Digestive Disorders

Take the below quiz and see if you have any of the following symptoms. If you said yes to any of the following, you should seek naturopathic healthcare for an individualized treatment plan with Dr. Donahue to treat the cause of your illness.

Do You Have Any of the Following?

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Belching and/or gas
  • Acid taste in mouth or throat area
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Low iron
  • Bloating (full feeling)
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Burning in stomach or upper abdomen
  • Growling in stomach
  • Weight loss
  • Failure to thrive
  • Neurological disorders with any of the above symptoms

 
You may be experiencing one of the following conditions:

  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
  • Celiac Disease (gluten-insensitivity enteropathy)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Food Allergies
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

 
What common factors may inhibit proper digestion?

The food you eat contains the nutrients that you need to provide energy and nourishment for the body to function. Digestion is cutting things down to a size in which they can be absorbed into your body. This occurs in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), which is a 20 to 30 foot long tube inside your abdominal area.

After chewing, the food's next stop is the stomach, where an adequate amount of stomach acid is required to break down the food. Without an adequate amount of acid, food cannot be broken down and used in the body.

Food allergies need to be eliminated. This means discovering foods that cause symptoms. The most common food allergens include milk proteins, wheat, shellfish, and peanuts. There are also some foods that work better for some individuals. At Cura' Naturale, we give you an individualized treatment plan that includes specific foods to eat and other foods to avoid for healing.

Treating Digestive Disorders

When treating digestive disorders, the treatment plan of naturopathic medicine is based on the 4R's of digestion: remove, replace, restore and repair.

REMOVE: address any foods or environmental factors causing problems in the digestive tract; therapeutic treatments that work well here would be colon hydrotherapy, foot bath therapy, infrared sauna, or immersion bath therapy

REPLACE: use herbal medicines or nutritional supplements to support the missing links for proper digestion (i.e., digestive enzymes or stomach acid secretions)

RESTORE: re-establish healthy gut flora by re-populating the lining of the digestive tract with probiotics

REPAIR: continue to repair the digestive tract with botanical medicine, specific foods and nutritional supplements

If you have any of the above symptoms, then you may be experiencing a digestive disorder that is not allowing you to digest food. If you are not able to digest food, then many problems in your health will be affected. Call Cura' Naturale Therapeutic Healing today to make an appointment with Dr. Donahue so together we can get to the root cause of the disease and your healing—the natural medicine way.

The number you need to dial today is 603-742-4114!

Dr. Holly Donahue, N.D.

Naturopathic Medicine, Board Certified


Meet Dr. Holly Donahue, a Licensed Naturopathic doctor who believes that nutrition and lifestyle must work together to overcome illness and maintain health. Contact Dr. Donahue to learn how you can tap into your body's inherent natural force and win your life back once and for all.

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