Digestive Issues, Eczema and Psoriasis

​Healthy gastrointestinal function is central to overall well being. Effective processing and delivery of nutrients makes a critical difference in our long-term health, so it is very important to ensure proper gastrointestinal function at an early age.

Digestive disturbances and skin conditions are a problem for many children. Testing to identify the underlying cause of these conditions typically includes:

  • Stool analysis to check for imbalances between healthy and abnormal bacteria, yeast or parasites;
  • Food and environmental allergy testing; and
  • Evaluation of nutrition including fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.

Diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal issues is a hallmark of our clinical expertise. We can help to determine the following:

  • The underlying cause of gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation
  • Gut dysbiosis and inflammation causing digestive deficiencies which can lead to chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Bacterial and yeast overgrowth
  • Chronic digestive dysfunction that may develop into leaky gut, food allergies, toxic stress and systemic autoimmune reactions including allergies, asthma and behavioural problems
  • High toxic burden levels
  • The presence of parasites

Dietary changes, supplementation and correction of dysbiosis using herbs and select medications are used to correct these imbalances. Correcting digestive problems in children has a positive impact on both digestion and the skin, as the skin is a reflection of what is happening internally. Ensuring toxins are properly removed from the body and nutrients required for healthy skin can be absorbed, eczema and psoriasis can be effectively treated.

Through the elimination of allergens, fortifying the digestive system and topical skin treatments the clinic has had significant success in reversing eczema and psoriasis. Mild to severe cases have been treated. Taking control of these conditions also has long term positive health benefits for children. Eczema and psoriasis are usually conditions manifested after a child has some form of systemic inflammation. Restoring the body to a more normal status is an important part of preventing other chronic conditions from potentially occurring later in life.

 

Did You Know?

About 1 in 88 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

 

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