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Gut Healing

Gut Healing

Gut Healing services offered in Clarksville, TN

Problems with the digestive system are increasingly common and a leading concern for every patient at The Apathecary Natural Health Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. Dr. Anthony Apa, PharmD, CFMP, offers natural gut-healing treatments such as herbal medicines and dietary supplements to improve digestive health. To arrange a comprehensive gut assessment, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.

Gut Healing Q&A

What is gut healing?

Gut healing is one of the main concerns when you go for an assessment at The Apathecary Natural Health Center. Your gut is the first line of defense for your entire body, and if it's not functioning properly, then everything else will be off.

People often suffer from problems affecting their gut, which consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. Many issues can affect your gut, causing problems at different stages of the digestive process.

Common gut health problems include:

  • Heartburn (chest pain from stomach acid refluxing into your esophagus)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Rectal pain
  • Eczema
  • Skin disorders

Many health problems stem from an imbalance in your gut microbiome — the trillions of beneficial bacteria living in your gut that are essential for good health and vitality. At The Apathecary Natural Health Center, Dr. Apa offers gut-healing programs that reduce pain and digestive upsets and restore the gut microbiome.

What conditions could benefit from gut healing?

Conditions that gut healing can help include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease
  • Food sensitivities and intolerances
  • Leaky gut
  • Malabsorption
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis

With Dr. Apa’s help, you can improve your gut health using natural remedies.

What treatments are used in gut healing?

After finding out the cause of your symptoms, Dr. Apa prepares a personalized treatment plan for you that could include:


Dietary changes

Foods everyone should aim to base their diet around include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. You might benefit from a low-FODMAP diet if you have IBS. FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are carbohydrates in food that can promote harmful intestinal bacteria growth.

If you have a condition like celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder where your body has an allergic reaction to the gluten in flour), avoiding your triggers can resolve your symptoms.


Stress reduction

Stress can have harmful effects on most organs in your body. Dr. Apa can help you reduce excessive stress and manage everyday stress better.


Supplements and herbal medicines

Dr. Apa uses the foremost manufacturers of natural, proven supplements and medicines to ensure you get the micronutrients you need for gut healing and microbiome restoration.

To learn more about gut-healing treatments, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.