How can a naturopath help with digestive issues

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for

Digestive Issues

What is

Digestive Issues

Digestive issues encompass a range of symptoms and conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, including bloating, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, and indigestion. You don’t have to have a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome to have gut issues or simply a sensitive gut. These issues can arise from various factors and may have been with you since childhood. But the good news is, there are many options for how we can improve your gut health and reduce any symptoms you experience that get in the way of healthy digestion. The gut is so foundational for your overall health, that investing in improving its function can have a massive impact on your overall well being.

Symptoms

  • Bloating or abdominal discomfort
  • Gas or flatulence
  • Constipation, looser stool or diarrhoea
  • Heartburn or acid reflux
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or low energy after eating
  • Abdominal cramping or pain
  • Feeling of fullness or heaviness in the abdomen
  • Changes in bowel habits (e.g., alternating between diarrhoea and constipation)
  • Excessive belching or passing of gas
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Blood in stool or rectal bleeding
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Persistent heartburn or chest pain
  • Unexplained weight loss or lack of appetite
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements

Treatment options

We take a deep dive into your overall health and evaluate what could be contributing to your digestive symptoms. We assess things like medical history, dietary habits, stress levels, and potential triggers such as food sensitivities or imbalances in gut microbiota. 

We may look into testing if need be, although an experienced naturopath can usually assess what might be happening from your symptoms profile. 

As you might expect, diet plays a huge role in treating the gut, but what is ‘good’ for the gut is remarkably different depending on the individual. Our comprehensive assessment at the beginning of treatment will help us to develop a nutritional plan that works for you. 

We will also look at gut healing supplementation that can improve the intensive lining and reduce any permeability, improve liver and spleen function to increase digestive function in the stomach, reduce any inflammation in the GI tract, and replenish microbiome balance. 

Herbal medicine can really help to alleviate digestive problems and also work to improve how your digestive system functions, whether it is reducing inflammation, increasing bowel regularity, slowing bowel movements down if you suffer from urgency or diarrhoea. 

The goal with any plan is to help solve the underlying problem so that you don’t need to rely on any interventions or widely restrictive diets to have a healthy and functioning digestive system. By addressing digestive issues through naturopathic interventions, individuals can improve digestion, reduce symptoms, and optimise nutrient absorption for overall health and vitality.

Success stories

Hear from our clients who have experienced improvements in

Digestive Issues

Just after 2 weeks I’ve seen such amazing progress with my health, and I couldn’t be happier and grateful for that.
Saniya
Saniya

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

What Zoe prescribed was obviously spot on as my son finished the course and hasn’t had any of the issues since!
Nathan K
Nathan K

Treated by:

Zoe Summers

Working with Tessa for the past few months has been an absolute game changer for my gut health.
Talia
Talia

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

My reflux disappeared, the inflammation subsided, and the brain fog lifted. I now wake up full of energy, feeling like my body is functioning optimally.
Mike D
Mike D

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

I feel this in my overall health. My brain fog has cleared, my negativeness has improved drastically, and my energy levels have increased tremendously, to name a few holistic improvements
Rebekah C
Rebekah C

Treated by:

Zoe Summers

I have been trying to heal my gut for years with little luck, but since working with Tessa I have finally felt sustained, successful results that make me feel capable and proud of my body!
Liz
Liz

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

Connect with someone who can help you with

Digestive Issues

Find the right practitioner and take control of your health.

Zoe Summers
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (b.NatMed)

Zoe is the first practitioner who started working with Tessa at Wellness. She is the go-to person for anything to do with your immune system, issues with fatigue as well as sports performance and nutrition.

Tessa Hemingway
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (B.NatMed), clinic founder & director

Tessa is the founder of Wellness Clinic as well as an experienced practitioner working closely with women with hormonal and menstrual issues and conditions of the nervous system like stress, anxiety and mental health challenges.