Common Gut Health Disorders Treated at Our San Antonio Gut Health Clinic
Nutrition-based gut health doesn’t just improve general symptoms, it can target and reverse common conditions and disorders. At Sarah Treat Nutrition in San Antonio, we take a holistic and personalized approach to address various gut conditions. By targeting the underlying causes of gut disease, we can help you achieve true healing.
Functional medicine nutrition for Crohn’s Disease involves identifying trigger foods and nutrients that can exacerbate inflammation and gastrointestinal symptoms. A personalized elimination diet may be implemented to remove potential irritants and allergens while ensuring proper nutrient intake. Nutritional supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids and certain vitamins, can be recommended to support inflammation reduction and gut healing. Collaborative care between the functional medicine practitioner, gastroenterologist, and registered dietitian is essential to manage symptoms, maintain nutrient balance, and optimize overall health.
Functional medicine nutrition addresses leaky gut by focusing on restoring gut barrier integrity and balancing the gut microbiome. A gut-healing diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods, and high in fiber can promote beneficial bacterial growth and improve gut lining integrity. Specific nutrients like glutamine, zinc, and vitamins A and D are often emphasized to support gut lining repair. Probiotic and prebiotic foods or supplements may be recommended to enhance microbial diversity and strengthen the gut barrier, ultimately reducing the permeability that characterizes leaky gut.
Functional medicine nutrition recognizes the connection between gut health and autoimmune disorders. Emphasis is placed on an anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates potential trigger foods, such as gluten, dairy, and processed sugars. The goal is to reduce systemic inflammation and support the immune system. Specific nutrients like antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D are often included to modulate immune responses and manage symptoms. The gut microbiome’s role in immune function is addressed through dietary and lifestyle interventions aimed at promoting a diverse and balanced microbial community.
Functional medicine nutrition for arthritis focuses on an anti-inflammatory diet that includes foods rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients help manage systemic inflammation that can exacerbate arthritis symptoms. Gluten and dairy elimination might be recommended for some individuals, as they can potentially contribute to inflammation in susceptible individuals. A well-balanced intake of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium supports joint health and overall immune function, which is important in managing autoimmune-related arthritis.
Functional medicine nutrition for celiac disease centers around strict gluten avoidance, as gluten ingestion triggers an immune response and damages the small intestine lining. A diet based on naturally gluten-free whole foods is emphasized to ensure proper nutrient intake while avoiding gluten-containing grains. Nutrient deficiencies common in celiac disease, such as iron, B vitamins, and calcium, are addressed through targeted supplementation and dietary adjustments. Healing the gut and managing inflammation are key aspects of the functional medicine approach to support those with celiac disease.