Gastrointestinal Conditions

Gastrointestinal conditions can be very disruptive to your daily routine and negatively impact quality of life, in addition to causing long-term health problems. While nutrition is not often the underlying cause of gastrointestinal issues, it can impact the frequency and intensity of symptoms. If you have gastrointestinal concerns, here are example reasons you may benefit from focusing on nutrition:

  • You have a diagnosis of Celiac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD - Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gastritis, gallstones, or diverticulosis/diverticulitis.

  • You experience intermittent or chronic constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn.

  • You have constant or frequent bloating or abdominal distension.

  • You have frequent nausea or vomiting around meals or throughout the day.

  • You have frequent gastrointestinal symptoms while training or competing.

  • You have diagnosed nutrient deficiencies related to malabsorption, such as low iron or vitamin B12.

In addition to discussing your medical and dietary history, along with your current lifestyle and routine, I would focus on understanding your gastrointestinal symptoms in conjunction with your lifestyle (including things like sleep, stress, food, medications, and activity). Often, dietary recommendations for managing gastrointestinal symptoms involve following an elimination plan, such as the evidence-based low FODMAP diet for IBS. I work with you to implement evidence-based dietary recommendations within your lifestyle and preferences. I may also recommend addressing other non-nutrition factors, such as sleep patterns or stress management, or seeing a gastroenterologist if you have not already (see FAQs). We will work together to determine a systematic yet practical approach to determining dietary and lifestyle changes that can help manage your symptoms.

Individuals with gastrointestinal conditions typically schedule individual visits as needed, but may prefer packages depending on the duration or complexity of the condition and if focusing on other wellness or performance goals at the same time. This can be discussed during a free 15 minute phone consult or during the initial visit.

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