Digestive Problems

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What Are The Symptoms Of Digestive Problems

The digestive system is the gateway to health and disease, everything that gets absorbed into your body or is excreted rom your body moves through the digestive system. The health of every cell of your body depends on the health of your digestive system. According to a recent survey, 74 percent of Americans are living with digestive symptoms like diarrhea, gas, bloating and abdominal pain. The number is likely even higher today.  Digestive problems is left untreated can be the doorway for other serious chronic disease. 

Some of the signs and symptoms of digestive Problems include:





Loose Stool

Stomach Bloating

Stomach pain

Skin Conditions

Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin or Mineral deficiency

Thyroid Problems

Hormone Imbalance


What Digestive Problems Do We Treat With Functional Medicine

Digestive problems include any symptom or group of symptoms identified together as belonging to a a named disease in the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.  We treat a variety of digestive problems  including:

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)



Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori)

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease



Chronic Anal Fissure




What Health Problems Can Digestive Issues Cause

Most people have heard about specific symptoms and diseases pertaining to the digestive tract. But what some may not be aware of is that these symptoms could indicate a more serious condition. Digestive problems are often a cry out from the body that something is wrong, ‘my livelihood is at stake’ meaning the well being of every cell is being jeopardized when there are problems digesting, absorbing essential nutrients and or eliminating harmful toxins which are functions of the digestive tract in addition to helping eliminate viruses and bacteria.

Digestive Problems and digestive diseases can lead to infections, nutrient deficiency, autoimmune disease, decreased cellular energy production, systemic inflammation, anemia, cancer, dementia and more if not addressed properly from the root cause. 


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How Do We Treat Digestive Problems With Functional Medicine

When you work with a functional medicine expert like Dr Rashel Tahzib, she will first shed light on aspects in your history from birth to present that may have put you at risk for gastrointestinal or gut imbalances. For example if you were born by C- section, had antibiotics before the age of two, had antibiotics as a child or as an adult, are under stress, have been prescribed steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, oral contraceptives, or antacids  this will put you at higher risk for gastrointestinal imbalances and problems as will processed food intake, sugar, environmental toxins, and history of viral or bacterial gut infections or gastroenteritis. 

Using the most advanced testing available we will investigate and identify changes in the health of your microbiome, your microbiome variability, digestive markers, early markers of intestinal inflammation, imbalances and overgrowths in bacteria, yeast like candida, parasites or viruses. We will also identify intestinal hyper permeability or leaky gut and any resulting food sensitivities, your body’s environmental toxin burden, hormone balance and thyroid health and more.  At the same time you will work with Dr Rashel to optimize your diet based on your results and begin targeted nutrients that help heal your gastrointestinal system


Having Digestive Symptoms May Be Common But It Is Not Normal

Because digestive issues are so common we may even think they are normal.  Many may also assume they are normal because for many people they have experienced them for years.  even though digestive problems are very common, they are not normal or healthy.  They are common for the reasons we discussed above however it is essential to long term health and well being that they be addressed so they do not cause other disease down the line.   

With the tremendous amount of research in past decades on the human microbiome (the trillions of microbes that live in our bodies and the vast effects they have on our health) we have more information than ever on how diseases are triggered and the immense role gut bacteria have on health and disease that often begins in the digestive tract that is home to most of your beneficial bacteria.  

When you experience digestive problems it is the sign that there is imbalance in the system that once correctly addressed will resolve.  addressing your digestive health does not mean using pharmaceutical drugs like antacids as an example that do not address the root cause, only mask symptoms and worsen the root cause while causing many other health problems, but with root cause assessment and treatment to restore integrity and balance to your digestive system. 

Expertise in Root Cause Treatment Of Digestive Problems And Gut Health Restoration Dr Rashel Tahzib Your Functional Medicine Doctor Los Angeles and Denver

Dr Rashel Tahzib offers expertise in restoring your gut health and identifying core imbalances that are resulting in your digestive problems and diagnoses.

Start assessing your gut function by taking the Gut Health Quiz  and we will contact you to discuss your results.

Start your healing journey with a comprehensive health treatment plan with a functional medicine or functional wellness consultation.

With our Health Restore Total Gut Health Repair Kit  you can begin  healing your digestive system and feel the whole body health benefits of digestive balance and health today!

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