity.
  • Gut Infections & Dysbiosis: parasites, bacterial and fungal infections, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
  • Stress and the HPA Axis effect on the gut-brain axis.
  • Gut barrier function: inflammatory response, immune regulation, intestinal permeability.
  • Overburdened detox systems: chemical exposure, pesticides, heavy metals, mould, microbial toxins, hormonal metabolites.

Our integrative approach to restoring digestive integrity includes functional testing, personalised nutrition plans, stress management, and specific nutrients. We provide guided support throughout the entire process.