- Removing offending substances from the diet. Food allergens and other materials can negatively influence the intestinal environment and cause localized irritation or trigger the release of damaging chemicals into general circulation, affecting other tissues and organs. We offer a variety of metabolic detoxification programs to aid with this phase.
- Replacing digestive enzymes and stomach acid where necessary. Digestive factors and enzymes that help break down food commonly decline with age. This inhibits digestion and nutrient utilization, as well as the elimination of waste.
- Reinoculating the bowel with pre- and probiotics.
Reintroducing health-promoting, “friendly” bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® helps maintain a desirable balance of GI microflora–critical to intestinal tissue (mucosal) health, immune function, intestinal barrier function, and digestion.*
- Regenerating the GI mucosa through proper nutritional support. GI mucosal cell regeneration is a natural process that can be supported by targeted nutrition.
For patients with gastric reflux on medications like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid – without necessarily repairing the gut and focusing just on the matter at hand, the protocol would be Zinlori 75 and Ulcinex (symptomatic relief).
If you wanted to work on repairing the gut and taking a more comprehensive approach, you could use a few formulas from the “4 R” program Dr. Jeffrey Bland developed years ago. “Endefen” (supports gut mucosa repair) as well as “Glutagenics” (L-Glutamine, Licorice and Aloe) which would provide additional building and calming nutrients.
The “4 R”program is what I use and I do recommend the Metagenics products (number 1-4 above). Call me or email me for the specific products.