Digestive Health

Living with gut issues can lead to a severe disruption in quality of life. Providers at Bastyr Center can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing these unpleasant symptoms.

Are you suffering from unpleasant symptoms such as gas, bloating, constipation and more?

Digestive issues such as IBD, IBS, SIBO, and certain food sensitivities can leave you feeling distrustful of food and unsure how to make it better. If you find that conventional medicine hasn’t been working, or wish to give a different approach a try, natural medicine may be the solution.

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How We Can Help

If there is one thing naturopathic doctors are known for, it is digestive health! Your digestion, good flora (microbiome), and gut wall health are connected to everything else in your system. If you are suffering from diarrhea, bloating, leaky gut, constipation, or have been diagnosed with a digestive disorder – a naturopathic care team at Bastyr Center will help you get to the root of the issue. 

Using dietary intervention, specialized diets, herbs, supplements, specific probiotics, and targeted medications, our teams can help you find lasting solutions.  

Have you ever wondered if you’re eating the right foods? Too little? Too much? Not the right variety? Have questions about food sensitivities or digestive symptoms? Bored with your diet and out of ideas? 

If you answer yes to any of the above, our nutrition teams can help you!  Whether it is a medical concern bringing you in, a specialized diet like low FODMAP, becoming a vegan or just wanting to know about healthy, whole foods nutrition, a Bastyr nutrition team can help you.

Our teams will work with your goals, help identify foods that aren’t working for you and work to meet you where you are to create sustainable change.  They consider your budget, lifestyle, and eating preferences (vegan, vegetarian, etc.) so that the recommended changes are sustainable.

Acupuncture can also help with digestive issues!  

Acupuncture can help ease pain, improve blood flow and address digestive complaints. Additionally, your care team may prescribe Chinese herbal medicine to help resolve symptoms. Acupuncturists look at your diet from a different perspective. A healthy diet can depend upon the balance of cool-cold foods and warm-hot foods, as well as a balance of the five flavors (sweet, sour, acrid, bitter and salty).