Naturopathic Digestive Medicine

Gastroenterology is one of the most common areas of interest for people seeking naturopathic and acupuncture care, as roughly 70 million Americans are affected by some digestive disorder. Whether you’re experiencing chronic constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or pain and discomfort, Dr. Kolotinsky can help you achieve improved digestive health and get to the root of your pain and discomfort.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the digestive tract or gastrointestinal (GI) system, including conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), acid reflux, and other GI disorders.
Dr. Kolotinsky considers the full range of conventional medical therapies and complementary healing approaches to address your needs, including:
What is Intestinal Permeability (aka leaky gut)?

Intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome, is a common and multilayered digestive health disorder where an Naturopathic digestive Medicine approach to treating this condition is essential.

It occurs when the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, allowing toxins and undigested food particles to pass through its walls. This leads to irritation and inflammation of the gut wall, resulting in symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, and food sensitivities. Intestinal permeability can lead to more severe health issues, such as autoimmune diseases and nutritional deficiencies if left untreated.

The primary cause of intestinal permeability is an imbalanced microbiome (the collection of microorganisms in the gut). Poor diet, stress, antibiotics, and certain medications can all disrupt the balance of good and bad bacteria in the intestines, leading to damage and inflammation of the gut wall. This creates a condition where toxins, bacteria, and other substances can pass through and enter the bloodstream, resulting in Intestinal Permeability (aka Leaky Gut Syndrome).

Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Gastroenterology

A Naturopathic Medicine approach to gastroenterology addresses not only digestive issues but also the underlying causes of these issues. This may include lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and mind-body therapies such as stress management or relaxation techniques.

This approach also emphasizes using evidence-based medicine to ensure that treatments are effective and safe for patients. By looking at the patient’s overall health, a Naturopathic Medicine approach to gastroenterology strives to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and promote long-term health.

Dr. Kolotinsky works holistically and closely with patients to assess their individual needs and develop a personalized treatment plan. Treatment includes dietary modifications, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional supplementation to help repair the gut wall, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and restore balance in the gut microbiome. By combining these modalities, a Naturopathic Medicine approach to gastroenterology can successfully reduce symptoms and promote health.

Benefits of Working with Dr. Kolotinsky

Dr. Kolotinsky is an experienced naturopathic doctor who understands the complexities and nuances of digestive health. He is skilled in identifying the root causes of digestive disorders and addressing them through natural therapies. By taking a holistic approach to gastroenterology, Dr. Kolotinsky can help relieve difficult GI symptoms while working to improve overall health and well-being.

Some of the benefits of working with Dr. Kolotinsky include the following:

  • A personalized, holistic approach tailored to your individual needs
  • A thorough understanding of digestive disorders
  • An open & collaborative dialogue throughout your treatment process
  • Evidence-based care integrating the latest research with traditional holistic medicine
  • A commitment to improving your overall health & wellness through natural therapies.
  • Education and empowerment to take charge of your digestive health

Get started treating your digestion naturally today!

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