The human digestive tract has more than one hundred trillion bacteria that form an extensive live community inside our body. That is more than 10 times the number of cells in our body! External factors such as processed and GMO foods, antibiotics, and painkillers can significantly alter the balance of this delicate environment. Disruptions in intestinal flora or “dysbiosis” has been linked to a host of medical problems, including arthritis, autoimmunity, chronic fatigue, eczema, psoriasis, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis. Some of the common intestinal conditions for which patients will seek treatment from our clinic include heartburn or GERD, chronic constipation, indigestion, parasitic infections, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. At Balance Medical Center, we evaluate the intestinal environment using comprehensive testing.
Our current test to evaluate the functional state of the intestinal tract is the Comprehensive Stool Analysis (Doctor’s Data) and Genova Diagnostics. We use this information to provide the patient with a program that will promote healing and re-balancing of this delicate network. The ultimate goal is to restore the gastro-intestinal tract to a healthy functional state.