How a Naturopath can Help You with Gut Health

June 30, 2022

If you’ve been feeling under the weather, struggling with digestion or have joint pain, it’s time to visit a naturopath. Naturopathic medicine is focused on restoring and maintaining optimal health by addressing the root cause of illness using natural therapies. A big part of naturopathic care is gut health. Let’s take a closer look at what gut health is, why it’s important and how a naturopath can help improve your gut health.

 

What is gut health and why is it important?

Gut health is the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive system. It’s important because this balance plays a role in everything from immunity and digestion to mental health. When your gut isn’t healthy, you’re more susceptible to illness, inflammation and other problems.

 

What can a naturopath help with, in regards to gut health?

Naturopaths – what do they do, exactly? Put simply, we take a holistic approach to gut health, which means we observe the whole person, not just the symptoms. A decent naturopath will work with you to find the root cause of your gut problems and develop a treatment plan that addresses all the contributing factors.

This may include dietary changes, supplements, lifestyle changes and more. Remember, a healthy diet, probiotics and avoiding processed foods are all key to supporting gut health. Some of the benefits of this process include:

  • Increased immunity (which is important, considering 70-80% of your immune system is in your gut)
  • Better digestion, which helps you absorb more nutrients from your food
  • Reduced inflammation, which can help with conditions like joint pain, skin problems and allergies
  • Improved mental health, as gut health can severely influence your mood and anxiety levels

 

What to expect from your naturopathy treatment

At your first appointment, your naturopath will take a thorough health history. They’ll ask about your symptoms, diet, lifestyle and medical history. They may also order some tests to get a better understanding of what’s going on in your body.

Based on all this information, they’ll develop a treatment plan that’s unique to you. It’s worth noting that there are no risks associated with naturopathic care or making healthy lifestyle changes. In fact, these things can only improve your overall health and wellbeing.

 

Improve your gut health, with naturopath treatment at our Melbourne clinic today

At Essendon Natural Health, our friendly and highly qualified practitioners can provide tailored naturopath treatment to help you improve your gut health. To arrange a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us or simply book an appointment online.

We can also assist with other holistic healing treatments, including acupuncture, naturopathy, massage and nutritional medicine advice.