Digestive health is the foundation of overall body health. When something's not right in your gut, it can have a serious, negative effects on your life like bloating, abdominal pain or fatigue.
Care Practice sees patients who are interested in investigating their digestive health concerns, building a foundation for good overall health and optimizing their wellness.
We see patients with the following chronic or acute symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Loose stools
- Many others
Digestive health is the foundation of a healthy body. By properly digesting, absorbing and assimilating your food, you eat to give your body the nutrients it needs to carry out daily functions. At Care Practice, we believe that everyone deserves spectacular digestive health, and we help you get there.
Which doctor will I see?
Dr. Andrew Brandeis will investigate the origin of your symptoms and treat the cause of your gastrointestinal problems. He is renowned in his field for his excellent treatment and investigative diagnostics. He has helped many patients who had lost hope regain their lifestyles through targeted, effective treatments.
Dr. Brandeis also holds a degree in nutrition, making him especially aware of foods that hurt, and foods that heal. After repairing gut damage, we work closely with you to build a healthy lifestyle with health promoting foods as the basis of your diet. We can even take you on free tours of local grocery and health food stores.
What is your process for diagnosing and treating digestive health concerns?
First, we test for infection. Parasitic and fungal infections are common. If there is an infection that the body has not been able to fight, it must be medically treated before moving forward with the healing process.
Next, we treat enterocytes-the cells that line the intestines. Enterocytes produce sIgA, an important immune component, and are responsible for maintaining a healthy absorptive membrane.
Third, we repopulate the lactobacillus probiotics, or good bacteria, that line the intestine. These bacteria play a vital role in both defense and digestion. Lactobacillus are fragile bacteria and can be killed by antibiotic therapy, infection or poor diet, and must be replaced.
Can you help me manage my digestive health issues without drugs?
Autoimmune and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can oftentimes be managed without harmful drugs. Naturopathic Medicine provides a foundation to use herbal medicine and supplements to remove harmful obstacles and encourage the body to heal. Digestive health is possible even when you have been told that you’ll need to be on medications for the rest of your life.
Dr. Brandeis also holds a degree in nutrition, making him especially aware of foods that hurt, and foods that heal. After repairing gut damage, we work closely with you to build a healthy lifestyle with health promoting foods as the basis of your diet. We even take you on free tours of local grocery and health food stores. Care Practice makes optimal digestive health a possibility for you.
To read more about how Care Practice can help you live a better life, visit our Health Optimization page.