Managed Nutrition for Healthy Living

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The 4 Pillars of Good Digestive Health

  1. Digestion
  2. Elimination
  3. Healthy Micro-Flora Balance (good and bad bacteria in the gut)
  4. Gut Mucosal Integrity (healthy lining of the gut)

How is this achieved? Advanced Medical of Nashville’s 4- “R’s” program can help eliminate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), heartburn, bloating and has and other related issues by restoring a healthy functioning of the gut. How is this different from conventional methods of treatment? Our functional medicine approach identifies underlying causes rather than simply covering the symptoms. Freedom from IBS is built on the premise that good health is achieved by restoring the four pillars of good digestive health.

Rest– Your digestive system, like the heart and lungs, works almost constantly, preparing food for absorption and elimination. It also houses a large portion of the immune system and that requires high levels of activity and energy as well. Your digestive system can get “tired” from all this activity. If you couple that with poor food and drink choices, antibiotic residues, high stress levels and environmental toxins, your gut can get rather sluggish. It needs some time off, it needs to rest.

Remove- Removal of food sensitivities, environmental toxins, physiological and environmental stressors and pathogenic micro-organisms is essential to eliminating IBS. Our bodies are also bombarded on a daily basis by environmental toxins that are taxing on the digestive system. Proper detoxification is an essential step in the removal phase. Our 30 day detox program aims to cleanse and maintain optimal cell tissue, and organ function. It’s a natural and easy internal cleansing system that will not disrupt every day activities.

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We also uses a series of diagnostic tests to specifically identify and remove the following underlying factors contributing to your IBS, fatigue, or other health related disorder.

  • Dietary Factors – Food and environmental sensitivities (gluten, yeast, dairy, mold & mildew, preservatives and food colorings)
  • Adrenal Stress – Physiological responses to chronic stress including DHEA and cortisol levels
  • Gastro-Intestinal infections- C. difficile, H. pylori
  • Harmful Yeast Overgrowth – Candida
  • Parasitic infections – Parasites including pinworms and tapeworms
  • Celiac – Specific gluten sensitivity testing

Replace – Now that you have rested the gut and removed large amounts of unwanted toxins, yeast, and bacteria you need to replace the bad microbes with the good microbes. Scientists know that a well-functioning gut depends on adequate levels of probiotics (friendly bacteria that help support normal immunity and good health). A simple but effective way to remove and eliminate those unwanted organisms is to fight fire with fire using a different, friendly type of yeast, saccharomyces boulardii, for optimal microbial balance. Parasites are eliminated safely and naturally with comprehensive blend of select herbs, herbal extracts, and digestive enzymes.

Repair – “Leaky gut syndrome” is characterized by a compromise in the structural integrity of the lining of the small intestine. The digestive lining is often compromised by poor diet, chemicals, food allergens, anti-biotic therapy, stress, and damage from drinking too much alcohol and coffee. Once the lining is damaged, the barrier is weakened therefore large amounts of undigested food particles and chemicals are allowed to pass into the bloodstream and are released into other bodily systems. These “foreign invaders” and undigested chemicals can cause an immune response resulting in inflammation. This inflammatory response is the body’s warning system and can cause whole host of symptoms. Repairing the gut is essential to eliminating malabsorption issues and allowing absorption of vital nutrients required for achieving and maintaining an optimum level of health. Our line of nutraceuticals are specifically designed for optimal gut repair. They contain essential and non-essential amino acids as well as essential micronutrients vital for healthy tissue repair.

Testing is knowledge and knowledge is definitely power when it comes to gut health. You should not treat chronic gut symptoms lightly as the long term consequences of abnormal gut function can be severe. Testing leads to proper treatment protocols being instituted which ultimately leads to better health and a better quality of life.

Symptoms related to GI disorders:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arthritis/joint pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Noticeable change in stool
  • Bloating/gas
  • Unexplained weight gain/loss
  • Blood, mucus, or pus in stool
  • Hives/skin rash/eczema
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swollen tongue/lips
  • Acid reflux/heartburn
  • Chills/fever
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cramping

Conditions and diseases related to GI disorders:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Maldigestion from history of celiac or other autoimmune disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
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Quick Facts:

  1. These “good” and “bad” bacteria, yeast, and fungi play a critical role in your overall physical, emotional, and nutritional health by supporting a myriad of bodily activities.
  2. About 80% of your immune system is also in your intestines and when functioning properly, are the first lines of defense for your body against foreign invaders.
  3. The intestines are responsible for protecting you from food borne and air borne pathogens and toxins. Therefore, a properly functioning digestive system is essential for your protection.
  4. If your gut is not functioning well, you are prone to a number of maladies.
  5. Your digestive tract is home to more than 400 different species of life forms totaling about 100 trillion organisms.