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Digestive Health Detectives: Identifying the Root Cause

The most important part of treating IBS is getting the right diagnosis. Our Naturopathic Doctors are health detectives with the training, clinical experience and flexibility to think outside the box for complicated health issues. Once we have determined the cause of your symptoms (hint: IBS is a symptom, not a cause) we can begin your targeted treatment program to address the root cause, not just treat your symptoms.
We will lead you, step-by-step, through the appropriate supplements, diet & lifestyle changes to get you on the road to relief. All our patients are unique and so we work closely with you to ensure that you are on the right track and make adjustments to your plan as needed.

Contact us today to start your digestive health journey.

How we Treat IBS:

Finding the cause of your IBS will help us to work with you to determine your treatment plan. Naturopathic treatments can vary and may include:

  • Diet and lifestyle changes to relieve your symptoms and allow your gut to heal
  • Identifying and removing potentially aggravating foods
  • Supplements to rebalance your microbiome, heal your digestive tract and improve your digestion

How is SIBO Treated?

You don’t need to live with the daily discomfort of Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). We offer testing and treatment for SIBO so that you can restore your gastrointestinal health and get back to a normal life. We offer protocols using herbal therapies and temporary dietary changes that have been proven helpful to treat SIBO and prevent recurrence.

There are 2 phases in SIBO treatment:

1. Eliminate the Bacterial Overgrowth

In order to successfully treat your digestive symptoms, we must get rid of the bacterial overgrowth. We typically accomplish this using a set of herbs that has been clinically studied for this purpose. During this phase, patients will often begin to see improvements in their digestive and other associated symptoms.

2. Gut Healing and Restoring an Effective Migrating Motor Complex.

Once the bacteria have been treated, we will teach you how to minimize the risk of recurrence of SIBO. To do this, we focus on gut healing, supporting optimal digestion and restoring an effective migrating motor complex. Many people have lived with a damaged and dysfunctional digestive tract for years due to the use of stomach acid medications, pain medications, eating an unhealthy diet, past digestive infections and SIBO bacteria itself. This phase is critical to ensure a healthy digestive tract and to prevent a return of symptoms for long-term health.

IBS & SIBO Program
Whole Medicine Wellness Centre
525 March Road
Kanata ON
K2K 2M5