Effective Natural Treatments for Digestive Health

Dr. Cori Burke specializes in integrative treatments for a variety of digestive health concerns. She has particular expertise in treating IBS, SIBO, Candida, and Functional Digestive Disorders. She has helped many of her patients to be completely or nearly symptom free and get back to fully enjoying their lives.

How Does Naturopathic Medicine Address Digestive Health?

Naturopathic medicine can effectively relieve digestion-related symptoms, while also helping get to the root cause of those symptoms.

Naturopathy uses the philosophy of the therapeutic order to ensure that  you are getting the most effective, least invasive, and safest treatments possible. The therapeutic order matches the aggressiveness of treatment to the severity of the disease. Sometimes this means starting with nutritional recommendations and natural supplements, but it also means using pharmaceutical prescriptions or referring you to specialists when you need them.

Healthcare is best when you have the right team. Dr. Burke will work with your primary care physician or gastroenterologist to ensure that you get the best possible care.

Integrative Treatments for IBS, SIBO, IBD, GERD, and More

Dr. Cori Burke practices truly integrative medicine. She will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to not only relieve your symptoms, but also to support your body to heal.

Dr. Burke strongly believes in a mind-body connection. For many people, stress has a HUGE negative impact on the body. The treatments Dr. Burke recommends are holistic, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of health.

Dr. Burke treats many common digestive disorders, including:

What is a Functional Medicine Approach to Digestive Disorders?

If you’re looking for a holistic approach to digestive health, you’ve come to the right place.

Instead of just suppressing symptoms with medication, Dr. Burke uses functional medicine to evaluate and treat the root causes of disease in order to have a lasting impact on your health.

Digestive disorders like IBS and IBD often have a trigger or aggravating factors. Many people have food sensitivities, inflammation, dysbiosis (i.e. bacterial or yeast overgrowth in the gut), and chronic stress that are contributing to their health conditions and making them feel sick.

Comprehensive Testing for Digestive Health

Dr. Burke offers a variety of testing for digestive health issues including specific tests for:

  • Food Sensitivities & Allergies
  • Celiac Disease
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Candida (yeast) Overgrowth
  • Intestinal Parasites 
  • Functional markers of digestive health including: stool pH, inflammatory markers, and digestive enzyme output

After taking a thorough health history and reviewing your past medical records, Dr. Burke can discuss what testing options are most appropriate for you.

Why Care about Digestive Health?

Digestive health is the foundation of true wellness. Our digestive system is where we absorb nutrients from our food, but it also plays an important role in our immune and nervous systems.

When things go wrong in the digestive system it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and inflammation. This in turn has negative impacts on energy, mood, hormones, immunity, metabolism, skin health, etc. Optimizing digestion can significantly improve your overall health and reduce your inflammatory burden.