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Gut Healing

Your health truly begins with an optimized digestive system. This system is one of the most important systems in your whole body – without proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of waste products – it is nearly impossible to achieve optimal health. When there is an imbalance in your gut, it often affects not just your gut, but also your immune, hormonal and nervous systems.

My approach to healing the digestive system considers many factors of health and disease, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Each patient is unique and their gut health is individualized as should be their healing protocol. My work involves tailoring a naturopathic approach to specific digestive disorders such as IBS, heartburn, and ulcers as well as less obviously digestive-related conditions such as autoimmune disease, allergies, and even migraines.

Digestive Disorders Helped by Naturopathic Medicine

  • Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease, gluten-intolerance
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal dysbiosis (gut microflora imbalances or intestinal candida overgrowth)
  • Food allergies
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Acid reflux / Heartburn / GERD
  • Indigestion, gas, bloating
  • Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency
  • Gall bladder disorders
  • Hepatitis, liver congestion, or fatty liver (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis)
  • Diverticulosis or diverticulitis

What is Poor Gut Health?

If you routinely experience bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, gas, or any other digestive issues after meals, there’s a good chance it has something to do with your lifestyle choices. Find out how day-to-day factors like stress and dehydration may be triggering your upset stomach—and the simple lifestyle changes you can make to improve your gut health drastically.

How do I improve my gut health?

After testing to see what specifically is going on with your gut Dr. Melissa recommends that you check out her masterclass and digital protocols to help support a healthy diet and lifestyle to heal and prevent gut issues. 

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Gut Healing Masterclass – $49 USD

GET BACK INTO THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH! Finally get the digestive health SOLUTIONS you deserve so you can live your healthiest, happiest life!

  • Ways to REPAIR your microbiome for optimal wellness.
  • ID underlying common & uncommon causes of your gut imbalances
  • Uncover the ILLNESSES gut imbalances create.
  • Gentle Tweaks to YIELD big results in healing leaky gut, SIBO, constipation & liver imbalances. 
  • CONNECT THE DOTS between gut &assorted health conditions like autoimmunity, mental health, cardiovascular health, thyroid health, brain fog and lowered immunity.
  • ACTIONS you can take to lead an optimal gut lifestyle.
  • Walk away with SPECIFIC nutrition & supplementation recommendations.

Lab Tests for Gut Health

BiomeFx

BiomeFx is a Functional Microbiome Analysis that measures the balance of pathogens (potentially harmful microbes) and beneficial microbes that make up your microbiome, and how your microbiome compares the U.S. healthy population.

IBSSure (blood spot)

The IBSSure is a simple blood test that detects two antibodies which are indicative of bacterial-pathogen-induced motility dysfunction, which can lead to increased incidence of SIBO. A simple and reliable tool for detecting IBS-D associated with SIBO

Yeast Culture (stool)

Identification of abnormal levels of specific yeast species in the stool is an important diagnostic step in therapeutic planning for the person with chronic gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal symptoms.

Food Sensitivity Complete Profile (209 Foods) IgA, IgG

The Food Sensitivity Complete Profile measures the body’s IgA and IgG response to 209 commonly consumed foods antigens via very specific antibody-to-antigen recognition. This is the blood spot version of the test.

GI Effects® Comprehensive Profile – 1 day

The GI Effects® Comprehensive Profile is a group of advanced stool tests that assess digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome to assist in the management of gastrointestinal health. This is the 1-day version.

SIBO 3-Hour Breath Test

The 3-hour SIBO assessment is a non-invasive test that evaluates bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine. This longer test is recommended for patients with slower gastrointestinal transit or constipation.

GI Map Stool Test

The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA.

Gut Zoomer

The Gut Zoomer analyzes over 300 microorganisms to provide a comprehensive analysis of the gut microbiome using a proprietary microarray hybridization technology. A unique opportunity to take a close look at the microbial world that exists in our gut

Gut Health Services

Book an appointment with Dr. Melissa Gallagher 

  • ALL Virtual services will take place via Zoom. Appointments are recorded and you will be provided with the recording after your appointment.
  • Please fill out as much detail as you would like to communicate for Dr. Melissa to prepare for your appointment.
  • You can attach more recent labs via the attachment option. Any more than one lab will need to be emailed to Dr. Melissa within 24 hours of your appointment.

How much do Naturopathic Gut Health Services Cost with Dr. Melissa Gallagher?

60 min. Virtual Initial / Follow-Up Naturopathic Consultation – $295.00

30 min. Virtual Initial / Follow-Up  Naturopathic Consultation – $175.00