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Digestive Disorders

Digestion is a process that occurs from the moment food enters your mouth until the time any remaining waste products are excreted from your body. Digestion requires acids, enzymes, optimal pH, properly functioning support organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas), healthy intestinal bacteria and an intact stomach and intestinal lining. When the whole process is working properly ingested food is broken down into its smallest components and nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. These nutrients provide energy and building blocks for your body and brain.

When the digestive process is not working, any number of symptoms can occur. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, increased gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, reflux and ulcers. Long standing digestive problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies causing persistent fatigue and a compromised immune system. Depending on the individual, one of several specialized tests may be recommended based on the digestive complaints. These results are analyzed and shared with you to build a customized plan to restore long-term digestive wellness.

Nutrition and Digestion are so fundamental to the harmonious working of your body, nearly 70% of peoples complaints have their roots in this system being out of balance. This is why we spend significant of time focusing on this particular area. So, whether you have GERD, gastritis or irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis, we are here to help you sort out your imbalance.

Dr. Varsha Rathod is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has been successfully enhancing traditional medicine with the benefits holistic healing since 1995. She is an expert in field of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Varsha Rathod, MD is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has been the successfully enhancing traditional medicine with the benefits of holistic healing since 1995. She is an expert in the field of Functional Medicine.