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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Natalie is an empathetic and caring Clinical Naturopath who creates a relaxed and non-judgemental environment for her clients. She has a special interest in the management of skin conditions and digestive disturbances. She is registered with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).