The key to helping our patients with gut problems, is to understand the mechanisms involved with each patients’ unique problems.
These are the 3 categories for why we treat the gut:
- Gastrointestinal symptoms – Bloating/distention, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain
- Immunological Issues – multiple food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, skin issues, Autoimmunity
- Non-gastro intestinal conditions – depression, neuro degeneration, poor metabolism/obesity, diabetes, maternal health chronic fatigue
Conditions we treat:
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic diarrhea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic gastrointestinal
- Celiac’s disease
The gut microbiome is dependent on many factors and it affects many aspects of our human health.
The skin microbiome and intestinal microbiome affect each other.
The oral microbiome and intestinal microbiome affect each other.
The lung microbiome and intestinal microbiome affect each other.
The vaginal microbiome and intestinal microbiome affect each other.
The nostril microbiome and intestinal microbiome affect each other.
The gut affects the brain and vice versa.
The gut affects the thyroid and vice versa.
The gut affects the skin and vice versa.
The gut affects the pancreas and vice versa.
The gut affects the lung and vice versa.
The gut affects the hormones and vice versa.
The gut affects the liver and vice versa.
The intestinal microbiome affects our foods utilization and our diet affects the microbiome.
The intestinal microbiome affects how we absorb/utilize our medications and medications affect the microbiome.
Immunokines (the immune system) affects our intestinal microbiome.
Most important – we have to make sure this is working first:
- Swallowing is normal/normal digestions
- Intestinal motility and proper intestinal valve control
- Saliva production
- Production of hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes, and bile salts
- Normal gallbladder contraction
- Proper microvilli assimilation of nutrients
- Normal electrolytes and intestinal hydration
2nd most important – Intact gut barrier
3rd most important – Gut microbiome health – No pathogens – Healthy flora
We integrate neurology into all of this to make sure that the polyvagal systemic and enteric nervous system are firing at the proper frequency to increase the effectiveness of care.
How to become a patient?
- Fill out the paperwork listed below that can be found on our new patient’s section of the website. This typically takes about 1 hour.
– Welcome Form
– Brain Region Localization Form
– Metabolic Assessment Form
- Please bring any previous bloodwork that are within the last 12 months and any imaging reports (such as diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, etc.)
- Schedule an exam and first treatment with Dr. McKenzie. This typically takes approximately 1 hour. The cost is $168.