Conventional Approaches to Treating Gut Issues
Sick and tired of taking medications?
Perhaps you are dealing with regular bloating, acid reflux or GERD, diarrhea, stomach cramps or even fatigue and brain fog as well?
Most likely your doctor recommended starter antacids (like tums, pepto-bismol) only to graduate to the real thing: proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) that deal with “overactive” stomach acid. Next is some other medication to deal with the symptoms.
This is emblematic of a conventionally-trained approach – masking the symptom with a prescription medication. In your average GI doctor’s office, that’s really the only thing that can be accomplished in a typical 7-minute visit! That, and referred out to get scoped!
The problem with this is that there’s so many reasons why you could experience chronic digestive distress. You could have a food sensitivity, an underlying bacterial or parasitic infection, low thyroid, dysbiosis, fungal or yeast infection, autoimmune disease and more.
And unless you test, you don’t know!
Get To The Root Cause Of Symptoms
While 100s of gut diseases have literally the same symptoms (bloating, gassiness, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain), they may be caused by very different mechanisms that require a specialized approach.
That’s why it’s dangerous to mask the warning symptoms with over-the-counter remedies like antacids, laxatives or anti-diarrheals – without investigating the true root causes.
In the 1990’s, we made incredible advances in understanding that [WATCH] our health is deeply linked to our microbiome: The microbiome is a collection of microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and inside the human body.
The bacteria in our gut microbiome help digest our food, protect our immune system, fight harmful bacteria or viruses, and produce important nutrients like B12, thiamine (B1) and riboflavin.
They also produce important neurotransmitters that allow for proper brain function. This is why people with poor gut health oftentimes report brain fog!
Unfortunately, these new advances in science take a generation to find their way into conventional doctors’ practices, as new science and better terminology gains traction.
The Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Gastric Distress
The functional medicine approach to healing the gut is relying on advanced lab testing. Using your results we can create a custom-tailored, personalized protocol that helps to restore your body’s own healing processes.
Since the gut impacts our health on so many levels, it’s the first place we focus on when we explore your case – whether you have leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), or fungal infection such as Candida albicans.
Testing help us to look at different aspects of the GI tract such as the lower colon, or bowel, the small intestine and the upper GI tract (esophagus), and so on. There is no single test to arrive at a precise diagnosis, but we want to investigate the best one for your symptomatology.
Test Don’t Guess – Pucci Wellness is proud to introduce our innovative approach to gut health. We utilize advanced laboratory testing techniques to design a personalized plan tailored specifically to your body’s unique healing processes. Our team recognizes the paramount importance of a healthy gut, and we strive to diagnose conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, fungal infections, and leaky gut.
We approach gastric health comprehensively, examining all aspects of the GI tract so as not to overlook any potential issues contributing to chronic health complaints. Our unwavering commitment to helping you feel your best led us to offer a free discovery call with our team. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and make an informed decision about your care.
Allow us to help you heal your gut and alleviate discomfort.
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Dr. Doug Pucci, Founder, Pucci Wellness, is a functional medicine expert in practice for 30+ years. Voted 1 of 12 Doctors to Watch my 201 Magazine, he was honored to receive both The Best Of 2020 Awards for Functional Medicine in Oradell, NJ, and entry into Trademark Publications’ Who’s Who Directory, Honors Edition, for his pioneering work.
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