What Does Your Gut Say About Your Health?

Do you have a gut feeling that your health may be out of whack?

According to one survey, nearly 40% of adults worldwide have disturbing gut issues, including heartburn, acid reflux, dyspepsia, constipation, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome, amongst other disorders¹.

Many people who have gut problems may also have an associated autoimmune or chronic inflammatory illness².

The History of Confusion Regarding Gut Health

The etiology of gastrointestinal disorders has confounded healers for centuries.

In the early 1900s, when most diseases were still being treated by bleeding and purging, the great gut debate was about whether digestion occurred from mastication or chemical disintegration³.

Today, the argument is altogether dissimilar from the past, where treatment of indigestion with Pepcid or Prilosec discounts the need for disintegrating foodstuff at all.

How can we still be so confused and misguided about treating a system as fundamental as digestion in the 21st century?

The answer is simple. We forgot about an essential organ!

The Role of Your Gut in Health

The Important Role of Your Gut Health

It was only more recently in history when we rediscovered an important organ in our body (although it is actually not a part of our body) without which we cannot survive – and that is the microbiome.

Once considered “the forgotten organ,” we now know that the microbiome plays a key role in food digestion, nutrient absorption, neurotransmitter metabolism, immune regulation, and overall protection of the gastrointestinal tract.

One way of thinking about placing more importance on our gut is to change the perspective of how most people think about the gut.

As mentioned, the gut plays an important role in so many vital functions in our body, but most of us do not place that much emphasis on what we give our gut by way of the food we choose at meal or snack time, and we should look at that more carefully.

The food that we put in our mouths is supposed to be broken down into essential vitamins and minerals, building blocks that support our cells to work efficiently.

Optimizing the microbiome’s health is foundational for any treatment strategy to be successful, whether you have a chronic condition or want to avoid one.

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Impact of Gut Health on Mental Health

There is a profound and intricate connection between the gut and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis. The gut, often called the body’s “second brain,” hosts a vast microbiome that not only aids in digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function but also produces neurotransmitters like serotonin, a crucial chemical messenger for mood regulation.

Therefore, changes in the gut microbiome can affect these neurotransmitters and potentially lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.

Disorders like irritable bowel syndrome are frequently associated with mood disturbances, highlighting the intimate link between gut and brain.

Gut Health's Impact on Mental Health
The effect of Stress on Gut Health

Stress Also Affects our Gut Health

On the other hand, our mental state can reciprocally influence our gut health. Stress and mental health issues can disrupt the gut microbiome, leading to symptoms like abdominal discomfort and bloating.

Over time, chronic stress can induce lasting changes to the gut microbiota, potentially increasing susceptibility to gastrointestinal diseases.

This underscores the importance of a healthy gut for mental well-being and opens the door to treating mental health disorders by targeting the gut microbiome.

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34 Doctors Later – We Found The Issues

Following a challenging journey of consulting with over 33 physicians, and contending with the dismissive attitudes of several who invalidated his experiences, insinuating it was all psychological, Peter finally discovered the supportive environment at Anatara Medicine. There, his health concerns were accurately diagnosed and effectively treated, leading to a significant enhancement in his overall health and wellness. Tune in to his inspiring transformation story!

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Achieve Optimal Gut Health!

At Anatara Medicine, we offer expert health consultations with experienced providers who can evaluate any gut health issues you may have, providing you with a step-by-step program to restore optimal gut health and wellness. We use the latest breakthroughs in science, nutrition and gut health and take into consideration your laboratory results along with your unique make-up, to help you achieve your health goals.

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Gut Health Issues We Treat

We treat all kinds of gut health issues. Here are some of the most common ones we see in our clinic:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux
  • Gut Dysbiosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Malabsorption Disorders
  • Gastritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Celiac Disease
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Issues
  • Colorectal Cancer

Gut Issues? We Can Fix Them!

At Anatara Medicine, we offer innovative and cutting-edge approaches and technologies to improving your gut health naturally!

We want to empower you to take control of your health.

Come and see what we can do for you today!

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Anatara Medicine Staff