A general sentiment in Naturopathic medicine is that the source of most illnesses can be traced back to “the gut”. Optimal digestive function is vital to our health because it is the largest interface with the outside world second only to our skin. Digestion and absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins occurs in our digestive system. Also, a large part of the immune system is in our intestines, so optimal digestion is vital for healthy immune function. If your digestive system is compromised it can have many repercussions to your health. Sometimes it’s clear when a person has digestive issues because they develop symptoms like abdominal pain, gas and bloating, heart burn, constipation or diarrhea. However, in some cases there are no obvious digestive symptoms even though the root cause of the illness is in the gut. This is common in conditions such as allergies, asthma, eczema, compromised or depleted immune function, auto-immune disease and migraine headaches. Arizona Natural Medicine ®, L.L.C offers a variety of specialized tests that evaluate the health of your digestive system and can determine if it is a cause of your illness or not.
These test include: Candida Intensive Culture, Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA), Comprehensive Parasitology, and Food Allergy Testing.