Digestive Health Program
Do you have chronic digestive symptoms like bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, food sensitivities, or gastritis? Have you been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, candida overgrowth, or gastroesophageal reflux disease / acid reflux?
The Digestive Health Program is designed to address both the symptoms and cause of your digestive distress and involves the assessment, testing, and treatment of your chief complaints.
With inflammation and dysbiosis at the root of many chronic digestive conditions, treatment protocols for this program take an anti-inflammatory approach that promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria and gut healing. The goal is to bring your digestion and life back into balance so you can feel like yourself again.
Appointments take place every 4 to 6 weeks for the first 6 months. In these appointments, Dr. Vanier ND reviews your digestive symptoms, trouble shoots any challenges, repeats any necessary blood or stool testing, and re-assesses your overall case. After this period of time, or at such a time when a patient has reached a “maintenance” phase of healing, follow-up appointments typically occur less frequently.
What to expect
The first appointment is one hour and involves taking a thorough medical history, physical exams, and lab testing if indicated. Treatment for digestive concerns will be discussed and may include nutritional counselling, herbal medicine, vitamin supplementation, and acupuncture. For many patients, working collaboratively with their other health care providers is necessary to ensure appropriate imaging or diagnostic tests are completed.
Note: Visit fees are covered by most extended health benefits plans.
Interested in learning more?
Just interested in learning more? Click here to book a complimentary 15-minute “meet-and-greet” visit. You’ll have an opportunity to meet Dr. Vanier ND, ask questions about the program, and find out how naturopathic medicine may help your digestive concerns.
Please note that treatment plans and medical/health advice are discussed in the initial appointment only.
- Dr. Vanier is a naturopathic doctor in Oakville and Mississauga, Ontario.