Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Gut health has become a bit of a buzzword in the health-minded community. As more and more research shows the connection between the gut and the brain, gut, and inflammation, and even the gut and your mood; it’s no surprise that more and more people are wondering about their own gut health.
What is LiVing Vitality
It’s a comprehensive program that uses specialized testing, medical expertise, a web-based app, and education to improve your health. By addressing the root cause of disease functional medicine remedies complicated health issues and improves performance, focus, and even sleep.
Common Questions About Poor Gut Health
What are the symptoms of an unhealthy gut?
Individuals can experience obvious signs like stomach discomfort, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome to more complex signs like fatigue and sleep issues. They may also have non-typical food cravings, or unexplained weight gain or loss.
How do you fix a bad gut?
Healing an unhealthy gut starts with finding the root of the problem. Look for a functional medicine provider, like those at Vitality, who specializes in gut health. Some solutions include; making changes to your diet, reduction of stress, cutting back on processed foods, and identifying specific stressors. The key is to get a full picture of your needs and the root cause of your discomfort. From there, a personalized plan can lead you to optimal wellness.
How long does it take the bowels to heal?
It depends on the patient and the cause. It can take as little as a few months and as long as 1-2 years. For those with chronic or serious cases, it’s important to remember that you didn’t get to this place of dis-ease overnight and it will take work to get back to optimal health. No matter how long it takes, we know it’s worth it in the end!
Signs of Good Gut Health
Some signs of a good, healthy gut include:
Having well-formed and easy-to-pass bowel movements at least twice a day.
Being free of symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, and loose-stool.
Being free of rectal symptoms like hemorrhoids and abdominal symptoms like gas, bloating, and pain (cite 2).
Ready To Improve Your Gut health?
The LiVing Vitality Fast Track (LVFT) Program designed by Dr. McRae, puts patients in the driver's seat of their health while providing world-class care just a click away. LVFT is a comprehensive program that brings together the expertise of 50+ years of functional medicine research into a 16-week course. It incorporates medical care, premium supplementation, and educational resources in an *ahem* digestible manner. By using a web-based app, you can set and measure your gut health goals, follow along with learning modules, and message your providers with any questions.
One key part of the program is the elimination diet that is clinically proven to identify allergens, reduce gut inflammation, and even serious gut conditions. Every elimination diet varies by individual, some people may only need to reduce consumption of a few select foods others may benefit from excluding more. With specialized testing, our Vitality providers are able to determine what will work best for you. With providers who are just a click away, you’ll feel the difference in not walking this journey alone.
Learn more about LiVing Vitality Fast Track here.