Holistic Treatment For Your Digestive Issues With The '4R Protocol'

Holistic Treatment For Your Digestive Issues With The ‘4R Protocol’

Maintaining a healthy digestive system is a key component of one’s overall health. The digestive system directly breaks down and absorbs nutrients, and when disrupted, can have serious effects on all other systems of the body. An imbalance in your digestive performance leads to nausea, bloating, diarrhea, malnutrition, and significant weight loss. Due to the sensitivity and volatile reactions that can occur with gastrointestinal issues, many turn to functional medicine doctor for a soothing and effective homeopathic solution.

A functional medicine specialist can offers alternative medical solutions to those suffering with serious digestive issues. Through a comprehensive approach and holistic treatments, patients can be accurately diagnosed with common bacterial imbalances, like dysbiosis (an imbalance of beneficial and harmful microorganisms in the gut), and receive natural and effective solutions.

One of the most effective functional medicine treatment options for patients suffering with dysbiosis is the “4R Protocol,” which formulates a solution with four main components:

  • Remove what is harmful: By eliminating harmful foods or foods causing allergic reactions or intolerance, medication, poor quality fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars, so your body may be able to naturally reorient its digestive tribulations. It also include removing harmful microorganisms from the gut, like yeast, parasites and other non-beneficial bacteria.
  • Replace what is lacking: Substitute what is needed for normal digestion and absorption, such as supplement of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes, with natural and soothing herbal sources.
  • Reinnoculate what is missing: Introduce favorable microbes back into your digestive system to enhance the growth of the beneficial bacteria. Additional supplements like prebiotics, insulin, and fiber, can also be effective at promoting positive bacteria.
  • Repair what is damaged: After serious digestive issues, stomach and intestinal lining may be damaged. Support healing the intestinal lining with beneficial foods and nutrients like amino acids, healthy fatty acids, zinc, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C, all from natural sources.

Don’t suffer with painful digestive turmoil like irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease.

Elena Klimenko, MD is New York City’s leading integrative medicine physician, providing treatment for dysbiosis and other serious gastrointestinal syndromes with an effective approach through functional medicine. Click here to fill out a new patient evaluation form and set up an appointment today!

 

Restore Your Digestive Balance With an Integrated Medical Approach

Restore Your Digestive Balance With a Functional Medicine Doctor

Did you know that there is more collective bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract than there are cells in your body? The bacteria in your intestines are estimated to be from over 400 different species and can weigh upwards of 4 lbs. While the variety may seem overwhelming, bacteria in your intestines operate in a delicate balance, or symbiosis, which translates to “living in harmony.” “Good” bacteria helps your to break down food, absorb nutrients and produce some vitamins, while “bad” bacteria can compromise your immune system, cause infection, pain, and serious illness. An imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria is called dysbiosis, and affects a number of Americans every year.

With a integrated combination of Western medicine and traditional Eastern practices, a functional medicine doctor like myself can help balance your intestinal turbulence naturally. My natural approach includes functional medicine, homeopathy and other alternative medicine modalities.

Those suffering with dysbiosis may have trouble digesting food, producing vitamins, controlling their hormones, and regulating their other body functions. Conditions associated with dysbiosis include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic acne
  • Development of food allergies
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Depression
  • “Leaky Gut Syndrome” or Increased Intestinal Permeability
  • Autoimmune diseases

These diseases can become debilitating if left untreated, but with an integrated medical approach you can restore the natural balance to your body’s digestive system.

Elena Klimenko, MD is experienced in functional medicine, offering a diverse and intuitive treatment plan for a number of gastrointestinal diseases. Contact Elena Klimenko today for an integrated approach to treating dysbiosis and other serious gastrointestinal syndromes. Click here to fill out an evaluation form and set up an appointment today.

 

Relieve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Functional Medicine Treatment From Dr. Elena Klimenko

Relieve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With A Functional Medicine Doctor

Your digestive system is one of the most important and sensitive biological systems in the body, critical to your overall health and well-being. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, produces symptoms that are caused by changes in how your digestive tract works. Patients with IBS often have chronic and grouped symptoms, often leading to pain, malnutrition, and chronic discomfort.

With a fusion of contemporary Western medicine and alternative practices, I can create a natural holistic treatment for those suffering from an assortment of IBS symptoms. I believes that IBS is a “garbage” diagnosis that includes variety of “undiagnosed” by conventional medicine conditions. My holistic treatment approach is highly customized and includes dietary and lifestyle recommendations, functional medicine testing to identify the root cause of IBS in each particular patient’s case.

IBS is diagnosed when a person has had abdominal pain or discomfort at least three times a month over the course of three months. The pain and discomfort of IBS may occur with a change in diet, stool consistency, or a major variation in the consistency to relieve one’s bowels.

The American College of Gastroenterology estimates that IBS affects three to 20 percent of the population with most studies ranging from 10 to 15 percent, however only a mere five percent have been diagnosed with the condition. IBS affects about twice as many women as men and is often found in individuals younger than age 45.

Chronic IBS and other gastrointestinal diseases can be detrimental to your health, but natural treatment is available with the help of homeopathy and a functional medicine doctor.

Elena Klimenko, MD provides a personalized and integrative approach to medicine, offering patients a complete and well-rounded care plan for IBS and other gastrointestinal issues.  New patients can click here to fill out an evaluation form and set an appointment for effective homeopathic medical treatment and relief today.